What makes a top divorce lawyer? By Robyn Hancock
A top divorce lawyer is an individual who has a number of suited qualities in their personality that enables them to excel in their role within a cutting edge and leading matrimonial law firm.
One such quality is that of ‘fair play’. A top divorce lawyer will fight not only passionately but also fairly in order to win a case. This is essential for all lawyers but especially so in matrimonial law where family is such a precious and vulnerable thing to fight for.
Another quality is that of professionalism:
A top divorce lawyer has the ability to deal with stress, difficult people and not to take things at face value. Working in divorce law often means understanding and dealing with individuals’ raw emotions. Orchestrating the overall case and yet dealing with client contact on a day to day basis can be tough but is crucial in order to protect the client and the case. The best divorce lawyers need to deliver. Great lawyers do what they say they will do, attend all meetings, arrive early and fully prepared. A good professional skill –set is imperative.
A personal lawyer / client relationship:
It is important that a lawyer is able to relate to their client and show understanding on a personal level. Personalising the relationship with a client enables a top divorce lawyer to recognize the unique styles, interests and needs of that individual. Being loyal helps the client trust in the person they are handing their life to. This is not only important in highly complex financial cases but also where children are involved. Parents are often very protective of their children and the client needs to be able to completely trust their lawyer so as to secure not only a good outcome for their client but also for their children. The culmination of these qualities creates a perfect aptitude to become a top divorce lawyer.
A top divorce lawyer will be completely in control and will be willing to go the extra mile in order to succeed for their client. A top divorce lawyer is always mindful of what is right for their client and will strive for results.
Competence is key:
Top divorce lawyers work effectively, efficiently and comfortably in all settings. They project confidence, but are not arrogant. Top divorce lawyers are eloquent and are able to write and speak with clarity and conviction- a very important skill when dealing with clients, colleagues and courts alike. Keeping up to speed with changes in the law is essential and top divorce lawyers have a real hunger for knowledge and a keen mind-set to learn more and improve on any skills.
A top divorce lawyer able to undertake all parts of the case and can put themselves in other people’s shoes. They show intelligence, dedication, attention, self -belief and a good heart.