When To Seek Legal Advice

When To Seek Legal Advice

February 1, 2021

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Many of us have a vision of packed courtrooms and tense exchanges that springs to mind when we think about lawyers and legal matters. Most of us think of legal proceedings as a feature of gripping dramas or blockbuster movies, but there are several reasons why you may find yourself in a situation where you need to seek legal advice.

Away from cameras and highly charged dramatic scenes, people from all walks of life require legal help on a daily basis. Here are some scenarios in which it’s beneficial to seek legal advice. 

Reasons to seek legal advice

When To Seek Legal Advice

Family matters and relationship breakdown

One of the most common reasons people seek legal help is to oversee divorce proceedings and figure out how parents will share or divide custody of their children. If you’re going through a break-up, it’s essential to understand the legalities involved in ending a marriage and to seek support from experienced family lawyers. Working with a reputable firm with a good track record will maximise the chances of resolving issues and reaching a settlement that suits you and your family. 

Immigration, working and relationships

If you’re not a UK citizen, you want to work in the UK or you’re in a relationship with somebody who wants to live in the UK, it’s wise to meet with an immigration lawyer. Immigration lawyers specialise in helping people who want to relocate to do so, ensuring that they meet all the criteria. This covers arranging visas for individuals, partners or family members, applying for working visas and seeking asylum. 

Personal injury cases

Most people will have seen adverts on the TV for personal injury lawyers. We tend to assume, rather optimistically, that we will never be involved in car accidents or accidents at work, but the truth is that nobody knows what is around the corner. If you get injured at work, or you get hit by another driver while you’re on the daily commute, you have a right to claim if your injuries were caused by negligence. Meeting with a lawyer will save you time and energy and increase your chances of getting a payout if you do decide to make a claim. 

Employment advice

Have you ever experienced abuse at work, or are you worried about losing your job for reasons that are beyond your control? Do you feel that your boss is not fulfilling the terms of your contract, or have you been fired unfairly? If you have any questions or concerns relating to your employment rights, your contract, or the behaviour of your employer or work colleagues, it’s advisable to contact a legal professional. There are regulations and codes of practice in place to protect employees and create fair, diverse, inclusive workplaces. 

We tend to conjure up images of dramatic court scenes from TV shows and films when we think about legal matters, but the truth is that anyone can find themselves in a situation where they need expert help and advice. If you have broken up with your spouse, you have concerns about your employer, you’re looking to get a visa for work purposes or you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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