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Striking Gold: Qualities That a Good Immigration Lawyer Should Have

Last time, we talked about red flags and the sort of lawyers that you should try to avoid when you’re looking for an immigration lawyer. Today, we want to discuss the opposite spectrum.

If you’re still looking for an immigration lawyer to represent you and your interests, here are a few positive qualities that you should check if they have. Let’s get started!

Attention to Details

A good lawyer will want to know the details of the case that you’re giving to them. They will ask specific questions and follow them up with other questions. If you feel like you are being examined, this is only the start. When the concept of immigration and visas are brought up, you will be put under scrutiny.

A good lawyer will have the ability to pay attention to the details that can help you win your case.

Calm Veneer

When you’re panicking, it is often important to have someone around you who isn’t panicking. Your immigration lawyer needs to have a calm veneer. Any law practitioner that allows their emotions to get in the way of their critical thinking or their professionalism is not someone that you can trust to handle the tough parts of the case.

A good immigration lawyer must always have a calm veneer in order to raise your spirits and keep your eye on the ball.

Creative Problem Solving

Certain cases can come off tougher than most. In such cases, you need a lawyer that will be fully capable of tackling certain problems creatively. Those that are capable of creative problem solving are fully capable of handling pressure.

When you’re under pressure from the government or any other body that’s handling your immigration woes, a creative lawyer can really come in and save the day.

With this, we hope that you have a better idea on what makes a good immigration lawyer—especially when you’re taking on issues in immigration in London, UK.

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The Shady Ones: Signs the Lawyer You Are Talking to Is Full of Red Flags

Just because someone has “attorney at law” to their name doesn’t mean that they are above board. Today, we wanted to give a few tips on how to spot lawyers that are rife with red flags.

When your immigration status or concern is at stake, you can ultimately end up losing more. This is why the quality of the lawyer that you choose is critical. Here are a few red flags you should look out for:

They Make Unrealistic Promises

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When you’re in a dire position like you’re about to get deported, it can be easy to feel desperate and cling on to the first person that tells you that all your problems will disappear. Court hearings are lengthy and will require study.

A good lawyer will tell you to be patient and to give you the realistic odds. They will never tell you that they’ll sort it all out without knowing the whole picture of your case.

They Won’t Make Contracts

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Lawyer services are just like any other services that you can avail. In order to protect both parties, there needs to be a contract drawn up and signed. If the lawyer that you’re speaking to isn’t willing to make a contract between yourself and them (or their firm), that is definitely sketchy behavior.

A proper lawyer will make sure that they are protected by a contract before they pursue the specifics of your case.

They Suggest Lying

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Sometimes, it can be really tempting to lie about certain things if you think it’ll help your case. The truth of the matter is immigration must always deal with facts and not fabrications. If you are dealing with a lawyer that suggests that you lie on official forms, you are definitely dealing with the wrong person.

We hope that today’s discussion helps you to better understand what red flags do exist when you’re dealing with certain types of immigration lawyers. What other red flags have you come across from law practitioners?

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When You Think You’ve Found One: How to Make Sure Your Lawyer Is Reliable

The field of law is rife with lawyers of various capabilities and reputations. When your immigration status or issue is on the line, it is quite important to make sure that you’ve good a reliable lawyer. Today, we wanted to discuss a few things that you can do to make sure that your lawyer is indeed one that you can rely on when it counts.

Here are a few things that you can do:

Do Research

Chances are you may have come across the lawyer you are considering by searching the net, going through publications, or you may have even received some recommendations for them. However, just because you’ve got a name or a firm of immigration lawyers that you’re considering doesn’t mean that’s where the research stops.

You should dedicate your time to finding out more about them. What are their credentials like? Are there any bad reviews? Further research can help you determine the answer to these questions.

Have a Conversation

Sometimes, your gut can let you know if something is a good fit or not. When you’re thinking of getting the services of a particular lawyer or firm, it would be good to try and have a conversation with them. You can call them on their hotline or schedule a preliminary meeting.

See if the lawyer picks up on the details of your case and give you an idea that they can actually help you. If something sounds too good to be true, you should be wary.

Do Comparisons

Just because you’re looking at immigration lawyers does not mean that you should only consider one. It would be in your best interest to shop around for lawyers. Each has their own fees, schedules, and capabilities. It would be your job to see which one would be a good fit for your particular needs.

These are a few things that we do to make sure that the lawyer we’re looking can really help us in the end. What do you guys do when you’re considering lawyers?