Finding Legal Help When Things Go Wrong

Hopefully you'll have seen the dozens of articles on our site telling you to be wary of the Legal Assistance addons many insurers stick on your policy as already having opted into rather than asking you if you want to opt in like the pretty much do for everything else such as breakdown cover or a courtesy car. It may sound like a good idea at the time when you see costs of a couple dozen pounds in order to secure the services of a solicitor if you need one. Considering solicitors cost hundreds of pounds per hour this sounds like a great deal. However remember that insurers are already making much of a loss on car insurance policies and are not really going to give away more stuff if they can help it. For most car insurance related matters, solicitors work for free. In other words, all that no win no fee and 100% compensation stuff you see on the adverts. In other words, you're paying the insurer for a service that is free and the majority of people don't bother to use their insurance appointed solicitor when something goes wrong anyway because it feels like a conflict of interests:

White Collar Legal & Admin Ltd in Wirral, Merseyside: We get dozens of communications a day about joining the 1to1Legal network from various firms handling a range of case types from all parts of the UK and ROI. Most of the time you are 'helped' by someone who has just quit their job stacking shelves at Morrisons. Enough ...


Ventura Law Ltd Solicitors in London & Amersham: helped my wife whilst trying to agree a flexible working request following from maternity leave. Many of the variants such as www.venturalawyers.co.uk .com or www.venturelaw.co.uk .com are all owned by other people. Some people may find it refreshing and some might just ...


Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland | Personal Injury Claims in Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh & Galashiels: However, that site is only for England and Wales. They have offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Peebles, Galashiels and Dundee. We wouldn't recommend investing much time into researching which awards mean more than others either. However for issues such as claims or criminal law...


The Johnson Partnership Solicitors in Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster & Derby: not all written on the same day by seven people who have never written any reviews about any other firms). This time we spent hours flicking through stuff as usual, but everyone working on this research came to the same conclusion - i.e. As a scared client having been dragge...


Thamina Solicitors Ltd in Whitechapel, London: However you never know what they'll come up with next, so better safe than sorry.. People are very likely to spot the name of the competition and instantly assume the firm's principle solicitor is an air-head. As the name implies, the Mrs Universe event is open to women who ...


Shaw and Co Personal Injury Solicitors in Newcastle: class="infoquote "... Conveyancing clients are targeted quite heavily. Always remember than "no win, no fee" and "100% of your compensation" are not the same arrangement just worded differently . The majority of pages we saw seem to be called something like "personal...


SBW Law Ltd Personal Injury Lawyers in St Helens: That doesn't mean you should drop your guard though and it's always an idea to bookmark the site if it's important so you don't make a tired error one day and hand your personal details to the wrong people. Whilst it currently resolves to the non-www version, you will be red...


RSR Law Ltd in Croydon: Contest. They also promote and back events programs relating to their chosen fields, such as as the No Time to Lose campaign from the IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). class="infoquote "RSR Law Ltd wholeheartedly supports the IOSH No Time to Lose ca...


Ross Coates Solicitors in Kesgrave & Ipswich: If you've ever used an insurance comparison website only to find totally different prices once you've been transferred to the insurer - then this scenario will make complete sense. We cannot take your details and pass them on. A quick note on navigation: the main websit...

Hammond Trotter Solicitors Ltd | Motor Offence Lawyers in Manchester & London: However, if it's something more serious and your whole life could change without the ability to drive yourself around - then the cost is less of a factor. Losing a license can often mean losing a job, let alone the school run, grocery shopping, weekends away, nights out, ki...


rhw Solicitors LLP in Guildford, Surrey: They do this through various means such as "dress down Fridays" but we also spotted a JustGiving entry from some year's back to raise funds for the Surrey Law Centre. rhw Solicitors Ltd is based in Guildford, Surrey and if you do a quick search on the name you'll see i...


Karen Pointon & Co Solicitors Ltd in Newcastle-under-Lyme: I genuinely found myself in that position six years ago after being injured just outside a water treatment plant. A case where everyone denies responsibility for the section of pavement where the accident happened. Property sales purchases are currently the main target for s...


