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You’ll Find Plenty Of These In London

Nov 18th 2015 at 1:34 AM

The number of solicitors practising in England and Wales has rocketed in the past ten years and continues to do so although conversely the number of firms has shrunk.


This anomaly is to do with firms merging and generally getting much larger with London predictably having the greatest number of practising solicitors,


Solicitors in London account for about a fifth of all England and Welsh solicitors if Greater London is also included and many work in large corporate City firms.


There are still plenty of smaller firms that deal with private individuals in all the usual matters from probate to conveyancing, family and criminal to name just some common areas.


A relatively recent introduction of operating pro bono has helped many people on low income and has helped many that previously would have benefitted from legal aid that is now more difficult to obtain.


No win no fee is often offered in cases of an accident that is clearly the fault of a third party and the Law Society recently tried to offer some guidelines for solicitors to streamline this increasingly common path.


As a relatively new system pro bono was recognised as a bit ad hoc and getting it more organised within a firm meant dissecting previous cases and finding common problems as well as positive methods.


A London firm such as Owen White Catlin offers pro bono when they are satisfied of the likely outcome of the case no matter the business. It’s often offered in employment law cases where it looks like a person may have been unfairly dismissed or discriminated against.


These cases can end up at an employment tribunal and without the no win no fee it not only costs money the client may be in no position to pay because he or she is out of work but they are also unlikely to know how to properly present their case.


If you live in London then at some time you are more than likely to need the services of one whether it’s buying property, divorcing or just preparing a will.

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