Meeting My Solicitor For The First Time

Meeting with a Solicitor or legal representative can be a nerve-wracking prospect, but here at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we pride ourselves on making our initial meetings friendly and relaxed, allowing you to get to know the person who will be representing your interests and taking responsibility for your case.

It is essential to trust your Solicitor and to feel that you can rely on the advice that he or she gives you.  Feeling worried about the connection between you can add extra pressure to the legal proceedings. It can help to know what to expect from an initial meeting, and we’ve outlined the basics to help you to understand what is necessary at this stage.


Depending on the case you are seeking legal advice for, you may have specific requirements or procedures to follow. In the first instance, you will probably have made your appointment via the telephone or online, and you should have been given the name of the solicitor you are meeting with.

Here’s what happens next:

  1.  Introductions. Your solicitor, or his or her representative, will introduce themselves and ask you for your personal details. This will confirm your name, address and other basic information, and allow the solicitor to open your case.
  2.  Discussion. You will have the opportunity to lay out your case, explaining exactly what has led you to seek legal advice. You may wish to bring your notes along with you to ensure that your recollection of events is as clear and coherent as as possible.
  3. Provide proof. You should provide all the documentary evidence you have, including information regarding all parties involved in your dispute, any relevant insurance policy numbers, and any medical records or correspondence you may have regarding the case, as well as proof of identification.
  4. Ask questions. You are entitled to ask any questions regarding your solicitor’s previous experience, his or her approach to similar cases, and fees that you may incur. You can expect your solicitor to be clear about their perspective on your case, and you should feel that you can rely on his or her advice.
    5.    Understand the next steps. Your solicitor should have explained in clear terms exactly what he or she can do for you, and you should know what to expect in terms of further meetings and communications regarding your case.

How to Proceed with your case

If you feel that you may be entitled to bring a case as a result of an injury sustained due to the negligence of a medical professional or due to a personal injury that was not your fault it is important to consult with a solicitor experienced in these area of law.

At S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we have 35 year’s experience in dealing with claims of this type and are sensitive to the burden that such litigation places on the claimant. This is why we take the time to understand the impact such injuries have on our client’s everyday life and wellbeing.


S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, 6, Bindon Street, Ennis, Co.Clare.

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