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Some Wrong Myths About Lawyers

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Lawyers can be a great help in proving a person’s innocence or making a personal injury claim. But some people hesitate to call them because they think lawyers will take advantage of them.

Misinformation can prevent people from seeking legal help and getting the justice they deserve. To correct this, DV Solicitors have put together this list to dispel some common myths.

Lawyers are Liars

In some movies, lawyers are portrayed as scumbags who will lie to protect guilty clients. While that sounds dramatic, the truth is different. Lawyers are not allowed to lie or encourage others to lie. This crime is called perjury or making a false statement under oath.

However, perjury is often committed by witnesses since lawyers seldom make statements under oath. In rare cases where the lawyer is a witness and must make a statement, lying is a no-no since that person can be disbarred for doing so.

What a lawyer often does is make arguments based on the testimonies of witnesses. He also relies on his client’s version of the facts. Thus, a lawyer will do his best to defend his client based on what the latter told him. The lawyer will try to produce evidence to support that story.

Since no law requires a lawyer to know the truth, he will accept the story of his client until that person is proven guilty. That’s how things work.

Lawyers are Filthy Rich

Not all lawyers are wealthy. Only a few belong to that category. The ones who are lucky enough to make a lot of money normally work for big corporations or rich clients. A lawyer’s salary depends on his location and speciality.

In the UK, solicitors earn an average of £55,200 gross yearly or £3,380 net monthly. The average starting salary is £34,700, while big earners can get more than £140,000. The biggest earners are senior solicitors, commercial solicitors, corporate solicitors, and property solicitors. At the bottom are junior solicitors, new solicitors, and trainee solicitors.

Lawyers are Expensive

No, that’s not always true. Lack of funds shouldn’t discourage people from hiring a lawyer, especially if they have a good reason for doing so. Many personal injury lawyers like the experienced professionals of DV Solicitors work under a no-win no-fee service. This means the client doesn’t have to shell out cash until the lawyer wins the case.

Our friendly lawyers also do pro bono work when needed to give legal help to those who can’t afford it. This is the company’s way of giving back to clients. So, at the first sign of trouble, bring your case to the company that’s legally yours – DV Solicitors.

For more information, visit dvsolicitors.com, call 01234 350 244, or email info@dvsolicitors.com.

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By: DV Solicitors
Date: July 29, 2021

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