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:

Trust Inheritance Ltd Wills, Probate & Estate Planning in Weston-Super-Mare: So why might you pick a niche firm like Trust Inheritance Ltd over your local high street firm that covers estate matters as well? If you want to get more solid figures about the actual experience of solicitors within any law firm, you can usually get it from their lo...


Thorpe Wilson Ltd Solicitors in Rochdale: However the list above is actually a genuine specialist list because most of those case types come under the umbrella term of Litigation. The thing to watch out for is firms stating a wide range of specialities across different areas of law such as Divorce, Bankruptcy...


The Injury Solicitor Ltd - Road Accident Claims in Salford, Manchester: But we also add firms that are large, small, niche, general practice, or just an alternative resource such as Direct Access barristers or Mediation Providers. So whilst some firms promise no win, no fee they may take up to 25% of your compensation at the end of a case....


Taborns Legal Business - Will Taborn Ltd in London: should bring up the correct website on search engines. Otherwise all we would list for you are the large brand named multi-office firms - and that too is not always the best fit or even available in the more rural areas. On top of that, the cheaper service may be a legal pro...


Stenfield Ltd Solicitors in Norwich & Harrow on the Hill, London: Unfortunately when no feedback is left it's hard to know if that person was even rating the correct firm. It's not uncommon for a firm claiming 'founded in the 1800s!' to consist mostly of solicitors with only a couple of years' experience. However one was by a third p...


Simons Rodkin Solicitors LLP in London, Finchley & Hatfield: Simons Rodkin have a whole page dedicated to discussing how their fees work with examples and finer details regarding each case type they handle. We've also seen variants such as 'simon rodkins' and 'simon rodkin' popping up in our search box as well as 'sr law london' whi...


Serious Law LLP - Serious Injury Law Solicitors in Bolton: It seems fitting then to now be writing an article about a firm that actually has both . Especially if you search for related terms such as 'serious injury' or 'serious injury law' which is the name of the website. We manage their affairs to provide them with a future that ...


The Search Bureau from Premier Searches Ltd - UK Conveyancing Search Provider: There are some testimonials printed on the firm's website of course: class="infoquote "Very prompt and efficient service especially when we had been let down elsewhere" "extremely fast and personable" "Excellent service at a much more competitive price than...


SBW Law Ltd Personal Injury Lawyers in St Helens: Because you will never get a 170 year old solicitor handling your case. Whilst it currently resolves to the non-www version, you will be redirected correctly if you enter the full www.sbwlaw.co.uk However www.sbwlaw.com takes you to the site of an american firm. Thankfully, ...


Robin Somerville Direct Access Barrister & Mediator in Barnet, Greater London: If you are thinking of using the Direct Access route, then make sure you enter that term as part of your phrase on search engines to avoid wasting time. Therefore if they don't use it, they won't state it on their site. For example a solicitor consulting with a barrist...


Richmond Legal Ltd Solicitors in Middleton, Manchester: class="infoquote "At Richmond Legal we do our very best to help our clients navigate through their legal issues with the least amount of stress."< div> The branding used by Suhail seems to be relatively new according to the companies house dates. For example, when...


Reid Black Solicitors Ltd in Belfast, Antrim & Ballyclare: Millions of pounds a year https: www.irishnews.com news northernirelandnews 2018 10 08 news thousands-of-pounds-stolen-in-elaborate-scam-targetting-house-buyers-1452999 " are being handed over to scammers< a> for the most mundane of tricks such as emails seeming to come f...


Redwood Collections Ltd - Debt Recovery Services based in Croydon: The usual testimonials are pasted on the firm's site, however (as our poll last year informed us) people tend to ignore testimonals on company sites. By now though, we would actually suggest avoiding any firm that doesn't engage in good technology-based service such as video...


RD Costings Ltd - Criminal Injury Claims based in Portishead: Sadly, thousands of people are handing over their bank details https: www.telegraph.co.uk money katie-investigates has-68k-house-deposit-fraudster-hsbc " and paying deposits to fraudsters< a> who pretend to be from the client's law firm. This may sound like a reasonable f...


Penn Chambers Ltd - Solicitors in London: It doesn't have as much information regarding the firm and obviously has different contact information. class="infoquote "Penn Chambers Solicitors offer comprehensive legal advice and representation at court."< div> Another huge potential benefit of using this fir...


Penerley Commercial Lawyers in Islington, London: Also the majority of scams facing solicitors right now https: www.theguardian.com money 2020 feb 29 bank-scam-solicitors-email-hacked" relate to conveyancing and property matters< a>. More recently though the number of people starting up their own small business or being...


