Unfortunately, most of us will need to seek legal advice at some time during our lives. Many of us encounter family issues (such as divorce or children issues) with which we require legal advice and assistance. Most of us will at some time have a consumer law issue when we feel our rights may have been breachedby a supplier or company, or need advice on an employment issue such as an unfair dismissal or pay issue. Some of us have problems with tenancy issues such as disputes with landlords or with our tenants.
At these times it is essential to understand our legal rights, and that requires access to reliable and proper legal advice on how to handle a situation. Such advice is not only invaluable it is essential. However, this advice, is too often out of reach (mainly because of cost) preventing access to justice. We hear the story time and time again – we couldn’t afford a solicitor and so we tried to do it alone. All too often large business, corporations, corporate landlords and others will abuse their position and power to exploit individuals by ignoring their legal obligations on the premise that most people cannot afford to pay solicitors’ and lawyers’ fees to protect themselves.
Solicitors rarely charge less than £180ph and are often in excess of £250 an hour And that is just for the time they spend with you and on documents. It doesn’t include the additional charges for letters and administration costs which frequently take the cost to a much higher level than an individual can reasonably afford… However, some solicitors understand this inequality and offer the chance to take immediate and affordable legal advice and assistance by phone.
It is important that the cost of visiting a solicitor’s office doesn’t prevent you from obtaining professional legal advice and finding out whether or not you have a case and how to deal with it. You do not need to panic or feel intimidated if you find yourself in the unfamiliar legal situation of being confronted by assertive lawyers who make demands using complex and threatening legal jargon. Taking legal advice from a solicitor by phone offers you an affordable way to gain a practical understanding of your situation.
There are solicitors who offer legal advice by phone to individuals to assist them in these kinds of situation and for as little as £1 a minute. Talk to a qualified solicitor with the right experience in helping people just like you. The call can be for as long or as short as you like. you will receive advice tailored to your situation and needs, and can gain a good understanding of your rights in as little as 15 – 20 minutes. It may be that you wish or need to use the service over a number of phone calls e.g. if involved in proceedings: this really is a service which is tailored to you and your needs.
Legal advice by phone is not only an affordable way to gain insight into your situation and legal options, but convenient too. Most firms of solicitors require appointments be booked weeks in advance, despite most legal situations we face being unexpectedly sprung upon us and requiring an immediate understanding. Time and money is wasted in travelling, often to visit ‘uninviting’ solicitors’ offices, and you often find that the lawyer talks at you rather than to you and in jargon that you don’t really understand. Much criticism of solicitors is that they do not advise you of your rights or how you can solve your problem: they simply tell you in legal jargon the process they will adopt. The customer frequently leaves a solicitor’s office no wiser that when they went in – accept for knowing how much the solicitor wants from them to deal with the matter. If you want a discussion with a solicitor who is on your level, explains the problem in language you can understand and tells you your options for dealing with it, then seek legal advice from a solicitor by phone.
Whether you require a quick overview of your rights or ongoing legal advice to help you manage your own situation, try affordable, professional and jargon-free legal advice by phone.
Some people try to find the answers on the web – after all everything is on the web, isn’t it? No it isn’t! Those who practise law do not publish free advice on the web.
Law firms often publish short articles of ‘generic’ legal advice on a specific issue – it isn’t the answer to your problem. These titbits are published to generate inquiries into the firm. Lawyers do not offer free ‘advice and assistance’ except at an office and face to face.
Even advice by email “from a qualified lawyer” is subject to a fee and that advice is only as reliable as the information provided for advice purposes. Often it isn’t the question which the lay-person asks advice upon which is relevant – it’s the issue behind the question and that is not asked about because the lay-person frequently sees the problem, but not the cause.
The reality is that there is no substitute for ‘live discussion’ – and with the ‘telephone advice service’ you get that ‘live discussion’ when you need it and without the inconvenience of an ‘office appointment’. Indeed, with the advances in technology such as Apple FaceTime or Skype (and other) it is now possible to have a live discussion at a distance just like a phone call but with ‘face-to-face’ communication.
For convenience, speed and affordability (even if it’s just for ‘initial advice’ before instructing solicitors) the telephone legal advice service offers substantial benefits for all at an affordable price.