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Taking early advice can avoid unnecessary costs.
Please note that this firm does not undertake any personal injury work or any cases related to clinical negligence.
Disputes come in all shapes and sizes and our advice will be tailored to your particular circumstances. We will look at the strength of your claim or defence, the need for expert evidence and/or witness evidence. We will advise you on procedure and on the prospects of success. We will refer you to mediation, if appropriate and consider, at all stages, the possibility of reaching settlement, balancing potential cost against potential risk. We will represent you robustly in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
You should be aware that the “small claims” jurisdiction of the County Court covers cases up to the value of £10,000. In such cases, whilst you may be able to recover from the Defendant any court fees that you incur together with a very small amount of fixed costs and, possibly, part or all of expert fees incurred. However, the majority of legal costs incurred will not be recoverable by you (or against you), other than in exceptional circumstances.
In such cases, you should be cautious about incurring the cost of legal representation, but should still take legal advice at an early stage. Even if representing yourself, it may be prudent to take legal advice at various stages of the claim (whether you are bringing the claim or defending it). Taunton Solicitors are happy to provide such advice, on a time recorded basis, as and when the need arises.
We offer a full range of legal services, including advice on:
- Disputed Estates
- Contentious Probate
- Landlord & Tenant Disputes
- Debt Recovery
- Neighbour Disputes
- Faulty Goods & Services
- Insolvency and Bankruptcy
- Employment Advice
If you feel we may be of assistance in any area, please call our Dispute Resolution Team for an appointment with Victoria Osborne or Bruce Leyland.
First appointments are available for a fixed fee of £255 plus VAT in most cases. We can provide guidance on any further costs following this meeting.