There are many reasons you may require the services of a solicitor. Perhaps you are buying or selling a property, maybe you have found yourself in a dispute with a neighbour or it could be that someone owes you money. Whatever the requirement, a solicitor will be able to assist you with explaining the law and acting upon your instructions.
Many entrepreneurs, SME’s and small businesses view the use of a solicitor as expensive and a last resort. This can be true but often, engaging the services of a solicitor at an early stage can save you a considerable amount of money and indeed stress in the long run.
Richard Howlett, Partner as Selachii LLP explains; “If you are running a business, or considering setting up a business, a solicitor can assist you with properly drafted contracts and terms and conditions, they can advise you on protecting your brand with a registered trade mark or they can give you advice on current employment legislation to ensure you are not opening yourself up to an Employment Tribunal Claim. This alone can assist in the success of your business.”
As the internet becomes more popular, it is tempting no doubt for people to search online for a precedent contract, employment contract, terms and conditions and even do-it-yourself wills. The major problem with doing this is that if things go wrong, you have no one to blame except yourself.
Every solicitor’s firm in England and Wales has to be covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance. This means, if you instruct a solicitor and then suffer as a result of the advice given, you have someone to blame and someone to recover your damages from. This cannot be said for the internet, even though many contracts on the internet state they have been drafted by a solicitor, it is rare that you will even come close to finding a contract which suits your purposes properly.
Richard continues; “Solicitors generally offer an initial free interview. At this interview, they will listen to your requirements and then provide you with a quotation before any chargeable work is undertaken. Properly drafted contracts which are bespoke to your business make you appear more professional to your clients and you will also be able to refer back to your solicitor if you have any questions.”
A solicitor is not just there for times of trouble but is there to assist you in becoming a success. Prevention is far better (and cheaper) than cure!
If your business needs help from a solicitor then email Richard Howlett (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Selachii LLP today.