Costs and Legal Aid

All regulated law firms who proactively offer services in certain common areas of law are required to publish information on price and services on their websites.

These areas are:

For the public

  • Buying a house (residential properties only)
  • Probate (uncontested cases)
  • Motoring offences (summary offences only)
  • Immigration (not including asylum)
  • Employment tribunals (unfair/wrongful dismissal)

For businesses

  • Employment tribunals (unfair/wrongful dismissal)
  • Debt recovery (Up to £100,000)
  • Licensing applications (for business premises)

This information is to help you make informed decisions when looking for a legal services provider. You will still need to agree specific costs when instructing a solicitor to carry out the work.

For other all areas of law, you should contact law firms directly to discuss potential prices and services they offer.

You may be eligible for help with legal costs such as legal aid, or in some cases a lawyer may offer to work for free ("pro bono"). There are also various sources of free legal advice.

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