It’s been a tough few years since the financial crisis broke in 2008. In that time the squeeze on spending power, wages and cut in available funds held by the person in the street for anything but the basics has been dramatic. Finding the cheapest way to get things done during that period was understandable.
There are now very clear signs of a recovery in the UK economy and the worst of the pressure on individual’s finances is very slowly easing. rhw have been busy over the last few years picking up matters on Divorce, Conveyancing and Wills & Probate (plus other areas), where the original instructed party has failed to undertake the work correctly, cut corners or has just not understood the original instruction. Often these individuals and organisations were instructed because they were the cheapest. Back bedroom operations where the overheads are negligible and the aim of the game is to churn through the work as quickly as possible. The interests of the client are not of interest.
Obviously the cheapest is not always going to be the worst option but think about this: Buying a house is probably going to be the most expensive investment in your life. You are unlikely (or would be very foolish) to instruct an unqualified or inexperienced surveyor. You want assurance that the property is sound. Conveyancing is important. It is not just a matter of shuffling papers. The conveyancer needs to know the right questions to ask, have the experience to sense when something is not right, when there are gaps in the information and when to tell you things you may not want to hear. They also have to have the interests of the client to the foremost in the their priorities and not just tick off another job for the sake of it.
If you need a Will there’s little point ending up with one that doesn’t do what you want it to, or falls apart on legal inspection once you have died. Peace of mind is what it’s all apart. A solicitor will ask you questions you have never thought about, they will get you to think about scenarios which may have never crossed your mind. They will produce a Will that stands up to any legal challenge.
On the matter of Divorce and Family Law. The newspapers are full of cases where divorces have gone horribly wrong for one of both parties. Bad advice, end results which are not what the client wanted, children’s interests ignored it’s all out there. It’s a minefield and one that experience and training prepares solicitors to navigate. You will get your moneys worth from a properly trained professional plus guidance and a sympathetic ear.
As with many things in life, you tend to get what you pay for. You may say “Well you would say that wouldn’t you?” but here at rhw, we regularly pick up the pieces of cases where individuals offering rock bottom prices for matters they don’t fully understand or where they don’t care about what the client really wants, that demonstrate time and again that paying a fair price for a proper job is a wise decision.
Call us on 01483 302000 if you need more convincing.