Finding the Right Help in the UK

It's a daunting task often to have to approach anyone about personal matters such as many legal issues tend to be about. So trying to gauge the best firms using the usual tactics such as word of mouth or online reviews is even more of a challenge. To help better understand how to research UK law firms and the information/reviews available to people on the web we've created a range of editorial articles related to many firms. Large or small, specialist or general:

Hawkridge & Co Solicitors: A quick note on navigation because we are talking about a property dealing firm. They involve sometimes lengthy co-operation and the maintenance of certain high standards . This includes all known offices, with alternate contact details, any related trading names,...


Pacific Law: We've seen one law firm get a stunning review that ended with the phrase 'best dog-friendly restaurant ever'. Being able to communicate through Whatsapp or other text services has been seen. At the moment www.pacificlaw.com is owned by a firm in the US. Even one extra Satu...


ABS Lawyers Ltd: If the firm you're researching is signed up to them - wonderful. If you https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk organisation offices 600584 abs-lawyers-limited" check out the page for this firm< a> you'll see details of their two offices in Corby and Maghull, any alterna...


Stenfield Solicitors Ltd: We ran a poll a few years ago which came back in the single digits for people that actually trusted the testimonial pages of company websites. However one was by a third party who's own solicitor lost against Stenfield, and the other didn't leave any helpful comments about w...


Khan Law Glasgow: class="infoquote "Raees was awarded the 'Rising Star in Law Award' at the prestigious Scottish Asian Business Awards"< div> This statement certainly stands out a little more. class="infoquote "Raees ... This is because such cases are more difficult to win ...

Deo Volente Legal: We try to offer varied legal service options across a wide range of case types. However these ancient establishment date claims are mostly just marketing. Most people (according to our poll a couple of years ago) don't trust company testimonial pages. We've even had ...


Suhail Ahmad at Richmond Legal: Therefore whilst the case range across this particular firm isn't wholly niche - it is still limited and therefore you would expect the solicitors within the practice to have considerable knowledge in these two areas. Therefore any legal professional still willing to help cl...


Trust Inheritance Limited: A quick note on navigation as the firm uses two quite generic words in the branding - i.e. Another thing that should be mentioned though is the level of alternate and individual services Trust Inheritance Ltd provide from their site. "Estate Planning" firms on the other...


Bilkus and Boyle: However these information spots are often blank or incomplete, and none show actual qualification dates of the lawyers within the practice like the English Welsh version does. For example, the review we saw criticising a Criminal Law firm for refusing to take on someone's Di...


Catteralls in Wakefield: These are random snippets across a wide range of reviewers, most of whom decided that was the main feature they wanted to comment on. Potential clients tend to rely more on the independent public offerings such as Google Reviews, Trustpilot, Yell, Yelp etc. The brand seems t...


Penerley Solicitors: class="infoquote "At Penerley we are committed to providing the best possible level of service to our clients."< div>. class="infoquote "Penerley provides first-rate legal services to businesses and private individuals."< div> We're now at a stage on the we...


Conveyancing Search Providers: However, as already mentioned at the outset of this piece, there often isn't as much to go on when it comes to service providers to the law firms we often write about. Also most of the fraud involved in conveyancing transactions tend to focus on actual buyer seller clients o...


Special Education Needs Lawyer: Its lack of publicity is strange though because there are so many children within the UK involved with such setups and who could also use the help of a law firm with skills in this area. But just as with the NHS constantly providing a poor service, cutting corners, and eve...

Pump Court Chambers Barristers: People are being tricked into https: www.thisismoney.co.uk money beatthescammers article-3897256 Beware-fraudsters-targeting-house-sale-proceeds.html" handing over their house deposits into a fraudster's< a> bank account from just a simple official looking (but fake) emai...


Mason Bullock Solicitors: It's a difficult area of work , often futile, and not a massively well paying job to take on. Mason Bullock have also tried to raise awareness of the terrible injustice of CCJs in recent years ever since an online claims process has allowed debt firms to channel case...


Aspire Licensing & Administrative Services: Aspire Licensing & Administrative Services are probably one of the most niche firms we've ever had on our network. Is this a negative point then? Licensing is an area of law where you can have help and be represented by a non-court-qualified person. In fact, an experi...


OTS Immigration Solicitors: So not to be sneezed at. For some reason we can't quite fathom, the buyers sellers don't question this and simply hand all their house deposits over to the fraudsters. If you search for news articles on any company it's good idea to make sure to put "quotation marks" around...


