Choosing a lawyer is difficult! If you are browsing this page then I am sure you have already searched Google to find an answer to your legal problem but have either found yourself in trouble or more confused than ever. Choosing the right lawyer should be a considered decision.
At Black Bear Legal we hope to be adaptable to all client needs. Our style and attitude towards the law is serious, forthright and strong. We strive to represent a client’s best case and put it forward in the best way we can to get a clients desired result, whatever that might be.
We strive to bring legal proceedings at the most appropriate time with the right claims. If defending a claim we’ll do all we can to bring the claim to a successful end. That may mean taking the most commercial approach or, when appropriate, bringing the matter to court as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We are lawyers that you can trust and will go the extra mile to make sure you make any legal decision with the best and clearest possible understanding about the risks, the consequences and the rewards.
The best way to decide if we are the right lawyers for you is to meet us, why not take advantage of our no obligation free initial consultation.
Here are our tips and advice on getting the choice right.
Don’t just pick the first lawyer you find (even us!). There are many lawyers that can provide a legal service and each have their own unique style, attitude and personality. Make sure you choose a lawyer that fits you.
Find a lawyer that you trust. Your lawyer will be one of your most trusted advisors and will know things about you that you might not entrust to your own mother!
Choose a lawyer that you can understand. The law can be complex and as a non-lawyer you’ll need someone who can explain it to you in a way that you understand so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
Don’t just use the same lawyer you use for all your legal affairs. Lawyers tend to focus on certain areas of law to provide the best service they can. The law is extensive and no one lawyer can competently service all areas.
Be careful to choose the lawyer that fits your own style. Whilst a good lawyer can adapt their own style to fit you it would be easier if the lawyer already fits your style.
Choose a lawyer that practices specifically in the area of law you need. A good lawyer will tell you when you need a lawyer with a different skillset than theirs. If they do, they are looking after you well!
Unfortunately, we have had to close our physical office during the Covid-19 crisis which has caused extraordinary disruption with all staff needing to work from home (as best they can).
As a father with small children that both suffer with respiratory illnesses, we are keeping our children home. It will be very difficult for our office to run effectively for the foreseeable future and I appreciate your patience at this time.
Given the difficulties, we are temporarily limiting our home office 'core hours' to 10.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday for phone calls and 'ordinary' working hours.
Please do not expect that we will be able to address any enquiry or phone call outside of those times and we will get back to you and address your enquiry as soon as possible.
We hope you appreciate the situation we are in and I certainly apologise for any inconvenience or delay this may cause.
If your email or enquiry is genuinely urgent please call me on my mobile 0420 308151 and I will answer if I am free but otherwise leave a voicemail alerting me to the urgency of the matter.
We wish you well and hope you stay safe during this unprecedented time.