How do you choose a lawyer?

There are eight main things to look for when you choose a lawyer:

  • Expertise – is the lawyer an expert in the type of law that’s relevant to you (such as insolvency law)?
  • Integrity – will the lawyer act in your best interests?
  • Communication – will the lawyer give you regular updates on your case and speak to you in plain English?
  • Confidentiality – will the lawyer keep your personal and business information private?
  • Honesty – will the lawyer tell you the truth?
  • Independence – can the lawyer guarantee that they will have no conflicts of interest if they take on your case?
  • Pricing – can the lawyer offer a simple and transparent fee structure?
  • Prompt advice – will the lawyer evaluate your needs upfront before making you commit?