| Professional negligence and dispute resolution prices

At Levi Solicitors LLP, we are proud to be transparent about our fees. Our dispute resolution and professional negligence teams will always give you clear costs advice, and keep you updated on our costs and disbursements throughout.

We will not under-quote to encourage you to instruct our solicitors; we are always up front about the potential cost of a professional negligence or dispute resolution case. Indeed, we are aware that our fee estimates and quotes can seem on the high side to some clients, but we are firmly of the belief that quality legal advice is worth every penny.

“No win no fee” agreements

You will see from our services pages that we do not offer no win no fee agreements (also known as Conditional Fee Agreements or CFA). We have found in the past that working in this way does not always promote a healthy client / solicitor relationship. Indeed, clients sometimes pay more by taking on a no win no fee agreement, than they would by paying as the matter progresses.

Since 1 April 2013, successful claimants have not been able to recover any Success Fee from the losing party. Therefore, the Success Fee would have to be funded from damages / compensation.

We have taken the view that dealing with professional negligence cases on a no win no fee basis is not for us. We believe that the way for us as lawyers, and you as clients, to work better is to work together. Anyone can give, and anyone can accept free advice. We are specialists and rightly or wrongly, we believe we should be paid for the work we do.

In some cases, we may consider sharing the risk of the claim with you. In such cases we may be able to offer you a ‘partial CFA’. When we take on your case, we will advise on the various funding options, including the terms of any partial CFA that we offer you.

Hourly rates

In most of our cases, we act on an hourly rate basis. We will give you a fee estimate at the outset of your matter and update it as things progress. We will then charge you depending on how much time we have spent on your case.

Fixed fees

In some cases, we will give you a fixed price for the work we carry out. For example, in non-contested debt recovery claims.

For more information on our costs, please contact the dispute resolution or professional negligence teams on 0800 988 7756.

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Expert Advice

Steven Newdall

MANAGING PARTNER


T. 0113 297 3152
E. snewdall@levisolicitors.co.uk

Steven has 25 years’ experience in professional negligence claims and is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants, and has a particular speciality in claims against solicitors.

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