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Welsh Solicitor: How to find a specialist lawyer to claim for personal injury in Wales

Find out how to choose a Welsh solicitor to help you make a claim for personal injury claim following an accident Wales.

We discuss the legal jurisdictions that make up the UK, how to find a personal injury lawyer in each, the implications of choosing a solicitor close to where you live, where your accident happened or a specialist national personal injury. Plus how to obtain free online legal help from specialist lawyers.

Should you always choose a Welsh solicitor if you suffer an injury in Wales?

Wales and England are currently classed as the same legal jurisdiction, so you can choose a solicitor in either England or Wales to help you claim compensation.

There are in essence three legal jurisdictions that make up the UK. England and Wales has a unified legal system, Scotland has its own legal system as does Northern Ireland.

An accident claim is subject to the law of the land, so the country in which you have your accident will typically be the country in which you should find a solicitor to help you make your claim.

For example – an accident in Scotland will typically require a Scottish injury compensation solicitor to help you with your claim – an English solicitor is not in the correct legal jurisdiction and so does not have the requisite expertise to practise Scottish law.

Accidents in Wales – you can choose a Welsh solicitor or an English solicitor as England and Wales are one legal jurisdiction.

Accidents in Northern Ireland – you should choose a Northern Irish solicitor to pursue your claim for personal injury.

Exceptions include package holiday accidents. If you suffer an accident after having booked a package holiday in your home country – you can commence the claim in your home jurisdiction using a home solicitor. So If you booked a holiday in England and suffered an injury whilst on holiday in Scotland or Wales (or any other overseas country across the globe) you can commence your claim using an English lawyer in the UK courts.

Injury Compensation Solicitor
Injury Compensation Solicitor

Local solicitor or specialist solicitor?

Historically local solicitors were used to pursue claims – the importance of meetings with clients and face to face contact was considered of paramount importance to both solicitor and client.

With the advent of the internet – things have changed. Specialist solicitors will tend to be able to deal with claims across the whole of the country in which they have legal jurisdiction.

Generally – it is better to choose expertise over location. Big cities in Wales, such as Cardiff or Swansea will no doubt have personal injury specialist solicitors as will cities such as Manchester and London in England.

In short – a national specialist solicitor will most likely get a better result that a local general practice solicitor.

Finding solicitors in Wales and across the UK

If you have a legal problem and wish to speak to a Welsh solicitor – you can use the links below to find local solicitors throughout Wales in all areas of expertise from personal injury claims to family matters.

Cardiff Accident Claim Solicitors

We set out how to find the best Welsh personal injury solicitors based in Cardiff.

What if you need a solicitor elsewhere in the UK?

To find solicitors in the other countries outside of Wales that make up the UK – use our links below:

Accident Claim Solicitor England

Accident Claim Lawyers Scotland

Personal Injury Solicitors Northern Ireland

Specialist personal injury solicitors free help

If you have suffered injury in Wales, across the UK or whilst overseas – see our specialist solicitor online and telephone help.