Updated August 25, 2020
Do you offer free legal advice?
Battrick Clark Solicitors do not offer free legal advice. However, we are able to offer our family, Wills and probate clients a meeting for up to an hour at a fixed price (currently £200 + VAT). We take general background information and discuss the issues and give you the appropriate advice. This meeting does not cover writing to you or to your former partner / their Solicitor.
Why should I use a Solicitor?
Solicitors are specialists in their particular area of law. Whilst individuals may consider that they know enough about the law by researching on the internet, specialist advice is often required so that you can deal with your case as quickly and cost effectively as is possible. If your case is complicated then it is advisable to instruct a Solicitor to deal with these matters on your behalf.
How do I know that my Solicitor is qualified?
At the first meeting you will be advised of the Solicitor’s qualifications. It is also open to you to check the Solicitor’s credentials by contacting the Law Society who will confirm this information.
I have booked my first meeting with Battrick Clark but I am not sure what to expect, what to ask or what to take along. What can I do to get the most out of our meeting?
When meetings are arranged then you will be asked to bring certain documents with you to include your photographic ID and evidence of your home address. Dependent upon the nature of your issues, you may be asked to bring other documents with you, to include letters that you may have received from a Solicitor acting for your ex-partner or any other documents that may be considered relevant to your case. Generally speaking, documentation to support your case will not usually be required at the first meeting. However, our Solicitors are more than happy to consider any papers that you bring with you. This is particularly relevant when you are meeting our Wills and Probate Solicitor who will need a copy of the current Will and death certificate.
What shall I expect from Battrick Clark?
We aim to offer our clients a comprehensive and efficient service. Our objectives are to respond to our client’s enquiries (whether by phone or by email) within 24 hours of receiving an enquiry. Occasionally, particularly in our family department, our Solicitors are at Court representing clients and therefore you will be informed as to when you could expect a response to your enquiry.
How should I prepare for going to Court?
Your Solicitor will provide you with all the information that you will need in order to attend Court. If you are represented by one of our Solicitors then, generally speaking, there is no need for you to talk to the Judge as this will be done for you by your Solicitor. Court proceedings can be very stressful and your Solicitor will give you all the information that you need so that you are prepared to include how the Court process works.