How to choose a solicitor

When it comes to choosing a solicitor for legal advice, quite often people are not sure where to start looking and it can feel like an unfamiliar territory. Below are some points to consider when choosing a solicitor who is right for you.

Reviews and Recommendations

Whether you’re looking to eat out at a restaurant or looking for someone to refit your kitchen, you would always want to look at reviews or get recommendations from family and friends. The same would apply when choosing a solicitor. Knowing how they have handled previous clients, and whether they were happy with the service, can make a huge difference to how comfortable you feel in using them.

It’s all about you

Depending on your situation, some people may prefer to have a local solicitor that you can discuss things with in person. Some may prefer getting things done remotely if they are time restricted. Perhaps having longer opening hours works better for you so you could go by after work. Always look at what works best for you and your situation.


It is very easy to think the worst when it comes to legal costs, and that’s because you can’t see these costs to be able to compare them. As each situation is different, it is important for pricing to be transparent and for you to know exactly what your options are before you embark on this journey.

Get talking 

You need to be able to have trust in your solicitor and believe that they have the knowledge and experience to take on your case. Talking to them and getting to know them will give you a clear idea of who they are and what they can do for you. You’ll probably find solicitors have lots of experience in what you need, even if your situation feels complex.

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