Unless they have a large amount of money, most people do not have solicitors on retainer. In fact, when they need one, whether to get a divorce or help with property transactions, locating one often results in picking the first name they come across online. However, there are better ways to find a solicitor, such as using these websites, which are designed to help you find the right solicitor for you and your needs.
Legal Aid Board
When you need the help of a solicitor, you can go online or call the Scottish Legal Aid Board to get help finding the type of solicitor you need. When you go online, they have a search box where you can input the name of your town or post code, select the type of solicitor and click search.
The name and contact information of the lawyers will appear on the left side, while a map of their location will appear on the right. To learn more information about the firm, all that you need to do is to just click on their name.
The search box also allows you to look up a solicitor by their name or the name of their firm. So, if a friend or family member recommends someone to you, you can search them by name to get their contact information and find out what types of cases they handle.
Law Society of Scotland
The Law Society of Scotland also helps people find solicitors by either contacting them directly or by going onto their website. The Law Society is a professional organisation for solicitors who work for the public interest.
One of the services that they offer is to help the public find good legal representation. When you go to their website, you can choose the “Find a Solicitor” tab at the top of the homepage, and from there, you can search by law firms, individual solicitors or organisations that also employ solicitors.
The firm and individual options allow you to search by name, postcode, or type of solicitor. When the results appear, you can contact those listed to find someone you feel comfortable working with.
Another way to find a solicitor is to do a Google search or to use websites like Thomson Local. These sites allow you to search for solicitors in Scotland by the type of law they practise and where they are located.
When the name of the individual or firm appears, their contact information and directions to their offices is included. There is usually a map which will show you exactly where they are located within the city or town where you’re searching.
These sites often provide more in-depth information and, if you’ve used a solicitor’s services before, you can submit reviews about them. Reading reviews when the results appear can also help you select a solicitor because people will be honest if they’ve received shoddy service or have been pleased with their representation.
It can be difficult to find the proper solicitor if you’ve never had need for one before. Friends or family members can help, but it is better to conduct your own searches to find the legal representation you need.