If you have found yourself in need of a lawyer, for whatever reason, it is vital that you get a lawyer who has your best interest at heart and genuinely cares about getting you the best result. I have only had two instance in my lifetime when I have needed a lawyer and the first experience was awful because of the choice that I made, the second was the polar opposite and the guys at Woodgrange solicitors were absolutely brilliant.
It is because of my experience, both good and bad, that I wanted to write this piece to give you some advice on how you can find the very best lawyer for you, regardless of your need. Without further ado then, let’s take a look at how to choose which lawyer you should use.
The first place to start is understanding the reason why you need a lawyer and which area of the law you need support with. Lawyers are highly intellectual individuals who do have learned a strong amount of knowledge regarding many aspects of the law, in spite of this, you will always be better off if you aim to find a legal specialist to best help you. If you are going through a divorce, then a divorce lawyer is best, if you have been convicted of a DUI, there are specialist lawyers in this field too. Getting the best lawyer for you is about getting the best lawyer for the individual case as much as anything else.
The internet is not just a tool which you can use to find lawyers, it is also a great way of finding out what kind of experiences other people have had with certain lawyers and legal firms. Word of mouth is a tried and tested method of finding out who you should use for a range of services and the internet has taken that process and made it far more global and accessible to everyone.
Once you have whittled down your choices to a small list, you should call them all and arrange a meeting with them to discuss your situation. It is important to remember that a meeting does not mean that you will hire the lawyer that you see, it is about finding out how much they can help you and more importantly, how you feel around them. During a meeting like this you should be asking about price, the process, how they operate and ultimately, reviewing whether you trust the person in front of you to take your case.
You really get what you pay for when it comes to lawyers and you should be carefully reviewing what the pricing plan is with each lawyer on your list. Many lawyers will have a no-win, no-fee policy which could play into your hands. The key here is not only to get the best price, but also to get the best deal. If you do need to go with a cheaper lawyer then that is fine, but you will definitely have more of a chance with those who charge higher fees.