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Is it Essential that your Lawyer is a Local?

There are many things to consider when choosing a law firm. Its location or head premises may be one of those considerations. When searching for a dependable law firm, many businesses and organisations wonder whether proximity to the law firm is important, or if their location will impact the quality of service provided.

At Arida Lawyers, our experienced team have a portfolio of clients that include local clients in Sydney and clients from further afield. Excellent service and advice can be provided from afar, so we are able to work effectively with clients in all areas of the country.

In some instances, there may be some benefits to having a local lawyer. These benefits can include:

  • Potential expertise in local and state laws

  • Ability to regularly meet in person or on-site.

However, we can confidently say there is no reduction in service levels if your lawyer is located in a different state. At Arida Lawyers, we specialise in contract law, debt recovery, consumer law and general legal services, so we can provide expert advice on these matters regardless of where you may be located!

What is most important when selecting a lawyer?

Many law firms, including Arida Lawyers, are well equipped to provide our services virtually and are happy to offer advice over the phone, on video call or via email. Once you have established that their in-person or virtual availability meets your needs, it is time to consider the services they offer.

As mentioned above, there are many practicing lawyers across Australia, which can make it difficult for businesses and community members to select a lawyer when they need one. There are many factors you should consider when seeking a lawyer to assist with your business or personal needs. These include:

  • The specialty fields of that lawyer, and whether they align with the services you need

  • Their experience in the industry

  • The fees and charges, and whether this may suit your budget

  • Levels of customer service provided by their team

  • Relevant qualifications.

The most important question to ask, however, is what specific services are provided and whether these meet your needs. You may require legal support with:

  • Debt recovery – including letters of demand, strategic advice, legal representation, and enforcement actions for payment.

  • Consumer law – including preparation of terms and conditions, service agreements, terms of business, and legal representation for consumers, suppliers, and manufacturers

  • Contract law – analysis of business structure and operation model, risk mitigation, contract dispute advice and support, preparation, and advice on contracts, including sales and employment contracts.

Here at Arida Lawyers, we offer all the above services and more. We believe that it’s vital that you can build a good relationship with your lawyer, as you will depend on them for advice and guidance, so an initial conversation can help you understand whether you will be the right fit for one another.

For more information about Arida Lawyers, and our services in contract law, debt recovery and consumer law, please browse our website or contact our team directly on 1300 146 390 or

This article provides general information relevant to our expert services. It is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. If you are seeking legal advice, you should contact us for a free initial consultation.

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