What can a lawyer do for you?
A lawyer can help you with:
Lawyers can consider your questions about your legal problems and advise on them. Lawyers can keep you up to date with changes in the law as they affect your business, in terms of your work, your personal situation or other matters.
There are a number of areas in which lawyers can advise you:
- Your work (hourly-paid or salaried staff), freelance or voluntary staff and your employers;
- Dealings with your bank, loans, finance and investment;
- How your business is structured in companies and contractual partnerships;
- Tax and everything that involves;
- Family matters, both property law and personal aspects of your marriage or partnership, such as the law of inheritance;
- Your rights in connection with your health;
- Your rights and obligations in society, including as a foreigner; liability of all kinds which you risk acquiring, which you wish to avoid or hold others liable for;
- Personal and professional contracts you conclude; urban planning, civil and tax aspects of where you live, no matter whether you rent or own it;
- Protecting your intellectual property rights and privacy
Lawyers can help you draw up contracts: contracts of employment, leases, trade leases, transferring businesses, setting up and transferring companies, legal and financial management and asset management,...
Lawyers can assist and organise companies’ financial, property and company law transactions.
The first task of a lawyer is trying to reconcile the parties. Lawyers guide the parties during mediation or negotiations.
Lawyers can assist or represent you and plead on your behalf in both the courts of first instance and courts of appeal, administrative tribunals, arbitration, disputes committees, etc.