How to Choose a Trustworthy Solicitor

How to Choose a Trustworthy Solicitor

May 22, 2014 0 By Adam Kirby

So, you want to find a trustworthy solicitor? You might need a solicitor’s help for many reasons, but no matter what, you need to make sure that the person you hire is trustworthy. Here’s how you can choose a trustworthy solicitor to help with your case, whatever it may be:

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Research Online

Do some research online to find a list of solicitors in your area. You’ll be able to make a short list afterwards, and then you can research each one individually to see who is right for you. Ideally, the solicitor you choose will be knowledgeable in your case, or better yet, they’ll specialise in cases like yours. Start by looking at!

Read Testimonials and Feedback

Many good solicitors will have testimonials and feedback displayed proudly on their website so have a read through these and see what you think. Bear in mind, however, that they won’t display any negative feedback they have.

Ask for Recommendations

Ask friends and family to see if they know somebody suitable. These are often the best recommendations, as you know exactly who you can trust.

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Have a Consultation With Them

By now, you should have a shortlist of solicitors that you can meet with. Book consultations with them to go through your case and allow them to talk you through what they believe they can do for you. Remember, you should always be wary of a solicitor that promises you the world. This person should be realistic about your case and let you know clearly about any risks and costs involved.

Do You Seem to Get Along With Them?

Getting along with your solicitor is important. While you may not become best friends with them, you both need to get along in order to conduct a successful case. If you don’t like this person, it’s unlikely that you’ll be happy with the work they produce for you or agree with their decisions.

Have They Answered Your Questions in a Satisfactory Way?

Before you go, you’ll want to compile a list of questions for the potential solicitor. Ask as many as you feel you need to in order to get a good idea of whether they’re right for you. When we say answered in a satisfactory way, it doesn’t mean telling you what you want to hear – it means being honest with you, and not putting you under any illusions that you’re going to get a million pound settlement.

Go With Your Gut

Our gut instincts are right the majority of the time. If you instantly seem to like someone and they impress you in your consultation, you’ve probably found the right person for the job. If you can’t put your finger on why you didn’t like someone, don’t stress – just find somebody else. Go with your gut instinct and you should go far!

If you follow the above advice, you’ll get a shortlist of quality solicitors, ending up with the perfect person to deal with your case. This doesn’t guarantee success for you, but it does guarantee the best possible chance. Good luck!