Finding Legal Help When Things Go Wrong

Even though we've just said that you don't actually have to pay an accident claim solicitor for services and that no-one would use their insurer's appointed solicitor to sue the insurance company - there is a side to legal assistance cover provided by insurers that might actually be useful. Again, not many people bother to read what's actually included or even check when stuff comes up. But for most policies the included legal assistance will cover non-car related matters as well such as home insurance claims, family law, business disputes and more. There will obviously be limits but make sure to read up and check just in case. They'll be betting on most people not noticing, as I'm sure that if everyone in the UK starting phoning up for free legal help every time they needed it - the insurer/solicitor would go bust pretty quick:

White Collar Legal & Admin Ltd in Wirral, Merseyside: Providing Accessible and Affordable Legal Services to All. Typical Rate: £44 per hour, inc VAT."< div> It's written in large print, right at the top of the main page. It's the kind of thing that, when you see it, you suddenly want a law passed so that every law firm h...


Trust Inheritance Ltd Wills, Probate & Estate Planning in Weston-Super-Mare: Another thing that should be mentioned though is the level of alternate and individual services Trust Inheritance Ltd provide from their site. For many case types people absolutely want a niche firm such as for Motor Offences, Immigration or Debt Recovery. You can turn to th...


Thorpe Wilson Ltd Solicitors in Rochdale: But it's not the right name. But as there are always plenty of forums for clients to express their opinions, we try to help by offering extra information, links and perspective on each law firm. We would also recommend bookmarking the website if you plan on coming back t...


The Johnson Partnership Solicitors in Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster & Derby: Whilst many of the firm's clients will be innocent and just good people caught in bad situations, they will have a huge amount of clients that are not nice people at all. Unfortunately, there are quite a few "The Johnson Partnership"'s going about. class="infoquote "W...


The Injury Solicitor Ltd - Road Accident Claims in Salford, Manchester: But these differences should definitely be explained clearly by the firm you are thinking of going with. But such ancient founding claims are really just marketing ploys. But the start date of any law firm is not the same as having experience. This includes leaders in their...


Taborns Legal Business - Will Taborn Ltd in London: A last word from Taborns: class="infoquote "Taborns is a legal business with over 25 years experience in legal and business services. These are not light-hearted pandering titles. On top of that, the cheaper service may be a legal professional that handles nothing but ...


Simons Rodkin Solicitors LLP in London, Finchley & Hatfield: But as our poll from a couple of years ago indicated - many of you don't trust company testimonials. Thankfully, if the firm you're interested in is based within England or Wales they are most likely registered with the national Law Society. Simons Rodkin Solicitors clearly...


Serious Law LLP - Serious Injury Law Solicitors in Bolton: However Serious Law really do tick a lot of boxes. John Sherrington qualified in 1985, Timothy Walters in 1997, Jerard Knott in 2002, and right up to Rebecca Hilton in 2017. Even if it's just to complain about missing contact details on individual team pages or a lack of exp...


The Search Bureau from Premier Searches Ltd - UK Conveyancing Search Provider: So sadly there isn't a lot of independent comments floating around on the third party forums such as Google, Yelp, Yell, Trustpilot, etc. Have they done so? We've found that most companies that service actual law firms tend not to have publicly available reviews about them...

Education Law Service Ltd - Special Educational Needs Lawyer in London: For example: class="infoquote • "Making formal written representations to persuade a Local Authority to carry out an assessment" • "Challenging a refusal to assess before the Special Educational Needs Tribunal" • "Reviewing a draft Education Health a...


SBW Law Ltd - Solicitors in Liverpool: The official website we link to on this page is www.sbwlaw.co.uk and currently www.sbwlaw.com is owned by a firm in the USA - so there should be no real confusion there. But there are some statements which may say more than you think. class="infoquote "SBW Law Limited ...


