In dealing with us at all stages we set out what the costs will be. At any stage you are entitled to ask us for information as to what level of costs have been incurred. We are very careful in the cases which we take on. If we believe you have a good case, we will tell you and we will tell you that we are prepared to act. If we do not believe that you have a good case we will not be acting. In the vast majority of cases where a claim is successful you will receive the vast majority of your costs.
If contributory negligence is a factor which means a Court would hold that you are partly responsible for the accident. In that case not all of your costs would be met. However, this would be an issue which we would have discussed with you before any claim was brought to Court. If the issue arises after the proceedings have issued again, we will discuss it with you. What we would say is that we apply fair fees to all our client’s and we make sure that all the statutory rights which you have under Section 150 of the Legal Services Regulation Act are fully applied to you.
*Before acting or refraining from acting on anything in this guide, legal advice should be sought from a solicitor.
*In contentious cases a solicitor may not charge fees or expenses as a proportion or percentage of any award or settlement.