Choosing a local solicitor in Bury: Why Aston Knight Solicitors? – Part III
Whilst Aston Knight Solicitors is a relatively young firm, we have grown from one solicitor in 2013 to now four specialist solicitors, supported by an experienced and highly skilled team, dealing with a portfolio of very high value litigation. Instead of purchasing a premises on the high street, adopting a “build it and they will come” strategy, we chose to compete online with the leading litigation firms in the industry, and quickly secured a strong presence in the market, the quality of our portfolio recently commented upon by the manager of one of the largest sets of barristers in Manchester.
At Aston Knight Solicitors our philosophy has always been to limit ourselves to a confined set of areas but to practise those areas at the highest level.
Of course, practising at the highest level is not the whole story: this is a client service – the client needs to be happy. On this point we are immensely proud of our large library of glowing client feedback questionnaires – take a look at our testimonial section.
“But what about fees – does the fact you are specialists mean the price is higher?” The short answer is no. Being a specialist firm, with an outstanding client feedback portfolio, means we do not have to rely upon expensive town or city centre premises to get work in – our reputation and recommendations are enough. Further, our state-of-the-art IT systems provide savings and efficiencies compared with older fashioned firms, which we can pass back to the client. For these reasons although we are a specialist firm we are in fact able to offer prices that compete favourably with other local firms. Further still, our excellent reputation amongst the leading barristers and expert witnesses in the country means we are often able to negotiate savings that we pass back to the client.
So, what’s the answer? It can unfortunately be a treacherous marketplace! Law firms squabbling desperately for clients are employing all manner of tactics, some highly questionable.
Hopefully this checklist will assist:
- Look for a firm that specialises in your area of law
- Treat website “accreditations” or “industry awards” with caution and instead look for genuine client feedback, or perhaps recommendations from people you trust
- Rather than the size of a law firm, focus instead upon who will be dealing with your case – a paralegal at a large firm is no equal to an experienced, proven solicitor at a specialist firm
I hope this has been of assistance but if you would like to know more, or even chat informally, why not get in touch on either 0161 447 9191 or firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll be pleased to hear from you!