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Does Law-Answers.com give legal advice?

No. Law-Answers.com and its publisher Atkins-Shield Limited are not a law firm and do not give any legal advice.

Instead, we have built a multi-functional platform that helps direct you to a qualified solicitor or legal adviser. You will be linked with a legal adviser at QualitySolicitors with the appropriate specialist skills and knowledge to deal with their query or problem. QualitySolicitors handles more than 6000 enquiries per month.

Please see our Business Terms regarding this service.

How can I best use Law-Answers.com?

Our curated Help Desks are designed around topic headings that will allow your members to find the subject that they are interested in.

Help Desks: There are three main legal topics Help Desks 1. Business Help Desk 2. A Personal & Family Help Desk and 3. A Brexit Help Desk.

Legal Advice: Being able to research a legal issue may well be enough to solve a person's concerns. But it may lead to more complex questions that need to be answered by a qualified lawyer. Our Legal Advice Hub helps direct users to solicitors and other qualified professionals located around the UK to obtain legal advice on a large range of business and personal legal issues.

Legal Documents: We know that very often, members will want to get a legal document that they can use themselves or for their business without having to go to a solicitor first. Through our LawDocs4All.com platform, there are 100s of professionally drafted documents that can be purchased and downloaded.

What sort of help can you give me?

 

You will find lots of help about the UK's laws & regulations and related information on a wide range of topics from our Help Desks:

Personal & Family: This covers topics that can affect you in your daily life, ranging from buying or renting a home, to making your Will through to employment issues and your rights over your personal  information and your identity. If the particular topic you are interested in is not included, please tell us and we will see what we can do to include it.

Business: This is designed to address topics of interest to business owners and managers. It is also aimed at helping entrepreneurs who are starting up a business and trying to run one with limited time and money to spend.

Brexit: This is the most challenging single legal issue facing the UK. It is important to have accessible information on what it means to everyone in the UK, British citizen or not, as it affects all sorts of rights both in personal and business terms.

Why is Law-Answers.com more helpful than searching the Internet?

Easy to answer: an internet search will return literally hundreds of websites, making it difficult to select those of genuine help.

Many sites will be out of date, even by a few weeks, and others will offer confusing or conflicting guidance on the same topic.

This is frustrating and, worse still, it can result in you being confused and/or misunderstanding your legal position.

We have carefully curated our linked sites to ensure that they are as redundant-proof as possible.

We have searched for and edited out the irrelevant or less useful sites, then created links to relevant & reliable websites and to specific pages within those sites that give up-to-date answers, so saving your members both time, money and concern in doing their own research.

Our website significantly and measurably accelerates your ability to reach the answers you are after.

Do I have to pay?

The good news is that we offer the service to you free of charge because your membership Association has purchased the service for you.

Is Law-Answers.com a law firm?

No it's not and neither is its publisher Atkins-Shield Limited. But we can connect you to solicitors and other legal professionals via our Legal Advice Hub so that you can get legal advice.

Is your information up to date?

We take care to link you to sites that are regularly updated to avoid letting you see information that is out of date. This avoids us in the very time-consuming job of continually monitoring changes to law and policy.

We cannot claim to be completely redundant proof because we don't control third party sites, but we have tried to make sure that you are getting guidance that is current and accurate. If you think we have missed something or that there are errors we urge that you get in touch so we can make corrections- Feedback Form.

How and from where do you get your information?

We look exclusively to the web for our primary sources of information. One of Atkins Shield's core purposes is to use existing technology to offer improved and efficient access to laws and regulations that affect your every-day life,

The links and other information that are offered on our website are curated from websites considered to be reliable with up-to-date information.

This is because we want to be as sure as we can be that, when you research your topics via our site, you are reading or watching current information.

What websites am I linked to?

All Law-Answers.com's links are to websites created and published by third parties who are believed to be reliable information providers. Many of the sites are provided by Government and government departments and by regulatory bodies.

We select the websites on the basis that they are the type that will be continuously updated so that, when you access them via this website, they will provide current information.

However, we cannot guarantee that this happens in all cases, so please be aware of this when you are browsing.

Is Law-Answers.com a Government agency?

Given the number of our links to Government related websites, this is perhaps an understandable question.

No, we are an independent organisation that has been privately funded and established.

How can I save on legal fees using Law-Answers.com

It is well known, and in terms of lawyers also quite true, that "time is money".

There are a number of ways you help yourself save on legal fees by using Law-Answers.com:

  1. By browsing our Help Desks you are straight  away saving on paying a lawyer to do the same job- to tell you what the law actually says;
  2. The more research you do via the links we provide and via the connected links that they provide, the greater understanding you gain without engaging a lawyer;
  3. Using our Legal Fees Savings Calculator you can assess how much in fees you have saved just by using our free-to-use website.
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