Finding solid legal advice can be a daunting prospect. With so many law firms available to us, it can be hard to even know where to begin looking.
To find the best legal advice, you need to go further than picking the first law firm that comes up on a Google search.
Below are some of our top tips to guarantee you find the legal advice that is best for you.
Talk to people who have been in similar situations
Reach out to people who have had to seek legal advice for the same kind of problem that you have.
Get the names of who they worked with and find out what they thought of them and their work. Try and find out as many pros and cons as possible.
However, don’t let this make you completely settle on a lawyer.
Do thorough research into any lawyers that have been recommended – even though someone was a great fit for someone else doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the same for you.
This leads us to our next point…
Reach out to prospective candidates
If a specific law firm or solicitor is particularly appealing to you, get in touch!
Ask them any key questions that are critical to your situation and ensure they have the right experience to meet your needs, as well as having high success rates with your type of issue.
Be aware of how they communicate – does their language and tone sit well with you? Do they reply in a timely manner?
Make sure that everything feels like a good fit before deciding where to get your legal advice. You want to ensure that you are dealing with someone who is willing to make time for you.
Consider specialist solicitors
It can make a difference to get legal advice from a solicitor that is a specialist in a certain field.
Specialist solicitors can still work in large law firms that cover many different issues, such as Brodies, or they can be part of a smaller specialist firm.
Working with a specialist means you are working with someone who has a particularly strong insight into your issue. This is something to strongly consider if your issue is relatively niche.
Think about your budget
It should go without saying, but check out fees before you make a decision on where to get your legal advice.
If someone’s legal fees are outwith your budget, don’t try and work your life around it as you will end up making yourself even more stressed.
There are plenty of affordable solicitors out there.
Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for free legal advice.
Look at online reviews
If you find a solicitor that you like the sound of, look at reviews that have been left online.
If they are generally good then go on to do further research on them however if there is an overwhelming amount of bad reviews, it is probably best to steer clear.
Hopefully, our guide has made the process of seeking out legal advice a bit less daunting. The key is doing adequate research to find the right fit for you.