When Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer?

On the surface, this might seem like a straightforward question, but very often people don't think a situation warrants legal advice until too late. Early advice from a lawyer can often help resolve things quickly and efficiently which saves everyone time and money in the long run.

There is such a wide array of legal issues that it can be hard to tell when to get your lawyer involved.  In some cases, the matter has already occurred and there is clearly a situation where the law has been broken, such as being fired from a job after turning down sexual advances from your employer. Then there are situations which have the potential to become legal problems if not properly dealt with, such as a serious disagreement between business partners.  

Here are some of the most common reasons that people seek the help of a law firm:

  • Buying or selling a residential or commercial property 
  • Personal injury following an accident
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Family matters and divorce
  • Setting up a new commercial entity
  • Harassment, discrimination, or unfair dismissal from employment
  • Insolvency
  • Personal property damage

Which lawyer do I need?

It is a great idea to have a consultation with a lawyer to determine if their services are required.  Many lawyers offer a free or discounted initial consultation and this is a great opportunity for you to find out whether a lawyer is needed and how much legal advice is likely to cost.

Sometimes a specialised lawyer is needed and other times it is a good idea to have a "jack of all trades" in your corner.  A larger law firm can give you the best of both worlds with a team of lawyers with expertise in different areas who will work together to ensure the best possible outcome for you. 

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