RSR Law Ltd in Croydon: The quirks and matching ideals didn't hurt either. Our regular section on navigation will be longer than usual for this piece though. If we believe there is a strong possibility of success we will offer No Win No Fee ... Specialist Solicitor." with statements on how eac...


Reid Black Solicitors Ltd in Belfast, Antrim & Ballyclare: Having started back in 1999, we obviously put more focus on building up a database of firms based on higher population areas first. Reid Black clearly want to help people seek redress over such Military matters. We only started reviewing and writing about law firms in Nort...


Redwood Collections Ltd - Debt Recovery Services based in Croydon: VERY fast turnaround ..." "I had a long standing debt that I could not get paid. There aren't too many possible variants to worry about and scammers tend to target other legal matters such as property and wills anyway so no concerns to raise here. Naturally, many of the...


RD Costings Ltd - Criminal Injury Claims based in Portishead: (Your solicitor needs to get paid, right?) However your solicitor will typically already be recovering their fees and expenses from the third party. There is a big difference between a firm that says "no win, no fee" and "100% compensation guaranteed" . When you see...


Pump Court Chambers Direct Access Barristers in London, Swindon & Winchester: So choosing one is just as much a point of discernment as any other law firm selection. Even if someone phones you up asking about money, don't be afraid to politely decline and ring the firm back on the official number you have. Huge numbers of them state they provide their...


Penn Chambers Ltd - Solicitors in London: If you use up the hour asking questions you could have had the answers to for free online - then that's money down the drain. Just the fact they kick it off with "We know it is boring, but we have to do it" really matched our own sensibilities. At a very difficult time he re...


Penerley Commercial Lawyers in Islington, London: Never discuss bank details via email with anyone. 'Less-stuffy' is a phrase we're seeing pop up more and more in newer firm's sales pitches about their services. Only five years ago one lawyer said to us 'that internet? no we don't do that' when we asked about their online...


OTS Solicitors Ltd Immigration & Family Law in London, UK: A mix of well experienced staff alongside new blood eager to prove themselves within the firm and to their clients is always a good sign. A quick note on navigation. So not to be sneezed at. But we absolutely would not state that a firm that has not been asked to quote...


OJ Solicitors Ltd English & Romanian Solicitors in Glasgow: However www.ojsolicitors.co.uk is owned by a different firm. (Though it naturally pains me to admit such a thing!) The Law Society for England Wales will provide individual information pages with a huge range of details such as all the solicitors within a firm, their qualifi...


NV Legal Ltd Personal Injury Solicitors in Watford: They're mostly https: www.theguardian.com money 2019 aug 24 the-45000-deposit-for-our-first-home-was-stolen-and-the-banks-did-nothing" aimed at property matters< a>. It's quite common for firms to use marketing jargon to obscure their real experience levels. To ensure the...


MTA Personal Injury Solicitors LLP in Bromley, Kent - Greater London: We certainly don't operate a 'cram everyone in' type of directory. It could be that the firm offers a service in a very different way, or for a remarkably different cost, or have international offices (e.g. class="infoquote "Local, friendly, experts. However, it ...


MGBe Legal Immigration Lawyers in London: The list official recommendations for using MGBe Legal are therefore quite high. class="infoquote "Iíve been so lucky to find such an extraordinary professionalism and human availability, in helping me for several video calls, even the day before Xmas, for applying a...


McEwan Fraser Legal Property Conveyancing in Edinburgh, Aberdeen & Inverness: As the firm deals with property matters, this raises the possibility of scams which are on the rise despite the https: www.telegraph.co.uk money consumer-affairs property-sellers-warned-not-to-email-solicitors-we-lost-204000 " huge number of news articles< a> and war...


Mason Bullock CCJ & Employment Solicitors in Coventry: When it comes to personal injury it seems that many solicitors are just pushing clients through, taking a cut of the compensation cheque, and that's it. Did that mean we skipped over the usual checks? Of course not. That brings us to a quick note about navigation. So it's al...


