Caven's guide to instructing a solicitor

Many people are intimidated by the idea of hiring a solicitor. Will this escalate the situation out of my control? Will costs go through the roof? Is a solicitor even relevant in this situation?

Don't worry. The legal profession is just another profession, with people there to help you deal with a situation. Just like plumbers, or doctors.

So, if you are already involved in a legal dispute, or you are just considering getting advice on a legal issue, you will have questions about working with a solicitor.

Have you called us yet?

If you have spoken to us about your case, we will have pre-selected different firms for you to go and see, which will narrow down the options considerably and make the process much easier. After this though, you will still need to meet the selected solicitor, and you need to approach this a little like a job interview.

It's not only you being interviewed - you're also interviewing them to see if the solicitor is right for you.

There are things you'll want to think about before meeting a solicitor, and key things to ask them to ensure they are right for you. The following list will cover all situations:

We have award-winning lawyers throughout the UK, ready to assist with your case. Fill in the form and we'll be in touch.

If you were already going to speak to a solicitor, hopefully you'll be empowered with some more information about what to ask them. Make sure you get as much information as you can - it will make the whole process much smoother. And good luck!

Free service

There is no charge to you for using our service. Our telephone advisors have an excellent knowledge of the legal process and can recommend the best course of action to ensure that you are able to talk quickly to the right legal specialist for your needs.

Top quality solicitors

If you use our service we will get a specialist solicitor to call you, meaning you get the expert advice you need quickly and easily. The solicitors we work with can assist you with legal issues in any area of law in any part of the country. All Caven firms also have a service-level guarantee and many have Law Society accreditations in their area of expertise.

We always stay in contact with clients to get their feedback, ensuring our legal specialists meet the high standards of customer service we expect from our partner firms.

We work with solicitors right across the UK, from small, personal firms to large City firms. Whatever your requirements, we can help you.

Important information

For [selected AoL] law, solicitors will charge a minimum fee of £250 to provide an initial consultation and written opinion on your case. We have a number of recommended law firms in our network who could provide this service to you at the most competitive price. If you would like to proceed, click ‘Paid advice’ below and one of our advisors will call you on a free-of-charge basis to discuss this further with you.