Why use local solicitors?


No matter what legal help you need there are local solicitors in your area who have the experience to advise about your case. Most areas of the civil and criminal laws in the UK can be handled by local solicitors, but you may find that some solicitors specialise in just one area of the law. A good example is personal injury.

How to choose a solicitor

Unlike many of the personal injury solicitors that advertise on the internet, using local solicitors can give you the chance to check the credentials of the law firm you are thinking of using. Contact Law also does this for you. Note that any local solicitors that offer personal injury services must have completed a special course and also be on a directory of solicitors that the Law Society maintains.

A local solicitor can help your business with:

  • Commercial lease negotiations
  • Conveyancing for commercial property
  • Employment law
  • Contracts
  • Debt collection via the small claims court
  • Intellectual property infringements
  • Health and safety law

Local lawyers in your town will either offer a general service that includes many of these services, or they will specialise in one area of the law. Good examples include conveyancing, in which many lawyers specialise, and wills and probate.

Lawyers in your area will have local knowledge which other lawyers may not have, and in an instance such as conveyancing this can be vitally important.

You can expect a high level of service from the local lawyers in your area, as they should support the Code of Practice that the Law Society has drawn up. If you use a firm through Contact Law, this will offer you further peace of mind as they will be a firm we have used before.

If your local solicitors do specialise in one area of the law, they must have informed the Solicitors Regulatory Authority - an independent body from the Law Society that regulates the 100,000 solicitors that are working on the UK at the moment.

Why use local solicitors?

The biggest advantage with using local solicitors is the knowledge of the area that they will have. They will know about local cases which have affected case law, and about the history of the area. This will impact greatly on issues such as conveyancing and other types of land law.

To ensure the local solicitors you want to use can give you their best service, try and be as concise as you can about the case you are thinking of bringing. Personal injury cases can be highly complex. If you have the evidence you need to prove your case, your local solicitors can be an invaluable aid.

Want more information on choosing the right solicitor? See our page – find a solicitor

Are you looking for a solicitor in your local area? Contact Law can recommend a specialist lawyer for the area of law your case concerns who is also local to you, or in a location you prefer. Please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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