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Solicitors are they worth it?


Geoffrey Settle
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I've only really used solicitors for buying and selling house and often though that it's money for old rope.

 

I'm wondering what your experiences are with using them as I am thinking of taking one on for next year because it seems that I will be needing one who has guts and bravado. People tell me that I've been too shy and reserved this year and I need to change the image and take things on face to face. Archie has said that this is the way forward for 2012. :mrgreen:

 

But what should I look out for when I choose a good solicitor :?:

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Apart from the last couple of months I have had very little to do with solicitors. Even then it was a solicitor who had been doing business with a member of my wife's family for several years. I suppose like everything it depends on what you need one for, as one who specialises in house conveyancing and letting may not be suitable for criminal cases. One thing you may need to sort out up front is the cost as they tend not come cheap (well cheaper than a barrister anyway)

 

So unless somebody can point you in the direction of a "decent" one for the purpose you need its a case of letting your fingers do the walking.

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Well I've been goaded as the Bad Boy of Cinnamon Brow this year so if I am to seriously live up to my alledged image then I will be in need of a solicitor who knows their way around the academic prose. :mrgreen: However until I get a good solicitor with a bit of byte I can't disclose a bit let alone 8 bits of information - that's just the world we live in today. :?

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Any solicitor is capable of dealing with academic prose Geoff and they may also advise you that your above comments and questions (as saved by the other party) could be used against you at a later date in proof that your actions were 'premeditated' and with 'intent' :lol::wink:

 

Considering you are an obsessive accademic with a love of dissertations and learning then maybe you should read a new and useful subject :P

 

Dont fall foul of the rules or overstep the mark and you wont need a solicitor although surely in your position you could just ask the advice of the council's own solicitor as isn't that what he is paid for ie to represent the council :unsure:

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Should i stand up for my profession here? Or am i wasting my time?

 

Yes there are good and bad in every business, but please tar and brush us not. I have seen people eternally thankful either financially or in respect of their liberty as a result of the legal profession.

 

Seriously if anyone needs advice, firstly make sure that the firm specializes in your field and then ask round. Dont presume any high street firm mecessarily has the expertise if its complicated. On the flip side, if it simple such a s housing or accidents, then word of mouth

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Why on earth do you even ask these sorts of questions. It’s a bit like a boxer starting out his career by asking if anyone knows any good doctors. :P

 

If you honestly think that you can’t open you mouth without putting your foot in it then maybe you should consider if this is the right career move for you. You’ve either got to have deep pockets yourself or a local political group who are prepared to stump up for you mistakes and I doubt that anyone would do that for very long.

 

Bill :)

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I didn't say that AdrianR represented me as a solicitor - he didn't - I didn't know then that he was a solicitor. I do now so he might be useful in the future if I do need one but it does depend on what I need his services for and whether or not he wants me as a client.

I don't think that I've ever made a mistake when I've needed the services of a solicitor - it's often down to interpretation of the facts or perhaps misinterpretation might be more to the point nowadays.

I'm not even sure if there is a right or a wrong in today's society or even if solicitors no the difference hence the question. There are just shades of grey and if you have a good solicitor you can come out on top. :mrgreen:

Remember Mr Loop hole who aledgedly got people off more than once. :huh:

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Oh dear Geoffrey your posts are starting to sound a little odd and you do sound a little paranoid these days.... are you drinking too much festive water :lol:

 

PS of you start seeing little fluffy gremlins dressed in blue and yellow stripes call for help quickly :lol::P:wink:

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