Good Morning, Mrs. Indorato, thank you for giving us this interview. London was your choice (yours and your law firm's): why? And ... would you make this choice again if you could go back? Good morning Stefano, thanks to you for giving me the opportunity to talk about our project that is addressed to Italians living in the UK. I and my business partner, the lawyer Paolo Licata, have an operational headquarters in Palermo, Sicily, and since the first years of experience as lawyers we realized that we could have had a more international approach by opening a studio in one of places in Europe where the Italian community is very numerous, precisely London. London is not the point of arrival, but we hope to pass, as we would like to reach the Italian community in places like Australia which has been the destination of emigration for many compatriots in the past years and which according to our point of view, could benefit from a bridge with Europe and with Italy in particular, or ILC & Associates. Substantial differences between the "Italian model" and the "English model" in working and specifically how much the machine of bureaucracy affects both countries? The Italian law firm model is much more focused on the client as an individual who needs a point of reference for the different situations in which he can find himself in his life, from problems with his partner passing through problems with the public administration to possible problems that come under criminal law. The English model, on the other hand, is very sectorial, in fact you sometimes find yourself talking to different specialists to solve a single problem that has several legal implications. You could therefore have 2 or 3 different contacts in the event of a divorce, for example. Although this system clearly has benefits in terms of specialization, it can be dispersive and not very attentive to customer care as a person, making it difficult to actually create the fiduciary bond that underlies the attorney-client relationship. What ILC & Associates aims to do is create a team of Italian professionals who can offer the best that the Italian model has to offer here in the UK. The judicial systems of the two countries have distinctive characteristics and the bureaucracy instead, unites them as it heavily affects both. The costs of justice are much higher in England even if in some cases the possibility of acting the judicial authority without the obligation of assistance and representation of a lawyer is foreseen. Brexit: should we fear it or not? What is your opinion about it?
I must be honest in saying that I am still surprised by this choice, especially since today, after the subject has finally been deepened in the media, the result of the referendum would be different. Although it will take a long time to stabilize the situation from a formal interaction point of view with Europe, I do not believe that Brexit will have negative consequences for Italians who have decided to live here. As an immediate advice to the Italians who want to formalize their situation, it is to wait for the effective exit of the United Kingdom from Europe and to address, even if only for legal advice, to a professional who can direct him with more accurate information. A professional and personal advice to those who are about to land in the UK, determined to bet on their future. What should you expect? And what absolutely not? I'm still convinced that those who really want to do could have the chance to do it here. Despite the linguistic and cultural barriers that exist and that we all have, sooner or later, had the chance to experience in our life from "offsite". Creating the possibility of having a better life than what you could have in a country like ours requires commitment, dedication, hard work and resilience. I have direct and indirect personal experiences that prove that all of this ultimately pays!