Smith Legal Solutions is a boutique succession (wills and estates) law firm based on the Gold Coast offering comprehensive mobile legal services to you at a place of your convenience.
We can assist you with:
- Wills & Estate Planning
- Powers of Attorney
- Inheritance Issues & Will Disputes
- Planning Ahead Program
- Executorial Services
- Family Disputes
- Beneficiary Assistance
- Guardianship Guidelines
- Consultancy Services
Smith Legal Services operate a mobile legal service where WE WILL COME TO YOU in the comfort of your own home, at work during your lunch break or at a coffee shop at your convenience. We also provide hospital and nursing home visits for the infirm and housebound.
Our service is about convenience to you.
Smith Legal Solutions offer a competitive FIXED FEE pricing for a majority of our estate planning documents (including Elementary Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Directives). We can construct a package price for our Planning Ahead Program.
Our service is about cost effective solutions.
Smith Legal Solutions was founded by Tracey Smith, a Queensland Law Society ACCREDITED SPECIALIST IN SUCCESSION LAW. As we only offer services relating to Wills, Estates, Inheritance and Succession issues, you can be assured you are getting the best specialist legal advice.
Our service is about experience and professionalism.
Don’t put off to tomorrow, what can be done today. Tomorrow may be too late.
In practice, legal jurisdictions exercise their right to determine who is recognized as being a lawyer. As a result, the meaning of the term "lawyer" may vary from place to place. Some jurisdictions have two types of lawyers, barristers and solicitors. Whilst others fuse the two. A barrister is a lawyer who specialises in higher court appearances. A solicitor is a lawyer who is trained to prepare cases and give advice on legal subjects and can represent people in lower courts. Both barristers and solicitors have gone through law school, completed the requisite practical training. However, in jurisdictions where there is a split-profession, only barristers are admitted as members of their respective bar association.
In Australia, the word "lawyer" can be used to refer to both barristers and solicitors (whether in private practice or practicing as corporate in-house counsel), and whoever is admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of a state or territory.
In Canada, the word "lawyer" only refers to individuals who have been called to the bar or, in Quebec, have qualified as civil law notaries. Common law lawyers in Canada are formally and properly called "barristers and solicitors", but should not be referred to as "attorneys", since that term has a different meaning in Canadian usage, being a person appointed under a power of attorney. However, in Quebec, civil law advocates (or avocats in French) often call themselves "attorney" and sometimes "barrister and solicitor" in English, and all lawyers in Quebec, or lawyers in the rest of Canada when practicing in French, are addressed with the honorific title, "Me." or "Maître".
In England and Wales, "lawyer" is used to refer to persons who provide reserved and unreserved legal activities and includes practitioners such as barristers, attorneys, solicitors, registered foreign lawyers, patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, licensed conveyancers, public notaries, commissioners for oaths, immigration advisers and claims management services. The Legal Services Act 2007 defines the "legal activities" that may only be performed by a person who is entitled to do so pursuant to the Act. 'Lawyer' is not a protected title.
In Pakistan, the term "Advocate" is used instead of lawyer in The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973.
In India, the term "lawyer" is often colloquially used, but the official term is "advocate" as prescribed under the Advocates Act, 1961.
In Scotland, the word "lawyer" refers to a more specific group of legally trained people. It specifically includes advocates and solicitors. In a generic sense, it may also include judges and law-trained support staff.
In the United States, the term generally refers to attorneys who may practice law. It is never used to refer to patent agents or paralegals. In fact, there are statutory and regulatory restrictions on non-lawyers like paralegals practicing law.
Other nations tend to have comparable terms for the analogous concept.
Source: MTM Lawyers