Your claim can proceed on the basis of you paying us as we proceed. This means that you would be required to pay agreed payments on account of our costs and also to pay disbursements as and when they arise. In a typical injury case, for example, the disbursements will usually total between £500 and £1,000.
To help you budget for your legal costs and to ensure that you are in total control of the amount of costs that we incur at each stage of your claim, we can agree a staging system, limiting the costs incurred to a pre-agreed figure. You can arrange to pay a fixed monthly sum by standing order.
For example, it may be that you have a medical negligence claim which needs investigation to assess whether you have a good case for compensation. We can agree to undertake those investigations for a set fee. Having reached that stage and where a claim appears to be a reasonable one, the rest of the action can be funded by a Conditional Fee Agreement, or after the event legal expenses insurance. If successful, we would expect to recover most or all of those fees as well as your damages from the losing party.