If you are on the lookout for a reliable lawyer for your construction (or any) company, you need to determine who among the candidates is the best. Once you’ve drawn up a list of candidates, interview them one by one and ask the following questions:
Can you tell me about your experiences as a lawyer?
Ask this question to determine if the candidate is well-experienced in the field or industry your business is in. Asking this question will also tell you whether the candidate has a vast knowledge of the law in general, especially if you plan to hire a lawyer to help you with business papers and requirements.
Are you well-versed with the law in the industry my business is in?
It is important to hire a lawyer who is well-versed and experienced in the industry your business is in. So, if you are running a building and construction company, your lawyer should have experience in this area; or he should be professionally equipped to handle legal matters related to the said industry. It is essential, however, to avoid dealing with lawyers who represent or work for your competitors. This is the best way to prevent confidential business information from leaking out and landing on the competitors’ table.
Are you willing to train and work with a legal team?
A good and reliable lawyer is always ready and willing to train and work with a legal team. He is always willing to take responsibility for creating a strong legal team for your business. At the same time, he acknowledges the value of teamwork. They must have the full knowledge of Property Law
How flexible are your terms of billing?
While some people may find this question difficult to ask, it is essential for you to get a good and honest answer for this. You need to know how to negotiate the fee of your lawyer-candidate, especially if your business is still in its infancy stage. Tell the candidate that you need to set a limit, but don’t go too high or too low. The two of you should come up with an agreement that will satisfy both parties.