Pacific Law Estate Planning Solicitors in Manchester: class="infoquote "We listen ... But sadly the confusion over 0345, 08000, 0808, 0871, etc. However, to state 'pay no attention to this reviewer, they are just a sore loser' has never felt like something they could pull off and look good doing. We've also seen dozens of...


OTS Solicitors Ltd Immigration & Family Law in London, UK: It is a good hallmark of establishment and an indication of adherence to good standards. Words such as 'leading', 'modern', 'expertise', and especially 'award-winning' are used so frequently as to probably have little impact on potential clients surfing for help. We once s...


OJ Solicitors Ltd English & Romanian Solicitors in Glasgow: A last word to the firm: class="infoquote "Ioan is a dual-qualified legal professional, Scottish solicitor and Romanian in house lawyer who holds a Master's degree in European and International Law. However, they will usually get you more compensation to begin with. 1...


NV Legal Ltd Personal Injury Solicitors in Watford: However if your case wins the law firm may take a commission success fee of up to 25% of your compensation. As all these extra case titles follow that format. Your claim will NOT [sic] be handled by a non-qualified, unskilled person or paralegal ..."< div> This is ...


MTA Personal Injury Solicitors LLP in Bromley, Kent - Greater London: They are trying to get your details in order to sell them on as a 'case lead' to less scrupulous claims companies. Usually around 25%. It could be that the firm offers a service in a very different way, or for a remarkably different cost, or have international offices ...


MGBe Legal Immigration Lawyers in London: Always be aware of what site you're on though and never discuss payments via email or if someone calls you up. MGBe Legal specialise in the latter of those. As mentioned, some bits of information we've gleaned from the web came through using the actual solicitor's nam...


McEwan Fraser Legal Property Conveyancing in Edinburgh, Aberdeen & Inverness: They have over 500+ reviews on Google at the time of writing this but still over a 4 star rating. (Please search for Rhod Gilbert's rant on award winning mince pies to more understand how we feel about the issue.) We ran a poll a few years back asking people whether they a...


Mason Bullock CCJ & Employment Solicitors in Coventry: The courts should be trying to repair the damage done. It's not just a side project either with the firm stating very clearly that it specialises in just three areas - CCJ removal, employment law, and it's related settlement agreements. So highly are they publicly pra...


Alexander JLO Solicitors - AJLO in London: If you head to third party review forums though, don't just look at average star ratings . We know several excellent firms that have 2 or 3 overall star ratings on some forums yet 5 star everywhere else. Great job." "From start to finish the process took less than 5 we...


Linkilaw Solicitors Ltd: They provide full pages on the firms and all the staff. So what does the firm's site say about their goals going forward? class="infoquote "Bridging the gap between business and law, we advise anyone from start-ups through to established entrepreneurs."< div> With...


Levins Solicitors in Huyton, Liverpool: So Levins' founding date of 1986 (whilst sounding relatively young for a legal practice) absolutely does not mean they have 100 years less experience than the next firm who claim a start date back in 1886. If you read the actual comments for a firm rather than just c...


Leech & Co Solicitors Ltd in Manchester: extremely grateful for the time and service we received from Leech and Co and would highly recommend them to anyone." < div> Those are a few snippets from the public reviews we checked out. class="infoquote "We are a boutique firm of committed, compassionate and ...


Lawcomm Solicitors Services in Fareham, Whiteley & London: However we don't need to do that for Lawcomm Solicitors because despite being a property handling firm with hundreds of online reviews - they've somehow managed to maintain a really high general rating across the various platforms such as Google, Yell, Trustpilot, e...


Kudos Legal Ltd Solicitors in Glasgow and Preston: If you click on the names of each person you'll see more information such as their specialist case types. There are also several firms in the UK using the name 'Kudos' including Kudos Legal Services and Kudos Law Ltd which are both different organisations. However, during ...


Khan Law - Raees Khan Personal Injury Solicitor in Glasgow: For example, we could not find an individual page on the firm or it's practising solicitors to link to. class="infoquote "Specialist Personal Injury Solicitors"< div> This opening statement on the Khan Law website therefore probably didn't impress you as much as t...

DV Solicitors (Deo Volente Legal LLP) Law Firm in Bedford & Luton: You may get a one year qualified solicitor from a 200 year old firm. class="infoquote "Our top-notch legal services are not limited to UK residents, but we are also delivering superior legal affair services for Pakistani citizens."< div> As just mentioned, we wer...


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: A quick note on navigation as the double 's' in www.jarmanssolicitors.co.uk could pose the possibility of errors. Our clients receive City of London expertise at Kentish rates."< div>. What does that mean? Well, at the very least they are modern enough to understand th...