Murray Hay Solicitors for Putney & Wandsworth: No seriously. Then there are the sites trying to be "modern" by placing feeds of their Twitter page, photos of them in fancy dress at a work party, and links to local events that they are hosting. Murray Hay do an excellent job of combining all three. Sheridan Taylor is...


Meresbrook Pollard Solicitors in Bradford: Also, with Yorkshire's immigrant population having http: www.mirror.co.uk news ampp3d immigration-map-britain-foreign-migrants-4669250" doubled in the past decade< a>, it would be hard to imagine this firm having to advertise outside of the area for immigration clients ei...


Alexander JLO Solicitors - AJLO in London: Great job." "From start to finish the process took less than 5 weeks. This is not one of Alexander JLO's clients leaving a review. are accredited by the Law Society as Family Law specialists ..." < div> Tens of thousands of solicitors and legal practices are liste...


Linkilaw Ltd Business Legal Advice Services in London: lowest cost on the market due to their innovative online set up"< div> Often the testimonials firms use on their website are over-the-top and sound nothing like a regular member of the general public. That's not to say they don't have plenty of promotional stuff as well...


Leech & Co Solicitors Ltd in Manchester: However neither www.leechandco.com or www.leech.com are for the UK law firm. Whilst it's certainly on-topic with their particular client focus - I imagine it's something you only really understand when that time actually comes. It will tell you not only who is working at tha...


Kuddus Solicitors & Notary Public in London: But they also have www.notarypubliclondon.org and www.notarypublicservices.london as standalone sites for that service as well. If you've already read through a few of our other reviews, you'll know not every firm we write about is one we end up recommending. If you've tried...


Kings View Chambers, London with Stephen McCaffrey & Catherine Stock: They provide a similar service for Taxi drivers if you've been refused a driver's licence or had it revoked suspended. "< div> Catherine Stock is a barrister and qualified nurse gaining a First Class Honours BSc degree in Medical Law and a BA in Health & Nursing....


Kings Court Trust Ltd Probate Services based in Bristol: KCT's Chief Executive, Tom Curran, https: www.legalfutures.co.uk latest-news exclusive-leading-probate-provider-becomes-abs" said at the time< a>: class="infoquote "It has been our long-standing goal to be regulated under the new ABS regime and our customers will no...


Joanna Connolly Solicitors in Liverpool, Merseyside: They also cover mortgage mis-selling by brokers and lenders, financial mis-selling, (including mis-sold PPI), as well as growing into the developing laws and cases relating to "Unfair Relationships" between bankers and their backers that affect how they sell to clients. ...


Jarmans Solicitors Ltd in Sittingbourne, Kent & Chancery Lane, London: Our clients receive City of London expertise at Kentish rates."< div>. A 100 year old firm may assign you a 1 year qualified solicitor. Our regional base keeps our rates competitive but we have clients all over the world."< div> This is a more complex declaration compar...

HUMD Solicitors in Manchester: For example, we work with a firm called Countrywide Conveyancing who handle thousands of property sales nationwide with hundreds of positive reviews . Salim Muhammad Issa qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and covers Commercial Law, Commercial Property, Immigration and Landlo...


IWC Estate Planning & Management Ltd | Probate & Will Services in Braintree: This is great for the consumer and will help a lot when you're trying to compare one firm with another. 2002 is a decent enough time for any firm to build up expertise, local contacts, and refine a system to be faster, more efficient and more importantly - cost effective ...


HJA.net - Hodge Jones & Allen LLP Solicitors in London: There are several possible reasons for this that we noticed. We did spot others too, such as www.hjallenllp.com which seems to be simply a duplicate of the main site. Their local university even https: www.westminster.ac.uk news-and-events news 2014 london-law-firm-receive...


Helix Law Solicitors in Eastbourne: Great to see a company that isn't just trying to make a quick buck out of people but that form good relationships based on their expertise and friendly approach. Again, that's pretty rare and Helix should be highly commended for it. It sounds so simple, as if it would be co...


Hallmark Solicitors in London, Leeds & Hull: You can then click on their names to see what case types they specialise in. If you do plan on checking out public reviews then try typing in the name of the local office (Hull, Leeds or London) as well when searching as none of the similarly named firms are in the same ar...


