Legal Help in Stavanger

Legal help in Bergen

How to find an English-speaking legal professional in the Stavanger region.

Understanding the legal system in Norway can be a confusing, difficult and intimidating experience for expats, no matter how good your Norwegian.

Yet new residents are often the ones most in need of legal counsel, for everything from settling immigration claims to understanding real estate law and employment contracts.

It's very important to hire a lawyer that practises in the specific legal field you require. Some of the specific fields you can find legal experts in Stavanger for include:

  • Settling in: Residence permits and citizenship claims
  • Workplace: Employment contracts and disputes
  • Finances: Arranging your tax affairs and estate planning
  • At home: Family law, including how marriages and divorces work in Norway
  • Criminal law
  • Property law
  • Business law: Understand the ins and outs of starting a business

How to find a lawyer in Stavanger

The biggest problem faced by English speakers in Stavanger and Sandnes is knowing where to start in their search for a legal professional.

The ability to speak, listen and understand English is relevant of course, but much more important is the professional's ability and experience in their chosen specialism.

Thankfully, the free service from Tjenestetorget can help.

Simply describe your situation and Tjenestetorget will obtain three quotes from legal specialists that are ready and willing to take on your case. Although the website is in Norwegian, it is super simple to use.

Click through to Tjenestetorget and choose between general advice (generelt) or a specific case (konkret sak). Select the topic from the drop-down box, add your postal code (postnummer) and then enter brief details in the text box. Make sure you specify that you require an English-speaking professional, even if you're writing in English.

Give all the details you need in order to get a realistic quote, making sure not to reveal any sensitive personal information. In the other boxes, fill out your name, email address and telephone number. That's it!

Within a day or two, you will be contacted by up to three lawyers or attorneys that have been selected by Tjenestetorget as the most relevant to your case and to your personal circumstances.

Tjenestetorget has helped more than 70,000 people across Scandinavia through their network of more than 6,000 professional services firms.

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About the Author: David Nikel

Originally from the UK, David now lives in Trondheim and was the original founder of Life in Norway back in 2011. He now works as a freelance writer for technology companies in Scandinavia.

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