Does anyone know a good solicitor?

#1
Sorry to bring such a sullied topic into the mess but can anyone recommend a good solicitor? I've got to 'tap the boards' in January.

In my happy ignorance I was planning on telling 'the truth' to the nice man in the wig and let justice prevail, however, a friend of mine who is a copper has detroyed any notions I had of fairness in the justice system. Apparantly, representing ones self is not the done thing on Civi street and I have been advised to find a good solicitor. Any recommendations appreciated!
 
#3
What area of law:

Family / Commercial / Contract / Criminal / Motoring etc etc - its a big subject you need an expert.

What sort of court:

Civil / Court Martial etc
 
#6
I might be able to help you but you need to be a bit more specific...

Also..the very best place to look is the Law Society website or give them call on 0870 606 2555 and they can give you a list of those practising in the specialism you need in your area and also give you an idea of hourly rates or legal aid info etc..

Good luck
 
#7
No such thing as a good solicitor. They are all money grabbing, law bending twisters. I was once advised to find a "good" solicitor and didn't bother. I represented myself and came out of it ok. Spent ages on research etc but at least i had the pleasure of not having to pay a fortune to a scum bag solicitor.
 
#12
Dilfor said:
Might be able to help you with a decent barrister, if of interest.
Now there is a contradiction in terms if ever i've seen one!
 
#13
Gosh - 10 relies already! Is this a sign of the times? Surely litigation isn't THAT wide spread in the forces!

They might money grabbing moral vacuums but at the end of the day, that's what they do and I need one!

I wont be too specific on the open forum but it's a 'criminal' offence and a civi court. Despite it being relatively minor (and not driving thankfully) it's the sort of thing that could esculate so worth paying for good advice.

I haven't bothered with legal so far as I assumed the police wouldn't pursue but they probably need to hit a home office target!

Location wise - hampshire,berkshire.
 
#14
i'm not a money grabbing moral vacuum!


errrrrrr...

but any further advice i give you will be charged at my standard hourly fee...

seriously..ask the law society, they'll help you. sounds like you just need a high street outfit to me..
 
#15
If you are in the South East, I would recommend Marshalls in Godalming. I've seen them reduce army prosecutors to tears and pull rabbits out of a hat for drink drivers, passive inhalers, and other misguided unfortunates. Having looked after my regiment for over 25 years, I even entrusted them with my divorce and they managed to leave me the shirt on my back (and a new life, like having a tumour removed).
 
#17
xinflurker said:
Sorry to bring such a sullied topic into the mess but can anyone recommend a good solicitor? I've got to 'tap the boards' in January.

In my happy ignorance I was planning on telling 'the truth' to the nice man in the wig and let justice prevail, however, a friend of mine who is a copper has detroyed any notions I had of fairness in the justice system. Apparantly, representing ones self is not the done thing on Civi street and I have been advised to find a good solicitor. Any recommendations appreciated!

Representing yourself has distinct advantages, furthermore the judge is duty bound to help you.

Good luck:)
 
#18
fingers_1661 said:
xinflurker said:
Sorry to bring such a sullied topic into the mess but can anyone recommend a good solicitor? I've got to 'tap the boards' in January.

In my happy ignorance I was planning on telling 'the truth' to the nice man in the wig and let justice prevail, however, a friend of mine who is a copper has detroyed any notions I had of fairness in the justice system. Apparantly, representing ones self is not the done thing on Civi street and I have been advised to find a good solicitor. Any recommendations appreciated!

Representing yourself has distinct advantages, furthermore the judge is duty bound to help you.

Good luck:)
I disagree. Representing yourself is foolhardy at the very least.
 
#19
Oracle said:
fingers_1661 said:
xinflurker said:
Sorry to bring such a sullied topic into the mess but can anyone recommend a good solicitor? I've got to 'tap the boards' in January.

In my happy ignorance I was planning on telling 'the truth' to the nice man in the wig and let justice prevail, however, a friend of mine who is a copper has detroyed any notions I had of fairness in the justice system. Apparantly, representing ones self is not the done thing on Civi street and I have been advised to find a good solicitor. Any recommendations appreciated!

Representing yourself has distinct advantages, furthermore the judge is duty bound to help you.

Good luck:)
I disagree. Representing yourself is foolhardy at the very least.

Not in my experience, I found it quite profitable:)
 
#20
This is shadow boxing.

What exactly is/are the charge/charges.

Self representation in a small claims court may well be easy.
Even a charge of crimminal damage may be so
But:

Charges of a level that include say, ABH, GBH, DUI, Theft and you need -IMO- legal help to present your side of the story
 

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