For many people, using a solicitor’s services for a legal issue is unfamiliar territory. Some may be unsure about the legal process, concerned about the emotional toll of detailing a particular problem, or are apprehensive about costs.
Solicitors in Queensland operate under the Legal Profession Act 2007 which prescribes various legal obligations towards you as the client.
Queensland Law Society (QLS) can refer you to a conveniently located solicitor practising in the area related to your issue.
Before meeting with your solicitor you should conduct some research to identify:
- your solicitor’s background
- what you will need to bring to the first meeting
- whether the first appointment is free of charge.
Put simply – solicitors are here to help and you should feel confident that in engaging one, you are taking an important step in protecting your rights and interests.
See the Questions to ask your solicitor page that provides some recommendations regarding the selection of your solicitor and what you should ask.