Choosing a solicitor might seem overwhelming at first, but we’ve put together a few tips in this article to help you look in the right place for a lawyer who can represent you or give you advice; whatever you need.
The first thing you’ll want to check once you’ve started your search is the reviews left by clients of that firm. In our modern age, most firms and companies have started up their own social media accounts, so checking for interaction with their audience there is a good starting point. You can also easily see the reviews on their Google Business page, which should show their official business address, contact details, and reviews from clients who have Google accounts. The solicitor’s website might also have a customer testimonial section for you to look over.
While you’re checking reviews, don’t just look at the overall stars or rating that a firm has. Read a few of the reviews in full and see what the customer really thinks of the firm. Longer reviews are more informative, because the client obviously has a lot to say about the service; whether that’s bad or good.
Recognition and Rewards
Somewhere on the firm’s website, you should be able to find a section with any awards they’ve been given over the past few years. These awards show that the firm is recognised by their industry as a company that are good at what they do. Looks for companies that are recognised and accredited for the work they do.
Depending on what you need, you might want a firm that specialises in specific services. Alternatively, you could be looking for a firm who offer a range of services without any limited expertise. Find a company that offers the exact services you need, and then enquire about their experience in that field from there. It’s always best to check with the company to see how they can help you, rather than assuming that they can.
Case studies are a great way to get the views of a previous client from a firm without needing to read too many reviews. You might come across a case study that is quite similar to your needs, therefore negating the need for you to look elsewhere for the services that you require. If a firm has successfully helped someone in your situation before, it’s usually safe to say that they can do it again.
If you’re still struggling, a good way to find a firm that you know that you can trust is to ask your friends and family. It’s extremely likely that at some point in recent years someone you know has had to seek legal advice. Ask around and get some information on good, local law firms and solicitors that can help you.
Know what you need
Finally, when you’re enquiring about a service, always make sure that you know exactly what you need from the solicitor. This will help them put together guidelines and a service for you.