What stops you from seeing a lawyer?

What are the reasons why you'd not see a lawyer for legal advice on your small business, at either the start up stage or during the lifetime of your business?

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Terry Chadban

Terry Chadban Founder/Manager at Port Macquarie Online Marketing

Hi Deborah,
[1] We don't have lawyers in Australia, we only have solicitors and barristers, so that would be one reason,
[2] The main reason that I mightn't see a solicitor for legal advice might be the lack of transparency on pricing.

Solicitors in Australia are notorious for even charging exhorbitent fees for postage stamps in their final bills. So I would need a solicitor that [a] specializes in small business needs, and [b] announces their fees upfront.

Luckily I do have one of those on hand. :-)

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