We are unable to accept cases on a legal aid basis therefore any public access work will be privately funded. Our policy is to take payment in advance. The precise terms will be set out in your agreement but it is normal our policy to have received 50% at least 14 days in advance of the hearing and the balance within 7 days of the hearing.
The actual cost will depend on the complexity of the case, your choice of barrister, the amount of work involved, type of hearing and amount of papers. We ask you to complete a referral form so we can assess these things from the very beginning and have an open and transparent discussion with you about cost and payment.
The quote you will be given will either be on an hourly rate or a fixed fee. VAT will be added to all fees.
If you think you might qualify for legal aid then you are able to contact a solicitor who will be best placed to advise you on whether or not you are eligible for legal aid.
Even if you are eligible you still have the choice to instruct a barrister privately. If this is something you wish to know more about then our support team can help you with this.