Facing legal issues can be stressful and finding the right legal advice can be crucial, so as to best represent your interests.  Deciding upon a law firm is a decision that can significantly impact the outcome of your case. To navigate through this often life changing decision, we have created the following guide to help you choose the law firm to address your legal matters.

Define your legal needs

First things first, and this might sound obvious, but defining your legal needs is always the crucial starting point. Before consulting or even searching for a law firm or Solicitors, you must consider why you are requesting legal advice and what is the legal problem you want to resolve.

After defining your problem and legal needs, doing the research for the best law firm or solicitors is the next step.

Do your research

In this stage, you must ensure that you have all the necessary information to make a good decision. There are different aspects you might want to consider when looking for a provider of the right legal advice, and they often depend on your personal interests.

Ask for recommendations: speak to your relatives, friends and colleagues, they might know a law firm with which that had a good experience. A good recommendation can be a dealmaker.

Check online: visit several law firms’ websites and review the section on services said to be provided, case studies and testimonials. This information could help you to make the right decision. Alternately, you can use other online resources like Google Reviews, your local law centre, Citizens Advice, or the Law Society’s Solicitor database.

Keep it local: you might want to hire the services of a local law firm or solicitors, professionals that have the expertise and reputation in a community.  Google Maps is a great starting point, if locality is your driver.

Paying for legal services: most firms will usually offer a small amount of free advice, to establish what your needs are and whether they can help you.  After that, they ought to explain to you what your options are for paying for their legal services. You ought to think of what your budget is, when and how you intend to pay.  Common types of arrangements can be Fixed Fee (like in conveyancing), Legal Aid (common in Family matters), Private Retainer (based on the time spent on the matter) or No-win, No-fee (if you lose you don’t pay).

No win no fee: Depending on your case, you might want to find a Firm that offers services on a “no win, no fee” basis. This means that, depending on certain circumstances, the arrangement between you and your solicitor is fee free until the case is successful, and if you lose you generally do not pay anything.

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Consider credentials and accreditations

Considering a law firm that follows national and international regulations is a good sign of the outcome you might get. In the UK, all solicitors are subject to rules and principles of professional conduct that are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, an independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales. At the same time, organisations might follow the Lexcel (Legal Practice Quality Mark) which is the Law Society’s practice management standard, a scheme that certifies that certain standards have been met following independent assessment.

Experience and track records are valuable assets

Bear in mind that you’re about the choose an organisation that will be in charge of your legal status in a particular case. This is, indeed, a huge responsibility. Therefore, you might want to check and search for the law firm’s experience and background. A simple Google search should be enough to read reviews, testimonials and find out if your decision is the best.

GLP Solicitors, what can we help with?

GLP Solicitors have been providing legal solutions since 1970 and it has now developed into a young, dynamic team of lawyers utilising the latest information technology for the benefit of our clients and to service a nationwide reach.

Our aim is to be one of the leading providers of quality legal services for people and business across the UK. We are confident that in a competitive market, we can offer the very best quality and service. We set our standards to the highest level and strive to offer added value to all our clients.

We are excited to help you with your legal matters in the following fields:

For individuals:

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Property Services
  • Wills & Probate

Find out more about our services for you here.

For Business:

  • Commercial & Corporate Law
  • Debt Collection
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Property Litigation
  • Third Sector
  • Settlement Agreements

Find out more about our services for business here.

Our results speak for themselves, and our track record of positive outcomes is our cover letter to any cases.

“From the very start the service was fantastic and the outcome was even better, well recommended for anyone who is needing a no win no fee Solicitors. I’m also looking forward to getting them to help me out in the near future.” – Nabile, GLP Solicitors Client

Our teams of experts are waiting for your call or email. We are ready to provide our client-centric, tailored and friendly legal advice.

Call us: 0800 111 6370

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