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- We have over 150 years' experience,
- An award winning team of solicitors
- Recommended by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500
- Offices local, and national throughout England and Wales
We'll provide expert legal advice, at a price you can afford with no compromise on quality.
- Fixed pricing structures
- Clear and easy to understand advice
- We offer a range of services within different pricing options to give you the best value for money
- Every case is different, but knowing your solicitor isn't running wild with your funds will give you the certainty you need
- We will work within the confines of your budget and if anything else is needed, our solicitors will consult you before taking any further action
For quick answers to common questions, check our FAQs below:
Payment is due before work can commence. Any Court fees (page 12) we have to pay (unless you are exempt) are payable by you in advance. The document linked here explains more about Court fees. Any fees payable to third parties, including Agents, Experts and Barristers, are payable in full before they can be instructed to begin work.
Before any work is completed, we'll discuss with you all the options available to help you pay for your legal costs.
If, for example, you are a member of a trade union or you have insurance you should tell us. These are both things that may help to reduce your legal costs.
Some insurance policies cover you for some things and not others. 'After the event' and 'before the event' insurance are examples of this. You should ask us as many questions as you need to so that you fully understand what you’re signing up for.
If you choose us to provide you with legal services and you're on benefits or a low income we may be able to help you reduce or cover all of your legal costs. Only a few firms still offer things such as Legal Aid and we are one of the few. Make sure you mention your current financial position to us so we can offer you the best deals possible.
All of these things will impact on your fixed fee options and should be discussed with us from the outset.
Where there are new developments or changes to the course of your case, costs may change. This may happen, for example, in a divorce case where things suddenly become more complicated and more needs to be done. If this is the case, you should speak to us to ensure you have enough finances to continue. If you agreed a budget with us, then we'll be able to tell you when you're nearing your financial threshold. At this point, we can discuss with you the actions you can take next that would best suit you, and your wallet. We'll stop working to make sure you're happy to continue whilst clarifying the costs along the way.
Even fixed fees may be subject to additional costs, if this is the case, we will set out any likely changes in the Welcome Letter we send you to thank you for choosing us.
Just as costs can go up, they may also go down. We'll tell you if the price of our service is likely to change either way, so you'll still have the option of shopping around.
Extra costs could include things like doctors or medical expert bills, phone calls or photocopying. It's important to ask if these things are included in the price of the fixed fee service or if they are considered extra costs. This will help you to determine what your budget is and that you don’t get a shock when the bill comes.
With regards to VAT, all of our fixed fees specify that VAT is included in the price, except for immigration work as often the client is exempt from paying VAT.
Our solicitors will make the billing procedure clear to you from the beginning- this is especially the case if you choose our fixed fee options.
Our fixed fee services usually require you to pay for the service in full upfront so we can get to work straight away on your case. This way, you don’t incur any additional charges like late payment fees because you've already provided us with the funds to get to work.
The unique thing about our fixed fees is that the price won't change.
Our pricing structure is clear and concise and any changes will be highlighted and confirmed with you before we take any action.
Any work we do for you which is not including in the Fixed Fee will be charged separately on the basis of our hourly rate, as set out in our Terms of Business letter. We will not do any such work for you until we have discussed this with you and explained your charges and given you the best estimate we can of the likely overall cost to you. An exception to this is work we may have to do for you on an emergency basis where we have been unable to contact you before proceedings. We will only do this if we think the work is reasonably necessary to protect your interests but you agree to pay our charges for that.
It is possible (but relatively unusual) that the Court might make an Order that you should pay, or contribute to, another person's legal fees during the course or your case. This is something we can discuss with you are your case moves forwards, we will point out any particular risks as they arise. The Fixed Fee payment you make to us does not, of course, cover any such Order made against you.
It is possible (but relatively unusual) that the Court might make an Order that someone else should pay or contribute to your legal fees for all or part of your case. This is something we can discuss with you as your case moves forwards and we will point out any stage at which this becomes likely. If such an Order is made, we reserve the right to charge you for the relevant portion of work on the basis of time we have spent, rather than on the basis of the Fixed Fee. You can the recover this payment from that other person.
If you still have an unanswered question then please get in touch so we can put your mind at ease.