How do you find the nearest solicitors to me? With so many solicitors in England and Wales alone (around 10,500), how do you find the closest and best solicitor near me for your legal needs?
As Solicitors Near Me is all about connecting you with the best solicitors close to you, we thought we should help you to answer this question, so let’s do just that.
Which Type Of Solicitor Are You Looking For?
First, you need to decide which type of solicitor you are looking for?
Here is a summary of the most common types of solicitor and what they can help you with:
- Moving home? You will need a conveyancing solicitor
- Trouble at work? You should go searching for an employment law solicitor
- Starting a business? A commercial or business law solicitor.
- Divorcing? A family law or divorce solicitor.
- Injured in an accident at work or on the road? In this case, you will need a personal injury solicitor.
- Suffered at the hands of the NHS? You will need a medical negligence (also known as clinical negligence) solicitor.
- Looking to make a Will? Find a wills solicitor near to where you live or work?
- Need help with probate? Search for a probate solicitor.
- Trying to evict a tenant from your property? You need a landlord and tenant solicitor.
- Been caught drink or drug driving? It is a criminal law or motoring lawyers that you need.
- Trying to get a visa to work in the UK? It is an immigration law solicitor that you are looking for.
- Solicitor let you down? Find a good professional negligence solicitor.
Once You Know Which Solicitor You Need…
As soon as you know the type of solicitor that you are looking for, it is time for step 2 in your search for the nearest solicitor to me.
Type in the name of the type of solicitor followed by your town, village or city name.
For example, if you are moving home and you live in Brighton, you will type in:
“Conveyancing Solicitor Brighton”.
If you are looking for help following being charged with drink driving and you live in Newbury, you will search for:
“Drink driving solicitor Brighton”.
This will present you with a range of solicitors to choose from, but bear in mind that often these solicitors are paying to be at the top of Google, so how can you work out who are the best solicitors for your needs?
You need to do some filtering of your search results.
Let’s look at how you can do this.
Finding The Best Solicitors Near To Me
I have used the search term above “Drink driving solicitor Brighton” to produce these results below.
You want to scroll past the first few listings until you get to the part where you can see the term “Business”, circled in the image above, and solicitors business names alongside some ratings for their services.
These reviews are left by people who have already used the law firm and given them a review for their service through Google’s review collection system.
What you are looking for is a law firm with at least 10 reviews, to show that they have been providing services for some time already, and with an overall review score above 4 (as each review is scored out of 5).
Obviously, the closer to 5, the better the reviews are which should mean that the service provided is going to be better for you.
However, don’t just stop there, the next part is important too.
Finally Choosing Your Solicitor
You should now shortlist 3 good solicitors from the reviews that you have seen, then click through to their website for the final check.
What you are looking for is the following:
- There is more than one page for the service that you are looking for help with. In our example above of Drink Driving Solicitors, you are looking to see more than one page about motoring offences. You should see pages about drink driving, drug driving, totting up offences and speeding. The more pages they have suggests that they specialise in this area of law. If they only have one page, does this really show expertise? You want the best solicitor for your needs, so this is another way of ensuring that you find just that.
- Reviews from their clients on the page. Whilst some people will leave reviews on Google, you should also find more reviews from people who have used the services of the law firm that you are looking for. Seeing more reviews will give you more confidence that you have found a specialist solicitor.
- Finally, when you are happy with what you have found above, call the law firm. They should answer the phone within 6 rings and be able to connect you with someone to help you straight away, or at least offer you a call back within a short period of time.
As you can see, there is quite a bit of work to do to find a good solicitor near to where you live or work, but there is a shortcut to do this.
Use us! We have already done this filtering for you to find the best solicitors across the UK, so let us connect you with a solicitor now.