How to Play Your Part as a Client
Employment issues are quite common. Some matters can be handled easily with minimal damage, but some simply warrant more legal expertise. There are many employment solicitors out there, but you need to find one you can trust. When hiring, here’s what you should do as a client:
Provide the complete story. It is simply crucial to be completely truthful with your solicitor, right from the beginning. Be upfront, even if there are some bad parts that are unfavorable to your case. Your solicitor may find ways to work through them. If that isn’t possible, it’s important for you both to know that as early as possible.
Provide a concise written chronology. Your case may be complicated and intensive. Let your solicitor know most details of your case so that he’ll know how to help you through it. In a concise written chronology, summarize what happened to you so that he won’t have trouble doing it before a jury. If you are asked to fill out written questionnaries, put effort and fill them out in serious manner.
Expect things to take time to resolve. Employment cases can be very emotional for both sides. It will take a long time for the parties to settle and get over their bad feelings before attempting a resolution. Not to mention, civil justice system can be quite slow and complicated. Be patient.
Expect to spend money for solicitor’s fees and expenses on your case. Inquire about your solicitor’s fee arrangement fromt the start. Know upfront what will be expected of you financially. Employment cases are often harder to win than accident cases and provide for lower damages. Expect to spend money even if you don’t win your case. Just remember that you get what you pay for, living in this world.