Alexander JLO Solicitors - AJLO in London, Birmingham, Chelmsford, Norwich & Liverpool: Accredited legal professionals undergo a rigorous process including demonstrating extensive experience, expertise and high standards of practice. However one thing they do (which we don't) that could be very helpful - is allow clients to leave reviews on each firm. If you ...


Linkilaw Solicitors Ltd: A few new types of business law firm have started emerging to fill this perceived "gap". Many people can also get it entirely wrong. The site is https so should be secure for entering your personal information into their contact forms. Chances are most review sites will...


Lindsays Solicitors Offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dundee: Why people fall so easy for this we'll try and put together an article on later. Whenever we consider a firm for adding to our network there are several checks we perform to ensure we're not recommending a fraudulent or fake firm. Hopefully we've given you a few...


Levins Solicitors in Huyton, Liverpool: If you've read some of our other articles though, you'll hopefully know that such being the case doesn't always result in a wholly favourable review piece. For example, https: www.lbc.co.uk news manchester-students-police-flat-random-checks-party-covid-rules " they were a...


Leech & Co Solicitors Ltd in Manchester: Certainly as you can't have a web address containing an ampersand (&), any "& Co" firm will need to use the expanded 'leechandco' style. There are so many variants and we didn't even scratch the surface. Why is all that relevant? To make the point that even with a...


Lawcomm Solicitors Services in Fareham, Whiteley & London: Another stated how they had been serving the local community for over a hundred years simply because they bought the building from a longer established firm. Lawcomm should also get a couple of thumbs up for having a proper Blog section. When searching for reviews and...


Kudos Legal Ltd Solicitors in Glasgow and Preston: A lot of staff being mentioned by name in the reviews too. A 1-year-old law firm could have a 40-year-experienced solicitor on it's staff. The website www.kudoslegalservices.co.uk popped up some searches we tried but that is for the alternative firm we mentioned before. So...


Kings View Chambers, London with Stephen McCaffrey & Catherine Stock: Prior to practice at the Bar he worked in a criminal defence firm covering difficult cases. Whilst the firm's two barristers, Stephen McCaffrey and Catherine Stock, have over 20 year's experience between them - there's very little history to cover when it comes to th...


Kings Court Trust Ltd Probate Services based in Bristol: Usually late at night on their tablet. They're what's called an Alternative Business Structure (ABS). But they also highlight their online case tracking service - Insight. As their Chief Executive said: class="infoquote "We're not a law firm. We had to crawl the web to...


Joanna Connolly Solicitors in Liverpool, Merseyside: They also deal with setting aside statutory demands over consumer credit agreements where goods and services have been purchased using credit. On top of that, they offer advice and services relating to Will Disputes, Inheritance Act Claims, Personal Insolvency, Employme...


Jarmans Solicitors Ltd in Sittingbourne, Kent & Chancery Lane, London: Unfortunately most solicitors are fond of vague and adjective-filled praise devoid of any useful information. But yes, overall the positive feedback about Jarmans lawyers continues on third party sites leading on from their own testimonials: class="infoquote •...


IWC Estate Planning & Management Ltd - Probate & Will Services in Croydon, Bristol & Braintree: There are very specific pieces such as "The Chain of Representation" or "A Precatory Trust". You have to be pretty confident in your customer service to do such a thing when it comes to legal matters. class="infoquote "There are various of ways to contact us, includ...


Ian Mallon Solicitors Ltd in Newry and Dublin: A last word to sum up from the firm themselves: class="infoquote "Whether you are a company or an individual and need legal advice Ė the best way to find out how we can help is to contact us."< div>. A quick note on navigation. Over the past 20+ years of wor...


R James Hutcheon Solicitors - Law Firm in Liverpool: Our services are often innovative and intuitive to meet the demands and needs of today's more sophisticated clients who require legal help on specific issues."< div> Every law firm has these kinds of phrases and sales-pitches across their website. We didn't notice any ...


