There are many people who do not realise how important it is to choose a good lawyer. However, it is a huge decision.
It is important to remember that the lawyer will be representing you. They will be fighting for you and working as hard as they can to get you a fair result and therefore it is important that you get one that is good at their job.
Whether you are paying for the lawyer or getting Legal Aid, you need to be aware that the lawyer chosen could be crucial. The way they make your case could make a huge difference to the result and so you want someone with a good track record. You want to make sure that who you choose, not only has a lot of experience in cases like yours, but also win them often.
It may take some time and energy to find the right person for the job, but it will be worthwhile. You will want to make sure that you find someone that understands your personal case, that they will be able to put your point of view forward and they understand you. You want someone that you get on well with, so that you feel comfortable discussing the case with you and you feel that you can put your trust in them.
It is important to be able to go in to the case knowing that they will do their very best for you. That whatever the outcome of the case, you will know that they did their best and that you could not have got a better result from anyone else. It would be bad if you ended up wondering whether you had made a poor choice of lawyer and always thinking about whether you could have had a more favourable result had you chosen a better one in the first place. No one wants regrets like that so you need to choose carefully, in order to prevent that. You need to be able to get on with your life after the case, whatever the result and not blame yourself for making a poor decision.