Why choose Grid Law Solicitors?
Hi! I’m David Walker, a solicitor and founder of Grid Law Solicitors.
With over 140,000 qualified solicitors in the UK you have a huge amount of choice, so I’m genuinely thankful that you’re taking the time to read this.
I’m sure you’ve Googled a few different solicitors and looked at their websites. So now, to help you decide who to instruct, I’m guessing you probably need the answer to two questions …
Do I have the knowledge and experience to help you solve your legal problems?
This is easy to answer. For nearly 20 years, I’ve been a solicitor specialising in contract law, dispute resolution and intellectual property law. You can read more about the services I provide here.
In this time, I’ve come across most situations. So, if your problem or the legal advice you need fits within the services I provide, I’m 99.9% confident that I can help you. If I can’t, I will tell you and in most cases I will be able to recommend someone who can.
However, there are many solicitors who also have 20 years’ experience. So, your second question is perhaps even more important than the first and that is:
Why would you want to work with me rather than one of the other solicitors?
This question is far more difficult to answer, but I’ll have a go.
I know how stressful legal issues can be, so I’m here to say “don’t worry”.
Very often, a quick call with me and a new perspective can relieve much of the stress from your situation.
One of the best examples of this is when a client called me in a panic. He was involved in a rather acrimonious dispute with an ex-business partner who was determined to ruin his business. It was the Case of Christmas Chaos.
The Case of Christmas Chaos
At 3pm on Christmas Eve my client received an email letter of claim from his ex-business partner’s lawyer. The letter was very aggressive, giving him three days to respond and repay a number of loans that they claimed were outstanding. If payment wasn’t received by the deadline then legal action and bankruptcy proceedings were threatened.
After nearly an hour of worrying about what to do, he emailed me a copy of the letter and called me to talk through his options. Immediately, I could see this was a complete try on and that letter was sent with the sole intention of ruining my client’s Christmas.
Within half an hour I had a response to the lawyer prepared and sent. We denied that the loans were due for repayment and pointed out all the difficulties they would face in taking legal action against my client.
We took complete control of the situation, my client’s stress evaporated and he was able to enjoy Christmas with his family without worrying about imminent legal action.
I won’t over complicate matters.
Going back to the example above, my client didn’t want to know the ins and outs of the law and be presented with half a dozen different options to choose from. He needed to quickly and concisely understand what the main issues were and then, together, we decided how we were going to respond. Clients have told me that being able to quickly assess a situation and then respond is one of my key skills.
I want us to develop a long-term working relationship.
I want you to feel comfortable picking up the phone just to bounce ideas around or to discuss a problem you’re facing without worrying about the cost. Before undertaking any new work, I will give you an estimate of the likely fees involved or, where possible, we can work on a fixed fee basis.
Also, please take a look at some of the articles I’ve written for Business Advice. These will give you a good idea of my approach to solving legal problems and the sort of advice I give.
So, that’s a brief introduction to me and how I work.
If you’re still not sure who to instruct, trust your gut instinct. Most of the time it will be right!