Private Funding

 

For those who do not qualify for legal aid, either due to the nature of the case or their financial circumstances, we offer a competitively priced service. We recognise that facing Court proceedings can be a stressful time for our clients. Uncertainty about costs and legal fees can add to that stress, so we ensure to provide clarity in our fee structure from the beginning.

There will be circumstances where we are required to tailor our fees to meet the needs of an individual case, but broadly speaking our fees will be as set out below.  You will be advised of your fee at the outset of your case and will be provided with an invoice.  In the event we do have to amend a fee, you will be advised in advance so we know that we have your agreement before any liability is incurred.

Theses fees do not include VAT or disbursements.  Disbursements can include Counsel’s fees, Forensic or Expert reports or travel costs.

 

Police Station - including interviews under caution

If you have been arrested or been asked to attend the Police Station voluntarily for interview under caution, we can arrange representation and advice at the Police Station free of charge regardless of your means or the nature of the case.  This is a 24-hour service, 365 days of the year.

If you have been arrested, you should ask for The Castle Partnership at the Police Station. This request should generally be made to the custody sergeant when you arrive in custody, but you can ask for a solicitor at any time whilst you are detained.

Alternatively, the Police may contact you and ask you to attend the Police Station voluntarily to be interviewed.  If this happens, please contact us and we will arrange for one of our representatives to meet you at the Police Station. 

 

Attendance at the Police Station where a senior Solicitor is specifically requested:

£500.00 plus VAT

 

Magistrates Court

Pre-Court Meeting with a Solicitor - approx. 45 minutes to an hour:

£200 plus VAT

 

Attendance at Court - Guilty /Not Guilty Plea/ Sentence/ Mention*:

£500 plus VAT 

 

Trials - individual quotes will be given for trials as early as possible in the proceedings:

£200 plus VAT per hour

 

*This fee does not include travel.  Travel time and disbursements will generally be charged for all Magistrates Court attendance other then Guildford.  This will be approximately £50 for Basingstoke and Staines, and vary for other courts.

 

Crown Court

Initial meeting with a Solicitor - dependent on complexity:

£200 - £500 plus VAT per hour

 

Guilty Pleas**:

£1,500 to £5,000 plus VAT

 

Trials**:

£200 plus VAT per hour

 

**dependent on complexity, individual quotes will be given as early as possible in the proceedings.