Providing a fixed fee service means that you can be sure exactly what your matter will cost. We will agree with you in advance exactly what aspects of the work we will undertake and, if applicable, the work we will not undertake. Such fees are possible for cases where the work required is clearly known at the outset.
Working on an hourly rate means we charge by the hour for any work undertaken. It is usual in cases where the amount or scope of work required is uncertain at the outset, or if it could change as matters progress. We will provide an estimate of how long we think the work will take before we proceed and we will bill you monthly, discussing the fees accrued as the matter progresses. The value of the hourly fee is dependent on the experience and seniority of the person dealing with your case.
No win, no fee:
This fee option is also known as a conditional fee arrangement. This arrangement means that your case is taken on at our own financial risk. If we are unsuccessful then you are not charged anything. If you do win then you could pay more than you would have paid if you had paid on an hourly rate, but most of these charges can be recovered from your opponent.
Legal aid is the use of public funds to pay for legal advice, family mediation or court representation and is allocated by the Legal Aid Agency. There is strict criteria to determine who is eligible for legal aid and for what matters it can be used.
You can find details about eligibility here.
For a more detailed overview of what residential, probate, employment and debt recovery matters will cost, further information can be found here.
If you have any further queries about pricing, please contact the relevant department and they will happily explain the process to you in more detail.