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:

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Youngs Solicitors - Young & Co Solicitors Ltd in Longton (Stoke on Trent): class="infoquote "We pride ourselves in putting the client interest at the heart of everything we do."< div> Every law firm will make statements like this but really most people want to see prior client comments to find out whether they felt 'put at the heart o...


TSABI Ltd - The Solicitors Advocates & Barristers Inc in Southall, London & Slough: A mix of older, wiser 'mentors' along with the hungrier, younger generation is always a good idea for any firm . So just pay attention to where you are and what you type in. Why is that important? Because we've mostly found that only smaller, newer firms tend to...


Trust Inheritance Ltd Wills, Probate & Estate Planning in Weston-Super-Mare: The official site we link to above is https secure for entering your details in contact forms and is located at www.trustinheritance.com, with www.trustinheritance.co.uk redirecting you there just fine. On this occasion it shows there is good mix of seasoned expertise...


Trojan Solicitors Ltd Immigration & Family Law in London: This firm does list customer testimonials on their website: class="infoquote "first class service, excellent interpersonal skills, highly analytical" "They always advised me of the perfect route" "thorough professionalism throughout our case so far"< div> ...


Thorpe Wilson Ltd Solicitors in Rochdale: However a poll we ran a couple of years ago indicated that most people don't trust company's own testimonials anyway. The firm's website is https secure for submitting your details via the online form. when there is only one actual qualified solicitor at that firm to h...


The Injury Solicitor Ltd - Road Accident Claims in Salford, Manchester: If you're ever in doubt, the various Law Society databases are a great resource. As mentioned in the news article, the main solicitor Elena Manukyan: class="infoquote "trained, qualified and became one of the youngest partners at previous personal injury firm"< div> ...


Taylor Price Legal Ltd - Solicitors in Leeds & Levenshulme (Manchester): For example, if you saw a negative review for Burger King saying 'they wouldn't sell me a pizza!' - you'd think the reviewer was nuts and ignore it. But there are still plenty of lawyers charging fees right from the start for other case types. . Legal professionals are trea...


Swain & Co Solicitors Ltd in Southampton, Liverpool & Havant: Testimonials always look different from third party review site comments because they are typically a page of positive-only messages from people the firm have hand chosen. Since the 90s the government has gutted the Legal Aid system reducing the number of people that can use...

My Law Matters from Fentimans - Solicitors in Wolverhampton, Manchester, Solihull & Waltham Cross: Of course, even when firms do this they typically only copy the positive reviews to paste on their own website. Sometimes they end up pushing the original name into the background in favour of the new branding. It can therefore be a good idea not to type important web addr...


Stenfield Ltd Solicitors in Norwich & Harrow on the Hill, London: Searching for the current branding of 'stenfield solicitors' will typically bring up the correct site. We have niche practices, specialist consultants, barristers, and even non-law-firm related solutions to some problems such as debt or will writing. Never discuss payments ...


Simons Rodkin Solicitors LLP in London, Finchley & Hatfield: However, we also have experienced consultants in other areas of law."< div> Most firms will have some sales-pitch statement like this on their website about how great their lawyers are. class="infoquote "Your problems are our business. We will consider fixed fees...


Springle & Co Solicitors Estate Planning Wills & Probate in North Shields, Tyne and Wear: Every client relationship matters to us."< div> Springle & Co is registered with The Law Society of England & Wales and if you https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk office 632150 springle-co-solicitors" check out the page< a> on any given firm you'll be shown their loc...


Simper Law Ltd - Solicitors in Norwich & Great Yarmouth: class="infoquote "our practice has quickly gained a good reputation within the legal world"< div> In most industries these days people praise the 'new'. The firm name is Simper Law Ltd and most branding follows that style. We've also seen several negative ratings ...


The Search Bureau from Premier Searches Ltd - UK Conveyancing Search Provider: They've partnered with some of the leading industry firms such as Landmark Information Group who ensure conveyancers meet their regulatory requirements. We think it's fair to say though that after 12+ years of them being in business, with the relationships they h...


Robin Somerville Direct Access Barrister & Mediator in Barnet, Greater London: Direct Access is something barristers have to apply for and be qualified to offer. However, we couldn't get it to work. 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 ti...


Reynolds Macdonald Solicitors in Hackney: Today's piece will be no exception and reading through the information for Reynolds Macdonald Solicitors provides ample opportunity to discuss common threads. A quick note on navigation as the firm branding is mainly 'Reynolds Macdonald Solicitors' but the web address...

