Not every legal issue will require you to hire a lawyer, two examples of this being a speeding ticket or even going to the small claims court. However, in the majority of other legal issues it is not wise to take a risk and go through the process alone without the help and advice of experienced solicitors. Whilst excellent legal advice might not always be cheap, it could in the long run save money, time and get you out of difficult legal situations.
Of course, not every has the same legal problems, but there are times when hiring a solicitor is essential. Here are the 3 top reasons why hiring a solicitor is a great idea.
Law is complicated
If you have no legal experience and have never trained as a solicitor then you really should not think that it is easy to act like one or represent yourself. There are some instances where even experienced solicitors will not represent themselves. Even if you have a solid case it can very quickly fall apart if you do not have a trained expert on your side. Not hiring an expert when you are drawing up a contract or even launching a business might end up with legal ramifications in the future.
Without a solicitor you may spend even more money
Serious legal matters will have a lot at stake; in a criminal case there is the potential that you could end up in prison and in a civil case you may take a serious financial hit. There are some solicitors that will not a penny from you unless you end up winning your case. You should also not forget that you might also to be able to claim legal fees in a civil case, so in effect a lawyer can both save and even make you money!
Solicitors know how to handle and challenge evidence
Evidence is a massive part of any court case and it must be dealt with correctly. For example, you might not be aware that a major piece of evidence being used against you was collected improperly or even that a witness statement goes against what was earlier said. The solicitor will also be able to help in seeing if evidence was handle in the appropriate manner by the police – this is all something you would not be able to do alone.