At Archstone Solicitors, we keep our fees competitive and are able to offer our clients a number of options with regards to funding their cases. Our aim is to be as transparent as possible with no hidden extras or unexpected costs.
We offer an initial face-to-face consultation for 30 minutes with an experienced member of our legal team for £99.00.
During this meeting, we will discuss your case, advise you upon the best way forward and how we are able to assist you. Should you wish to proceed, we will advise you on any future costs and the funding options available to you.
In a variety of cases, we are able to offer fixed fees, low hourly rates and wherever possible, fixed fees at various stages of your case. Please contact our offices to enquire about fixed fees for your particular matter.
We offer NO WIN NO FEE on personal injury matters, subject to acceptance of your case. This means that you do not have to pay for our legal fees even if you are not successful.
Recovering Legal Costs
In litigation matters, you may be able to recover your costs from the opposing party if you win your case.
It may be necessary at times for disbursements to be incurred to progress your case. These are separate to solicitor’s costs and may include Court fees, instructing a third party such as a barrister or a medical expert. In such situations and if necessary, you will be notified beforehand and advised on how to minimise them wherever possible.
Legal Aid for Family Law Cases
We offer Legal Aid on family law cases to those who cannot afford to pay their legal costs and meet the criteria set by the Legal Aid Agency. This involves a two-tier assessment of determining an individual’s income and the merits of their case.
The Legal Aid Agency has restricted Legal Aid for many family law cases, but it is still available for the following (subject to means and income testing):
- Applications for domestic violence injunctions (Non Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders and Forced Marriage Protection Orders)
- Family law matters which are linked with domestic violence
- Public law children proceedings including care and supervision orders
- Emergency Orders to prevent the unlawful removal of a child from the UK or within the UK
Please contact our offices for an initial assessment to determine whether you qualify for Legal Aid in your family law case.
Legal Expenses Insurance
Many household and motor insurance policies include cover for legal costs. We therefore recommend that you check your relevant policies to see if your legal expenses can be covered. We advise that this is done prior to your first meeting with us.