Posted: Thursday, 29 February 2024 @ 09:28
For new matters, we charge you a fixed fee(or sometimes
provide a price ceiling) to give you price certainty of your case and so that
you have no surprises later.
We are able to charge fixed fees due to our experience, expertise in the field (our principal is a published author in the area of elderly law) and we do thorough initial assessments of your case before giving you a fee.
The pre-case assessment involves looking at your circumstances
and what you want to achieve, forming a view of the strengths of your position and
possible weaknesses, how the other side will react and the likely
timeline for the matter concluding. We also use our knowledge of previous cases
we have dealt with as a way to help determine the fee.
The pre-case assessment process is part of the Evaluation process which is the most important step within our firm’s Six Point Plan for
successful inheritance dispute solving which is referenced within our firm’s
Guide to Resolving Inheritance Disputes.
After we have gone through that process, your fixed fee is
determined and you can decide if you wish to go ahead.
Where this is some doubt as to what the overall work will be
involved(such as in the early stages of a dispute when it is uncertain how the
other side will react) we will charge you in fixed fee stages until we have a clear end point. An overall estimate will be given to you as soon as we can.
If the scope of work agreed changes, we will discuss the changes with you and then agree on a new proposal and price.
Any time you call your solicitor you will not be charged as it is baked into the agreed fee. We hold monthly in person meetings with our clients (or via an online platform if you cannot reach our offices near Stansted Airport) which are included in the fee and highlight our collaborative approach.
To help budgeting, you can pay the fee by fixed monthly instalments.
Your matter is dealt with solely by an experienced solicitor
who will give you a prompt service.
In addition, we offer alternative ways for our clients to
fund legal action including via Deferred fees.