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:

ULA Solicitors Ltd - Law Firm in London: But what do the third party sites say customer feedback is like for this firm? class="infoquote "was very helpful and he did not allow the officer to ask me anything which could make me say anything wrong" "provided me with an excellent and experienced barrister" ...


Trust Inheritance Ltd Wills, Probate & Estate Planning in Weston-Super-Mare: We do ou checks just as much as you should before moving forward with a company. However we hope the information and links provided above at least show why we were more than happy to add Trust Inheritance to our database of recommended firms. For many case types people abs...


Trojan Solicitors Ltd Immigration & Family Law in London: For some reason, whilst 'new' companies in other industries such as fashion, food, or technology are sought after - the legal industry is one where people expect the words 'established in 1881' carved in stone above the office doorway. Agnieszka is listed as an Immigra...


Thorpe Wilson Ltd Solicitors in Rochdale: Sadly in the legal professional you may have noticed that nearly all law firms seem to use an almost identical style of sales-pitch text. No matter what firm you're researching though, we always recommend reading comments rather than relying on general star ratings. Thorpe W...


The Injury Solicitor Ltd - Road Accident Claims in Salford, Manchester: Unfortunately if you're researching a legal practice in an other country such as Scotland or Northern Ireland - the information is not nearly as abundant. However, that's not the case with The Injury Solicitor's claim. For example, if a law firm has 5 solicitors each with 2 ...


Taylor Price Legal Ltd - Solicitors in Leeds & Levenshulme (Manchester): class="infoquote "Emails have been sent misusing the name and contact details of Taylor Price Solicitors. There are plenty of things to pick out though that could make a difference to your decision. One reviewer states - "Lovely foods, friendly staff". Two, this a...


Taborns Legal Business - Will Taborn Ltd in London: In fact, Taborns' setup had a very familiar ring to it. Hopefully after reading this it's a little clearer why we added this particular firm to our network despite the lack of the usual information we tend to rely on in order to make our decisions. Otherwise all we woul...


Stenfield Ltd Solicitors in Norwich & Harrow on the Hill, London: This helps to distinguish between those law firms that claim ancient establishment dates of their brand, compared with those that have actual real experience behind their staff. Especially when the sales language, images, names and even logos can all start looking ide...


Simons Rodkin Solicitors LLP in London, Finchley & Hatfield: General practice solicitors, niche local firms, nationwide multi-office firms, direct access barristers, and specialists only handling a single case type. So what we can help with is advice on some ways you can check up on a firm to see if they meet with what you're looking ...


Springle & Co Solicitors Estate Planning Wills & Probate in North Shields, Tyne and Wear: The title of "Estate Planning" seems to have entered the UK lexicon to separate the firms that just witness and store a will for you versus those that actually spend time keeping up to date with the latest inheritance laws and taking time to work out what happens in ...


Serious Law LLP - Serious Injury Law Solicitors in Bolton: If you've read any of our other law firm review articles, you'll know we typically have at least a few gripes about any firm. Even if it's just to complain about missing contact details on individual team pages or a lack of expected website functionality. So we know to ...


The Search Bureau from Premier Searches Ltd - UK Conveyancing Search Provider: We saw a few other related names including Premier Searches Limited and Conveyancing Compare, but they all have their own sites. They've partnered with some of the leading industry firms such as Landmark Information Group who ensure conveyancers meet their regulatory...


Robin Somerville Direct Access Barrister & Mediator in Barnet, Greater London: However barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Council who unfortunately do not provide as much information compared to wonderful resources such as The Law Society of England & Wales. Reviews of law firms are therefore always going to be less than other industries. ...


Reynolds Macdonald Solicitors in Hackney: In the same way that a Family Law specialist will handle divorce, child custody, and more; most cases involving claims against a third party for compensation (i.e. These have become heavy targets for scammers who https: www.techadvisor.com how-to security how-avoid-so...


Richmond Legal Ltd Solicitors in Middleton, Manchester: That's plenty of time to have gotten to grips with the chosen areas of law. Don't expect this to change very quickly though. Over the past two decades the number of law firms willing to work for the drastically reduced pay that Legal Aid provides has dwindled. For exam...


Reid Black Solicitors Ltd in Belfast, Antrim & Ballyclare: As the firm deals with property matters, it is therefore hugely important that you pay close attention to the website you are on and the types of emails you receive. they don't even mention your claim type on the front page of their website or in the dropdown menu of ...


RD Costings Ltd - Criminal Injury Claims based in Portishead: Then after you've had the initial interview, have gone all the way down to their office, and are ready to sign on the dotted line for them to proceed - that's when the small print comes out about them taking 25% of your compensation if they win. Criminal injury claims...


