Fully qualified and regulated
Whether you're dealing with our experienced independent solicitors, our niche expert Chartered Legal Executives or our highly successful team of barristers, you can be confident that every member of our legal panel is fully qualified and regulated by CILEX, the SRA or the BSB.
Bringing you experience and expertise.
Whilst we all have to start somewhere in life, your important legal matters are rarely something you'd want entrusting to a trainee. That's why at Derbyshire Lawyers your matter will be handled by a fully qualified solicitor, Fellow of CILEX or barrister. You'll always be informed at the outset of your lawyer's qualifications and their regulator, together with a clear breakdown of costs and no hidden extras. Transparency is important to you - so it's important to us.
No-nonsense legal services
Today's legal marketplace can be confusing. Around 80% of legal work is 'unreserved' which means that there's no requirement for the person completing it to be qualified, insured or supervised. What's more, it often comes as a surprise to people that the term 'lawyer' isn't special and anyone can use it. As a consequence, many of those operating in the legal services market have few or no formal qualifications or experience at all. The recent downfall of Ipswich-based firm 'Universal Wealth Management' in which hundreds fell victim to fraud should be a stark reminder to those requiring legal services that care must be taken over choice of provider.
Further, there's no cap on legal fees - firms are entitled to charge whatever they like, so there can be vast differences in pricing for the same piece of legal work.
At Derbyshire Lawyers we don't think legal services should be complicated. Simply, we use a panel of qualified, regulated and insured independent lawyers to assist you, and we insist that information about pricing is always clear and agreed up front, before any work is completed.