Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Solicitor Is Better Than Yours...

I had an unfortunate experience yesterday.

I went to a Police Station to represent an own Client, he arrived with two of his co-defendants, one of which was very "mouthy". When I attempted to speak to my Client in the waiting area of the Police Station the mouthy co-defendant kept interrupting and telling me that his solicitor was the best solicitor and that my Client should use his solicitor.

My conversation with him went something like this:

Mouthy: My solicitor is better than you.
Me: Really, where is he then?
Mouthy: He is busy.
Me: Ah, too busy to deal with you then?
Mouthy: No, he told me to come here by myself - he told me what to tell the Police.
Me: Okay, that's very nice.
Mouthy: My solicitor uses top barristers.
Me: That's nice for you - so he doesn't represent you in the Crown Court himself?
Mouthy: No, I have always had top barristers.
Me: Like who?
Mouthy: Mr X from X chambers.
Me: Oh, he is prosecuting a murder that my firm is dealing with at the moment.
Mouthy: No, he only defends - he is a QC.
Me: No, I assure you he is prosecuting.
Mouthy: No, my solicitor told me that he never prosecutes.
Me: Well, that can't be right - why don't you look at the local news reports that show that your barrister is prosecuting the trial [I reach for my phone to look up the case on the internet].
Mouthy: But my solicitor said...
Me: I am sure that your solicitor has told you many things.
Mouthy [now talking to my Client]: You should sack him and use my solicitor.
My Client: Why? Your solicitor is not even here. He doesn't sound very good anyway.
Me: Let me get this right. You think that my Client should be represented by your solicitor, so that he can act in your best interests, that may not be in my Client's best interests, even though he has not attended with you today?
Mouthy: Er...

I am glad to report that my Client remained my Client and did not listen to the powerful and persuasive arguments put forward by his co-defendant as to why he should not use my firms services.

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Manish Kumar said...

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Quite Interesting.. well every client thinks his/her solicitors is better than other as he/she pays heavy fees to them:) well good sharing

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As we say first impression is the best, your client has lot of trust in you. of course every client thinks like this as long as things went fine.

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It's never easy to find a good compensation solicitor. Everyone should be careful but never judge.

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edmund @ Preston Process servers said...

Great story, reminds me of the time i had to meet with a client, his solicitor andhis wife/wifes solicitor in a cohabiting matter. Things got heated after my evidence was presented, and the wifes solicitor was left red faced. A few days later i was called and asked to attend the wifes solicitors office to discuss them using my services. I jokingly put to the solicitor that i hadn't expect them to call me. the response:
"You're evidence screwed our client over good and proper, we might as well have you on side"

Jennifer Alice said...

It is a nice story but it is only a blog where you tell about your self I think the better way to explain more here you need to give a small link of your clients review on your work so if anyone like me or anyone else need your consltancy can contact. But here as you made an arrgoments with Mouthy shows that you really care for your client as there are many busy solicitors who are too much busy making money in which they sometime forgot or ignor there clients. Thank you for sharing this I am hoping to see more blog with some of your client review.

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lara scott said...

It will be better that he has his solicitor with him. It is hard to endorse someone being absent and having no knowledge about him. It is not convincing to only promote someone who is not there and unknown.

Jennifer said...

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Elisa Jed said...

I think you handled "mouthy" very well. You must have a lot of patience if you have to deal with situations like that. It would be interesting to hear his conversation with his solicitor later.

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