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The importance of having a Solicitor?

October 20, 2020 News & Announcements

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From buying a home to making a will, there are many examples in life we need expert advice from a solicitor. But what problems can occur if someone decides to deal with a legal issue alone rather than consulting a solicitor? And why is it important to seek expert legal advice from a law firm which is tailored to your needs.

Last week, Trainee Solicitor Cara Teven, took control of our twitter to participate in #SolicitorChat, answering questions on this very subject. You can read her answers below:

When someone chooses to deal with a legal issue by themselves, often their matter will become more complex than they initially thought and they will have to instruct a solicitor at a later date anyway, but this can cause issues in terms of time bar meaning they may never be able to resolve the issue.

When engaging with a solicitor, what clients are really paying for is the benefit of the solicitor’s skills and experience.

Becoming a solicitor is a lengthy process, throughout this process solicitors will acquire a vast amount of knowledge and experience, undergoing extensive training contracts to simplify even the most intricate legal procedures, making them straightforward for their clients.

Clients can be confident that their case is in safe hands when dealing with a solicitor at Jones Whyte due to the wealth of experienced solicitors within the law firm.

It is important to note that no two clients are the same and no two cases are the same. Every client is different and every legal issue is different. It is crucial for solicitors to assess each client’s case on its individual merits and then provide advice in a way that is tailored to the client. Different clients will have different objectives e.g keeping cost down, resolving the matter quickly; so it is important to consider this when deciding a course of action in order to provide effective advice.

I would advise that whenever someone feels overwhelmed at the prospect of dealing with a legal issue alone, to contact a solicitor. Most legal issues tend to involve an emotive aspect, but some matters more so than others, such as issues involving children and families – by instructing a solicitor the client is able to take a step back from the emotive aspect of their case and the matter will consequently be resolved more effectively by a solicitor.

Instructing a solicitor at a law firm isn’t necessarily as expensive as people are led to believe. Some law firms are able to offer more flexible funding arrangements than the traditional fee model in certain circumstances; such as a conditional fee agreement, or as it is better known, acting for clients on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.

How do solicitors help?

Most Solicitors help people by providing legal advice, drafting documents, representing them in legal proceedings, resolving disputes, and assisting with various legal matters such as property transactions, family law, criminal defence, employment issues, personal injury claims, immigration, estate planning, and business-related issues. They play a crucial role in guiding individuals through the complexities of the legal system and ensuring their rights are protected.

The most common reasons for people needing legal advice from a solicitor?

Several recent studies have outlined ten prevalent reasons for requiring legal representation. The following (in no particular order) were identified: initiating a compensation claim for personal injuries resulting from an accident, dealing with criminal charges, creating or updating a will with our professional tax planning services, engaging in property transactions such as purchasing or selling, addressing consumer law concerns, particularly regarding defective goods and services, resolving debt issues, and pursuing a property claim in cases where builders cause damage and are unable to rectify the situation.

Why is it important that law firms give tailored and unique advice to clients?

Every client brings unique personal experiences, and it’s unlikely for a second client to desire an identical outcome. Various methods exist to achieve distinct goals. Understanding the individual needs of each client, we deliver a personalised service tailored to meet those specific requirements..

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If you are contemplating handling a legal issue by yourself, be sure to contact our expert Solicitors first. With a flexible approach to client’s needs & budgets and a number of different funding options available, including fixed fees, it might be cheaper than you think.

Contact Jones Whyte today on 0141 375 1222 or email for expert legal advice.

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