Funding your Case, It is always a difficult question for any client – how will I pay for it?
Whether your case is at the Police Station for investigation, at the Magistrates' Court or at the Crown Court, it can be undertaken by us on a private basis and in those circumstances the restrictions attached to Public Funding will not then apply.
For example, with the requirement to provide financial information both at the Magistrates' Court and Crown Court stages, and with key decisions on the appointment of Senior Counsel, Queen's Counsel and Experts, which would otherwise have to be approved by either the relevant Judge or the Legal Services Commission (the government body responsible for legal funding), privately funding your case will allow you to make your own decisions regarding these appointments and also whether or not you wish to be represented by a senior solicitor such as the head of the firm.
Private work can be carried out at an agreed fixed fee for a specific stage of the proceedings. This has the advantage of quantifying the exact cost of your case for any given stage.
Alternatively, you can fund your case privately by providing money on account of costs and disbursements. The firm will provide you with a monthly interim report with a breakdown of the billing which can be paid on a periodical basis to spread out your costs.
For those clients who are funding their case themselves we know that it is not always easy and try to adopt a flexible approach that best suits your circumstance.
In other cases we can discuss with you what best suits you including regular monthly payments to help you budget for your costs.
People can be put off from seeing a solicitor because of what they fear it will cost. That can be costly in the end.