Finding the best lawyers 


There are several awards, profiles and ratings systems available for different areas of law and from different organisations, which attempt to determine the best lawyers in England and Wales.

However, it's not necessarily choosing the best lawyer that's important - it's choosing the most appropriate.

Choosing a lawyer

Everybody who uses a lawyer wants the best lawyer to work for them, but obviously this is not always practicable and doesn’t always represent good business sense. While a lawyer’s hourly rate does not always equate to how good they are, it will usually reflect:

  • The quality of the firm they work in
  • The years of experience they have behind them

As a result the more experienced the lawyer, the higher their rate. When considering the experience of lawyer you need to work for you, you should consider the work you want done.

If you need assistance making a will or undertaking conveyancing then you may be able to use a junior solicitor or a paralegal.

If, however, you are making a judicial review application to the High Court then you will need a more proficient lawyer with more experience to achieve a better result. It is likely that you will also need a barrister to give advice and to perform advocacy in the High Court.

Meeting the solicitor

Firstly, we will have pre-selected different firms for you to go and see which will narrow down the options considerably and make the process much easier. After this though, you will still need to meet the selected solicitor, and you need to look at this a little like a job interview.

It's not only you being interviewed - you're also interviewing them to see if the position is right for you.

So, when you first meet your solicitor you'll want to think about the key things to ask them to ensure they are right for you. For tips on this, see our page on questions to ask a solicitor.

Using Contact Law

Contact Law has one of the most comprehensive databases of recommended solicitors available online. Using our services you can easily locate a solicitor in your area that has general experience of the law, or specialised knowledge if you need additional help.

Only highly qualified legal professionals are included on our database, and once you’ve spoken to one of our client advisors they can recommend a solicitor for your needs.

If you have had a good experience and would like to recommend a solicitor to other people, the internet is the perfect place to do this. You can use chat rooms and forums, as well the many social networking websites that are now available to recommend a solicitor you have used.

You can also leave positive feedback and testimonials on the Contact Law website. This information can be highly valuable to other people that need legal help in your area. Speak to your case handler, or email to let us know your thoughts.

It’s all about choosing the best lawyer for your particular situation. We work with thousands of solicitors nationwide, and can match you to the best lawyer for your needs. Whether you are price-conscious, looking for a quick turnaround or keen to work with the most local lawyer we can help.

If you are looking for the best lawyer for your case, Contact Law can recommend a specialist after an initial discussion of your case. Our lawyers remain on our network due to their excellent client feedback and effectiveness in getting results. Please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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