ULA Solicitors Ltd - Law Firm in London: Ever since the '90s the government has been stripping away what Legal Aid covers and the amount a solicitor can earn under it's scheme. We recently found out consumers also actually enjoy such articles about previous cases a firm has handled. Those clients then simply transf...


Richmond Legal Ltd Solicitors in Middleton, Manchester: So when you see a law firm with only a handful or even zero reviews, just bear that in mind and don't take it as a negative sign . For example they state the lead solicitor, Suhail Ahmad, qualified as a solicitor in 1998 . One good way to check up on a law firm or an ...


Reid Black Solicitors Ltd in Belfast, Antrim & Ballyclare: Alongside Criminal Injuries, Untraced Drivers and Medical Negligence matters - Military Claims can take a long time, be less likely to suceed, and pay out much less for both the client and the solicitor. Millions of pounds a year https: www.irishnews.com news northernirela...


RD Costings Ltd - Criminal Injury Claims based in Portishead: It's not something most place high priority on getting. 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 t...


Pump Court Chambers Direct Access Barristers in London, Swindon & Winchester: Prior to this new setup, quite often the first time a client would meet their barrister is about 10 minutes before walking into the court room. So how can you work out the best one for you between the lines? class="infoquote "Our barristers and clerks are approachable,...


Penerley Commercial Lawyers in Islington, London: The official site we link to above is www.penerley.co.uk and www.penerley.com redirects you there as well. Penerleys only had three online reviews that we saw after digging through Google, Yell, Yelp and Trustpilot. class="infoquote "Our lawyers are experienced ...


Pacific Law Estate Planning Solicitors in Manchester: At the moment www.pacificlaw.com is owned by a firm in the US. You are just as likely to get a one year qualified solicitor from an ancient brand as you are to get a forty year experienced lawyer that joined a new legal practice starting up in their area. ​ class=...


OTS Solicitors Ltd Immigration & Family Law in London, UK: However there are some firms that may look like they cover many areas of law but are still 'specialists'. There are quite a few ways to check the differences between firms though. For example, many do not state which awards have been won. One last word from the fir...


OneLaw Chambers - Solicitors, Barristers & Advocates in London: class="infoquote "ONELAW CHAMBERS will respond to your calls and e-mails promptly."< div> A quick note on navigation to ensure you get through to and always revisit the correct firm. So how do you know which ones are experienced, qualified, and right for you? The...


NV Legal Ltd Personal Injury Solicitors in Watford: NV Legal are with The Law Society of England & Wales which actually has one of the best society websites we've seen . We've seen plenty of people complain about firms where you don't even get to speak to your solicitor directly. Last year we worked heavily with rehabilitati...


Milners Law LLP Solicitors in Leeds, Harrogate & Pontefract: That's great because that is who https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk office 393193 milners" this firm is listed with< a>. Were flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs."< div> That's a quote from the Milners' Law website. So minimal or...


Michael Leighton Jones Solicitors in Bargoed & Tredomen, Wales: Some even use identical images of people in suits smiling and shaking hands. They are good words. When you are flicking through law firm reviews remember that people are far less likely to share their feelings about their messy divorce than they are about the restaurant they...


MGBe Legal Immigration Lawyers in London: If you check out https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk person 47870 maria-gabriella-bettiga" the page for< a> the firm's main immigration solicitor, Gabriella Bettiga, for example - you'll see that she does indeed specialise in a huge range of immigration matters . ...


Mckie Legal Solicitors in Penrith & St Helens (ConnectMeToaLawyer Ltd): So make sure to read actual comments of any reviews when it comes to lawyers rather than just flicking through star ratings. Normally we would have a mini-rant about 'protecting clients from scammers', but that's not really necessary here. A good resource we always recomm...


McEwan Fraser Legal Property Conveyancing in Edinburgh, Aberdeen & Inverness: class="infoquote "Open weekdays from 8am - Midnight and 9am - 10pm on Saturday and Sunday."< div> Again, another thing which the legal industry is very, very slowly changing and which we have advocated for so long - a move away from the 9am-5pm Mon-Fri only hour...


Mason Bullock CCJ & Employment Solicitors in Coventry: Typically we research a firm completely unbias and make the decision based on several factors such as their setup, case range, reviews, standing with the relevant regulatory bodies, and so on. When many of those clients would have benefited more from psychological treateme...


