We are passionate about promoting access to justice for consumers who would be unlikely to consider instructing a lawyer as legal costs are generally prohibitive.
Consumer Law Barristers charge fixed monthly fees for the duration of our instruction. We do not charge any additional costs, fees or disbursements – ever.
How our fees are set
Each case that we take on is unique, and so are our clients. For that reason, we have no set fee structure or scale.
We will consider many aspects of each individual’s circumstances when agreeing fees. Our primary aim is to make these affordable.
The factors which may affect our fees include:
- What you can afford
- Which companies claim you owe them money
- The value of each claim
- The history of each claim
- The complexity of your case
Ending our agreement
You must pay the fees that we agree promptly each month, this is so that we can concentrate on our work. If you chose to end our agreement, they may do so at any time and will not have any further fees to pay.
It is important that you have control over this instruction and that you are happy with our agreement. The decision to continue to instruct us will be yours alone.
It is very important to note that our fee guarantee will only apply if you allow us to complete our work without cancelling your instruction.
Before you chose to instruct us, you should read our full terms of service and make sure you are familiar with all of the information on this website.
How long will our work take
The vast majority of our work is completed within 12 months. Where a case is particularly complex, we may agree with you that our instruction will last for longer. We will always agree the term of our agreement in advance of any instruction – this is never more than 18 months.
In any case, you will only pay us for that period, if it takes longer to complete the work on your case then we will continue working but we will not charge any further fees.
In some exceptional cases, our work may take less than 12 months (this is generally only where a client has one or two claims against them which are concluded very quickly). If that happens, you will only pay us for the time it takes to complete your case.
Events which may affect the influence the time it takes to complete your case include:
- New / pending litigation
- The account is assigned to a new company
- The claimant provides evidence of their claim very late in the case
- It takes a long time for the claimant to accept our authority and engage with us constructively
- If we need to engage in dispute resolution