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How to choose a solicitor

 


Specialisation

Always Choose a solicitor who is a specialist in the particular area of law in which you require help. Choosing a specialist will mean your case is dealt with effeciently. Some solicitors have earned accreditation as specialists in a particular subject by passing strict tests set by the Independent Solicitors Regulation Authority. Areas of speciality include injury, conveyancing, family based advice and immigration.

Legal aid / public funding

If you are concerned you will not be able to afford to pay your legal fees you may need a solicitor who offers legal aid.

Female solicitor

The particular nature of your problem may mean you will be more comfortable speaking to a female solicitor.

Location

You will need to visit the solicitor’s office at least once so finding one in a location convenient to you is important.

Foreign languages

If English is not your first language you may want to see a solicitor who is fluent in the same language as you or can speak the language of the country where you are, for example, buying overseas property.

Disabled access

A legal firm office with disabled access installed will make life easier if you have mobility problems.