Pump Court Chambers Direct Access Barristers in London, Swindon & Winchester: Ever since the new Direct Access scheme was introduced into the UK, we've been big fans . Not the very nice helpful receptionist at the start of your enquiry. class="infoquote "Pump Court Chambers is one of the UKís premier common law chambers"< div> There is an ...


Penn Chambers Ltd - Solicitors in London: The software and systems are all easily available these days and the concept is a good one for the modern digitally-addicted consumer. You could end up with a 40-year experienced solicitor at a 1-year-old law firm, or a 1-year-experienced solicitor from a 40-year-old law fir...


Penerley Commercial Lawyers in Islington, London: The branding is very unique so no difficulties getting the correct website to pop up in the search results with varied types of related query such as 'penerleys lawyers' or 'penerly solicitor'. Penerley do have slightly longer opening hours than some firms and we sa...


Pacific Law Estate Planning Solicitors in Manchester: Versus the other side proclaiming their distate for all things stuffy and blasting a thesaurus-worth of synonyms of the word 'modern' across their sales pages. Many firms since the pandemic have managed to upgrade their systems to offer video-call appointments. Nev...


OTS Solicitors Ltd Immigration & Family Law in London, UK: At the moment the majority of scams involving legal matters tend to https: www.bbc.co.uk news av uk-35253594" revolve around property deals where scammers< a> send new bank details to people via email pretending to be from their solicitor. OTS Solicitors is one such...


OJ Solicitors Ltd English & Romanian Solicitors in Glasgow: So what reasons did we have for adding OJ Solicitors to our list of recommended firms? class="infoquote "Both the Director of the firm, Oana Petre, and her Associate, Ioan Oltean are experienced solicitors, law graduates in both Romania and Scotland, fluent in Englis...


NV Legal Ltd Personal Injury Solicitors in Watford: Also, there aren't many scams targeting personal injury claimants at the moment. As the branding efforts by the firm are clear and consistent , there shouldn't be many obvious alternatives or common errors cropping up such as 'nvlaw' or 'nvsolicitors'. For example a highly ...


MTA Personal Injury Solicitors LLP in Bromley, Kent - Greater London: class="infoquote "If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of a medical or health professional then we may be able to help. Therefore if you flick through the comments section of a third party review forum , it's probably a good idea to igno...


Milners Law LLP Solicitors in Leeds, Harrogate & Pontefract: For example, it looked like one was by a law student who got turned down for a job. Therefore it's very important for good firms to make sure they have such staff profiles. Those people then apparently pay tens of thousands into the fraudster's bank account without bother...

KRS Estate Planning Ltd - Will & Probate Advice in Leicester: A quick note on navigation as we're dealing with an acronymed company name and non-branded web address. As the firm we're talking about here deals exclusively in Estate Planning matters , this isn't as much of a concern. But be aware that Google still allows keyword m...


Michael Leighton Jones Solicitors in Bargoed & Tredomen, Wales: There is a firm call 'MLJ Legal Ltd' based in Hull, but at the moment searches including MLJ acronyms also brought up the michaelleightonjones website. So if there are very few or even zero reviews for a firm - that shouldn't be taken as a negative sign. We've seen people le...


MGBe Legal Immigration Lawyers in London: What about prior clients? The legal industry is not the same as other such as retail when it comes to public reviews. class="infoquote "Our lawyers provide clear, simple solutions tailored to your needs."< div> Most law firms will have such statements on the...


Mckie Legal Solicitors in Penrith & St Helens (ConnectMeToaLawyer Ltd): This firm is registered with https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk organisation people 624946 connectmetoalawyer-ltd" The Law Society of England & Wales< a> which has excellent user-side data for you to check out including all alternate trading names and even specialties an...


McEwan Fraser Legal Property Conveyancing in Edinburgh, Aberdeen & Inverness: To keep over 4 stars takes some doing. class="infoquote "The service they provide is second to none, particularly the out of hours, 7 days a week availability" "very quick to respond to queries" "positive attitude and always answered our calls and kept us u...


Mason Bullock CCJ & Employment Solicitors in Coventry: Mason Bullock have also tried to raise awareness of the terrible injustice of CCJs in recent years ever since an online claims process has allowed debt firms to channel cases through a Northampton 'court' that will give them legal powers without ever having heard from...


Linkilaw Solicitors Ltd: I really loved working with people there, they are truly professionals." "transparent in regards to how much time it would take and what the price would be" "They proved trustworthy when providing quality contracts needed to establish my business from scratch"< div...


