Who is my first contact with injury law Solicitors Barristers, or Legal Executives?
As with all aspects of law solicitors are usually our first point of contact, they provide the link to most other dealings we will have. It might be argued that the police are sometimes the first, but in an advisory role solicitors are usually the first.
Let us look at each role and the part they play in injury claims firstly the legal executives. Legal executives are a body of legal professionals who usually specialise in certain aspects of the law some choosing personal injury, or criminal law. They often carry out similar roles to that of a solicitor, but there are some restrictions whereby they must be under the supervision of a solicitor. They can and frequently do play an important part in legal proceedings but do not have the full rights afforded to a solicitor or barrister.
Next let us look at a barrister. The barrister is the person who we generally see in court with the wigs, they are usually appointed by solicitors on behalf of the clients. They appear in court and often give their opinion on aspects of the law and will use their knowledge of the law to establish facts regarding certain circumstances from a legal perspective. They are particularly good at highlighting from a legal position where there have been breaches of the law, where there has been negligence and as a result where compensation may be due as a result of that negligence.
Finally solicitors; certainly injury law solicitors, will not only be the first legal contact you will have but will be the ones who carry out the bulk of the work that needs to be undertaken on your behalf. They will establish the facts of the case and as we have already said they will appoint a barrister on your behalf should you need one. Specialists in certain aspects of the law solicitors who deal with personal injury or criminal injury are in high demand and it can be difficult to know who to go to. Companies like the Accident Advice Helpline and their patron Esther Ranzen, they have for many years championed the plight of innocent victims of crime and personal injury. Over many years AAH has established relationships with professional exponents of the law solicitors who have a proven track record in winning, giving rise to the no win no fee policy.
So in answer to our question who is the first contact with injury law solicitors’ barristers or legal executives? The reality is a solicitor could be your first contact but if we allow common sense to prevail we know we should make a 30 second telephone call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to a company like Accident Advice Helpline and take advantage of their years of knowledge in such matters. Why reinvent the wheel and try the hit and miss method to find a solicitor?
Date Published: 17th October 2012
Author: David Brown