There may come a time in your life when you need the services of a lawyer.
We are lucky enough to work for and with some of the best. There can be huge differences in your experience and outcome depending on the lawyer you choose.
Whether you are owed money, trying to settle a family law issue, been in a road accident, writing a contract or for many other reasons; a lawyer may be needed to assist you. There are well over 65,000 lawyers across Australia.
Some specialise in certain areas of law, other have a more broad knowledge and experience. So, how do you find the right lawyer for you? Information about lawyers can be found online via websites or social media about specific law firms. Or you could simply make contact and ask questions.
Why not use the following five factors as a guide when finding the right lawyer?
Find a lawyer who deals in matters like the one you specifically need assistance in. Experience counts for a lot when choosing a lawyer. Find out if they have a good track record and understanding of matters similar to yours.
Find a lawyer who is open about costs, action, advice and potential results. You will want a lawyer who won’t just tell you what you want to hear, but one who will give honest feedback about your matter.
Your lawyer should be able to return your calls/emails/contact within a reasonable time frame. They should not go missing in action or be too busy to get back to you. Obviously you want minimal contact as you would prefer they were working on your matter, rather than providing constant updates. But, you do need a lawyer who listens and responds in a relatively timely manner.
While you cannot judge a book by its cover, you can gather a whole lot of information about a law firm by the way they represent themselves via their website and other social media. Their online presence can be a representation of how they will treat you and your matter.
Make sure you get a few quotes and estimates from lawyers before choosing. You’ll find there is a vast difference in price from one law firm to the next. Whilst price doesn’t necessarily represent quality, you want a lawyer who gives clear costings so you know what you are up for.
We wish you all the best in your search for a great lawyer, but if you need any help feel free to contact us for any questions you might have!