Solicitors are legal professionals who generally specialise in a particular area of the law, such as commercial law, immigration law, personal injury law, clinical negligence law, or property law. They can offer advice on legal issues and take steps to ensure your legal entitlements are protected. They are often essential to ensuring that a legal issue is tackled and resolved correctly. Solicitors will be degree educated and have completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC). They will then have completed a two year training contract with a firm.
Solicitors specialising in family law are important when a relationship has broken down and the parties are considering a divorce or separation. They can advise as to what will happen to any children or assets from the relationship. Family lawyers are also essential when writing a will, obtaining probate, creating a trust or for adoption.
Solicitors specialising in employment law can assess if a claim can be made before an employment tribunal if a person has been unfairly dismissed or suffered from discrimination or harassment in the workplace. They can also negotiate contracts of employment and advise on equal opportunities in the workplace.
Solicitors in the UK are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority which is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales. The job of the Solicitors Regulation Authority is to protect the public by ensuring that solicitors are practicing to a high standard, and to handle claims of misconduct or poor service.
If you would like to discuss a legal issue with a solicitor or need to find a solicitor quickly to deal with a problem, Caven can assess your situation and put you in contact with a local solicitor suitable for your particular legal issue.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on any subject, Caven can put you in touch with a local specialist solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 22/11/2012