How do I find a solicitor that is right for me?
There are a number of ways to find a solicitor that is right for your legal problem. You can approach your local solicitor directly to see whether he or she has the expertise in your area.
It is however advisable to contact a number of solicitors and ask a number of questions so that help you make the decision that is right for you rather than rely on the nearest solicitor that you can find.
You need to compare the fees, the expertise, the length of time it would take to solve your problem, the communication that you will receive and also your intuition and personal chemistry with the solicitor.
There are a range of methods by which solicitors charge fees to their clients. Some solicitors charge by the hour, some rely on a fixed fee and or conditional fee arrangement where their fees depend on the success of your case.
You also need to consider how you are going to pay for these fees and whether or not you will require a legal insurance arrangement. A good solicitor will explain the options available to you regarding paying for the services.
Some solicitor firms are known for their expertise in certain legal areas, whereas others prefer to provide a range of services. An example of these are the high street solicitors practices that are more community based and need to be flexible to the range of needs of the members of their communities.
People are increasingly using the internet to find solicitors that would most closely match their requirements. Thus it is possible to work with a solicitor that works a long distance from where you live with a few visits during your time with the solicitor. So by researching a solicitor’s services online, you are likely to become well briefed to make your choice.