Roles and Duties of A Solicitor
Lawyer, barrister, solicitors -- all are legal professionals and perform similar roles and functions. In some cases, an individual or a corporation can hire a solicitor for their legal matters, without actually having a lawyer or a barrister. So, what does a solicitor really do for their clients?
Provide Legal Advice
When you are faced with a serious legal matter like failure to pay the correct company taxes or any other government related obligations, seek a solicitor’s advice first. Let them know your problem, and they’ll provide advice to prevent legal action against you. If a case is already at hand, they will guide you towards proper or counter action to solve the problem filed against you.
Prepare The Case
As part of their day to day duty, a solicitor can work together with a barrister or lawyer who will represent their client in court. They can prepare all the documents needed, frame their clients answer to the case filed against them, advise the lawyer on how to proceed while in court. Basically, they are responsible for creating a plan for handling litigation.
Write Legal Contracts
Written agreements signed by parties involved are always considered legal and binding, therefore must not contain any single error or missing part. The right solicitor can help navigate through this process and draft legal documents, and make sure that signatories fully understand any obligations, inclusions and exclusions, and other conditions -- simply all legal obligations incorporated in that paper.
Handle Negotiations and Transactions
Communication can solve a lot of disputes. It is their duty to handle negotiations with the other party, and navigate toward resolution that may prevent legal cases. Also, they can transact and sign documents on behalf of their clients. A solicitor must at all times act based on their client’s interest, without any hint of personal bias.
Manage Legal Files
Legal files should be handled with care and be kept confidential at all times. You wouldn’t want to divulge any information that might put your company at risk, right? Legal documents must be protected from all kinds of theft. Moreover, as a solicitor, they must be aware about any expiration and take necessary actions right away.
Generally, a solicitor takes full responsibility of an individual or a company’s day to day legal matters. Marino Lawyers have been recognized in Cairns for having the best solicitors. Contact our law firm for any of the above, we’ll be glad to help.