Written by Angus Miles on June 10, 2019

How To Find A Lawyer

Knowing how to find a lawyer isn't always the easiest thing. With so many different areas of law, let alone specialization that each lawyer goes through. So we have made this quick guide to answer some of the questions you might have when it comes too finding a lawyer in Western Australia. 

Find A Lawyer

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Most Common Areas of Law

We will cover a few of the most common areas of law to help you find a lawyer specific to your needs. 

Family Lawyers

  • Estate Planning
  • Family Planning
  • Divorce
  • Custody Battles
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Restraining Orders

Commercial Lawyers

  • Business Law
  • Employment & Labor
  • Finance & Tax
  • Merger & Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Entertainment Lawyers
  • Employment Contract

Criminal Lawyers

  • Criminal Defense
  • Violent Restraining Order
  • Serious Assault
  • Minimum Sentencing
  • First Offences
  • Bail Application
  • Motor-vehicle Crimes

Property Lawyers

  • Civil Litigation
  • Property Rights
  • Land Disputes
  • Real Estate
  • Tenant Rights
  • Commercial Real-estate
  • Residential Real-estate
  • Purchase/ Sales Agreements

Personal Injury Lawyers

Whats next? 

Just because you have found a lawyer that can manage and fight your case doesn't mean you have to be stuck with them. It's not uncommon for people to be unhappy in the way their lawyer is fighting their case and it's totally okay to find a new one. 

Some of the reasons as to why you might drop your current lawyer is, They aren't being fully transparent, it feels as if they aren't giving your case enough time or they are too expensive for you are getting out of it. 

How much will a lawyer cost?

Lawyers can range from $50 per hour into the thousands depending on a multitude of factors. The good news is many law firms offer a free consultation to understand your situation and move on from there. It is highly recommended that you bite the bullet and see a lawyer that offer a free session to see where you stand as this will help you to determine just how much your specific case will cost.  

When should i hire a lawyer?

Knowing when you should finally bite the bullet and hire a lawyer can be tricky while juggling risk vs reward and the cost of everything. A good basis to work off would be to start from the bottom and ask around for advice from close friends and family that might know a little bit on the topic. 

The next step would be to find a post such as this and hope it can find you clarity in understanding what to do next. Finally before you put your hands in your pocket and pay for work, try and find a firm that will give you a free consultation and talk you through either in person or over the phone what your options are. 

Unfortunately you should take everything you read online with a pinch of salt and don't put everything in one basket based off something you read online, chances are its misleading of false.  

Article written by Angus Miles
Angus Miles is on a mission to help people start their legal journey. He understands that for many people, the legal process can be confusing and overwhelming. He knows firsthand how important it is to have someone you can trust when dealing with the legal system.

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