Fixed Fee Services
Whenever litigation is threatened, one of the paramount questions is whether either a potential claimant or defendant will be able to afford to instruct a solicitor to act on their behalf. This applies whether it is a business or personal dispute.
In some cases you may have the benefit of legal expenses insurance to help cover the cost of bringing or defending a claim. If you have (and sometimes you do not realise you have this benefit through for example business property or home insurance) then you should liaise with your broker or insurer straight away. Cover is not normally retrospective. The insurer may wish to refer you to a “panel” solicitor. Depending on the stage reached and the nature of the case you should be able to insist on the appointment ultimately of your solicitor of choice.
If you do not have legal expenses insurance cover then one of the ways we can help to manage costs for you is by agreeing fixed fees to cover specific steps in relation to the problem at hand. This can relate to the initial stage of the process where we take your instructions and provide legal advice. It can also extend then to specific steps prior to the issue of proceedings and then to cover the steps in proceedings.
Whether we can offer fixed fees depends on the nature of the case and the information we have available. It may be that in certain instances or for parts of certain cases it is not appropriate. We will advise you as soon as we can what we can do so you can then make a decision about how you wish to proceed.
If you have a query or would like to book an appointment please get in touch with our First Contact team on 01256 320555 or email email@example.com.
Dispute Resolution Partner
Employment & Litigation Paralegal