Linkilaw Solicitors Ltd: On this occasion the alternate www.linkilaw.co.uk does not link to the main site. The site is https so should be secure for entering your personal information into their contact forms. So you may not be able to see reviews under the new name on the usual sites like Goog...


Lindsays Solicitors Offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dundee: Most of the time it's just simply a fake email to clients telling them to send their house deposit to the fraudsters bank account instead. class="infoquote "They always kept me informed and showed a very professional, yet extremely caring manner" "made a stressful...


Levins Solicitors in Huyton, Liverpool: We've genuinely seen one firm that stated they were 'continuing a 150 year history in the area' based on the fact they'd moved into a building previously occupied by a much older firm. This is complete marketing jargon. We always recommend to never judge a general prac...


Lefevres Law Firm - Litigation Solicitors in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Aberdeen: Either way, just be aware of which site you are on when searching the web and never discuss payments via email. . At 1to1Legal we try to get a varied selection of options for people to choose from. It now applies to very few case types, even fewer people, and pays out far...


KRS Estate Planning Ltd - Will & Probate Advice in Leicester: "I" have a vast amount of experience. (Those are some of the more common complaints we see about law firms in general on the web.) class="infoquote "A very caring gentleman who took time out during his day to meet mum and I to sign the relevant paperwork" "The pr...


Khan Law - Raees Khan Personal Injury Solicitor in Glasgow: A firm can be a specialist by targeting just single area of law. Using an experienced lawyer who takes 20% of a £5000 hard fought win is better than having a less expert lawyer take 0% of a £2000 settlement. In fact the number of firms claiming to be 'award-w...


Jacobs Law Solicitors: There are other lawyers in the UK using Jacob in the name. The practice of claiming an "established in 1881" foundation is something common to such professional areas including law, accounting, and journalism. The obvious idea they try to stick in your head is tha...


Ian Mallon Solicitors Ltd in Newry and Dublin: He attended the Institute of Professional Legal Studies Belfast in 2001 and was admitted as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland in 2002 and in the Republic of Ireland in 2003. The goal of 1to1Legal is not to create a massive directory of law firms with as many crammed in as poss...


Howe + Co Solicitors in Brentford, London: Howe & Co are registered with The Law Society of England & Wales which is a great resource offering a huge amount of information to users. So it's always best to actually read the comments themselves and company responses if available rather than just flicking through star...


HooperHyde Business Law Solicitors in Solihull: That's very clear and easy to understand. There are national, county, city, and even case specific societies which legal professionals can join. Unfortunately that's not always easy when it comes to law firms. At the time of writing we couldn't find any reviews on the regul...


Hawkridge & Company - Hawk Law Solicitors in Gillingham, Medway: The most useful of these are the qualification dates of the solicitors at each firm which are made available publicly. It's definitely something to keep in mind whenever you're checking for reviews about any firm that handles property matters. Always make sure you're on th...


Fulton's Solicitors & Estate Agents in Clarkston & Mount Florida, Glasgow: Of course many firms post testimonials themselves on their site. No, really. (10x3=30) So do pay attention to wording. The biggest conveyancer in the UK which we reviewed last week has a Google rating of just 3.1 stars at the time of writing. There were the expected negative...


Frazer Coogans Ltd - Solicitors in Ayr, Prestwick & Glasgow: Unfortunately, the Law Society for Scotland's website is nowhere near as good as it's English Welsh counterpart when it comes to user side data. Unlike tech companies , food outlets, streaming services, or practically any company these days where the newer they are th...


Fieldfisher LLP Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester & London: For all we know, it could have been an award for best logo design. However, there was a weird selection of negative comments spanning a one month period on one of the independent review sites. class="infoquote "We are renowned for our expertise in handling mesotheliom...


Fair Result Ltd Divorce Settlement Mediation Services in Leicester: As mentioned before, we've been at this for over twenty years and we've not seen a proposition like theirs in the past. Clients receive emails stating that the bank details for their deposit have changed and they apparently go ahead and send tens of thousands of pounds ...


Education Law Service Ltd - Special Educational Needs Lawyer in London: We've seen quite a few lawyers offering a full hour's face to face consultation to discuss your case for free. 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...


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. Just remember that 'no win, no fee' and '100% compensatio...


DV Solicitors (Deo Volente Legal LLP) Law Firm in Bedford & Luton: One last snippet from the firm's site: class="infoquote "We are here to offer all the expertise and support you will need"< div>. The official website we link to above is www.dvsolicitors.com and at the time of writing www.dvsolicitors.co.uk also redirects you there. N...


