When it comes to running a company there will be a lot of service providers whose services you will retain for the purpose of running your company. Some of these service providers are more important than others. This is because some of them will be providing services that affect critical aspects of running the business. In this instance I am referring to lawyers. They pay a very integral role in running a good business. If you don’t have someone to provide you with sound legal advice you are going to be tied up in court most of the time. You would also have trouble settling disputes such as people not paying what is owed to you for an example.
For this reason it is very important that you hire someone who is capable and dependable. When something goes wrong you are going to be stressed out and panicking. You need someone who will be calm and assess the situation properly. In addition to that hiring a good lawyer will ensure that you will not get yourself into any bad contracts and such. The key words here are a good lawyer. For this purpose you should look around for recommendation first from friends and business colleagues. If you are unable to find someone through that way you could try doing a google search with reference to which specific service that you want to find someone who specializes in such matters. For an example you can simply search for Singapore company registration to this end.
You can use the results you get to make a short list of the possible candidates. Of course keep in mind that if you want to retain someone for advice permanently you should not go for someone who specializes in assisting. I mean once you get the initial steps out of the way later on you might have to deal with things such as setting up a subsidiary and all. So make sure that whoever you are hiring is someone who is able to provide such services and is someone who is experienced. That is one of the first questions you should ask when you contact them, “How many years have you worked as a commercial lawyer” or “How long has your firm been in existence”.
You should also get such matter as their rates out of the way soon as possible. This way you can move on at the very beginning if they are charging exorbitant prices. Although keep in mind that in some cases the prices are high because of the reputation that firm or lawyer has, in which case if you want to a good lawyer paying that price may be worth it. The decision is up to you of course. All in all properly vet the person or firm you are hiring. A lawyer’s services as I mentioned earlier are required at very critical points. Thus you need to really make sure that they are up for any challenge that may be thrown their way.