Many experienced lawyers are growing tired of the corporate life. They are taking all of their ‘big firm’ knowledge and moving out of the city.
Our commercial lawyer, Rebecca Hastings, recently left a leading international firm to come and focus on the Worcestershire market. This move brings an array of expertise, along with a genuine interest and concern for the businesses in the local area.
What are the benefits of using Worcester Solicitors for your business?
A local firm will be more interested in getting to know your story. Personal engagement is critical to establishing strong relationships. It’s generally easier to establish this kind of relationships with a smaller firm. Local firms often recognise that building professional relationships is an essential part of their business model. It is actively encouraged and rewarded, unlike larger firms who often have a singular emphasis on billing figures.
The benefit to you? A lawyer who has the capacity to take the time to get to know you and your business.
Furthermore, a local firm will understand the nuances of the local market. For example, Worcestershire has a very high number of successful start-up businesses. They have longevity and consistent profitability. However, very few expand to the next revenue bracket. A national firm wouldn’t know this, or more importantly, what legal support these size businesses require.
As an SME, financial outlay on your legal costs will always be a consideration. Local Worcester Solicitors, like Kidwells, may be more affordable and are much more likely to offer flexible billing structures – a key consideration for start-ups.
How do you choose a firm of Worcester Solicitors?
Of course, seek recommendations but also make contact with the relevant lawyer. You are going to be working with this person, potentially through what may be a challenging, tense period (depending on the legal issue). So you need to have a connection with them.
There is no point in trying to achieve a goal for your business with someone you don’t like!
Developing a personal business relationship with your lawyer will have mutually beneficial long-term advantages to both parties. Because you get a ‘trusted adviser’, the lawyer gets to know you and your business, inside and out. This means that they can keep you updated on any changes that might impact you. Local lawyers are well known in the area and are often the first to hear about information that might benefit you and your business.
Building a relationship with your lawyer has much wider benefits for your business than simply having compliant legal documents!
If you would like to chat about any legal issues, current or potential, give Rebecca Hastings a call on 01905 676757 at Worcester Solicitors, Kidwells.