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How long is reasonable for a solicitor to respond

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14 Aug 17 #495474 by MrsClueless
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How long is reasonable for a solicitor to respond to an email?

I understand my solicitor is very busy with other cases, courts, meetings etc. I just wanted to know how long is too long and that perhaps its slipped her mind to respond.B)

My original solicitor was pretty quick to respond to e-mails (2-3 days) but he left the firm. I am happy with my new solicitor, its just the waiting around part I'm not used to.

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15 Aug 17 #495498 by .Charles
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It does depend upon how busy your solicitor is at the time. However, a week is a good turnaround time and a month is bad. Somewhere in the middle is to be expected.

Also, just because you send something by email, doesn't mean it will be dealt with any quicker. You save a day in the post but otherwise it is treated like a letter.

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15 Aug 17 #495499 by Under60
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I get a reply same day or next day at worst, if I don't I send another one or ring, or go in if I want to know something urgently.

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15 Aug 17 #495500 by MrsClueless
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I was expecting a week or so, I will have to learn to be a little more patient.

I prefer e-mails to letters because I save everything on my computer and it saves me scanning everything. Plus I can pick up any past correspondence on my mobile.

Wow, same day? That's fast! although, I feel if I had access to legal advice that easy I think my bill would be extortionate! :ohmy:

Thank you Charles and under60

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