Funding Your Case
What is Private Funding in Law?
We understand that affordability is a concern for anyone needing the services of a solicitor in Kent. We pride ourselves on providing good value for money to all our clients - whether private individuals or organisations.
We will discuss these options with you at the outset, and we will be fully transparent about costs and keep you informed all the way through. We offer a free initial consultation for assessment of your case.
How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?
If you are privately funding your case, we will advise you from the outset as to the likely cost. We will keep you informed of progress throughout your case and let you know immediately if we have to revise the estimate of costs that we have given you.
The fees charged will be dependent on the type of case and the experience of the fee earner carrying out the work. All work carried out by junior staff members is supervised by a solicitor.
As a guideline the hourly rates applicable are as follows:
|Grade||Fee Earner||Hourly Rate|
|A||Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience||£217|
|B||Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience||£192|
|C||Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience||£161|
|D||Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners||£118|
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Fixed Price Lawyers in Kent
We can offer a fixed fee for your case, so you will know the exact costs of your case.
We have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency in Community Care law. This means that if you qualify for Legal Aid, you can receive free funding to enable us to represent you in your case.
Legal aid is only available to those on a low income or in receipt of benefits following an application and approval of the Legal Aid Agency. We will explain how the Legal Aid scheme work and whether you qualify to receive this for your case.
Non-means-tested Legal Aid is available for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DOLS) cases under Section 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.