Funding & Paying Legal Fees
We offer a reduced fixed fee first appointment for £150 inclusive of VAT. This gives us an opportunity to meet with you, discuss the issues in your case and advise you on your options, for up to an hour in total.
There is no obligation beyond this initial meeting. You may want to go away and think about your options and come back to us at a later date. If, however, you would like to instruct us further at the initial appointment, we will discuss the further costs you are likely to incur.
Before the Event Legal Expenses Insurance
We may find that you are entitled to have your legal fees paid under a Legal Expenses Insurance clause in your Household or Motor Insurance Policy. Find out more about Before the Event Insurance.
No Win - No Fee
Our legal services may be available, after Case Appraisal, on a “No Win - No Fee” basis for certain types of cases, e.g. Personal Injury and Employment claims. Except for Personal Injury cases, we are unlikely to enter into a “No Win - No Fee” Agreement where the value of a claim is less than £10,000.
Easy Ways To Pay
If you are covering the costs of legal proceedings yourself, we do our best to make it easier for you. To spread the cost, we are willing to accept staged payments throughout proceedings and we can even take payment by credit card.
At the outset of any case, we will explore these methods in further detail with you and can help you apply for funding. You can contact JWK Solicitors at any time to get more information about the different funding options that may be available to you.
JWK Solicitors cannot act for you under the Legal Aid scheme, however you can check your eligibility by going to www.gov.uk/legal-aid-eligibility-calculator and completing the on line eligibility calculator.
JWK Solicitors are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, we are included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority so that we can carry on exempt regulated activities. The register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website under 'EPF Search'.
This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
We are not contractually obliged to give advice on the basis of a fair analysis of a sufficiently large number of insurance contracts available on the market to enable us to make a recommendation in accordance with professional criteria regarding which contract of insurance would be adequate to meet your needs.