The cost of legal advice and representation often includes more than a charge for work done by a solicitor. Apart from our work it may be necessary to incur expenses (often called disbursements) when preparing a client’s case. For example:
In a claim to an employment tribunal we may recommend the use of an expert witness;
During a claim in the civil courts (County Court or High Court), court fees almost always have to be paid to the court at various stages of the case;
We may recommend the use of a barrister to help with your case; to prepare a claim or defence, to give a legal opinion or to appear as your advocate at a hearing.
All of these are expenses/disbursements. There may be others that are necessary for your matter and we will tell you about them separately.
We will advise you of the likely amount and nature of fees and expenses that you may incur whilst we work for you and we will update that information as your case progresses. If you would like more information about costs, please don’t hesitate to ask.