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:

Bellax Solicitors: Surely an enviable staff selection for any firm to have? It should hopefully mean wise, seasoned heads but with eager, fresh ideas bouncing around. If you check out the page for this firm you'll see a range of experienced staff covering almost all of the last three d...


JPS Walker Solicitors: So if you see one written on a solicitor's site it does not mean both are on offer. That date however is simply when that particular name started to be used. This firm focuses on litigation matters so there are far less risks involved when searching contacting dealing with t...


The Legal Practice Solicitors: We don't recommend it just for this firm's website either, but for all law offices that handle property matters. So again, the fact TLP have such a high rating despite handling property matters is not something to just brush aside. This firm https: solicitors.lawsociety.or...


Young & Co Solicitors: Certainly we may sound very 'pro' Young & Co Solicitors with this articles. Why is that so important to discuss? Because for over a decade now, people have been https: www.halifax.co.uk aboutonline security protecting-yourself-from-fraud keep-your-home-safe-mortg...


Lefevres Scotland Ltd: class="infoquote "At Lefevres we have access to a number of different funding solutions that can be tailored to the requirement of our clients and are happy to discuss this in greater detail and assess that requirement when you have made your enquiry."< div> One q...

David Stinson & Co Solicitors: 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. But the solicitor may take a cut of your compensation should you win. class="infoquote "very professional...


Cook's Solicitors: We agree that it is always better to see both the positive and negative comments. That's because when it comes to any legal practice handling property conveyancing matters - it's actually quite normal for them to have a poor rating. class="infoquote "Dianne Sumner has...


Swain and Co Solicitors: Then the article before that one was on a huge network of firms that still retained independence but all were placing a matching two-word branding before all their names (i.e. Entering such will bring up an error or redirect you elsewhere depending on what browser you are ...


Fentimans My Law Matters: More so than even the clothing industry which is saying something. This can sometimes cause search issues but the variants we tried such as 'my legal matters' still brought up the correct firm . We've been writing law articles for over twenty years now and have theref...


Frazer Coogans Solicitors: Because we're dealing with property matters is increasingly important to ensure you are using the correct websites and communication options. They provide alternate contact details, other trading names, languages spoking, qualification dates of all solicitors within the fi...


Burton & Co Quality Solicitors: There are 1-star ratings from people on the other side of a matter such as a property sale. An enviable group of staff to have at any firm surely? Legal-based or not. Like those Law Society logos you see stamped across many solicitor websites. So Yates and Co became Qu...


One Law Solicitors & Barristers: Scammers email property buying clients telling them the bank details for their deposit has changed and apparently thousands of people have simply sent the money to the fraudster's bank account without bothering to check with their solicitor first . OneLaw certainly has...


Beers Solicitors LLP: But we didn't see such a solicitor named as working at this firm. So how do Beers' solicitors fair in the public forums? class="infoquote "the whole team have been lovely and very helpful throughout our house purchase" "Efficient, straightforward and good value" ...

Disrepair Claims UK: Or better still, post underneath their ad post asking for their regulatory status and number to try and warn others not to deal with them should they be unable to provide one. for personal injury, such as pneumonia, asthma, gastrointestinal issues, or even anxiety and depr...


Simper Law: If you https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk office 594891 simper-law-limited" check out the page< a> for any firm registered with them you'll be shown alternate contact details, other office locations, languages spoken, and more. You'll also be shown the qualificatio...


RM Solicitors: The https: cyclingsolicitors.com " Cycling Solicitors< a> website mentioned above is the same firm, just showcasing their extra interest in cycling related injury claims . class="infoquote "If you choose to instruct us we will act on a No Win No Fee or fixed fee ba...


Ullah Law Associates: We've always been a fan of case studies but we've been working in the industry for over 20 years now. If you check out the page on the law society site for ULA Solicitors Ltd you'll see the qualification dates and case focus of each solicitor within the firm. clas...


Taylor Price Legal Ltd: Great things to hear. The most common typo we spotted was people searching for 'taylor and price' with others searching for their official company name which is 'taylor price legal ltd'. This can then make them feel less capable. A prime example is amongst the Google reviews...


