I mentioned recently that the first meeting with your solicitor should be free if you’ve window shopped around and done your homework.
Bear in mind, you also have an opportunity to lay out some of the details during the preliminary telephone call you have with them, as you assess the responses of the person you may decide to represent you in your divorce.
Trust your gut instinct; if they are overtly aggressive and appear rottweilerish in their approach, consider whether this is the right person for the job. You will have to lay all your laundry out before them, it helps if they have a comfortably approachable air about them.
If they aren’t and if you don’t feel a reasonable connection with them, don’t feel intimidated, you are well within your rights to glean as much information from them as the free time will allow and then retreat to think about things and make your decision.
You are not obliged to engage them, so unless all the right bells are ringing, don’t!