Howe + Co Solicitors in Brentford, London: The official website we link to above is www.howe.co.uk, with www.howe.com taking you to a design company in the USA. One thing you rarely see in relation to UK law firms is an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to them. If you https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk office...

Robin Somerville Direct Access Barrister & Mediator in Barnet, Greater London: The fact Robin has decided to focus on an area he knows from personal experience as a three-time business owner, can only exponentially increase the experience and expertise he can bring to the table. In fact, across every site we checked we did not find a single ne...


HJA.net - Hodge Jones & Allen LLP Solicitors in London: First off is the roots of the firm which started as duty solicitors at police stations in the poorest parts of London. Even if youíre not sure that your circumstances warrant legal action, itís always worth discussing the matter with a member of our team to see what y...


Helix Law Ltd - Solicitors in Brighton & Eastbourne: If you factor in possible common errors we've already seen such as 'helixlegal', 'helixsolicitors' and even more once you start on hyphens - it's not worth the risk. www.helix-law.com certainly redirects to the UK version, but www.helixlaw.com is owned by someone else. This ...


HH Law Ltd - Hampson Hughes Solicitors in Liverpool: Whilst mostly conveyancing firms get targetted by scammers, you never know what's around the corner.. Not by a larger cheque. From Ian Troop and Carlos Lopez (both qualified in 2000), to Paul Hampson (2005) and Gary Doward (2019) it's a good sign of tempered experience mixed...


GloverPriest Solicitors Ltd in Birmingham (Great Barr), Stourbridge, Wellingborough & Tamworth: So seeing direct contact details for solicitors on the Glover Priest's site and text about solicitors dealing with matters from start to finish - is encouraging . On the subject of reviews, you may find it a bit more difficult than usual to flick through third party re...


Frank Rogers Law Ltd - Motoring Offence Solicitor in Birkenhead: You can usually look up the qualification dates and expertise of most solicitors on The Law Socienty's website. Also keep an eye out for whether a firm offers a free consultation with the actual qualified solicitor who may be running your case . Make sure to find...


Fieldfisher LLP Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester & London: class="infoquote "For more than 30 years, we have helped thousands of people recover compensation for their injuries and illnesses."< div> This is something you'll see on most firm's sites. The main site we link to above is www.fieldfisher.com with www.fieldfisher...


Hammond Trotter Solicitors Ltd | Motor Offence Lawyers in Manchester & London: As Hammond Trotter continuously repeat on their site though - time is of the essence . We're reading solicitor's websites daily. 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 o...


Driscoll Kingston Solicitors in Liverpool: There is still some confusion with 0845, 0300, 0333 and so on but we know of no network that charges for 0800 numbers any more. class="infoquote "We understand that the claims process can be overwhelming and stressful; Driscoll Kingston Solicitors aim to take the stre...


DFA Law LLP Solicitors in Northampton: So how do we know DFA Law have experience staff? Most legal professionals are signed up to a local Law Society. For larger life-changing matters, maybe not. Luckily there are a lot more resources online to help choose a law firm than is probably known to most people. ...


CSL Law Ltd Solicitors in Croydon: But we also check links, phone numbers, and general reputations of our network firms over time. He is also a specialist in relation to children matters including contact and residence."< div> He is also a member of http: www.resolution.org.uk" Resolution< a> - an org...


CFG Law Personal Injury Solicitors in Cheadle, Greater Manchester: He has extensive experience, built up over the past 20 years, of helping catastrophically injured clients and their families."< div> There are three lawyers in my family, and if you lined us all up - I'm willing to bet most people could tell which three they are. We'r...


Catteralls Solicitors in Wakefield: We did see the name 'Catterall Pell & Moxon' popping up, a branding that no longer operates. That's surely a very good sign. You'll note that they have solicitors that have qualified in every decade from the past 40 years including Philip Lisle who qualified in 1981, Juli...


