In order to make it easier to find a solicitor that is right for you it helps to know what a solicitor does and the service they offer. Being aware of what the role entails also means you can get more of an idea of what your solicitor should do for you.
The first thing to be aware of is that not all solicitors do the same kind of work. The role will vary depending on the type of law they are involved in.
One of the key aspects of the job is communicating with the client. Legal jargon can be very complicated and a good representative will talk to you and offer guidance as to what the best course of action is. You do not necessarily need to follow their instructions but they usually have a good reason when they urge you to do (or not do) something!
Solicitors are usually involved in the lower courts (magistrate, county and tribunal). However, more and more often they may negotiate before a hearing is due to take place (these are what are often referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolutions). This is often the case with legal disputes between businesses as both sides will often seek to avoid a lengthy court battle!
As with a lot of jobs paperwork is a big part of it. This is especially the case with commercial law where you will often be expected to issue items on behalf of clients. There is also a lot of research involved, especially in the more detailed and complex cases.
Like any other businesses solicitors also need to promote themselves. Whether it is through business networking groups, social media or advertising they need to be aware of sourcing new clients and keeping one step ahead of their competition.
If you would like to know more about what a solicitor can do (and about our services in general) contact Larcomes Solicitors for more information so we can tell you more about what we can do for you!