If there is one thing we know about hiring a Wirral Solicitor, it is this: If there is anything that could go wrong in the process, it can go wrong. And this is the reason why, no matter what you do, you should follow the right way to hire a law professional so you can avoid any mistakes in the hiring.
What is the right way to hire a solicitor? The right way to do it is to find at least three law firms or lone-wolf solicitors who specialize in the area of the law you need help with. If you are in a land dispute, find a real estate lawyer, and if you are being sued for an accident, get help from a personal injury lawyer. Do not worry about your hiring choices. In Wirral, there are at least forty law firms that you can choose from. Since they have different specializations, you should be able to find at least two that are relevant to your case.
Schedule an appointment with the solicitors.This appointment is merely for an initial consultation. It is an opportune time for clients to determine whether or not a solicitor can actually help them. Often, since this is the time when they try to impress prospective clients, the solicitors do not charge for it. In other words, it is for free. You should take advantage of this fact by meeting with as many solicitors as you can and talking to them about your case just to see how they propose to handle it, which can tell you a thing or two about how experienced they are.
During this time, it is important not to tell the lawyers that you are shopping for legal help. If you are too candid about it, they will not even try to impress you and might even be dismissive. You don’t want that to happen. What you want is for the solicitors to try to impress you with their legal expertise and charm. But of course, you do not want to hire a solicitor on the basis of those two factors.
Expertise can be gained at law school while any good-looking solicitor in a fancy suit can be charming. But the ones who will win your case are the ones who have won cases in the past. That said, it is very important that you ask the solicitors about their odds, that is, how many cases they have handled, how many they won and how many they lost.
We like to say that lawyers with 50-50 odds are mindless gamblers who do not know what they are doing. The decent lawyers won sixty percent of all the cases they handled while the good lawyers won seventy percent.
Of course, you should only hire the solicitor that has a proven track record, especially if there are high stakes involved. Track record aside, ensure that the winning lawyer knows how to communicate to clients.