Our Legal Experts in Chatswood are skilled lawyers who will safeguard your rights, analyse the evidence, provide you with clear advice and develop a strong strategy.

In the following article, we will provide an in-depth guide as to how our lawyers can help you with your legal matter.

How Our Lawyers Can Help 

If you have a legal problem, then you may need a lawyer to help you with that problem. A lawyer is a person who has studied law, completed practical training and been admitted to the Supreme Court as a lawyer in their state or territory. If a lawyer does legal work, then they also have to have insurance and a practising certificate.

Lawyers can be solicitors or barristers and depending on your legal problem you may require the services of a solicitor or a barrister or both.

Sometimes you may be presented with a legal issue, and you may need someone to help you interpret the law or go to court in order to resolve that legal issue. Seeing a lawyer and getting legal advice can help you understand your options and give you the confidence to resolve your legal issue.

A lawyer will do as much or as little work as you want them to do. You can ask them to help you with your case from the start to the finish or you can ask them to deal with certain parts of your case. Although it can be daunting meeting with a lawyer for the first time, a good lawyer will listen to your problem and provide legal advice so that you understand how the law applies to your case. From there, you can consider all of the available options and provide your lawyer with instructions as to how you would like to resolve your problem. While some legal problems can be quite straightforward to resolve with the assistance of a lawyer, others may be more complex and require expertise from third parties like barristers and experts in other fields.

The Benefits of Getting Legal Representation

Whether you are purchasing or selling property, estate planning, contemplating a divorce or are involved in a dispute, you should seek advice from a lawyer before making a decision which could have legal implications in the short and long term.

Regardless of how big or small your legal issue may be, it is always beneficial to get legal advice from an experienced lawyer. You may feel overwhelmed by your dilemma and getting advice from an objective outsider whose role it is to look out for your best interests, empowers you to determine the best way forward. Further, your discussions with your lawyer are confidential which means that your lawyer cannot disclose what you have told them to anyone else including the police or the court without your consent unless a law requires them to, such as to prevent a serious offence or a risk to your safety or the safety of someone else.

Read our article on why it is important to speak to a family lawyer for your case.

Lawyers can help in various ways, they can:

  • Review and explain documents to you
  • Draft documents and correspondence on your behalf
  • Conduct research and interpret the law
  • Provide you with advice as to what you should do to resolve your issue
  • Provide you with a range of options and advise you as to the risks and benefits with each option
  • Provide an opinion as to the strength of your case and its likely outcome
  • Negotiate with other parties on your behalf
  • Liaise with courts, police, regulatory bodies, banks and other entities on your behalf
  • Represent you in court or at mediation
  • Engage and brief barristers to represent you at court

The Importance of a Client-Solicitor Relationship

You do not need to engage a lawyer to act for you throughout the course of your case, you can engage a lawyer on an as needed basis or even briefly just to get a qualified opinion as to your rights and responsibilities in relation to a particular matter. If you engage a lawyer, your lawyer must act in accordance with your instructions provided those instructions are ethical and legal. This is because a client/solicitor relationship is well recognised as a fiduciary relationship. This means that your relationship with your solicitor is based on a special trust, confidence and reliance on the lawyer who in turn has to act for the benefit of you.

When you attend on a lawyer you can assist your lawyer by writing down a summary of your matter and compiling all of the documents relevant to that matter. It can also be helpful to prepare a chronology with a list of events and their dates as well as a list of the contact details of the parties to the case. You can also prepare a list of questions you have for your lawyer ahead of the meeting to ensure that all of your queries are answered. If you are not sure what is important in relation to your matter you should always include those documents or details and allow your lawyer to decide what is relevant. Being prepared not only assists your lawyer, it can also cut costs dramatically. It is important that you give full and clear instructions and that you are honest and lawful with your lawyer as well as follow your lawyers instructions promptly. All of these actions will help your lawyer to assist you in resolving your legal issue.

Dettmann Phair Lawyers: Your Reliable & Trustworthy Legal Guide

At Dettmann Phair Lawyers, our lawyers are the best legal experts in Chatswood. We can assist you with almost any legal problem you may have. We take pride in being able to assist our clients to understand their rights and responsibilities. We can guide you so that you can solve your problem efficiently and on a final basis so that you can move on and enjoy life. Our lawyers have appeared in courts of all levels, from the Local Court to the Supreme Court and the Federal Court to the Family Court. They are Legal Specialists, accredited in their field and can provide expert advice no matter how complex your case.

We have assisted individuals, families and businesses of all sizes throughout the years to find legal solutions to their unique challenges.

If you would like to discuss your issue with one of our legal experts located in Chatswood, contact us on (02) 9412 4500 to organise an appointment today.