Levins Solicitors in Huyton, Liverpool: The experience of the staff is the most important thing and we'll cover that later. A good mix of seasoned wisdom alongside young blood eager to prove themselves. Not least to help them feel the firm more approachable. But they do have a

Kudos Legal Ltd Solicitors in Glasgow and Preston: The website www.kudoslegalservices.co.uk popped up some searches we tried but that is for the alternative firm we mentioned before. Some sections kept flicking into broken coding when viewing the site on our phones tablets. The only issue when looking such things up is that ...


Khan Law - Raees Khan Personal Injury Solicitor in Glasgow: People tend to think any solicitor can do it. For some difficult cases or claims against the government (e.g. class="infoquote "Raees ... You'd think people would know that by now.. Stating the actual award is therefore a big plus in their favour and less commo...


Jacobs Law Solicitors: What we do offer that's quite unique ( and hopefully therefore quite helpful amongst a sea of online commentary) is our experience and expertise at having worked within the legal industry for more than twenty years. For example: class="infoquote "Established in 2...


Integral Law Ltd - Solicitors Firm in Hendon, London: Your law firm should never ask you to state bank details in an email and if someone rings you to ask for them - you can always hang up and ring back the official number your solicitor gave you just to be sure.. The name of the firm is quite unique at the moment. As we said, ...


Ian Mallon Solicitors Ltd in Newry and Dublin: That's great, and more firms should follow their setup . What we can do for you though, is clarify our reasons for wanting to work with them. A quick note on navigation. The idea is to find a handful of different types of law office in each area so not only can you hav...


R James Hutcheon Solicitors - Law Firm in Liverpool: With the various terms we tried on search engines, the correct website did show up at the top the majority of the time but Google did show ads above it for a few of them. Not just the legal industry either - in general. For example, the https: solicitors.lawsociety.or...


Howe + Co Solicitors in Brentford, London: Howe & Co seem to have solicitors from every decade of their history including Martin Howe (qualified in 1983), Mark Collins (1991), Nicole Bowler (2003), right up to Charlie Rose in 2019. Howe & Co have one detailing some of their more high profile cases and some of the fir...


HooperHyde Business Law Solicitors in Solihull: So how can you tell the crafty sales-pitches from the useful information? One of the best resources to start with is a local law society. But these days with the number of self employed people rising exponentially - we've also seen a huge rise in people wanting a spec...


Hawkridge & Company - Hawk Law Solicitors in Gillingham, Medway: As mentioned before though, make sure to read through the comments rather than just flicking through star ratings. Hawkridge & Co on the other hand have big clear logos at the bottom of their page showing Lexcel Accreditation, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitio...


Fulton's Solicitors & Estate Agents in Clarkston & Mount Florida, Glasgow: class="infoquote "Our experienced team is both dependable and professional."< div> When we see statements like this one when putting together an article on a more southern firm, we can simply go to the England Wales Law Society website and look up the experience ...


Frank Rogers Law Ltd - Motoring Offence Solicitor in Birkenhead: But how do you find out if it's your first time ever coming across a particular firm? If you're feeling bold, just ask - even if it's just a quick email. There are several other factors you should weigh up and research before settling on the person firm that is right for y...


Fieldfisher LLP Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester & London: A very encouraging mix of experience alongside new blood eager to prove themselves. But Fieldfisher actually list their achievements with links including Legal Business Awards 'Law Firm of the Year', Solicitors Journal 'Personal Injury Firm of the Year', and a 'Top Tier ...


Fair Result Ltd Divorce Settlement Mediation Services in Leicester: In other words if you want a fight and to make each other suffer as much as possible on the way out of a marraige - they can't help you. On the plus side though, the people working at the firm have both professional and (according to their About Us page) personal ex...

Dylan Nair Solicitors Ltd in Preston, Lancashire: The problem is mostly with property matters and conveyancing as https: www.clc-uk.org watch-out-for-conveyancing-fraud " fraudsters have managed to scam multi-millions< a> out of people buying selling a home. class="infoquote "We understand you place a great ...


Education Law Service Ltd - Special Educational Needs Lawyer in London: Criminal Injury and Uninsured Driver cases are often like this because they involved pursuing money from the government. Some are less obliging offering just 15 minutes over the phone to help decide if it's a case they can handle and quote you for doing the work. For example...


DV Solicitors (Deo Volente Legal LLP) Law Firm in Bedford & Luton: DV Solicitors have other positive points. For example their Blog section is not just another excuse to push out extra sales pitches. class="infoquote "We create value for our clients, our people and our community"< div> If you https: solicitors.lawsociet...


