Following an accident, it is crucial that you receive high quality legal advice. The good news is that high quality legal advice is easy to come by – the bad news is that not all legal advice is created equal, and it really pays to do your research to find a good law firm.
Here’s some valuable advice for choosing a law firm and a lawyer to process your claim:
Finding a good compensation lawyer
If you are looking for the best compensation lawyers UK, you should start your search with the biggest law firms. Big law firms are big for a reason – they have built up a strong reputation, usually over tens of years, for providing good legal advice and representation.
But even if they are a big firm, it is also important to assess the firm’s reputation. Google and other search engines are your best friends for this. Simply search for “law firm name reviews” (replacing law firm name with the name of the respective law firm) and see what comes up. If it’s all positive, that’s great. If there’s negatives, then you should pay attention to them and see what the overall consensus is. It could be that a law firm, despite winning most of their cases, does not communicate very well which isn’t something you really want.
Looking beyond the law firm
Once you have found a good law firm to represent you, you have the right choose which lawyer within that firm represents you. To this end, it is worth speaking with the lawyers who have experience processing your kind of claim. Speaking to a lawyer on the telephone is a good way to assess their character and their passion for your case. You can also go one step further by requesting to meet your lawyer. This is a good way for you to present your case and ensure that your lawyer has everything they need to process your accident claim.
Making sure that everything is legitimate
In England and Wales, solicitors must be listed on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Roll of Solicitors. A lawyer has to be listed on the Roll to be able to legally provide legal representation and advice. To check your lawyer’s credentials, all you need is your lawyer’s name and their SRA ID number. You can also check a law firms credentials with the SRA; all law firms operating in England and Wales have to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. If a law firm or a lawyer does not check out with the SRA, then it is recommended that you make further enquiries to ensure the legitimacy of your legal representation.