Points to Consider When Choosing a Solicitor

Points to Consider When Choosing a Solicitor

Whether you’re helping an elderly relative or applying for probate, the services of a good solicitor are invaluable. Choosing the right legal professional can seem daunting but finding a solicitor should be straightforward if you consider the following factors.

What legal advice and services do you need?

Firstly, you need a solicitor who specialises in the aspects of the law that are relevant to your situation, whether it’s personal or business. 

We know that legal jargon can be off-putting, which is why we make our website as transparent as possible. So, choose the services you need and our Everys experts will guide you through the next steps. 

Would you prefer a local solicitor?

You may find that working with a local solicitor is more convenient. You’ll have the opportunity to drop off paperwork in person and find out how your case is progressing. Having a friendly point of contact can be ideal, particularly when you’re dealing with sensitive personal matters. 

On the other hand, many solicitors are currently working hard to deliver their services remotely. There are several legal procedures, including conveyancing, that can be completed entirely online. In addition, we provide a local service with a global reach. So, whether you choose to drop into our Exeter office or any of our other offices, or work with us remotely, you’ll enjoy the same personal touch.

Do you have any idea of the cost?

Legal fees are two words that can immediately make you think the worst. Fortunately, all regulated solicitors are required to publish a pricing structure for their services, so you have an idea upfront about the kind of costs to expect. Of course, no two legal situations are identical, but our transparent pricing is a valuable indicator of what to expect. 

Once you have a rough estimate, you can request a callback so that we can discuss your particular circumstances. This conversation allows us to create a tailor-made quote, so there are no nasty surprises down the line.

Accreditations and expertise

When you choose a solicitor, you need to know they’re professional and trustworthy. Always check for official accreditation and only work with solicitors who are fully regulated through the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We’re also Law Society accredited, and you can find more details of our certification on our website.

Everys have been providing legal advice for over 200 years, and our outstanding teams continually strive for excellence. We can match you with the right solicitor using our Everys Expert search function. In addition, our lawyers have a range of diverse skills, ensuring you see the solicitor who’s right for you.

Make contact

Once you’ve decided on a solicitor, you need to be able to trust them to give you the best advice. Make a phone call to find out exactly how they can help in your situation. We offer a callback service, or you can contact our offices directly or call free on 0800 8840 640.

Some questions to ask include finding out who will handle your case and what additional costs you can expect, if any. Depending on the complexity of your case, you’ll also need to make clear how you prefer to be contacted and find out how often you can expect to be updated. Our polite and professional team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Find a solicitor with Everys

At Everys, we’re here to help make getting legal advice easier. Our expert team of solicitors in Crewkerne, Exeter, Exmouth, Honiton, Seaton, Sidmouth, Taunton and Tiverton have the knowledge and experience to deal with your legal issues, including probate and power of attorney, with sensitivity and professionalism. Contact us today to find a solicitor for you in the South West.