How old do you have to be to instruct a solicitor?
Posted on 4th February 2019
Finding new clients requiring a solicitor is, believe it or not, uber-competitive. I mean, as soon as you Google ‘personal injury solicitors in Preston’ claims management companies appear at the top of the page, and they don’t even have an office within 20 miles of the Preston area. So, in such times, what does your local property and divorce solicitors do? Well, they turn to social media in order to attract more clients.. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and maybe even Pinterest.
The only real problem with using such sites is that, many of the users are sub 30 years old, and, as our past blogs have shown, we live in a time when more than 50% of us are reliant on a gift, or inheritance, before we are able to buy our first house, or have any money at all. So, as the writer often hears ‘I’m too young to need a solicitor’, or, ‘I would never need a solicitor’.
Well, actually, MG Legal, your local solicitors in Garstang and Lancaster, have had clients as young as 6 months old! Yes, you read it right- fortunately, the client wasn’t too injured in the road traffic accident and they made a full recovery in a matter of days.
And then there are clients who want to change their name. In the UK, a parent can change the name of a minor by 'enrolling' their new name at the Royal Courts of Justice. If you're 16 or 17 you can choose to make your own deed poll instead.
And remember, you can start a ‘full time’ job at the age of 16 (yep, working 40 hours a week), and this may not always run smoothly. Your employment contract may not appear, and some employers are well known for trying to ‘pull the wool’ over the younger employees (not paying holidays, overtime, and so forth). MG Legal’s solicitors in Lancaster have assisted many employees successfully obtain compensatory awards from employers.
And what happens when your brand new car goes faulty? I mean, are you capable of tackling the Ford motor company on your own?
One things for sure: there are times you need a Lancaster Law Firm, and MG Legal’s team of solicitors in Garstang, Will drafting solicitors in Preston, and family law solicitors in Lancaster, are available to assist. Home visits are available, upon request, and our personal injury solicitors in Longridge and Preston, welcome instructions from past and new clients alike.
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