For us being first home buyers neither of us had any experience in this area. We really did not know what to expect. A friend of our’s was buying a house at the same time as us. Settlement was around the same time, but she has not yet met her Solicitor, all paper work was given to her by the receptionist. She was given a pen and had to fill out forms in the waiting area. Very very different for us. Never had to wait long, always offered a drink. We also really like that fact that you would ring just to let us know what stage things were up to.