Obtaining legal services from a lawyer


If you are looking for legal services in England and Wales, you will most often come into contact with a lawyer. It is important to understand what the legal definition of a lawyer is so you are using the right professional for your case. Contact Law has a wide range of lawyers that you can reach in your local area that offer general legal advice, or highly specialised services you can use.

Generally, the legal definition of a lawyer is anyone who is qualified to practise law in England and Wales. The term ‘lawyer’ can include barristers and solicitors. So if you have contacted a solicitor about a contact you need drawing up for your business, the solicitor is also a lawyer. Solicitors tend to specialise in one are of the legal system. A lawyer calling themselves a solicitor might, for instance, only handle cases involving family law, maritime law or conveyancing in the property market.

The legal services that you obtain from a lawyer must be approached with all the usual due care and attention you would use when buying any other professional services. If you are looking for legal support from a lawyer because of some litigation you are involved in, the expertise of your lawyer is of paramount importance. Contact Law will find out about the skills and experience of the lawyer you are thinking of using before matching you with their services.

And if your case involves the higher courts - that is other than your local County or magistrates’ court, your solicitor can put you in touch with a barrister who can represent you. Generally, barristers do not have any contact with the general public. A solicitor will often have specific barristers they work with. If you need this level of legal support, the lawyer that Contact Law identifies in your area can be of invaluable service throughout your case.

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 lawyer free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local lawyers please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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