Reid and Black Solicitors: The Law Society of England & Wales also have a much better website than most Law Societies, with a wealth of user-side information. None of the mis-spellings or full branding domains such as www.reidblacksolicitors.com .co.uk seemed to be showing anything either. Reid B...


Howe and Co Solicitors: Certainly the kind of range you'd like to see at any law practice. One thing you rarely see in relation to UK law firms is an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to them. A wide range of very seasoned, experienced practitioners alongside plenty of young blood to keep thi...


Robin Somerville Barrister: You essentially end up paying for two people to do the work of one and dragging the case out for longer. He covers a very specialist range though, dealing with commercial and employment issues. Robin Somerville is definitely already qualified and he will be the person deal...


Levins Solicitors: But the solicitor will always get the blame. We did find though that when you start typing 'levins solicitors' into Google it sometimes displays a totally different firm in the drop down suggestions. At a 1-year-old firm you could get a solicitor with over 40-years of exper...


Aconveyancing Ltd: As we're dealing with property matters is it absolutely vital that you check and triple check the websites you go to and the emails you respond to. In Scotland, you'll see far less negative comments of that type due to the different laws preventing the majority of gazump...


The Injury Solicitor Salford: We always ensure there are a good dollop of main-stream, high-street solicitors to choose from. Unfortunately if you're researching a legal practice in an other country such as Scotland or Northern Ireland - the information is not nearly as abundant. A quick note on na...


RD Costings Ltd: This is not true for all firms or all types of cases though. For example most people will want a specialist for Criminal Defence or Motor Offence work. (Your solicitor needs to get paid, right?) However your solicitor will typically already be recovering their fees an...


MGBe Legal Ltd: Law Society accrediations are not simply stamps given out for show either. If someone calls saying they are from your solicitor and need to discuss payments - you can always hang up and call the firm back on the official number you have on their documentation just to be sure...


McEwan Fraser Legal Scotland: Still, people are generally unsatisfied about the length of time it takes to buy or sell a property so negative comments abound. Firms that deal in divorce or bankruptcy tend not to have many public reviews about how things went. The Scottish and Irish versions, not so much....


Fieldfisher Solicitors LLP: as well as having changed from Field Fisher & Co to Field Fisher and then finally Fieldfisher. For some, just seeing the "more than 30 years" will help. However, this is not to be confused with the 100% compensation guarantee some firms offer. Even more odd was the comment a...


Assured Probate Services: Plus many of the consultants have their own websites promoting their services. But will writing is actually a far less regulated industry than you might think . As far as we're aware their aren't a lot of scams going where people try to get you to write a will leaving ...


Linkilaw Solicitors Ltd in London: I really loved working with people there, they are truly professionals." "transparent in regards to how much time it would take and what the price would be" "They proved trustworthy when providing quality contracts needed to establish my business from scratch"< div...


Integral Law Firm: That can't help but be a good thing for any law office to have. According to our poll a couple of years ago, the majority of people don't trust company testimonials on their own website anyway. A quick note on navigation. This firm is a member of The Law Society of En...


NV Legal Solicitors: You can end up having someone's secretary as your only point of contact. Also, there aren't many scams targeting personal injury claimants at the moment. For example a highly experienced firm that gets you £4000 for your injury but takes a 25% cut, is still a better result ...


SR Law Solicitors London: Has it transferred into happy clients? class="infoquote "It was a very difficult time for me and I felt that they fought tooth and nail" "warmest thanks to Simon Aaron who got me through a successful mediation" "took great care listening to my information and...


DFA Law Solicitors: So how do we know DFA Law have experience staff? Most legal professionals are signed up to a local Law Society. So be careful, and we even recommend never giving bank details to someone that rings you. The www.dfalaw.com site is for a completely different law firm and severa...


Ian Mallon Solicitors Ltd: Right now https: www.theguardian.com money 2020 feb 29 bank-scam-solicitors-email-hacked" people are losing millions of pounds to scammers< a> over property matters simply by not realising the email they received was from an incorrect address or the website they clicked o...


Asghar & Co Solicitors: It avoids stagnation and considering how stuffy law firms can be - having young blood on board is often the only way forward. Why is that important? Because we've mostly found that only smaller, newer firms tend to work with Legal Aid clients in order to build up their...


