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Khan Law - Raees Khan Personal Injury Solicitor in Glasgow: Review
If you've already been through a dozen websites of law firms today, you'll probably have been disheartend at just how similar they all seem. The majority have the same sort of sales language, the same images of people shaking hands happily, and the same boasts. In fact the number of firms claiming to be 'award-winning' seems to far exceed the number of awards we could think possible.
This opening statement on the Khan Law website therefore probably didn't impress you as much as the firm hoped it would. The majority of people can easily imagine a significant difference between a motor offence specialist and a general practice solicitor trying such a case. But in our poll a couple of years ago, personal injury didn't even reach double digits in a vote for which case type people would most seek a specialist for. The same as for writing a will. People tend to think any solicitor can do it.
This statement certainly stands out a little more. As mentioned before, the number of firms claiming to be award-winning is huge. The number of firms who also state exactly what the award is for - not so much. For all we know, their award could be for best logo design. Stating the actual award is therefore a big plus in their favour and less common than you'd expect from companies within the legal industry.
An even bolder claim. But beyond the claims, how can you research the background of any solicitor you want to use? Unfortunately people in Scotland are at a disadvantage when it comes to independent information about their legal professionals. We've always praised The Law Society of England & Wales for example for having a hugely informative and useful website
The Scottish Law Society is much more of a basic directory. For example, we could not find an individual page on the firm or it's practising solicitors to link to. We can only link to the search function which again only has some basic info. Even the individual pages about the solicitor only pop up and not so well on mobile devices we've found. So what else is there?
Being kept informed is one of the biggest themes we've seen of both praise and complaints when it comes to law firms in the public reviews. The others being a firms' availability and then their pricing. Khan Law has the obligatory testimonials on their website. However they are a little different. Positively so.
"took care of all the legal hassle and fought hard to secure the best possible settlement"
"process was easy, and I felt comfortable throughout the entire process"
These are snippets from larger quotes, but we say Khan Law's testimonials are different because we've seen these quotes on the third party sites as well - e.g. Trustpilot, Google, Yell, Yelp etc. This makes them sound a little more realistic compared to the overly-fawning essays you can sometimes see on other legal professionals websites. These public comments haven't just been cherry picked as the best ones either.
"helped me with a claim and was really professional"
"supportive and helpful when giving the best possible legal advice"
The vast majority of reviews about this firm were positive. Some review forums had zero negative comments included. However, please note that when checking reviews of any firm you absolutely must read the comments rather than relying on star ratings. That's because we've seen law firms with five star reviews for their dog-friendly restaurant and others being criticised for simply being a law firm.
Some clarification is needed here as not every personal injury law firm's website makes a clear distinction between 'no win no fee' and '100% compensation'. These two catchphrases of the industry do not mean the same thing. No win no fee means that if the case loses, you don't have to pay anything. However, in some cases if you win the solicitor may take up to 30% of your compensation as a 'success fee'. It's only if the firm states they provide no win no fee AND 100% compensation that you will have nothing to pay whether your case wins or loses. Don't be afraid to ask up front.
For some difficult cases or claims against the government (e.g. medical negligence or criminal injury cases) it is quite common and understandable for the solicitor to charge a success fee and take a cut of the final compensation. This is because such cases are more difficult to win and harder for the solicitor to recover their costs. Therefore if the firm didn't take a cut of winning compensation settlements - they probably could not take on the more riskier cases. For a basic two-week whiplash injury claim against an already fault-admitting third party, you really shouldn't expect to have to pay part of your compensation to your solicitor though.
A quick note on navigation as we have two other firms on our network with 'khan' in the name and we did have some trouble ensuring we got the correct reviews up when researching those online. The official site we link to above is www.khanlaw.co.uk with www.khanlaw.com showing information for a completely different firm in the US. Khan Solicitors is a totally different firm using www.khansolicitors.com (www.khansolicitors.co.uk is unowned). There is also a Khan Mather, Aina Khan Law, Ali Khan Law, and more.
At the moment the majority of scams tend to revolve around property matters as fraudsters seem to be able to get clients to transfer huge house deposits into their own bank accounts through just a simple couple of emails. Always make sure you're on the correct website and never discuss bank details or payments via email. You'd think people would know that by now.
General Notes: Usually if Legal Aid is possible we've mentioned it above, but you can always ask. We haven't looked in depth at their recruitment program so are unaware of any job vacancies available. For a career with Khan Law it's best to visit the website (www.khanlaw.co.uk), check opening hours, and find the correct phone/email contact details. Simply emailing a CV to reception looks lazy. Each law firm's Law Society and/or SRA number should be on their site, usually at the bottom of each page.
Other Law Firms with Reviews like Khan Law:
» Stenfield Solicitors - We absolutely recommend reading through comments about a firm rather than relying on star ratings ...
» ABS Lawyers Ltd - They also state qualification dates which is something that could be very useful /b if you're sceptical of a firm's claims in that regard ...
» Pacific Law - We've also seen dozens of negative reviews followed by comments from the firm stating 'this person has never been a client of ours' ...
» Hawkridge & Company - Very often a bunch of the negative reviews will be from the client of the other party ...
» Jefferies Solicitors Ltd - That means customers whose flights have been cancelled or delayed can claim up to 600 Euros from the airline ...
» FamLegal Family Legal Solicitors - Their ethos is that as a family solicitor they are there not only to provide legal advice ...
» Marcus Andreen Business Law - However ...
» Law In Cornwall - But specific to the type of area Cornwall is - they also deal in Holiday Park Law ...
» Joanna Connolly Solicitors - Joanna Connolly Solicitors is a sole practitioner law firm striving to provide a high level of service for consumer credit ...
» Shaw Gibbs LLP - They provide integrated business debt advice and solutions across Hampshire ...
» Parkview Solicitors - Yes ...
» Brearleys Solicitors - Individual solicitors somehow claiming 'specialism' in multiple areas of law ...
» Hartley Bain Solicitors - Clearly a slight lean towards immigration matters ...
» Robson & Co Solicitors - Worse still ...
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