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Solicitor Costs and Legal Costs

This area of our website is aimed at demystifying solicitors' costs and legal costs in civil and family cases, although the basic principles can also be applied to criminal cases. Legal costs are one of the biggest areas for complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, so it is vital you understand, when you are signing on the dotted line of your solicitor’s retainer contract, exactly what you are agreeing to. Our aim is to explain each area of the process from agreeing the contract, understanding the costs and who is responsible for paying them, right through to challenging your solicitor’s or court costs if you think you’ve been charged too much.

This area strikes at the very heart of the legal profession and questions many legal firm’s processes and sometimes even their ethics. Even though most solicitors’ firms charge correctly and as quoted to their clients, unfortunately there are still too many who do not and who do not follow the correct procedures, as set by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) or by the courts. This can be extremely costly for their clients and gives the profession a bad name.

If you would like to discuss your particular situation with an experienced solicitor, please contact us for some initial free advice. Please note that you only have a short window of time to question and challenge your lawyers’ costs, so make sure you don’t leave it until it’s too late, contact us today.

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Solicitor's Costs

Four main areas

To help you through this quagmire of legalese, we have split this Solicitors’ costs section into four main areas, shown below, in chronological order of how they usually happen.