Thorpe Wilson Ltd: We would also recommend bookmarking the website if you plan on coming back to it. Thorpe Wilson don't have any testimonials listed on their website. A quick note about navigation. We saw a review recently where someone left a one star rating for an Immigration firm fo...


Allsop Durn Dearlove: But we needn't have worried"< div> There were dozens of snippets to choose from. We would assume it means the firm actively takes feedback seriously and tries to keep an eye on it. I didnít know solicitors could have a sense of humour" "Mark Goreham, was a profess...


MTA Solicitors LLP: So what resources are available to back up such claims? Certainly the firm has the usual testimonials on it's website: class="infoquote "They dealt with my medical claim empatheticly and helped advise me appropriately and explained jargon that an average person may ...


Apprise Legal Services: On those we still found very positive comments: class="infoquote "Excellent fast and efficient service" "... There has been a huge rise in self-employment in this country though and family setups are getting increasingly complicated too. The term 'Estate ...


Aina Khan Solicitors: You turned the case round completely"< div>. Founder & Director of Register Our Marriage campaign for marriage law reform. As the name is quite unique there shouldn't really be problems like you get with some firms that use generic terms in their names e.g. Accident Cla...


Will Taborn Ltd: should bring up the correct website on search engines. Please note that W Taborn & Co is not the same company, they are some sort of luggage manufacturer in London. On those occasions we have to use our 'gut' backed by 20+ years experience working with law firms across the...


Hutcheon Law Solicitors: There are dozens of third party places to scour some reviews from such as Google, Yelp, Trustpilot, Yell.com and so on. those phone calls you keep getting asking about car accidents you haven't even been in. We think they can be very misleading and they reduce the claims to ...


Penn Chambers Ltd: Not all barristers are able to take instructions from members of the public. You could end up with a 40-year experienced solicitor at a 1-year-old law firm, or a 1-year-experienced solicitor from a 40-year-old law firm. If you look up the page for Penn Chambers on https: s...


Frank Rogers Motoring Solicitor: One for Scotland, one for England Wales, and one for Northern Ireland as each has quite separate legal setups. class="infoquote "Notices of Intended Prosecution can be defective and if you do not understand how to deal with them, you can end up with points on your lic...


OJ Solicitors Glasgow: Quite often you'll see negative ratings with comments that don't even sound as though they are talking about the correct firm. However you never know what's around the corner so it's always advisable to do what you can to make sure you're in the right place on the web to beg...


Kudos Legal Solicitors: I just want to say a big thank you to Rafaad for helping me deal with my contract enquiry." - "big thanks to Rafaad for supporting me and dealing with everything so professionally! Kudos went above and beyond" - "... But with such variables around we would recom...


Serious Injury Law Solicitors: I felt that I was not only in top professional care, but that they cared and understood the emotional traumatic side of the ordeal I was facing." "Everyone we have dealt with has treated us with respect, kindness and patience and guided us through a long case." "It...


5 Essex Court Chambers & Partners: We've also seen some understandable variants in searches such as "no.5 essex court" and "5 essex street" for example. In the meantime, there is no shortage of praise amongst the legal community: class="infoquote "a genuinely unstuffy, open and informal chambers...


Avery & Walters Ltd: This article is only about the Avery Walters side though and the website for them is www.averywalters.com with www.averywalters.co.uk redirecting you there as well. Both offices deal with Conveyancing which has been a huge https: www.theguardian.com money 2020 feb 29 ...


AWH Legal Ltd: There are the usual customer testimonials around the site, but as we already know from last year's poll - people have an instant distrust of these no matter what the industry. So how are AWH being rated across the independent third party review boards? class="info...


HH Law Ltd: Not by a larger cheque. Unfortunately the only way to really know if a firm lives up to that promise is at the end of the case. But there really are issues that need to be dealt with by mental health professionals. For example, we've always made our thoughts about 'online co...


Lawcommercial Trading Ltd: class="infoquote "Established since 1999 ... In all honesty though, founding dates in the 1800s really don't mean much. My solicitor Sophie has been so helpful." "Very helpful, lawcomm always picked up phone calls straight away. If you needed to speak to someone i...


Redwood Collections Ltd: VERY fast turnaround ..." "I had a long standing debt that I could not get paid. Unfortunately there are companies out there that will charge you a fee for doing the threat letters but then simply hand the case back to you if those letters fail. class="infoquote "...


