Choosing Legal Support for your Business

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Any business should always have good legal representation on their side. Should anything happen such as bankruptcy issues, maybe you need to take legal action against a media publication or to seek outstanding payments from clients who are either incapable of paying or refusing to do so.

Unfortunately a lot of businesses do have to take legal proceedings against rival companies, those breaching copyright and many more instances, and this has become just as big a part of any industry as the goods and services they provide. It’s almost as if your company reaches a certain limit and subsequently needs legal support or representation.

But with so many legal firms offering their services to you, how do you go about choosing between them all? After all, you can be affected by all kinds of legal issues ranging from personal injury claims by employees injured in the workplace to people breaching your copyright laws by passing some of your work off as their own.

Here are three key factors that all business should take into account before commissioning the legal support of any legal:

Obviously, you want your lawyer to have a certain level of expertise in your field, with other strings to their bow proving to be of extra benefit. You wouldn’t want a novice dealing with your case if there were millions of pounds on the line, so ensuring that the person representing your company in a make-or-break case in the courtroom has covered similar cases in the past is essential. Similarly, you wouldn’t want someone whose primary area of law is housing applications dealing with a copyright case.

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You also want to know that the person representing you has a proven track record, with other companies or individuals recommending them to you. If they’ve had to go through similar proceedings to those affecting you, your business or your employees, then you want to know that you’re getting a good lawyer on your side and what better way than getting the opinion of someone else who has had direct dealings with a person. In many cases this could prompt you to actually approach the lawyer in question as opposed to browsing the various firms.

Finally you want to ensure that you have a good working relationship with your legal team. You need to know deep down that you’re getting a person with a real interest in both you and your business and will take their personal feelings into the legal dispute. Take the American lawyer Morgan Chu, as an example. He is renowned in the legal industry for being one of the most influential lawyers in the United States, appearing in the top 100 list every year since 1994, accumulating numerous accolades for his work and plenty of fans along the way. If you’ve got someone like Mr. Chu on your side, you’re sure to be much more confident in winning your case than a lawyer who seems to be interested in taking their fee and ticking off another win on the board in the office.

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This article was written by Matt Rawlings, an experienced UK writer have had personal dealings with legal firms and has taken a keen interest in the work of the Chinese-American hero himself Morgan Chu.


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