If you have done a bit of research on the Wirral solicitors, you already know that there are actually quite a number of law firms operating in the area. If you click on the More Places section of Google’s search results page right below the paid results, you will see that there are around forty law firms or thereabouts that you can choose from.
We need to warn you, however, that there are many things that could go wrong as you go about hiring a solicitor. One of these things that could go wrong is hiring the wrong fit. By this we mean that you hire the legal professional that is not experienced in the area that you need help with. We really do not need to tell you, but while all solicitors have passed the bar exam, after they have legally obtained the right to put LLC beside their name, they specialize.
And while there are those that specialize in real estate, there are those that are concentrated in other areas of the law, like personal injuries. So, the first step in the right direction is to find the legal professionals that specialize in that area of the law that you need help with. Again, if you met an accident, hire a personal injury solicitor, and if you need help closing a real estate deal, find a conveyancing attorney.
When finding law firms, make sure to type “solicitors Wirral” plus the name of the legal area, like “conveyancing” or “personal injury”.
In the course of your search, it is highly likely that you will see more than one solicitor or law firm based in Wirral that practices in the relevant specialization. When you see at least three results, the worst thing you can do is to hire the first one, the one at the top of the search results. Why is this a big mistake? Because you really cannot be sure about a person’s ability unless if you do research on him or her.
That said, make sure to talk to at least three lawyers in the same area of specialization. Schedule an appointment with them – do not worry because this is usually free. What you want to do is to gauge a solicitor based on the following factors: rapport and experience.
Most people think that when it comes to a lawyer-client relationship, rapport is not important. However, the truth is that clients who are intimidated by their lawyers tend to choke on their cases. And by choke, we mean that they are unable to remember certain important facts about their case or simply find it difficult to share information with their solicitor.
If you feel that you and a particular solicitor can work together, make sure to ask about the experience. Ask questions about the kind of cases that were handled in the past, and how many of those cases were won. Of course, you should only hire someone who has at least a 70% winning record.