This concise book offers expert advice on how to get good legal advice on the key events in life:
* what to do when buying a home.
* dealing with taxation.
* getting a divorce.
* defending a legal case.
* managing a business.
* writing a will.
*handling an estate on the death of a relative.
-- and on many other vital topics.
As the author says: "We all want honest, skilled, reliable and value-for-money advice. We are fortunate in that law is carefully regulated by official and professional bodies. My purpose is to help the lay-person to know the best place to go for the right legal advice and for constructive help."
The book shows how the street-wise consumer can most benefit from the law and from lawyers - from expert solicitors, barristers, and specialists in each subject field. It draws on the author's many years of professional experience.
The street-wise reader will not depend on hind-sight, but on fore-sight if possible.
Gill Steel is an experienced lawyer who offers guidance on sources of advice in England and Wales, and how to tackle these and other specifics.
There is a precise check-list for each key area of action, and guidance to many websites.
The book will also be invaluable to practising lawyers, being wide-ranging and fully up-to-date.
There is an emphasis is on preparing yourself by reading the relevant section here - and finding out what kinds of help are available.