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Advantages of Hiring A Local Lawyer

Thank you for considering a lawyer of the Niagara Region to meet your legal needs. The lawyers in Niagara are represented by two (2) local Law Associations; namely, the Welland County Law Association and the Lincoln County Law Association. Many people assume that downtown Toronto is the only place where quality legal advice and timely legal services are available. Fortunately, that is not the case.

Niagara Region, including St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Grimsby, Beamsville and Smithville, is fortunate to have many excellent lawyers to service you or your organization. Whether your needs involve a simple real estate conveyance or a straight forward will, or you require representation in a complex commercial transaction or litigation matter, there are members of the law profession in the Niagara Region who can provide you with the best quality of service available.

There are many advantages to consider in using a local member of the Law Associations. There are many highly qualified practitioners that include Law Society of Upper Canada Certified Specialists in many areas of the law.

There are other advantages as well. Given its tightly knit professional community, it is likely that if you choose a local lawyer to represent you, that member will have a network of other service professionals to meet your needs. Whether your matter requires the assistance of a marital counselor, a medical practitioner, or an accountant or business valuator, it is likely that the lawyers will know, or will know where to find, the expert your case requires.

If your matter involves court appearances, there are advantages to using a local member that cannot be overlooked. If your matter will be heard at the St. Catharines or Welland Courthouse, it is likely that the lawyer you choose will have made frequent appearances at that courthouse for motions, trials or other proceedings. Familiarity with the St. Catharines and Welland Courthouses means knowledge of the St. Catharines and Welland court’s unique procedural requirements as well as frequent exposure to the Judges that sit there as well as the crown attorneys and lawyers that may appear on the other side of the dispute.

And, equally important, consider that in many cases local members are less expensive than their Bay Street counterparts.

There is no substitute to doing your own research to decide which lawyer to retain to represent you. When you talk with a potential lawyer, the above factors are some you might consider in deciding whether that lawyer is the right one for you.

Given the size of Niagara’s population, the mix of its industry and commerce, and its proximity to other major urban centers, Niagara Region has a wide range of legal needs. Fortunately it also has a vibrant legal community and a comprehensive local bar. The local County Law Associations are privileged to represent that bar, and its members look forward to the opportunity to represent you.

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Law Office OF Brian C. Wilcox Closure Notice

Our Niagara Falls and St. Catharines offices will be closing, permanently, as of August 31, 2018. Brian C. Wilcox will no longer be practicing law in the Niagara Area. All Wills and Estate Documents we be transfered to Miranda Belansky at 905-357-3500. Up to August 29th, 2018 you may call the office for more information; afterwhich, you will only be able to reach us by email office@bcwlawoffice.com. Brian C. Wilcox

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