How to find affordable lawyers

 

You may think that you do not have access to legal services because of their cost. Affordable lawyers are available in many areas of law. You may also be able to use the Legal Aid scheme that is administered by the Legal Service Commission.

Legal aid

Affordable lawyers under the legal aid scheme can help you with a wide range of legal matters that include:

  • Employment disputes including employment tribunals
  • Divorce petitions
  • Debt problems
  • Immigration cases
  • Medical negligence
  • Civil actions against Government and the police

If you need help with any of these areas of the law, Legal Aid could ensure you have affordable lawyers working on your behalf. Note, however, that not everyone is eligible for help under the Legal Aid scheme. Caven can put you in touch with a lawyer in your area that can assess your cases and let you know if you can apply to the Legal Aid scheme for help.

Private solicitors

Don’t assume that affordable lawyers are out of your reach. The UK’s legal system is set up to ensure that everyone no matter their income has full access to legal services and the courts if necessary. Caven has many recommended and affordable lawyers in your area. If you’re in need of legal services don’t hesitate to get in touch.

In some circumstances there will not be a great many technicalities in bringing your case and as a result you will be able to use a junior solicitor or paralegal that will bring your legal costs down.

However, if you need to use an experienced solicitor because of the complexity of your case, fees will invariably be greater. Keep in mind that you need not necessarily be deterred by higher fees; a solicitor who is more experienced and charges a higher hourly fee may get the work done in far less time than a less-experienced, cheaper solicitor.

No-win, no-fee

If you need assistance with a personal-injury claim there are many affordable lawyers that operate a no-win, no-fee scheme, allowing clients to use their services on the premise that if the solicitor loses the case the client does not pay for the solicitors time.
This scheme can make lawyers affordable for those who do not have much spare cash at the time, but will usually need to be teamed with an insurance policy that covers other costs, such as the defendant’s costs in the event the case is lost.

You will also usually have to pay a risk-assessment fee, which covers the lawyer’s time spent looking into your case to determine whether you have a viable case and whether the case is one that they are willing to accept on a no-win, no-fee basis.

Caven can help you select a solicitor with the right expertise whilst choosing the most economical and cost-effective method for your case.

For further information on how to choose the right-priced lawyer, see our page on cheap solicitors.

If you are looking for an affordable lawyer, Caven works with over 5000 lawyers around the country, ranging in price, and we can recommend a specialist for your case to suit your budget. Please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.

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