Michael Leighton Jones Solicitors: So hopefully in this article we'll be able to point out some differences you can look for between the lines and some resources you might not be aware of to help when you're making your selection. When you are flicking through law firm reviews remember that people are far l...


Milners Law LLP: class="infoquote "with our combined strength and determination we are always committed to delivering the results you need."< div> The biggest thing for most people when choosing a service online is the reviews. It's something certainly Personal Injury law firm wi...


KRS Wills & Probate: The official site which we link to above is www.krsep.co.uk with www.krsep.com not redirecting there. There are even options to resolve matters without using a solicitor at all such as Mediation in divorce proceedings. class="infoquote "whilst everybody understands the...


Branch Austin Solicitors: There were a couple of negative ratings, but unfortunately the reviewers left absolutely no comments for us to know what generated their disappointment. If you https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk organisation people 6629 branch-austin-llp?Solicitors=True" check out the pa...


Trojan Solicitors: In those ancient times before the years began starting with a 20--, firms typically were either general practice or were known for a single case type. The legal services industry is a tough one for third party public review forums though because people are not as like...


Cheshire Estates and Legal Ltd: So what can highlight a difference? class="infoquote "As featured in Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times, This is Money ..."< div> CELSolicitors makes this large and bold claim across the centre of their main page regarding their firm being featured in several we...


Fultons Estate Agents: You'll may also see negative reviews from people who weren't even using the reviewed firm's services. A quote from one article says: class="infoquote "The deal will see Gildeas expand its total workforce by 13 to 77 and represents a landmark first acquisition for...


Hooper Hyde Solicitors: On hand ready to help you with your business needs."< div> The majority of firms will make a statement like this one on the HooperHyde site relating to their experience. We've known firms with decades of good, reputable history in their area with less than a handful o...


Antony Hodari Legal Services: As specialists go, this is an unusual one to find. Over the past few years alone https: www.theguardian.com money 2020 feb 29 bank-scam-solicitors-email-hacked" people have lost millions to scammers< a> over property matters when buying or selling a house. You might...


Fair Result Divorce: You could get a 1-year qualified solicitor from a 200 year old company and a 40-year experienced expert working at a 1-year old law firm. class="infoquote "Within 2 weeks of appointment we will assess the 'Marital Pot' and share the results of our work with you. Agai...


Dylan Nair Ltd Solicitors: There's also a good mix of fluent languages spoken at this firm. Often by simply emailing to tell say the bank details for their deposit have changed. 100% compensation means there will be no fees if your case wins OR loses. class="infoquote "We understand you place a...


Mckie Legal Solicitors Ltd: The main address is in Penrith but they've recently opened a local office in St Helens according to a recent Legal Futures article. Freqently there are phrases which sound good like 'we're friendly' - but then you think, 'well, what firm is going to say anything different?'....


Jacobs Law Solicitors: So having direct contact details for every lawyer at the firm listed on their site is a thankfully growing trend - but by no means common. However for all three - they're quite meaningless. You can get a 40-year-expert lawyer at a 1-year-old newly set up brand where the pa...


Allan Argue and Co Solicitors: However it's easy to imagine getting lost in the numbers at a large firm as well. 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 speci...


Springle Solicitors: Although that's probably not too much of a concern because typically scammers use similar looking domains to set up scam sites for property matters - not wills. A big bonus brownie point for that in our opinion.. Those who did do any future planning (like myself) would typic...


BLZ Solicitors Ltd: You have to remember that your solicitor and their staff should be spending their time reading up on the newest matters in their field of expertise. If you've seen a firm with dozens of solicitors, some with over twenty years experience, across a wide range of case types -...


Hawkridge & Co Solicitors: Very often a bunch of the negative reviews will be from the client of the other party. As mentioned before though, make sure to read through the comments rather than just flicking through star ratings. This is important to note because in any property transaction there is us...


