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Legal News from Edward Harte LLP – 29th May 2013

Tailored Cost Solutions

Following significant changes to the Legal Aid Scheme, many clients will be unable to access legal aid. Our Tailored Cost Solutions mean the lawyers here at Edward Harte can give you advice and support to suit your budget and needs if you only require legal services now and then.

It may be that you are taking someone to the Small Claims Court and need us to look through your case; or you have some issues with your landlord or tenant; or perhaps you are considering a pre-nuptial agreement and want to know where to start.

We believe legal advice should be accessible to everyone, so we will do our best to find a payment solution to suit your budget and requirements. In some cases, for example, if you need to chase someone who has not paid you and then instigate debt recovery of an outstanding debt, our first letter is free.

Following the changes brought about by the Jackson Reforms from 1st April this year, successful claimants cannot claim legal fees from the other party (in some cases). There has also been an increase from £5,000 to £10,000 for the amount you can claim in the Small Claims Court, which might mean full legal representation is too expensive.

Solicitors are duty bound to advise you of the costs involved in any case upfront, so contact Samantha Dawkins on 01273 662750 to find out more about our Tailored Cost Solutions. If we can help, we will.