If you are contemplating legal action, your first big decision is likely which London lawyers is right for you. How do you find a good lawyer?
Talk to friends and family. Chances are good that someone you know has used a lawyer or knows someone who has. Ask friends and family who they used and about their experience. Were they satisfied with the service they were provided? Ask for specifics about why they did - or did not- feel their lawyer provided good service. Find out if the lawyer returned telephone calls or emails in a timely manner, whether the case was pursued and completed in a reasonable time, whether the lawyer listened to requests and concerns, whether the person was kept informed about the status of his or her case, whether fees charged were fair and bills detailed enough to know what legal work was completed on the case.
Referral Services. There are a number of referral services in London. The C.A.B provides a list of referral services around the city. Referral services require London lawyers to register and generally require lawyer members to 25 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education every 3 years. Areas covered:
1. City of London (not a London borough)
2. City of Westminster
3. Kensington and Chelsea
4. London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham|Hammersmith and Fulham
11. Richmond upon Thames
12. Kingston upon Thames
25. Barking and Dagenham
28. Waltham Forest