DisrepairClaim.co.uk - Housing Disrepair Claims Company based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire: The second means that there are no fees to pay whether you win OR lose. for damaged belongings, such as clothes and electrical equipment ... That means they do not have solicitors on staff but will take your details, discuss your case, then find a solicitor from their own p...


DFA Law LLP Solicitors in Northampton: DFA Law are with The Law Society of England & Wales and if you https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk office 466115 dfa-law-llp" check the page about them< a> on the organisation's website - you'll be provided with quite a bit of information. Alternative contact details, oth...


David Stinson & Co Personal Injury Solicitors in Aylesford, Kent: So what experience is available at David Stinson & Co? Luckily The Law Society of England & Wales is a great resource for getting this kind of information. As mentioned before, having different trading names within one law firm is quite common if the practice wishes t...


Cooks Solicitors in Newcastle under Lyme & Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire: class="infoquote "We have been in business in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire for over twenty-eight years"< div> This may not seem like an important sentence to most regular clients looking for a solicitor. Then their client goes on the web to complain about i...


CEL Solicitors in Liverpool - Housing Disrepair, Knotweed, & Data Breach Claims: But it can get confusing for those stepping into the arena for the first time. Certainly CEL Solicitors have a wide range of positive reviews : class="infoquote "they really did carry out what they intended to and I am very happing with what was achieved" "Now ha...


Catteralls Solicitors in Wakefield: The brand seems to be quite unique and therefore should be easy to find each time you want to come back to it. Whilst getting on with your solicitor and feeling like they genuinely care about you will often be the ultimate final deal breaker, there is a lot of resear...


QualitySolicitors Burton & Co in Lincoln & Sleaford: An enviable group of staff to have at any firm surely? Legal-based or not. So Yates and Co became QualitySolicitors Yates and Co. It doesn't stop there though. We can only assume they think they are complaining about an actual company called 'QualitySolicitors'. A...


Branch Austin McCormick LLP Solicitors in Mayfair, London: If you https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk organisation people 6629 branch-austin-llp?Solicitors=True" check out the page< a> for any firm on the law society's site you can see alternate trading names, other office locations, staff names, languages spoken and (most import...


BLZ Solicitors NIHL, PPI & Immigration Lawyers in Stockport: If you've seen a firm with dozens of solicitors, some with over twenty years experience, across a wide range of case types - will they handle your case (and you personally) with better care than a smaller, newer firm? Is enthusiam for you and your case more important than ex...


Bilkus and Boyle Solicitors & Estate Agents in Glasgow: They may very well assign a one year qualified newbie solicitor to handle your legal matter. But there are plenty of good indicators you may not have noticed between the lines. we are proud to serve the community and clients all over Scotland, UK and abroad"< div> The...


Beers LLP - Solicitors in Kingsbridge & Plymouth, Devon: Very positive with many of them quoting and praising the staff member involved by name. Unlike hairdressers or restaurants, law firms can end up with negative reviews from the side they beat in a case. A quick note on navigation as whilst the firm's name is quite uniq...


Aspire Licensing & Administrative Services in Whitley Bay, Newcastle: There are certainly more quality, cost-effective, and quicker solutions to legal problems these days. People have given away millions each year to fraudsters. In fact, an experienced accountant could cost much less yet be far more effective . A last word from Aspire's own s...


Argue & Co Legal - Allan Argue Personal Injury Solicitor in Glasgow: In this instance you're left to rely on the firm's own about us page: class="infoquote "Allan previously worked for one of Scotland's leading personal injury and employment law specialists, and thereafter moved to one of the U.K's largest personal injury firms; wh...


APS Legal & Associates Ltd - Will Advisors and Assured Probate Services: class="infoquote "APS Legal and Associates are one of the UKs largest and most reputable will writing and estate planning companies."< div> Most websites make claims like this using terms such as "estimated", "possibly", "one of the", "up to" and so on. Typicall...


Antony Hodari Solicitors Housing Disrepair Specialists in Manchester: You might also see claims such as 'combined experience of X years' which simply means all the staff's experience years added together. But we didn't find out the spark that created Antony Hodari. Something you'd want in any company really. They even provide the qualificatio...


Aconveyancing Ltd in Tamworth & Shirley (Solihull): They cover a good range of matters including Right to Buy, New Builds, Shared Ownership, Help to Buy and Part Exchanges. Things moving slower than they'd want, or the client's feeling that their chosen firm could have done more to prevent a certain situation. If someone ca...


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...

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