How do I find a solicitor?
1- Please use the link to the Law Society for England and Wales.http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/choosingandusing/findasolicitor.law This will allow you to search for a solicitor by firm name, postcode, location, and area of law.
How do I make a complaint against a solicitor?
- The Isle of Wight Law Society can act in a mediation capacity if you have a complaint against one of our members. Complaints should be sent in writing to the Honorary Secretary April Ross c/o Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, Newport Isle of Wight PO30 1UD.
- Alternatively, you can approach the Legal Complaints Service, which is a national organisation which investigates complaints about solicitors. You can use this link to access their web pages. http://www.legalcomplaints.org.uk/home.page
Am I eligible for help with legal costs?
- Please use the link to the Legal Services Commission website where you get information about legal aid and a rough idea about your eligibility for legal aid.
Who is eligible to become a member of the Isle of Wight Law Society?
- Any Solicitor practising or living within the Isle of Wight and any Trainee Solicitor with a training contract within the Isle of Wight.
How do I become a member of the Isle of Wight Law Society?
- Please contact the Honorary Secretary.
How much does it cost to become a member of the Isle of Wight Law Society?
Current fees are:
- Partners £35 per annum
- Assistant Solicitors and Employed Solicitors £25 per annum
- Trainee Solicitors £15 per annum.
What are the benefits of membership of the Isle of Wight Law Society? -
Access to local training.
Representation on a local and national level.
Support with complaints resolution.