Hiring a solicitor is not something we all plan to do during our lifetime. Yet many of life’s monumental decisions, such as purchasing a home or drawing up a Will, require some form of legal service. With over 150,000 solicitors in practice in England and Wales, it’s clear that hiring a solicitor is more common than you’d first imagine. Here’s a look at 5 of the most common reasons to need the services of a solicitor:
For the successful sale or purchase of a property, conveyance ensures that all parties agree on the terms and conditions of the transaction and ensure the successful transfer of property from one party to another.
Making a Will
Perhaps one of life’s more difficult decisions is deciding where our estate goes when we die. Using a solicitor to help make a Will ensures that these wishes are set in stone.
Whether you make a purchase online or off, UK consumer laws protect your rights as a buyer. If you find a product or service to be unfit for purpose it could be possible to sue.
Accident/personal injury compensation claim
A compensation claim may be appropriate when injury or damage to property occurs as a result of an accident. Common compensation claims made in the UK include: whiplash following a road traffic accident, injury from slips and falls in public and strains or breakages from manual labour at work.
Committing a criminal offence
Another obvious reason for needing the assistance of a solicitor is due to criminal offence. A solicitor will help build your case and guide you through the legal system. Here at Acorn we specialise in Conveyancing and Wills & Trusts so please contact us if you need a local solicitor you can trust.