Whether you’ve been bitten by a dog, need a new will, or have been seriously injured in a car accident, engaging a lawyer is a very big deal. That’s why we understand that it’s essential for you to be aware of potential legal costs right from the start.
We understand the importance of giving accurate cost estimates before commencing work on your case, and we also believe that you have the right to expect us to be clear about our costs. Really, there should be no surprises when you receive your final bill.
But there are some important factors that can affect our cost estimate.
Whilst some legal cases are straightforward, many others can be unpredictable. Particularly when a case goes to court, there can be many twists and turns. For example:
- A case may be delayed until the long-term effects of an injury are known.
- Extra work may have to be done because of the way the other side conducts their case.
- The case may become more complicated than originally thought.
- A hearing in Court might have to be rescheduled if the Court or the other side aren’t ready.
- It becomes necessary to get expert opinion about a claim.
We will do our best to give you a realistic estimate of what it will cost to handle your case. Usually we will give you a cost range that takes into account these sorts of issues.
For some cases, we can fix the fees for the work involved. This means that you will only be charged the amount that we have agreed to before starting work on the case. This is something that we can determine during the course of our free initial consultation.
The important thing to keep in mind is that when your lawyer knows their stuff, they will be aware of the sorts of things that can complicate a case and will provide a realistic cost estimate that takes them into account.
We welcome your request for a cost estimate and encourage you to ask questions. After all, that’s the best way to ensure that we provide the best possible service to you, right from the start.
To request a cost estimate, please give our office a call or use the Contact Us page to fill out the enquiry form and one of our solicitors will be in touch as soon as possible.