Differences in lawyers working in the UK


Despite all parts of the UK being run by the central Government in England, there are differences in law in the different constituent parts. UK lawyers in England and Wales work under a different legal system to Scottish and Northern Irish lawyers, and you must be aware of this if you need help in any aspect of law in the UK. For example, the conveyancing process in England and Wales is well known for being more complex and expensive than the conveyancing process in Scotland as the legal basis for law in Scotland has always been different to that of England. If you have a legal problem, you will need to instruct the lawyer relevant to the jurisdiction in which you require legal advice.

UK lawyers have one aspect of law that is common amongst them and that is European law. European law is created in different ways and while some aspects of the law can be enacted as the nation wishes to enact it, some European law is imposed on states and is therefore common between European member states. Some UK lawyersare specialist in both legal jurisdictions. This means that the lawyer has undertaken conversion from one jurisdiction of law to another and will have knowledge of both. When instructing a lawyer, you should be aware of the level of expertise you require, the jurisdiction you need expertise in and the area of law you need help with.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on the law throughout the UK, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist lawyer free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding lawyers please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above. 

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