Graysons Solicitors in Sheffield & Chesterfield: When a firm has statements such as 'Established in 1925' on their front page - we are always a little cautious. But it's your solicitor that often gets blamed if something goes wrong. They've even got a few self-promoting articles in their as well with titles such as 'Do I ...


GloverPriest Solicitors Ltd in Birmingham (Great Barr), Stourbridge, Wellingborough & Tamworth: We've gone in depth on this issue in other articles (site search box below) however in short - Conveyance firms will always have far more negative reviews than firms in other areas of law. Direct contact details are always a huge bonus too though. on the ball the entire tim...


Edward Hands & Lewis Solicitors in Lewisham, Loughborough & Leicester: The firm has received a number of awards. Not only by phone but in person at any of their offices too. It's itself. Whilst they definitely have the right trimmings such as Facebook, Twitter and the like - the links to each profile are right down at the bottom of the p...


Driscoll Kingston Solicitors in Liverpool: Before we get into any more pointers though, what do Driscoll Kingston say about themselves? class="infoquote "Driscoll Kingston Solicitors' mission was to create a fresh, modern and dynamic law firm with a focus on client care and access to justice for all."< div> ...


Davey Law Solicitors in Cirencester and Gloucester: Individually they can handle negligence, disputes, injuries, litigation, property, wills, and more. Mark Tawn became a solicitor in 1994 and for the past 20 years has specialised in personal injury litigation. It doesn't dramatically drop off in experience from that po...


CSL Law Ltd Solicitors in Croydon: Certainly we get repeat visitors coming back to search for their contact details. As the head of the firm, Clive Lawrance specialises in Family Law and: class="infoquote "... It seems their only flaw is to have a popular acronym as their firm's name. Surely that...


CFG Law Personal Injury Solicitors in Cheadle, Greater Manchester: Again, bias may come into play but I've been injured twice by negligence in the NHS and once had to grab the hand of a doctor who was about to use a dirty used needle on my daughter that he'd picked up by mistake. We'd therefore recommend bookmarking the site once on it to b...


Injury Lawyers UK from Centenary Solicitors in Folkestone & Holburn (London): on behalf of Centenary Solicitors [which] is the trading name of Centenary Law Limited"< div> Got that? If not, you'll be happy to know that it's very common and no more risky than using a firm that doesn't operate under a 'trading as'. 20 years is a very respectable ...


Briffa Legal Ltd Intellectual Property (IP) Solicitors in London: She then did 7 years at another international Intellectual Property firm before joining Briffa in 2001. It was an actual Blog. One look at Briffa's website though with the large text, bright pinks, yellows, and flower images - we knew we were on to something. That's no...


BES Legal Ltd Solicitors in Coventry, Elstree, Great Barr (Birmingham), Sussex & Walsall: went out of their way to sort out the problems on our new property so that we could move ..." • "... Thanks and everything." - then maybe dial the phone number on your actual headed letter and ask for confirmation.. With that being the reason most people search for ...


Balfour + Manson Solicitors & Property Sales in Aberdeen, Glasgow & Edinburgh: With the company's branding using plus signs now, you need to know that plus signs "+" and ampersands "&" cannot be part of a web address. The firm's executive chairman chairwoman chairperson (pick your favourite) Elaine Motion, stated: color="green "Alastair and Ric...


Auto Logistic Solutions Ltd - Vehicle Accident Management: If you've got good insurance cover, it could be two. Most online records regarding any firm will only tell you when they officially started going under that particular name or when they became a 'Limited' company. Beyond those records though, there really isn't a lot of...


Alfred James & Co Solicitors LLP in South Croydon, Surrey: Delays cost money and even entire cases. Usually if someone is angry enough to leave a 1 star rating they have plenty to say about why. Obviously Legal Aid isn't possible for every case type or situation. As always though we explain why with examples, snippets, analogies, an...


33 Legal Ltd | Claim Services in Preston & Manchester: To their credit, they do make it clear on all these sites that they are run by 33Legal with all the same company information listed. We've seen law firms sharing Strictly Come Dancing memes, swearing, or just posting endless adverts followed by the phrase "Like Us!" ...


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