Supporting my son

My son is currently on remand waiting trial. We have had a really tricky time over the last year learning about some of the things that he has been doing, but we want to make sure that we support him through the trial so that he can get a fair process. Having family on your side can help the prisoners to have an easier time at trial and can often help the lawyers to provide the strongest possible defence in court. This blog explains how family members can help to make sure that legal process goes smoothly and that the lawyers get all of the resources that they need.

What Do You Need to Consider When Choosing a Conveyancing Solicitor?

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Choosing the right conveyancing solicitor can be very difficult. Do you have friends and family who can recommend one to you? Are you conscious about your budget? Or do you want someone who has the best rating? Of course, it is important that you choose someone who has a proven record and who is a conveyancing solicitor who cares. Someone who is just in it for the money will be easy to detect. Just follow what your gut is telling you.

Consider the Price

There are different ways that conveyancing solicitors charge their clients. There are those who will charge a fixed rate, while others will only charge a percentage based on the property value. Aside from that, you might have to pay for extra fees to take care of the paperwork cost or any issues that need additional work. There are some cases when the process calls for more time and attention than what was anticipated, which could also cost you more. You should get at least three quotes before deciding. The conveyancing solicitor will also include VAT and costs of postage, which are called 'disbursements'.


An experienced conveyancing solicitor is most likely more equipped to handle the duty compared to a practice that is composed of juniors. Do not hesitate to ask your conveyancing solicitor about their experience and the qualifications they have. A conveyancing solicitor who has a good practice can show their capability to do the task.

Get Recommendations

The most ideal way of finding a conveyancing solicitor, in case you have not once before, is to ask for recommendations. You can talk to your friends or family members who have gone through the process before. Ask them about their experience with solicitors and if they can recommend anyone who can help you.

Good Communication

Communication goes both ways, and information is provided in all parts of the transaction so that common issues are addressed. Make sure that the conveyancing solicitor will always answer the telephone, mobile phone or e-mail for any concerns. You should not be chasing the solicitor, and you do not need the added stress that comes with the transaction and the fees you have to pay. A good conveyancing solicitor will be there for you all the time.

This is what you need to look for when choosing a conveyancing solicitor if you have never dealt with one before and want everything to go smoothly.


22 May 2019