The First Meeting With Your Solicitor

You have decided that you need some legal advice as there are problems with your spouse or your partner. Here are some helpful hints to help you in making the best out of your first information gathering meeting.

1. Choose a solicitor who specialises in family law.  Someone may have been recommended to you or you can search the Law Society’s website under their Find a Solicitor page and this will detail the solicitor’s years of experience, which areas they specialise in and whether they are accredited specialists such as being a member of the Family Law Accreditation Scheme.  Our Amanda Weaver is a member of the Family Law Accreditation Scheme.  You can also search the Resolution website which is an organisation of family lawyers.

2. Booking the appointment.   Try to book the appointment when you are free to spend as long as you may need with the solicitor.  There’s little point booking an