AJLO Solicitors: At the very least, never discuss bank details or deposits via email. class="infoquote "At Alexander JLO we have a client-for-life philosophy that is instilled in all our employees from the day they join .... But on the whole, firms that are comfortable displaying their...


GloverPriest Solicitors Ltd: Direct contact details are always a huge bonus too though. But just as an example, the largest conveyancing firm in the UK dealing with thousands of sales a month has a 2 star average rating on most sites despite having hundreds of positive reviews. We didn't see any m...


Jarmans Solicitors Sittingbourne: For Jarmans Solicitors Ltd there are 8 solicitors listed with qualification dates ranging from 1978 to 2005. They may have a decent website, plenty of available information, staff profiles, details of charity work, testimonials, third party reviews, and so on. for their effi...


My 33 Legal Limited: Then there was an array of case specific titles such as www.cicaclaims.co.uk, www.nhsdirectclaim.co.uk, www.medicalnegclaim.com and a few more relating to the more recent popular claim type of holiday sickness such as www.sickwhilstaway.com - all within the first few pages o...


Hammond Trotter Solicitors Ltd: The website we link to above is www.drivingdefences.co.uk with the .com version working (www.drivingdefences.com) but only displaying and linking to the main site. We've been working in the legal industry alongside solicitors for over 20 years now. Working with the law and ...


Driscoll Kingston Solicitors: If you ever want to know how long someone has been practising law, you can always look them up on The Law Society website. We don't demand perfection from any firm but we do our regular checks such as SRA verification, flicking through the Legal Ombudsman reports, ensuring t...


SBW Lawyers Ltd: SBW Law focus on compensation claim matters including Road Traffic Accidents, Housing Disrepair, Holiday Sickness, Accidents at Work, Clinical Negligence, or a Slip, Trip or Fall. class="infoquote "At SBW Law we have always adopted a 'Client is King' mentality."<...


IWC Estate Planning & Management Ltd: But all these websites seem to be identical. That's a big deal. This is great for the consumer and will help a lot when you're trying to compare one firm with another. Even if someone calls you to confirm bank details, unless you absolutely recognise the voice - you shoul...


Briffa Intellectual Property Solicitors: Joshua Schuermann is from Paris and was a professional musician and production assistant before becoming a solicitor, moving to London, and studying Media and Entertainment Law. We're always open about the fact that some of the firms we review might be current partners o...


Helix Law Solicitors: Not to mention more than half the first results page is adverts anyway.. I would not hesitate to recommend them." "Avery approachable and helpful company - I called out of the blue to get some general advice and potentially line up some work with Helix Law. Again, this ...


Leech and Co Solicitors Ltd: Even if you don't want to Skype them, the fact they have obviously put thought and action into how they communicate with their clients is still a big plus in their favour . Leech and Co's Blog is actually more information-oriented than we typically see from law firms ...


Joanna Connolly Solicitor Advocates: No conflicts - which is nice. They do not act for banks or lending institutions, allowing them a clear focus on one side of the fence. You will be able to purchase "one-off Pay As You Go (PAYG) legal services at any time with prices starting at just £250 for a specific...


CFG Law: people searching for "cfg solicitor reviews") we don't prioritise the creation of any informational or review pieces. And obviously we think a lot of the firm otherwise they wouldn't be on our network. So there's is unlikely to be confusion and people trying to enter that as...


Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors: However it shouldn't be ignored as a result. You'd be lucky to scrape up even a handful on any particular firm. Please note than any web address using 'hodgejones&allen' with any dot-ending will not work as '&' characters are not allowed, but there are no working websites us...


CSL Law Croydon: Of course CSL cover a niche case range of Divorce, Dispute Resolution, and Employment Law so the site shouldn't be large anyway. But in this case, we'd advice it anyway just in case your memory lets you down as you type and you end up going in circles for a little while and ...


RSR Law Croydon: We believe that raising awareness of the risks of exposure to carcinogens at work will help save lives. The offered service seems identical to that promised on the main site, but with extra clarifications regarding things such as home visits where needed, that they only cove...


Johnsons Solicitors Nottingham: Not even half the results reviews in the search results we saw were actually about The Johnson Partnership criminal defence firm based out of Nottingham. That was it, and despite having never been a criminal solicitor - I would imagine the old 'honey vs vinegar' adage would ...


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