“For seafarers, seeking the advice of a lawyer can be one of the most stressful events of their career. Not only are they dealing with the effects of the incident that has led them to that point, but they are also pursuing a course of action which too often seems fraught with confusion, difficulties and worries about expense.”
Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, SRI
Seafarers may need to consult a lawyer during their working lives but how do they find the right lawyer, what do they tell the lawyer and how do seafarers negotiate legal fees or even secure free legal advice? The seafarer Fact File on Using Lawyers is written for seafarers to help them deal with the main issues involved in Using Lawyers.
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