DFA Law LLP Solicitors in Northampton: Always a good sign. For larger life-changing matters, maybe not. For legal matters though, a handful of comments by clients who may have not had anything like the issues you're looking to resolve - is that enough? For making a quick Will, maybe. So do the independent review...


CEL Solicitors in Liverpool - Housing Disrepair, Knotweed, & Data Breach Claims: We should know - we've been flicking through dozens of them daily for over twenty years . That's because legal professionals and law firms are not quite the same as your local restaurant, supermarket, or hairdresser. It's always great to have options and many of those ...


Catteralls Solicitors in Wakefield: class="infoquote "Our highly skilled team are specialist solicitors who cover family law, child-care, wills & probate, litigation & disputes, as well as employment law, and many more."< div> These sorts of statements are the ones we usually advise people to pay cl...


Branch Austin LLP Solicitors in Mayfair, London: That's just ... But make sure never to discuss payments via email.. When you accidentally type the wrong address into your browser bar , you can be taken to a fake site easily. class="infoquote "For us, our clients are not just another case number or file"< div>...


BLZ Solicitors NIHL, PPI & Immigration Lawyers in Stockport: That's something to watch for especially with property matters as scammers contact clients telling them deposits need to be made to different bank accounts. One solicitor has experience with the immigration process whilst the other originally worked for the 'enemy' - i...


Bilkus and Boyle Solicitors & Estate Agents in Glasgow: So when we say B&B have a very positive rating, that's actually quite an accomplishment for a firm dealing with property matters. So where else can you search? class="infoquote "... Fortunately there are resources online to help you distinguish between them a littl...


Aspire Licensing & Administrative Services in Whitley Bay, Newcastle: For cases such as Motor Offenses or a Personal Injury, absolutely we would recommend a firm that is clearly a law office. class="infoquote "Our advisors have over 10 years' experience of dealing with licensing and gaming applications and have a thorough understanding o...


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 "Our efficient legal specialists will make sure to keep you fully informed at every stage, respond immediately to all your queries and consult you before arising at any ...


Argue & Co Legal - Allan Argue Personal Injury Solicitor in Glasgow: i.e. We've seen a criminal defense firm insulted for not taking someone's divorce case. But they really don't. But not exactly what most people expect when calling. class="infoquote "We offer a FREE initial consultation"< div> Again, free consultations are someth...


APS Legal & Associates Ltd - Will Advisors and Assured Probate Services: As far as we're aware their aren't a lot of scams going where people try to get you to write a will leaving everything to a nigerian prince. property matters). If you don't want to scroll through the whole sales pitch, then just scroll down to the bottom of any page. c...


Apprise Legal Services - Wills, Trusts, Probate & Estate Planning in Sutton Coldfield: Thirty years ago a same sex civil partnership each life-insured with ex-partners and an adopted child would have been inconceivable. For Wills and Probate matters, many people can genuinely be fine with just a bog-standard template that a junior staff member helps you fill...


Antony Hodari Solicitors Housing Disrepair Specialists in Manchester: The only common typo we saw in our logs was for www.anthonyhodari.co.uk with an 'h' in the first name. Antony Hodari's claims in the snippet above were taken from their front page and are much more believable and can be checked on too. There are several others within that ra...


Allsop Durn Solicitors in Ruislip: allsop-durn) domains are unlikely to be common mistypes so there are no real security concerns there . You certainly don't want a firm that treats legal matters the same as they did 30 years ago. I didnít know solicitors could have a sense of humour" "Mark Goreham, was...


Aina Khan Law Ltd - Family Law Solicitors in Broxbourne, London: My first lawyer said he was beyond reach of the English court as all our assets were abroad. It can also really help with firms that make statements such as '20 years of experience within the firm'. If a firm does not clarify their expertise and experience on their web...


Aconveyancing Ltd in Tamworth & Shirley (Solihull): Such as when looking up news articles they had been quoted in. made for a very smooth stress free experience" "Always professional and thorough, always prompt in their response."< div> Despite us saying conveyancers get a lot of negative comments, this is always un...


ABS Lawyers Ltd Solicitors in Corby & Maghull, Liverpool: There should therefore be no confusion there, but currently most of the common error typo variations we would expect such as www.abslaw.co.uk, www.abslawyer.co.uk, or www.abssolicitors.co.uk .com are not owned by anyone. class="infoquote "if someone wants to fight ...


5 Essex Court Chambers & Partners - Barristers in London: Until recently, the public didn't have any say in this. class="infoquote "One phrase crops up repeatedly when describing the work at civil law chambers 5 Essex Court ― 'high-profile'."< div> That's the opener of a review by https: www.legalcheek.com chambe...


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