When you think about someone legally representing you this means that when you are in court there is a person speaking on your behalf who is supposed to put your case forward. Therefore, it is vital to make sure you know you are getting the right person.
As with any form of service, experience makes a big difference – a well- established firm with experienced legal representatives is more likely to represent you effectively than a company that is only just set up and has no track record to show their successfulness.
Another good indication is how quickly they respond to your contact – you want to be sure that the people representing you will get back to you if there are any important questions or issues that need to be addressed. This is also a good indicator of their customer service!
Who are you talking to?
This may sound obvious but you need to find out who is representing you and ideally talk to them – there is a danger if you visit a firm in person that you meet someone who can give you the talk about how great a firm is but in fact may not actually be the person who will be representing you.
When you talk to your representative find out about what their experience is, ideally within a specific field – for example, if you have a contract dispute with a company you would want someone who specialises in employment law or has experience in mediation.
There is also the issue of the person themselves – do they listen to what you are saying? If you express any concerns they should be able to address that in a way you understand. If you do not feel comfortable then it is likely they are not an appropriate representative for you.
Think it over
There may be times when you feel that you need to get a legal representative quickly. However, you should not feel pressured into choosing someone straight away. It is better to think carefully and to work with someone who you feel you can trust.
This is why at Larcomes we believe in a balance between having the right specialist knowledge while at the same time being able to provide the support people need- sometimes you may deal with a case that is emotionally stressful and this requires someone to be sympathetic as well as able to work on the case itself.
We have a legal team that has had a wide range of experience. If you look on the site you will see specific details of what they have done and their areas of expertise. You can also contact them directly to talk to them and find out more.
In short, we firmly believe in our company motto “Big enough to specialise, small enough to care”. Contact us today to see how we can help you.