Instructing a solicitor to give some advice on a matter for the very first time can be a frightening prospect. Sometimes the perception of lawyers is that they are all very expensive and quite imposing and scary people. In reality, quite often by instructing a solicitor early you will save yourself time, money and stress … and in all honesty lawyers are just normal people!
You might be thinking of instructing a solicitor to help you move home. These days there are licensed conveyancers (who are not solicitors) who can help you do that too. The difference is that when you instruct a law firm, you have the peace of mind of knowing that they have years of legal experience to help you through every aspect and their advice is backed by professional indemnity insurance meaning that you are covered when things don’t quite go to plan.
Making a Will or creating Powers of Attorney may not be at the forefront of your mind, but by putting these in place you will be safeguarding what happens to your hard earned estate when you are no longer around to make decisions and you will have an Attorney in place who will be able to make decisions based on your instructions, when you are unable to do that for yourself. In some instances, if you lose capacity to deal with your finances and property and do not have Powers of Attorney in place, your family may need to make an application to the Court to appoint someone to do this for you, which can be an expensive process.
Dutton Gregory has offices in Poole and Bournemouth (and throughout Hampshire) and our experts are on hand to advise and assist on all aspects of your personal or business life. This year the firm has been highly ranked in legal directories (thanks to the high regard our clients and the business community has for us) and we are finalists in the Dorset Legal Awards in two categories; including “Law Firm of the Year.”
We really are a friendly bunch … give us a call on 01202 315005 or 01202 466669 to see how we can help you.
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