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Our Fee Structures

Do you have questions about legal claim fees?

Our Legal Fee Structure

Invariably if we believe a claim has sufficient prospects of success we will agree to act under a Conditional Fee Agreement (also known as a “no win, no fee arrangement). Claims fall in to two categories in terms of costs recovery in the event that a claim is successful, namely claims in which a fixed fee is recoverable and claims in which Court-assessed fees are recoverable from opponents if the figure cannot be agreed.

In fixed fee cases the fixed fee is unlikely to cover all the basic costs and the success fee is not capable of being recovered. However, we agree to limit any shortfall and success fee to no more than 25% of the damages recovered for past loss including pain and suffering. Any shortfall in Court-assessed fee cases is also so limited.

Our basic charge rates from 1 April 2023 will be as follows: –

All claims pursued via the MOJ Claims Portal and/or allocated to the Fast-Track will be charged commensurate with Court Guideline rates.
Grade A charging rate for solicitors with over 8 years’ experience will be £255/hour.
Multi-track claims will be charged commensurate with the rates likely to be approved by the Court to be payable by Defendants owing to the value and the complexity of the claim.
Grade A charging rate for solicitors with over 8 years’ experience will be £275/hour.
Clinical negligence claims will be charged at an enhanced rate because of the specialist nature of these claims and the level of experience required.
Grade A charging rate for solicitors with over 8 years’ experience will be £350/hour.
The rate for Grade D paralegals, litigation assistants and litigation managers will be £135/hour for all personal injury claims. For clinical negligence claims the charging rate will be £180/hour.
Regardless, it remains the case that if your claim succeeds you will recover at least 75% of any claim for past loss including pain and suffering. You will recover 100% of any heads of claim relating to future loss. This applies no matter how difficult our opponents make it for us both.

Our Commitment to Client Satisfaction

You have the right to make a complaint to us and this firm has a written complaints procedure that will be sent to you upon request. In accordance with our complaints procedure complaints are handled promptly, fairly and effectively.

Any complaint will be handled by Marc Folgate and should be addressed to him in writing. This includes any complaint relating to a bill issued by the firm.

If you feel that our complaints procedure does not achieve a satisfactory resolution upon its conclusion (and in this regard your complaint should be resolved within 6 weeks) you have a right to complain to the Legal Ombudsman. Any such complaint should be brought within 6 months of the conclusion of our internal complaints process. The address of the Legal Ombudsman is:-

PO Box 680

0300 555 0333 by telephone or at www.legalombudsman.org.uk

You may also have a right to object to any bill by applying to the Court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974.

To find out what funding options can be offered in your case get in touch with Folgate Legal

What Our Clients Say...

  • Thank you for your letter enclosing the cheque in settlement of my claim. I should like to thank you and your staff for all your help, advice and hard work in reaching this conclusion which you have made the least painful part of the whole episode.

    Mr PM – Northamptonshire

  • Dear Marc, I have been extremely satisfied with the service that you provided. From my first telephone conversation with you to the last one, I had every confidence in your ability to fight my case successfully. (testimonial made for Marc Folgate at Scrivenger Seabrook)

    J McVeigh – West Midlands

  • Dear Marc, many thanks for your cheque and an excellent outcome. Had the defence offered me half that amount at the beginning I would have taken it! You were very skilful; towards the end I thought we would go to court – and I would have gone. (testimonial made for Marc Folgate at Scrivenger Seabrook)

    Anthony A – Hertfordshire

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