We are obliged to act in your best. If you have a money claim over £10,000, you are able to recover your legal costs if you win.
We are obliged to advise you that is nearly always in your best interests to have full legal representation. This may involve you paying solicitors on a normal hourly rate basis for legal services upfront (hourly rates vary defendant on location), you get the added benefit of lawyers acting for you, instead of just helping you run your claim. If you win you will recover those costs, if your claim is over £10,000.
How our Assistance service can help you
The Assistance service is designed for matters where you cannot recover your legal costs, even if you win, this service is designed to help you with Small Claims, or claims below £10,000 in value.
However, should you require help with claims of value above £10,000, either in the Fast Track (£10,000 – £25,000 in value), or the Multi Track (£25,000 upwards), and cannot afford to hire a solicitor to represent you, we may still be able to assist you.
There are many small businesses and individuals who are pursuing or defending claims above the Small Claims limit (some against solicitors & barristers) who cannot afford to instruct solicitors. We have experience in litigation matters from small track and fast track – claims varying from trivial and straightforward to more complex and high value.
It is in your best interest to instruct solicitors or barristers to represent you when you can recover costs of that representation if you win, rather than have someone assist you in representing yourself (as litigant in person). We can discuss your matter with you and advise if this option would be more suited to your needs or if we can assist in your claim.