How Do You Choose Your Employment Solicitor?
Choosing the right employment solicitor to help with your work problem can be daunting. Obviously, at Lincs Law Employment Solicitors we would like you to choose us, but whichever firm you decide to instruct, read our guidance below to make sure you make the right choice.
We understand work problems are stressful and affect you, your family and every part of your life. At such a difficult time, making a decision as to where to get the right help just adds to the pressure. The wrong decision can be costly, both in money and time. Again, we would like you to choose us, but even more than that, we want you to get the right help. To do that, you need to ask the questions below:-
Are You Choosing Specialist Employment Law Solicitors?
Employment law is fast paced and ever changing. You need to make sure you are taking your matter to specialists who are fully up to date and are able to assist with your situation. Gone are the days when solicitors could just do a bit of everything, you need someone who spends their full working week dealing with employment law problems. Lincs Law Employment Solicitors are a specialist employment law practice, we simply don’t do anything else.
Does The Employment Law Team Have The Experience To Deal With Your Matter?
Whether you choose a large or small firm is a matter of personal preference. However, an army of conveyancers will be of little use in assisting with your employment matter. You need to make sure the team you trust with your matter has experience you can draw upon to get the right result.
At Lincs Law Employment Solicitors, you can choose whichever one of our fully qualified employment solicitors or barristers you want to work with. They will be responsible for your matter from start to finish. We will not pass your matter on to an unqualified junior member of staff. Not only will your employment lawyer be fully qualified and very experienced in their own right, they can draw upon the experience of a team with over 70 years’ specialist employment law experience.
Are The Advisers In The Employment Law Team Legally Qualified?
It may sound strange, but anyone can call themselves an employment lawyer and start giving advice. However, designations such as solicitor or barrister are protected and so can only be used by qualified and regulated advisers. You need to make sure you understand the level of qualification your adviser has. At Lincs Law Employment Solicitors all our advisers are fully qualified barristers and solicitors and are members of either the Bar Council or Law Society.
Does Your Employment Solicitor Have Any Client Reviews?
The adviser you choose should be able to refer you to client comments or testimonials. Indeed, their profile page should provide a link to their latest reviews, ideally verified by an independent website. Make sure the reviews are for that adviser, so you know what other clients have said about the solicitor or barrister you have chosen. Again, reviews about a firm’s conveyancing service will be of little use in deciding whether they can assist you with your employment matter. At Lincs Law Employment Solicitors, we are happy to provide copies of reviews and references from our clients. (We also have an extensive collection of thank you cards.)
What Are The Charges Likely To Be?
Very few employment cases qualify for legal aid and, even then, the assistance offered is minimal. Therefore, if you do need representation it is likely you will need to pay legal fees at some point. Your employment solicitor should be open and transparent about their fees. At Lincs Law, how we work and information about our charges is set out clearly on our website.
Does Your Employment Solicitor Provide Any Free Advice?
Before you spend any money, you should be able to speak to someone about your case to make sure they can help. Choosing an employment lawyer to work with is a very personal decision as you need to have confidence in them and be comfortable discussing your case. At Lincs Law Employment Solicitors we provide a free initial telephone consultation with your chosen employment solicitor or barrister so you can discuss your situation before committing yourself.
Can Lincs Law Employment Solicitors Help You?
If you have a work problem or are considering an Employment Tribunal claim, please call us for a free, no obligation, telephone consultation on 01522 440512. For more information about Lincs Law Employment Solicitors including what we do and how we do it, please visit our website at www.lincslaw.co.uk
Sally Hubbard, Specialist Employment Solicitor