It shouldn’t be amusing, however, if you google “how do I trust a Solicitor, what returns in the search results is a long list of Solicitors firms that speciailise in setting up trust funds!
As a profession, Solicitors have a low trust score among the public. They have done this to themselves.
There are invetibaly issues of trust with the public when a Solicitor goes all out to promise that they will not charge you. What you need to recognise is that Solicitors who have genuine specialised practices such as clinical, surgical, dental negligence or in fact anything, live and die by thier professional status. If they have no reputation for such work they have nothing to fall back on. This is a big motivating factor for those that offer no win no fee agreements. Ultimately, if they promise one thing and do another, then that is effectively the end of the game for them. They cannot just continue with thier wills and probate business or thier divorce clients. They have lost thier only route to professional standing.
That is a very very important point to consider. Real specialists, do not have a mixed practice, they specialise. Real specialists do not rely on other lawyers (Barristers) opinions to tell them what to think or what to do. Real Specialists stand by thier word with regard to thier advice. That holds true for no win no fee agreements too. It is in our members interest to serve you well and charge you fairly. They will stick to thier agreement and they will not suprise you with anything.