IWC Estate Planning & Management Ltd | Probate & Will Services in Braintree: Another big plus and something that's not common at all, is IWC's blog section with real help and information articles. class="infoquote "There are various of ways to contact us, including Telephone, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, BBM, Mail, Webform or Em...


Integral Law Ltd - Solicitors Firm in Hendon, London: Across the world https: www.cnbc.com 2019 10 05 homebuyers-are-falling-for-this-scam-some-lose-their-life-savings.html" home buyers are being scammed into< a> handing over their deposit money to the wrong bank details. So third party sources for client reviews are always ...


Ian Mallon Solicitors Ltd in Newry and Dublin: We didn't find any review separation between the Newry and Dublin offices. A quick note on navigation. Whenever we share a case study from one of our Motoring Offence law firms about how they got someone off a speeding ticket, practically everyone we share with ends up ...


R James Hutcheon Solicitors - Law Firm in Liverpool: Last year we ran a poll and it turned out that only 21% of people actually trusted testimonials on company websites. You can always check the experience and expertise of most legal professionals using their area's Law Society database. class="infoquote "very frien...


Howe + Co Solicitors in Brentford, London: A wide range of very seasoned, experienced practitioners alongside plenty of young blood to keep things fresh and moving forward. They have over 100 staff, cover a wide range of legal matters, and a long history. And by tiny, we mean absolutely unreadable. For a start, whe...


HJA.net - Hodge Jones & Allen LLP Solicitors in London: However, when clicked it currently forwards you to the official site whilst www.hodgejonesallen.com doesn't even exist. Staff have apparently run, walked, climbed, cycled, and baked to raise money for organisations such as Headway, Child Brain Injury Trust, Spinal Injuries A...


Helix Law Ltd - Solicitors in Brighton & Eastbourne: www.helix-law.com certainly redirects to the UK version, but www.helixlaw.com is owned by someone else. I would not hesitate to recommend them." "Avery approachable and helpful company - I called out of the blue to get some general advice and potentially line up some wo...


Hawkridge & Company - Hawk Law Solicitors in Gillingham, Medway: For any legal matter there are often a range of options such as a general practice firm, a specialist provider, a direct access barrister, or even sometimes a non-law-firm solution such as for bankruptcy, wills, or debt collection. The official website we link to above is ww...


HH Law Ltd - Hampson Hughes Solicitors in Liverpool: For example, we've always made our thoughts about 'online compensation calculators' very clear. Not by a larger cheque. However there is a host of possible misspellings using 'Hamson' or 'Hughs' by accident. The official website is the one we link to www.hampsonhughes.com wi...


GloverPriest Solicitors Ltd in Birmingham (Great Barr), Stourbridge, Wellingborough & Tamworth: Direct contact details are always a huge bonus too though. They even state having roots in the area as far back as 1749, although clarify this is under a different trading name. Clients don't want to feel as though they're always talking to reception or junior staff. by far...


Frank Rogers Law Ltd - Motoring Offence Solicitor in Birkenhead: class="infoquote "I have represented clients facing prosecution for driving offences throughout England & Wales during my whole career."< div> We knew Frank Rogers when he was with Kirwans, so are aware of his previous experience. This is marketing jargon and simp...


Fieldfisher LLP Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester & London: They have over 400 solicitors on staff in 11 offices across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Germany and America. However, there was a weird selection of negative comments spanning a one month period on one of the independent review sites. So on this occasion we woul...


Education Law Service Ltd - Special Educational Needs Lawyer in London: Even in this modern era of emails and video chat and smartphones - a huge percentage of law firms still hold tight to the old tradition of only being open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. Whilst ELS do display a few testimonials on their website e.g: class="infoquote "highly profess...

Pump Court Chambers Direct Access Barristers in London, Swindon & Winchester: It does however cause some thought to have to be given when researching things like online reviews. That should make communication far easier , clearer, and provide a more personalised experience throughout the case. So how can you work out the best one for you between...


Hammond Trotter Solicitors Ltd | Motor Offence Lawyers in Manchester & London: Refusing to Provide a Specimen, Drink Driving, Drugged Driving, Failure to Provide a Specimen, Speeding, Driving whilst Disqualified, Driving Without Due Care & Attention, Using a Mobile Phone, Driving Without Insurance, Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident, Failure ...


Driscoll Kingston Solicitors in Liverpool: But be aware when checking out firms that "no win, no fee" and "100% compensation" are two totally different catchphrases meaning very different things . We didn't check any spelling error domains as there didn't seem to be too many people making those mistakes in the keywo...