Briffa Legal Ltd Intellectual Property (IP) Solicitors in London: However, no firm gets to dictate what we write in their review or make changes unless we've made a factual error. Roughly it's about half and half right now. Whatever you do, don't go to www.briffalaw.com (just don't) and the most common misspelling www.brifa.com and .co.uk ...


Bilkus and Boyle Solicitors & Estate Agents in Glasgow: we are proud to serve the community and clients all over Scotland, UK and abroad"< div> These days there are dozens of review forums online such as Google Reviews, Yelp, Trustpilot, Yell, etc. Never discuss payment or bank details via email. Whilst the firm's name is u...


AWH Legal Ltd - AWH Solicitors in Manchester & Blackburn: Apparently a local council leader and an MP attended the grand opening of the new merged office. They can also be independently verified with each organisation. But you'll never a find a firm that has everything. For example, their staff profile pages are heavy on the person...


Avery & Walters Ltd - Solicitors in Leeds & Harrogate: For example, a firm that states 'founded in 1883' could simply have bought the brand name or have found some really tenous family links with one of their staff. Avery Walters on the other hand was a firm we identified as one we'd like to have on the network and actually ...


Auto Logistic Solutions Ltd - Vehicle Accident Management: class="infoquote "With 12,000 incidents happening every day, accidents happen more often than you think. Other than that, the site talks alot about https: www.get4sight.co.uk " their 4Sight app< a> which turns your phone into a dash cam. That doesn't mean the 18 ye...


Aspire Licensing & Administrative Services in Whitley Bay, Newcastle: People have given away millions each year to fraudsters. Aspire Licensing point this out themselves as well stating they have: class="infoquote "... Certainly we can't think of one that's more niche off-hand, but we've been doing this for over twenty years now. Much mo...


Asghar & Co Ltd Solicitors in Southall & Slough: A bold move for sure. So what are people saying on the public forums? class="infoquote "Staff are extremely professional, knowledgeable and responsive." "very good communication despite the language barrier, full of professionalism in dealing with cases" "A...


APS Legal & Associates Ltd - Will Advisors and Assured Probate Services: But still pay attention to the links you click and remember that email addresses can be faked quite easily. class="infoquote "With over 500 Associates nationwide, all of our Associates and in-house staff are fully qualified in advising on will writing, Lasting Powers ...


Apprise Legal Services - Wills, Trusts, Probate & Estate Planning in Sutton Coldfield: fully explained in easy to understand terms the various options available. We would therefore recommend bookmarking the correct site once you're on it just to make sure. Don't just look at an average rating and judge by that. https: www.lawsociety.org.uk " The Law ...


Allsop Durn Solicitors in Ruislip: Godfrey Newman qualified in 1979, David Durn in 1999, right up to Tracy Murgatroyd in 2014. really.) So always put the star ratings into context by reading the comments that go with. We're sad to say that our own native (Scottish) Law Society could learn a thing or two fro...


Aina Khan Law Ltd - Family Law Solicitors in Broxbourne, London: Normally we don't refer to a firm's own testimonials. While looking around for information about this firm you may see references to both Aina Khan Solicitors and Aina Khan Law Ltd. Founder & Director of Register Our Marriage campaign for marriage law reform. For all we know...


Aconveyancing Ltd in Tamworth & Shirley (Solihull): Often all the on the same day. No matter which you use such as Google, Yelp, Yell.com, or Trustpilot - the majority of firms dealing with property sales will have a wealth of negative reviews. Such as when looking up news articles they had been quoted in. However we have see...


5 Essex Court Chambers & Partners - Barristers in London: To have such a great industry reputation certainly puts them head and shoulders above many whilst you're making a decision about which firm you should use for your own case. With barristers you'll also find they tend to specialise much more niche-ly than solicitors. P...


33 Legal Ltd | Claim Services in Preston & Manchester: No really!) The majority of the text on any law firm's website is going to sound similar to the next. 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 old firm. ...


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