Quality Brighton Solicitors
A solicitor is someone defined as giving legal advice and offering legal services to clients. That's the reason why they’re also known as lawyers, being one of two types of lawyers, the other type being barristers.
The legal services they offer can be wide ranging. This could entail conducting the sale of a business, the preparation of Wills for an individual or couples, drawing up a charter for a local club or organisation, helping an employee with an unfair dismissal claim, purchasing a home, drawing up contracts between companies, suing someone for negligence, preparing a Power of Attorney, offering a no win, no fee personal injury claim facility, advising on police and criminal cases, or assisting in take-overs of corporate businesses.
There are many other services provided by solicitors but these are just a collection of the popular ones.
No solicitor is an expert in all these areas of expertise. Many will specialise in an area where they can offer the best possible service and advice. It would be hard to imagine anyone being able to achieve a high level of service and expertise in all these areas concurrently.
No firm of solicitors has experts in all areas of law. Many law firms are high street based, preferring to concentrate in areas of law which affect many peoples' day-to-day lives, such as family legal issues, Will writing, probate, conveyancing, and employment. Many law firms describe themselves as commercial firms as they concentrate on services for businesses like takeovers and contract related work. Other law firms for example, concentrate on personal injury matters.
How To Find Solicitors in Brighton
Finding out if your local solicitor is able to help you, just call them up and ask, or e-mail them. You will be put through to a specialist who will tell you whether the firm can help you and how much it might cost. A few law firms have a progressive attitude to taking on clients at a distance and will receive calls from anywhere in the UK. One more option is to visit the Law Society website which lists all the solicitors in England and Wales and gives details of their specialist areas.
Solicitors are more regulated than other professions in the UK.
They are overseen by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, an independent body with the duel aims of ensuring excellent service and satisfaction for clients. These days, commercial firms are at the centre of the legal world and provide cutting edge services invaluable to their huge corporate clients, while many high street practices are modernising and becoming increasingly proactive.
Interestingly, no law firm in this country is a limited company. That's why solicitors' businesses are called firms, practices or partnerships, all essentially describing the same thing.
Non-solicitors are allowed to offer some (but not all) legal services. For example, there are many people called "Will writers" who offer cut-price Wills, and the same goes for conveyancing. Often, they provide a good service, and often not. For something as important as buying a house or making a Will, many people prefer to head for a recognised firm of solicitors. With this comes the reassurance of professionals who have undergone structured and well regulated training over many years and mandatory training on an ongoing basis and not forgetting the strict regulation of the business by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.