Do I need a lawyer?
Is your legal problem serious and do you risk imprisonment, loss of profession/vocation or receiving a large monetary penalty? If yes, then consider appointing a lawyer to represent you.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Legal competency and strong advocacy skills are essential traits. It is also important that you feel comfortable and de-stressed knowing that your legal matter is being professionally handled.
What should I expect from a lawyer?
The fairest and most reasonable legal result to your legal problem.
How much will all this cost me?
There are legal scales that all lawyers must have regard to but ultimately the complexity of your matter and whether your matter settles out of court or proceeds to trial will impact upon your legal costs.
How long will all this take?
The seriousness of the matter, the forum (regulatory body, court or tribunal) in which it is to be decided, and most significantly the gap between the respective positions of the parties all contribute towards the time frame.
What can I expect to happen to me?
Here are some of the options: out-of-court settlement, matter being withdrawn or discontinued, life ban from a profession or vocation or temporary restriction on practicing or engaging in employment in the vocation, civil or criminal conviction resulting in a non-custodial sentence or an immediate term of imprisonment, or one side responsible for the other side’s legal costs.
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