When choosing a Solicitor many people select one which is in their locality. This ensures that communication is more effective and urgent legal items can be dealt with in a time efficient manner.
Similar to most locations in the UK, the distribution of Solicitors in Wales follows a pattern whereby the highest concentration of legal services can be found in the major towns and cities of Cardiff, Newport and Swansea. More provincial areas of Wales also have legal practices, although these are likely to be smaller offices of larger practices or sole trader or local partnerships.
Whilst most Solicitors will offer services for individuals and families such as conveyance, larger practices generally have more capacity and expertise to advise on business aspects of the legal system.
Company Law, partnership agreements and contractual materials are some aspects where a more substantial Solicitors firm might have dedicated departments with the relevant knowledge to address these and other related issues.
Setting up small businesses might require such services at the beginning of their venture to ensure that matters are both legal and that their meaning and effect are fully understood.
As with all professional advice, it is usually advantageous to seek assistance well in advance of any agreement or transaction taking place. Approaching a Solicitor for legal counsel after the event, might severely limit the options available.
Howells Solicitors have six offices in Wales, two in Cardiff, one each in Newport and Swansea and two other satellite offices. They have a commercial department with services for limited companies, property and legal disputes.
JCP Solicitors based in Swansea and Pembrokeshire offer legal services covering business disputes, commercial real estate and employment related matters. They also have departments with expertise in agricultural aspects of the law.
Gamlins Solicitors, with a number of offices in North Wales provides specialised services for companies, charities and other businesses. Employment and environmental law along with property and litigation services are also available.