Many people are very cautious when it comes to using a solicitor, often people consider them overpriced and hard to work with. This is true in the minority of situations, but if you do the required research and make sure you get a solicitor that works efficiently, you will be rewarded. Solicitors are an excellent way to enhance your chances of winning in a lawsuit; and take the pressure and stress away from you hugely. Here are my top 5 reasons for hiring a solicitor and how then can help you.
It takes a ridiculous amount of time to gain all of the necessary legal knowledge to give you the grounds to make any kind of progress. Experienced lawyers will go through a law degree, building up massive amounts of knowledge regarding all aspects of law. Then they will undertake a one year practical course which gives them the chance to apply the things they have learned in university. Finally, they will act as a trainee solicitor for two years at a law firm. The type of dedication that goes into this is huge, and you can’t replicate that kind of experience and knowledge easily.
During the long duration of studying law and getting qualified, lawyers’ brains adjust to work in a completely different way. They learn to analyse legal situations in a way that nobody else can. Anybody can look something up in a book and claim they are experts. It takes a real expert to understand how everything comes together, and make a decision based on a head filled with knowledge and experience.
Insurance, Code of Conduct & the Legal Complaints Service
On top of all the knowledge and experience that comes with a good lawyer, there are a number of other things to consider. You can ensure that you are getting the most out of your money because lawyers are forced to comply to the following:
Insurance– All firms must acquire professional insurance and won’t actually be allowed to work without it. They also pay into a fund that covers situations where a firm is not covered by this insurance.
Code of conduct- All solicitors also have to comply with a code of conduct that ensures firms carry out their practises in a fair manner.
Legal complains service– There is actually a special organisation set up which deals with any complaints made against solicitors. This ensures you will also be protected in the unlikely event that you deal with a solicitor that doesn’t work in a legal manner.
Dan Blinman is writing on behalf of Cheltenham Solicitors, who deal with a range of legal matters