Archive for September, 2009

21.09.2009 JL Solicitors No Comments

Launch date for new law firm in Luton

The countdown has begun and JL Solicitors will be opening its doors for business for the first time on the 5th October 2009.  Be amongst the first to receive our personal attention.  Please feel free to contact us before launch date by email via our contact page.  We look forward to being of service to you.

14.09.2009 Immigration Legal Aid, JL Solicitors, Legal Aid No Comments

What is Legal Aid (Part 2)

As you may know from previous posts in this section, JL Solicitors do not currently offer Legal Aid services but we do intend to offer a Legal Aid Immigration service in the near future.

JL Solicitors would like to offer the community a Legal Aid Immigration service right now but unfortunately is prevented from doing so due to the way the Legal Aid Schemes are operated by the Legal Services Commission (LSC).

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07.09.2009 JL Solicitors, Legal Aid No Comments

What is Legal Aid (Part 1)

Legal Aid refers to money allocated by the Government to help pay for certain types of legal services when people cannot afford to pay for those services themselves.  The various Legal Aid Schemes are operated by the Legal Services Commission (LSC).  This means that people may be able to obtain either free or partially free legal assistance if they have no income, or are on low incomes, and do not have substantial financial savings or property assets.

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01.09.2009 Legal Opinion No Comments

When is a solicitor not really a solicitor?

You may have heard the anecdote that it is 99% of solicitors who give the rest a bad reputation (you can laugh, we find this funny too!).

Seriously though, the solicitors’ profession has sadly suffered a decline in reputation over the years but we ask you to bear in mind that many of those who have caused this decline are not in fact qualified solicitors.  Some are unqualified legal advisers and some operate from ‘consultancy’ firms that are not law firms and are therefore not regulated as law firms are.

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