How to decide on a law firm


If you need a lawyer, there is a wide range of choice available from a law firm in your area. The area of the law that you are interested in will govern which type of lawyer you need to locate. A legal firm in your area will either offer general legal advice, or specialise in one area of the law such as divorce.

When you are looking for a lawyer, there are a number of factors that you should carefully consider. Has the lawyer been with the firm you are interested in for some time? Do they have a portfolio of cases you can see details of? Does the lawyer firm specialise in the area of law you require? Contact Law can match you with a lawyer firm with lawyers specific to your requirement – be it locality, area of law or price.

Your lawyer can also be extremely useful if you are in dispute over a personal matter such as an unpaid debt, or if you are in business and need expert help with contracts, for instance. A law firm will often have distinct departments that cover personal and business law. It is always advantageous to have a lawyer that specialises in the area of the law you are interested in. If your need is highly specialised, the lawyer in your area may be able to recommend a colleague that can help you.

And you should always check the credentials of any lawyer you want to use. All lawyers will have valid practising certificate, otherwise they will be breaking the law. However, some lawyer firms will be accredited to the Law Society, which denotes extra experience and knowledge. You will be sure that the lawyer you are using has the knowledge and experience you need. Because Contact Law can recommend a lawyer, you can be confident they will deliver a professional service.

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

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