You might want to hire a Lawyer or an Attorney for many reasons. In Cyprus, a small island as we are, it almost seems as if everyone knows who the good lawyers are.
But with this industry exponentially growing, there are so many new and hungry people in the game, making the list of lawyers to choose from, much longer.
If you are a business owner, you might need a lawyer if you are facing a lawsuit, or if you need legal advice for various issues (i.e. preparing taxes, etc.)
In addition, within a business, a lawyer and an accountant can work alongside each other to give valuable advice regarding legal issues in the business world, like changing a legal structure, etc.
If on the other hand, you are an individual just in search of advice regarding a law-related issue, you still need to make an informed choice.
So, the most important part of choosing the right lawyer is to identify what type of legal issue you are facing.
Thus, we will give you three simple steps to deciding who’s the right lawyer for you.
Specialization of lawyer
Given that you have identified your situation and why you need a lawyer, it’s now time to get more specific with your search.
There are many different types of lawyers with different specifications.
Some of which include:
- Criminal Law
- Environmental Law
- Admiralty Law
- Business Law
- Constitutional Law
- Health Care Law
- Intellectual-Property Law
- Patent Law
Lawyers of specific fields are experts in those fields. This is obvious, but the importance of it should not be underestimated. You can use your specific situation and do some research about what type of lawyer you will need to hire.
With this, you will probably have a list of lawyers or law firms located in Cyprus that match your case.
But how do you narrow down your list?
Authority of lawyer
Now it’s time to reach out to the best of the best, for your case. This means you’ll need to ask around. Maybe if you have someone who has been through what you are going through or an accountant that has worked with lawyers in the past, they can refer someone. Sometimes asking around can be indeed helpful.
In the case that you don’t have anyone to ask, you can always browse a lawyer’s website. Usually, websites provide all the information you will require, to decide if you’d like to arrange a meeting.
Sometimes Law firms/Lawyers have a Litigation tab in their menus, which might give an overview of some of their cases. It would be helpful if you scanned through these pages and read the cases these lawyers have taken on. Are they similar to yours?
After having 2 or 3 lawyers in mind, you’d want to contact them in order to set up a meeting.
With the pandemic, maybe most communication will happen virtually, but calling the lawyer is the first step in creating this business relationship.
You can always have the meeting talk about the situation, and clarify if they can indeed help you, before committing.
Making a wise and specific decision will benefit you in the future and might even relieve you of a lot of stress.
So, throughout your selection process, be thorough and make sure you are relying on valid sources for the information you obtain.
At Lawyers Cyprus, we aim to give you all the information you need before starting off your developing project.