Costs and funding

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The cost of obtaining legal advice and pursuing or defending legal proceedings in the event of a dispute is often the issue of most concern to clients. We can advise on various different options for funding, discuss those with you, and give you clear costs estimates before we start.

It is increasingly common for people to have insurance cover for legal expenses attached to their household buildings and contents insurance, motor insurance policy or even certain bank or credit card services. This is the first option for funding legal costs that we frequently advise clients to explore.

In certain cases, it may possible to defer charging for our services until the end of a matter if it is clear that you will ultimately recover an interest in an estate or trust from which our costs can be met.

We also undertake matters under Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) -   these are also known as “no win no fee” cases. Typically, we would not charge a fee in cases taken on this basis if the case is lost but would seek an uplift or “success fee” if we win. Before we can take a case on a CFA, we will assess the merits of the case as the chances of success must be sufficiently high for us to be able to take on the case on that basis.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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