What Your Solicitor Will Expect from You
Although your solicitor will try to make everything as easy as possible for you, there will be some things you need to do. The most important thing is that you must keep in touch and answer our questions about the claim, and you must support us in taking the claim forward.
Of course, you must be entirely honest and upfront with your solicitor, please tell us everything that happened, the good and the bad! Every bit of information you give us will help us build a clearer picture and will enable us to give you good advice.
The End of Your Claim
If your claim is successful, you will have obtained either a settlement, or a court order which gives you roughly what you want. That may mean that the defendant is required to pay you compensation, or do something, such as repair your home, or to stop doing something such as to stop harassing you.
We are then entitled to our costs. The way we will be paid will depend on the type of claim and the type of funding agreement we have with you. If it is a no win no fee deal, then you will usually pay us our success fee at this point. Also, we are entitled to be paid our basic costs, but in English law, the principle is that the Defendant should pay the Claimant’s legal costs if the claim is successful. So, you won’t need to worry about being out of pocket to pay us .
If you lose the claim, and you are on a no win no fee deal, we will not charge you for our services, provided that you have complied with the terms of the no win no fee deal. But, there are many different types of funding arrangements which we can enter into and the outcome will be dictated by what was agreed with you when you started the Claim.
Get in Touch with Chris Rudd Solicitors
You should now have a better understanding of how a claim might work.
So, if you think you may have the grounds for making a claim, please get in touch. Find out how Chris Rudd Solicitors can help you.
Remember, we offer 15 minutes free, no obligation advice. And, most of the time we work on a no win no fee basis.
Get in touch now to learn more. You can call us on 01925 426 048 or email us at [email protected].