Funding your case
Updated: May 6, 2019
At Alexander Shaw Solicitors we understand that affordability is a concern for anyone needing the services of a Solicitor. We pride ourselves on providing good value for money to all our clients – whether private individuals or large organisations – and are experienced at tailoring our services to suit clients’ budgets. Some of our solicitors offer a free initial consultation or assessment of your case.
We normally discuss your funding options at the outset and ensure that you are informed of the cost all the way through.
We offer the following funding arrangements:
Paying for yourself
This is probably the most common form of Fee Arrangement. Obtaining Legal Advice need not be expensive and we are certain that our specialist lawyers will provide excellent value for the costs incurred. We will advise you at the outset as to the likely costs of your case and we will keep you informed of progress throughout your case. We will bill you at regular intervals and we have a number of options for making payment, including the use of credit/debit cards.
It is possible that in certain cases you may be eligible for Legal Aid. Legal aid is only available to those with limited means and with the approval of the Legal Aid Agency (the government body). Our solicitors will explain how the Legal Aid scheme works and whether you are eligible.
Legal Expenses Insurance
Many Household, Motor Insurance, Credit Card Policies include cover for Legal Costs. We will ask you to bring with you all at the first appointment any policies which you may have, to check if this is a suitable option in your case.
For businesses and other organisations, we can offer a raft of flexible funding arrangements, tailored to your needs. These range from fixed fees, to menu pricing, to banded fee arrangements.
No Win No Fee
We may be able to offer a No Win No Fee (Conditional Fee) Agreement in some cases. Your solicitor will advise you whether this option is suitable for your case. Under this scheme, we will not charge you for our service if you do not win your case. If you win your case, then we will charge you a supplementary fee called a “Success Fee”, but this would be paid by your Opponent at the successful conclusion of your case and not by you. To protect you against having to pay your Opponent’s costs if you lose, we will advise you about taking out an insurance cover to prevent this from happening.