When looking to employ a family solicitor, you need to ensure that they will be worth your time and money. But other than looking at their ratings and client feedback, what other ways are there to tell?
The brief guide below sets out three questions you can ask a Liverpool lawyer before you hire them. Between asking the right questions, and doing a little background research, you can easily find one that will meet your needs—and more. If you have any more questions, contact our family law solicitors in Liverpool city centre.
What do you specialise in?
There are several subfields of law that lawyers might specialise in, and even within those subfields, there are varying degrees of specialisation possible. Every one of our solicitors focuses their practise on matters pertaining to family law, and within that arena, they may further specialise in areas such as child custody and visitation orders, spousal support agreements, divorce settlements, and other related topics. As a result, you should think about asking the lawyer what their particular area of expertise is.
You might even go one step further and inquire as to how they have demonstrated their skills in the most recent years. You might ask for specific instances of recent cases, as well as evidence of training and ongoing growth, as well as experience about current modifications to the legal system.
The purpose of all of these questions is to ensure that you have the most capable ally advocating on your behalf, which is why they are being asked. It goes without saying that it is in your best interest to hire an expert as opposed to someone who is a "jack of all trades, master of none."
What are your costs and how are they billed?
There are a few distinct methods in which solicitors might charge their clients. Although you may be acquainted with the concept of "no win, no fee," it's important to note that not all solicitors operate on this premise, nor is it very widespread in areas of law other than personal injury. You need to make sure that you have a complete understanding of the situation before moving forward, and one way to do this is to question your lawyer about the fee structure that they use.
To put it succinctly, there are two different kinds of charges that you will be required to pay: an hourly fee for the time that your lawyer spends working on your case, and predetermined expenses for certain actions, such as completing specified paperwork. As is the case with anything else, you can think about shopping about for the lowest price; however, this must be weighed against the possibility that your case will be unsuccessful if you employ an incompetent lawyer.
How strong is my case?
This may appear to be an unusual question to ask, especially considering that you may be under the impression that your prospective solicitor would only tell you what you want to hear in order to get your business. On the other hand, this is not the situation.
For one thing, lawyers strive to steer clear of taking on matters that have a very high probability of being lost in court. This is due to the fact that they do not like to squander either their own time or the time of their clients.
Contact Stowe Family Law Liverpool Today
We’re Stowe Family Law, the only national law firm dedicated to family matters with the UK’s largest team of specialist family lawyers and an office in the heart of the city of Liverpool.
At Stowe, we work hard to make family law easier to understand and know that each case we handle in Liverpool & Merseyside is unique - each one needing tailored support and handled with care.
In choosing Stowe family law Liverpool, clients are guided through the process with empathy and care and the reassurance that they have the right team of people by their side.
With offices across the UK, we practice all areas of family law and support people in the Liverpool area going through a family breakdown to move forward in life from a position of renewed strength.
So, if you need the best divorce advice Liverpool has to offer, contact Stowe Family Law today, request a free call back or call us at 01513 680466. Our Liverpool family solicitors office can be found at Stowe Family Law LLP, 2nd Floor, Edward Pavilion, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AF.