Pacific Law: We've also seen dozens of negative reviews followed by comments from the firm stating 'this person has never been a client of ours'. ​ class="infoquote "Our technology takes care of the stuff in the background so our legal team can focus on what's important - you....


ABS Lawyers Ltd: 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...


Stenfield Solicitors Ltd: If you https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk organisation offices 597818 stenfield-limited" check out the page< a> for any firm on their site you'll be shown any alternative trading names, the various office locations available, staff details, what case types they specialis...


Khan Law Glasgow: Sometimes based on nothing more than an official-looking email telling them the bank details for payment have changed. No win no fee only guarantees there are no costs if the case loses . So how can you research a law firm or solicitor a bit more? Unfortunately people in Sc...


Deo Volente Legal: class="infoquote "We create value for our clients, our people and our community"< div> If you https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk office 529702 deo-volente-legal-llp" check out the page they have< a> on this firm you'll be presented with a wealth of details su...


Suhail Ahmad at Richmond Legal: Whilst people may be quite happy to jump online and discuss their new toaster, a local restaurant, or even a house sale - they are less likely to rush and inform everyone about how their bankruptcy, divorce, child custody or contentious probate case is going. The main one fo...


Trust Inheritance Limited: If you https: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk organisation people 495611 trust-inheritance-limited?Solicitors=True" check out the page about< a> this firm on The Law Society of England & Wales' website, you'll be provided with a wide range of data including alternative tradi...


Bilkus and Boyle: This is important because the firm deals with property matters. we are proud to serve the community and clients all over Scotland, UK and abroad"< div> These days there are dozens of review forums online such as Google Reviews, Yelp, Trustpilot, Yell, etc. Neve...


Catteralls in Wakefield: Spending all day on the phone repeating the same (often upsetting) story to several solicitors is not ideal. In all honesty, no legal practice has a 200+ year old solicitor sitting behind a desk issuing sage advice. The brand seems to be quite unique and therefore should be...


Penerley Solicitors: The idea being that most people have an image in their head when the term 'solicitor' is mentioned. The quote above is from the website of a Commercial Law specialist called Penerley , based in Islington. The official site we link to above is www.penerley.co.uk and ww...


Conveyancing Search Providers: They've partnered with some of the leading industry firms such as Landmark Information Group who ensure conveyancers meet their regulatory requirements. class="infoquote "Using our powerful IT systems we are able to streamline the whole search process so you c...


Special Education Needs Lawyer: Not an insurer or other third party. It was still very positive : class="infoquote "excellent on the day ... However if you type 'education law service' or similar terms into a search engine such as 'education law firm' or just 'educational law service' - you may see ...


Pump Court Chambers Barristers: The Pump Court Chambers site is https secure for submitting your personal details online with their contact and callback forms. So how can you work out the best one for you between the lines? class="infoquote "Our barristers and clerks are approachable, straigh...


Mason Bullock Solicitors: The reason we point out common errors is because of how easy it is for people to think they are on the correct site or being emailed from an official address when they are not. The most obvious mistake people might make because it's a law firm is to try searching for '...


Lindsays Solicitors Scotland: class="infoquote "We are proud to sponsor Eilish McColgan, one of the rising female track stars of Scottish and UK athletics"< div> Firms will often do charity events raising a few hundred pounds for something then get several news articles about it put out. But a...


Aspire Licensing & Administrative Services: provide advice and guidance should a contested hearing need to be arranged and assist with representation ..."< div> The list of services Aspire state on their website is extensive. People have given away millions each year to fraudsters. For example you don't always ne...


OTS Immigration Solicitors: class="infoquote "our team of solicitors are described as 'professional' and 'extremely knowledgeable'"< div> In every area of the UK there are various Law Societies which legal professionals can sign up to. So not to be sneezed at. Either way, still be on your g...


Reid and Black Solicitors: We only started reviewing and writing about law firms in Northern Ireland about half a dozen years ago. It simply means that when we researched the firm at the time they came up as being a good firm, covering a good range, with little or no complaints registered on forums or...


