We have never had a client go to another solicitors after they have instructed us and we are rightly proud of that record.
Very few firms can say that. We know that because we get a lot of clients who have initially gone elsewhere but then ask to change to us because they are not happy with the service.
It’s fair to say we have had clients come to us from most major drink driving firms. One in particular loses a lot of clients because their service does not appear to live up to the promises they make.
Over the last few months we have a couple of clients come to us from a high profile firm. We don’t ever talk about celebrity clients but we know that some firms do and it is easy to believe that they because of this they always do a good job.
When we saw the papers two things astonished us, firstly the huge fees this client had paid and secondly that this firm had ran the defence at the magistrates court and had not spotted an obvious error.
We spoke to the client and explained that apart from the very convoluted and expensive defence that the other firm had been running there was an obvious defence.
We took over the appeal and the case was thrown out without him even having to give evidence. Needless to say he was delighted and a long stressful episode was finally over for him and he could put the trauma behind him.
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