Throughout your life there will be times where a legal issue may arise, for example the buying or selling of a home, a car accident, a breach of contract such as consumer issues when purchasing a car. There may be criminal issues, family law such as divorce, personal injury and even the need to draw up wills, guardianship papers and powers of attorney. If you have been able to develop a one-on-one relationship with your solicitor over time, these stressful incidents can be significantly eased. This is when the intimacy of a smaller firm allows such relationships to grow.
Larger law firms may not be able to provide the boutique service that a small law firm offers but will have a greater ability to direct a large amount of resources immediately to a problem. Again, in some legal matters this can be a strategic advantage, albeit a costly exercise for the client. Corporate and commercial entities can claim legal fees as an ongoing business expense, whereas the average person cannot.
Having a solicitor who is approachable, professional and friendly is important in solving a legal issue in an efficient, less stressful manner. Developing a meaningful relationship with a solicitor is a rewarding experience for both you and the solicitor in question. Solicitors, after all, choose the legal profession because of an overwhelming desire to assist the community.