Howe and Co Solicitors: One of our staff worked in immigration (Liverpool) for about a year and confirms it can be a very emotionally strenous environment, and that's just for the workers. Hopefully we can point you in the direction of some universal ways to get to know a firm better before making ...


Robin Somerville Barrister: (Except for when it comes to conveyancing matters where people are always looking for a place to vent about delays.) Of course, there are plenty of testimonials provided on Robin's website: class="infoquote "Robin was brilliant in giving us clear expectations and guida...


Levins Solicitors: class="infoquote "Our reputation for solid and reliable professional advice soon grew, as did the need for bigger premises."< div> This is one of the easiest types of claim to investigate on the web with a wealth of third party review resources such as Google, Y...


Aconveyancing Ltd: made for a very smooth stress free experience" "Always professional and thorough, always prompt in their response."< div> Despite us saying conveyancers get a lot of negative comments, this is always unbalanced because of how people are more likely to jump on the i...


The Injury Solicitor Salford: Immediate reaction to The Injury Solicitor may be that it looks like any other personal injury firm. However there is a firm using www.injurysolicitor.co.uk - so just keep aware when typing. So with the verified qualification date from the law society and details about ...


RD Costings Ltd: For example the solicitor you might choose to help with two weeks of a stiff neck after a car accident doesn't really have to be able to understand about mental anguish or post traumatic stress disorder. (Your solicitor needs to get paid, right?) However your solicitor will ...


MGBe Legal Ltd: 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.. class="infoquote "At MGBe Legal we specialise in personal and bus...


McEwan Fraser Legal Scotland: And that was only on a 260,000 house. Such availability by McEwan Fraser during a very stressful process hasn't gone un-noticed as you'll read in most of the comments across review boards such as Trustpilot, Yell.com, Yelp and Google. No-one seems to go for 'macewan...


Fieldfisher Solicitors LLP: So on this occasion we would suggest ignoring any comments (positive or negative) that don't come with accompanying comments that clearly appear to be about reviewing a law firm. class="infoquote "We offer free legal advice and take on claims on a 'no win no fee' basis...


Assured Probate Services: So how as a front end website browsing consumer can you tell which claims are potentially true? If the will writing service you're looking at is run by or at least backed by a law firm, then they will absolutely state this. Unfortunately we're still unclear on the var...


Linkilaw Solicitors Ltd in London: So you may not be able to see reviews under the new name on the usual sites like Google, Yelp, TrustPilot and so on for several months. Linkilaw is one of them and Linkilaw Solicitors is their newest version. The solicitors themselves also get scammed into paying out to the ...


NV Legal Solicitors: The law firm then pursues the third party, or more often their insurer, for compensation. The NV Legal website has wide range of help articles on it's site including https: www.nvlegal.co.uk moped-pothole-accident-six-figure-settlement " examples of previous cases< a...


SR Law Solicitors London: We've also seen variants such as 'simon rodkins' and 'simon rodkin' popping up in our search box as well as 'sr law london' which we noted brought up three different firms when used on Google. the domains www.simonsrodkin.co.uk and the dot com versions were not owned by anyo...


DFA Law Solicitors: A really good mix of old, wiser heads running a firm that still has some young-blood eager to prove themselves. (Despite some that may look it.) The main thing to watch out for is if a law firm use phrases such as 'we have over 80 years of experience within the firm'. T...


Ian Mallon Solicitors Ltd: You can https: www.lawsoc-ni.org ian-mallon-solicitors-ltd510" view their page on the NI organisation's website here< a> but we've found that the English Welsh organisation's website usually provides far more useful information for consumers. Unfortunately today https: ...


Asghar & Co Solicitors: The official site we link to above is www.asgharandco.com and just to clarify - you can't have an ampersand in a web address so www.asghar&co.com will never exist. There was no such thread this time. However, on this occasion they have simply linked to the third party ...


Thorpe Wilson Ltd: Obviously with the dozens of firms we review on this site, it's impossible for us to come up with dozens of legal matters to test them with as a consumer. We have seen terms such as 'Thorpe & Wilson' showing up in the search stats which currently brings the correct firm up. ...


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