When we want a new appliance the Which? Publications and online reviews seem a pretty good place to get independent advice.
For holidays we have TripAdvisor and, even before choosing a take away, we can find out what last night’s diners thought! But what about the larger, life changing decisions such as choosing the right law firm for your business or personal matters?
We are lucky here in the North East to have a wide choice of excellent law firms covering a variety of services, sectors and sizes - from small, niche firms to those who are part of a national or international chain, we have a buoyant industry employing over 12,500 people.
So how do you choose? The independent guides for the law sector are broadly seen as the Chambers & Partners rankings and The Legal 500, which are both a good and reliable source of independent, information available free online. Here at David Gray Solicitors LLP we have recently achieved top tier rankings by both publications. In addition, client reviews of a particular firm or solicitor can be invaluable, especially if they resonate with your particular circumstances. Google, Yell and the firm’s own website are all good sources of reviews and testimonials. In general, people need to select a law firm when they need support and guidance, so it is important that credentials form part of your decision-making process.
Another excellent source of information is your friends, family and colleagues whose opinions are paramount. Word of mouth and recommendations are the key source of new business for us and account for 45% of our new enquiries. We also enjoy excellent relationships with other law firms in the region and have an excellent referral rate from our peers who cannot advise a potential client due to conflict, complexity or capacity.
So, when choosing a law firm contact us for all your business needs.
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Whether you are starting out, growing or scaling down our Business Team at David Gray Solicitors LLP are on hand at our City Centre or South Shields offices to advise you on the best route forward.
Paula Harris, Head of Business at David Gray states: “During 2017 we celebrate 36 years of serving both business and private clients on their legal matters here in the North East. We are incredibly proud of our heritage and look forward to many more successful business relationships as the North East continues to adapt and evolve to economic factors.”