DFA Law LLP Solicitors in Northampton: You can always hang up and call them back on the phone number you know is definitely for the firm. Property clients are heavily targeted by scammers due to the amounts of money being pushed around and https: www.lawyerchecker.co.uk news law-firm-loses-600k-in-conveyancing-...


CFG Law Personal Injury Solicitors in Cheadle, Greater Manchester: Just use the solicitor search box in the top right column of this page. If you've searched the web looking for a personal injury claims firm, then you'll have likely visited dozens of sites that all look identical with identical imagery and identical phrases. But I'm ...


Catteralls Solicitors in Wakefield: We're not a fan of is this idea of ancient establishment dates because it can so easily be misleading. Thousands of people have lost millions of pounds to these fraudsters. Potential clients tend to rely more on the independent public offerings such as Google Reviews, T...


Briffa Legal Ltd Intellectual Property (IP) Solicitors in London: 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 not to say they appear anything less than professional: class="infoquote "Briffa: Highly rated Intellectual Property lawyers ...


Bilkus and Boyle Solicitors & Estate Agents in Glasgow: We usually can't find specific pages on a firm but if you https: www.lawscot.org.uk find-a-solicitor ?Name=bilkus&Postcode=&type=firm" search a firm's name on their website< a> some information should pop up. Or the review stating how all lawyers are crooked that ha...


AWH Legal Ltd - AWH Solicitors in Manchester & Blackburn: www.awhsolicitors.com does not redirect to it though and www.awhlegal.co.uk is just an information site about the company background. class="infoquote "With a high level of expertise and legal know-how, we will guide you through the process you need from beginning to e...


Avery & Walters Ltd - Solicitors in Leeds & Harrogate: However, you need the stable balance of experience in each firm as well to help things run smoother and stay focused. class="infoquote "... Here is a selection of the more positive ones from places like Google, Trustpilot and Yell: class="infoquote "Great service...


Aspire Licensing & Administrative Services in Whitley Bay, Newcastle: There are certainly more quality, cost-effective, and quicker solutions to legal problems these days. However even then there are options such as hiring a barrister through the new Direct Access scheme instead of going through a solicitor. People have given away millions eac...


Asghar & Co Ltd Solicitors in Southall & Slough: But there has been a huge rise in clients of law firms being targeted by scammers. class="infoquote "At Asghar & Co, we are more than just a law firm - we care about people and their individual or business needs for acquiring legal support."< div> So whilst the m...


APS Legal & Associates Ltd - Will Advisors and Assured Probate Services: At the moment both www.apslegal.com and www.apslegal.co.uk don't seem to be owned by the firm. APS Legal & Associates are no less stand-out-ish. It states each of their associates is qualified to give advice, attends regular seminars, carries appropriate insurance cove...


Apprise Legal Services - Wills, Trusts, Probate & Estate Planning in Sutton Coldfield: you MUST make a WILL."< div>. class="infoquote "The firm has many years of experience advising clients to ensure a correctly written Will is the only way you can be sure what will happen to your property and possessions after your death."< div> Unfortunately the m...


Allsop Durn Solicitors in Ruislip: Flick through enough solicitors' sites and you'll start to think talking about fees is almost taboo. For example, Allsop Durn have a good chunk of a page talking about their fees. We've had someone rant about 'capitalist law firms!' on our reviews and seen someone give ...


Aina Khan Law Ltd - Family Law Solicitors in Broxbourne, London: While looking around for information about this firm you may see references to both Aina Khan Solicitors and Aina Khan Law Ltd. If you've already flicked through a dozen solicitor sites today, you've probably asked the same question - "Is the same person writing all of these...


Aconveyancing Ltd in Tamworth & Shirley (Solihull): So what can you use to judge the experience and merits of the hundreds of conveyancing firms available? class="infoquote "We are a specialist conveyancing firm and pride ourselves on offering you a highly professional, personal and efficient service at a competitive ...


ABS Lawyers Ltd Solicitors in Corby & Maghull, Liverpool: If you do need a regular solicitor though, how do you tell the differences between them? class="infoquote "ABS Lawyers is a modern law firm but retains the all-important traditional values of a customer focussed service"< div> This sort of sales pitching is acro...


5 Essex Court Chambers & Partners - Barristers in London: https: www.legal500.com firms 9330-chambers-of-jason-beer-qc 9330-london-england " The Legal 500< a> page about them also uses similar wording in it's praise: class="infoquote "An excellent set with a stellar reputation, 5 Essex Court consistently appears in high-pr...


33 Legal Ltd | Claim Services in Preston & Manchester: That can only benefit in the long run, surely? . We've often said that it's better to get a 20-year experienced lawyer in a 1-year old firm than to end up with a 1-year experienced lawyer at a 20-year ol...


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