Clients appreciate Samuels Solicitors’ pragmatic and sympathetic approach, always explaining options in plain English and keeping them regularly informed. Samuels’ legal staff respond quickly to client requests and queries, and make themselves available outside office hours when required.
Samuels Solicitors are keenly aware of the costs involved in legal matters, and offer flexible funding arrangements where possible, such as deferred fees, fixed fees, monthly payments and “no win no fee” agreements. Your solicitor will ensure you’re fully aware of the fees in advance so there will be no nasty surprises.
Unlike many solicitors who are still keen on relentlessly exchanging letters with each other, Samuels are distinctively modern in their approach, using technology in the same way other businesses do - to ease and speed up communication. The team are happy to talk over Skype and Facetime, and regularly hold teleconferences with clients, barristers and expert witnesses; they opt for telephone Court hearings where appropriate; as you can imagine, this speeds up the resolution of issues and make them less costly all round.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Samuels Solicitors specialise in litigation (commercial and personal disputes) and are probably North Devon’s foremost solicitors in this field, with expertise covering:
Led by senior partner Jan Samuel, the firm has an excellent reputation as the only niche litigation practice in North Devon. Their strong and expanding litigation team has years of experience handling disputes for both local and national businesses and individuals, so you can be sure you are in good hands.
Samuels will always explore different ways of funding a case with clients at the outset as they understand that the costs of litigation can be daunting. Many claims may already be covered by insurance, or it may be possible to obtain insurance for strong cases. Samuels work with a well-established network of insurers who provide litigation funding to clients.
Samuels gives clients control of the fees they are spending by setting thresholds on costs, which are not exceeded with the clients’ agreement.
As probate lawyers Samuels Solicitors are specialists in dealing with the affairs of a recently-deceased person; their expert advice will help you handle the terms of the will, the intestacy laws if there is no will, and any financial implications such as inheritance tax. Probate lawyers can help with:
Samuels’ probate lawyers have particular expertise where wills are challenged, or there are disputes over who will administer the estate, so do feel free to call if you find yourself in these difficult situations.
Will Writing Services
Of course many probate issues can be resolved in advance by making a legally-sound will aided by an experienced professional. Many people turn to locally-advertised will writers who may in fact have just a few days’ training, or even to cold-callers or online will-writing services where the credentials of the person writing the will are completely unknown. It is believed that these lower-quality will writing services have contributed to the three-fold increase in will disputes in the last year.
In order to provide clarity and peace of mind for your family after your death, especially if your circumstances are in any way complicated, we would recommend will writing services from a local, fully-qualified solicitor. Samuels Solicitors of Barnstaple can also offer estate and tax planning, the creation of trusts, the registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney, and ‘living wills’.
Nothing is more likely to stir a non-paying client into action than an official debt recovery letter from a solicitor!
Samuels’ debt recovery team will send this letter on a “no recovery no fee basis”; if the debt is recovered as a result of the letter then a small fee is payable. If the debt is not paid then your solicitor can advise you on the best way forward, be it mediation and negotiation, or court proceedings.
Accident & Personal Injury Claims
Samuels Solicitors’ personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of success in accident and personal injury claims, including such cases as:
If you have had an accident or injury which was not your fault you deserve to receive compensation - Samuels Solicitors are proven specialists at winning accident and personal injury claims for their clients, even those which have been turned down by other personal injury lawyers, so give them a call today.
Conveyancing & Property Services
The conveyancing specialists at Samuels Solicitors have many years of experience and have helped many local people to move home or to buy and sell businesses, commercial premises and land. Their conveyancing services cover:
Contact Samuels Solicitors in Barnstaple for a free initial assessment of any legal matter
18 Alexandra Road
Barnstaple. EX32 8BA
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