In an age where almost everything is done online we understand why clients might be tempted to use an out of town solicitor or even an online service, but the truth of the matter is that it’s a lot less stressful to use a local solicitor. Big multi-national brands or online solicitors often substitute quality of service for quantity of clients, leaving you feeling like a faceless name on a long list of cases. Using a local solicitor comes with a wealth of benefits that you cannot get anywhere else such as…


Whilst it’s undoubtedly more efficient to communicate via email or phone, there will likely be a time when you will have to visit your solicitor in person; perhaps to sign or hand over documents. By using a local solicitor, you can be sure you’re not travelling miles out of town for the smallest meeting or transaction. In addition, a local solicitor gives you the option to drop in on your own terms if you have any questions or concerns.

A face-to-face service also offers a level of personalisation that a remote, or online, service simply cannot. Being able to meet in person ensures you are treated like a valued customer as opposed to a voice down the other end of the telephone. This allows you to build a rapport with your solicitor and makes for an overall less stressful, more enjoyable experience.

Local Knowledge

A local solicitor is likely to have a much more intimate knowledge of the local area which is ideal of those in need of conveyancing services. Familiarity with properties, real estate agents, and types of fraud particular to the area are imperative for a personalised service. A local solicitor will be able to advise on local authorities, lenders, and any other third parties that may play a role in your legal experience


Local solicitors tend to offer much more value for money than nationally operating solicitors. It’s a lot more likely that you’ll encounter unforeseen expenses by using an out of town or online solicitor since a lack of local knowledge could easily result in additional costs from using unnecessarily expensive third-party services. These can come as a nasty surprised tacked on to a bill you didn’t know you had to budget for.

In contrast, local solicitors will naturally have a much more detailed knowledge of the area and will be able to give you an idea of costs up front. When you use a local solicitor, you can be sure that the price quoted is correct.

Based in Wilmslow, Jackson Barrett & Gass provide services across both the wider Cheshire and Manchester areas. We offer the kind of unparalleled local knowledge that could only come with a rich 100-year legacy such as ours. Are you in need of legal assistance or advice and want to use a local solicitor you can trust? Contact us today.