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Dispute under £10,000? We can help!

10 December 2015 | Richard Gore

Did you know that our Dispute Resolution team now offers fixed fee advice on small claims? 

The vast majority of money claims below £10,000 are dealt with by the small claims court. This court is designed for non-lawyers to use and in most cases does not allow parties to recover any legal costs from their opponent even if they win.

Most parties will therefore choose not to instruct a solicitor, for fear that the solicitor will charge by the hour and costs will quickly become disproportionate to the amount in dispute.

However, the legal issues may not be any simpler than a higher value claim. Many small claims involve difficult areas of the law and parties would therefore benefit from expert legal advice and assistance.

Our Dispute Resolution team offers you choice, certainty and control when it comes to small claims by offering you a solution which provides expert legal advice at affordable fixed fees.

We offer a range of different packages, including our small claims starter package where we will review your papers, provide you with plain English advice on the merits of your position as well as practical advice on procedure and further costs, and give you a clear guide to the small claims process. You will also receive regular updates and newsletters on topical issues from us. This is provided for a one off fixed fee, giving you complete certainty and peace of mind.

You can then choose whether or not to instruct us further on an “as and when needed” basis. We are able to offer additional services for fixed fees, for example drafting a letter of claim, preparing particulars of claim, preparing a defence, preparing a witness statement, further advice on the merits, attending a hearing and so on. However, you have complete control about how involved you would like us to be and therefore how much cost you will incur.

We are confident that our small claims solution offers our clients an excellent alternative to the traditional hourly rate method of charging, providing them with absolute certainty on the costs they are incurring.

We pride ourselves on being approachable, cost effective, creative, pragmatic and responsive. We take the time to understand what makes every one of our client’s tick and we speak your language, whilst providing technical legal expertise.

If you are interested in learning more about our small claims solution, please contact Richard Gore on 0117 906 9424. We will be happy to talk things through with you.

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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