February 11th, 2014
Love is all around us.
Especially at this time of year. February is of course the most romantic month of the year when St. Valentines day comes around, and the shops fill up with chocolates, flowers and teddy bears.
There are various theories about who St. Valentine actually was. These days though his name has become associated with a time for people to share gifts and send cards expressing their love and admiration.
Here at Legal Choices we can’t stretch to a dozen red roses, but we can give you a free Legal Choices pen as a token of thanks if you complete this month’s survey, which is all about your views on this website and how we might be able to improve it in the future.
Just click here to visit the ‘Your Voice’ page and to start the survey. It’ll only take a few moments of your time.
And Happy Valentine’s day from Legal Choices!
January 20th, 2014
Do you think you know a lot about lawyers and legal problems?
If you answered “No” – you have come to the right place… and you’re certainly not alone.
Research shows that the majority of people do not feel very well-informed about what lawyers do, and the options you have available when legal problems crop up.
Legal Choices is a new website run by legal regulators which aims to help point you in the right direction about lawyers, the help they can give you, and surviving legal problems.
It puts information you may want to know in one place and helps you to have your say about a range of subjects.
We hope you enjoy using the website. If there’s anything you couldn’t find that you think we should include please let us know through our Contact Form.
(By the way – if you answered “yes” – congratulations, please come and work for Legal Choices!)
January 20th, 2014
Whether you’ve got a three-course banquet planned, fish and chips, or just a couple of lettuce leaves – any food you eat tonight comes from a regulated industry.
This means that regulators are working behind the scenes to make sure the businesses that make and supply your food are doing the right thing – and not putting you unfairly at risk.
Did you use your bank card today to pay for something? That’s a financial service that is regulated.
Did you go past a chemist shop? That’s regulated.
A bookmakers? Regulated.
How about turning the tap on to fill the kettle? That water you drank came from a regulated industry.
You get the picture.
There are regulators all around us. It’s no different in the legal services world.
In fact, this website you are looking at right now is provided by legal regulators. They are the watchdogs working behind the scenes to keep you well protected every time you use a legal service.
Legal issues come in all different shapes and sizes, so there are different lawyers that can help you depending on the situation at hand. For that reason there are also different regulators that keep an eye on those lawyers. However they all have one common goal – which is to keep people safe when they use legal services.
Have a read about the different legal regulators in the ‘types of lawyers‘ area of this website and find out more about what they do, including the ways that you are kept safe. It might be handy information to know the next time you use a lawyer.
Oh and enjoy your tea tonight – Legal Choices is having omlettes.