Contact Law's guide to instructing a solicitor

Many people are intimidated by the idea of hiring a solicitor. Will this escalate the situation out of my control? Will costs go through the roof? Is a solicitor even relevant in this situation?

Don't worry. The legal profession is just another profession, with people there to help you deal with a situation. Just like plumbers, or doctors.

So, if you are already involved in a legal dispute, or you are just considering getting advice on a legal issue, you will have questions about working with a solicitor.

Have you called us yet?

If you have spoken to us about your case, we will have pre-selected different firms for you to go and see, which will narrow down the options considerably and make the process much easier. After this though, you will still need to meet the selected solicitor, and you need to approach this a little like a job interview.

It's not only you being interviewed - you're also interviewing them to see if the solicitor is right for you.

There are things you'll want to think about before meeting a solicitor, and key things to ask them to ensure they are right for you. The following list will cover all situations:

Going through the information on these pages should achieve several things. If you weren't sure about using a solicitor, hopefully you have been reassured to some degree that a solicitor will be able to help your situation. If that's the case, give us a call on 0800 1777 162 and we'll be able to help.

If you were already going to speak to a solicitor, hopefully you'll be empowered with some more information about what to ask them. Make sure you get as much information as you can - it will make the whole process much smoother. And good luck!