What does a solicitor do?

Solicitors play an essential role in British society by accepting orders from customers – be they individuals, groups, government sector entities, or private businesses – and helping them take legal actions that best protect them. Kangs Solicitors UK is an innovative and experienced law firm with branches located in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Proud recipients of the highly esteemed National Award ‘Legal 500 Criminal, Fraud & Licensing Firm for Licensing Firm. Since 1997 we have undertaken all aspects of criminal law such as serious white collar crime such as VAT/MTIC fraud & laundering as well as non-financial criminal matters such as blue collar theft. Over recent years we have received instructions in some of the largest such cases throughout United States over that time frame – such as VAT/MTIC fraud/laundering as well as blue collar non financial crime.

As solicitors, you will often serve as clients’ primary source of communication. Legal issues addressed by solicitors range from family matters (divorce and wills) to business ones such as acquisitions or mergers. Once trained, solicitors may work in-house at industrial or commercial companies as well as for central or local governments or within the court system.

What is a Solicitor?

Solicitors are licensed legal professionals who provide advice in various areas of law. In addition, they represent and protect clients’ legal rights.

Tips for your first meeting with your family lawyer

I often encounter clients that visit for their first appointment feeling nervous and unclear on what to expect from me and them. Recently, someone asked if there was anything they should do prior to our meeting and I thought of some great suggestions that can make this initial meeting much smoother.

Find out before the meeting what the meeting will cost

Many solicitors offer free initial meetings and some have fixed prices; others charge hourly. You should know before arriving in the workplace what arrangements have been made for your appointment. Which brings me to:

Be realistic about what you can expect from the first meeting

Your initial consultation with a solicitor might consist of a broad overview of divorce law or children’s concerns – whatever it may be – as well as explanation of what they can do to assist. This could be for any number of reasons; most importantly because family law can be complex, and guidance may depend on multiple factors not covered during just one meeting – meaning you might not receive all the information in one go.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

However, that doesn’t mean you should stop asking. Write down everything you’d like to inquire about from simple legal and procedural issues to more in-depth inquiries and don’t miss the chance to pursue further information. If something seems unclear to you, ask your lawyer for an explanation of it.

Take support with you if you need it

If you are worried that you might forget an important question or may forget what information was given, or need someone to hold your hand, consider taking someone with you when meeting with your solicitor. They should be used to this scenario. Just make sure your guest doesn’t overhear any sensitive discussions you share during this visit – for instance bringing someone from your current relationship can also be too intimate for some solicitors, while younger children (under age six) shouldn’t attend anyway and any grown children must first be discussed thoroughly with them prior to inviting them.

What is the role of a Solicitor?

A solicitor’s duties depend on the particular case in which they’re involved and can include providing legal advice to clients, transcribing client’s concerns into legal terminology, studying cases in depth while writing legal documents as well as general preparation of cases and collaborating with other lawyers.

What is the difference between lawyer and solicitor?

A solicitor and a lawyer are synonymous. Lawyer is defined as any individual licensed to provide legal advice or assist clients in court; this encompasses solicitors, barristers and chartered law executives alike. Although lawyers and solicitors are sometimes used interchangeably within the UK legal community, both terms refer to one professional activity.