We are authorised by the Legal Aid Agency to provide public funding. This means that the government will pay for reasonable legal expenses. Public funding is generally available for clients facing serious crimes. It is also often available in the Magistrates Court, but this will depend on your income and other relevant factors. Please speak to one of our team for whether you will qualify for Legal Aid. Our policy at Lloyds PR Solicitors is to treat all cases the same whether funded publicly or privately. We will always provide excellent client care.
If you do not qualify for Legal Aid then we are able to take your case on a private basis. We understand the stress that proceedings can have on clients and we are always willing to be flexible. If you would like to speak to us about our fees, please contact us.
Below is a guidance on our firm’s private hourly rate for the following services:
The above fees are exclusive of VAT; however, we are also able to provide our clients with a fix fee subject to the issues and complexity involved for certain applications/transactions.
Depending on the area of Law our fixed fees range as follows:
The type of disbursement you can expect to pay can range from the following but not limited to: Court costs, barristers fees, translations of documents, interpretation fees, postage, land registry fees, application fees where the home office is concerned.
Depending on the type of disbursement, clients can opt to pay for these directly themselves with the institution or third party concerned.
We have little control over such expenses, and these will vary widely depending on the complexity of your application/transaction and the work required. We will of course inform you of any immediate apparent costs involved prior to them being incurred so that you can make an informed decision weather you wish to go ahead with the matter or not.
Also, depending on the nature and outcome of your case and the way your case is funded, you may have potential liability for the costs to the other party/parties in your case. The nature and potential magnitude of the other party’s costs may vary, and this will be explained to you when we take your initial instructions.
The above is a general outline of our costs and we recommend that you call our offices directly so that further information can be obtained from you to give you a more accurate estimate. Every case is unique, and progressions are beyond our immediate control.
Upon expressing your interest in instructing us to undertake your matter, we will provide you with a written quote.
With regards to Criminal Defence matters at the Police Station or Court, we are pleased to confirm we currently have a Legal Aid contract in place. This means most of the work carried out is covered under public funding as a Legal Aid application which are means tested.
Dependent on the offence and your income, and subject to the ‘interest of justice test’ they may or may not be covered under the scheme.
In the event that you are unable to get Legal Aid or are advised otherwise, we will be able to offer you a fixed fee engagement to cover our costs (subject to your instructions).
Please note parking penalties and most minor driving offences do not meet interest of justice test and therefore will not be funded under Legal Aid.
Where it is not possible for Legal Aid to fund your case, we ask you to contact our office where a member of our Criminal Defence team can assistant you to ascertain the next steps.