Funding that fits
We know that paying for legal representation can place a strain on finances. To ensure that everyone has access to the expert legal advice they need, we can take on legal aid cases. We can also adapt our services to fit different budgets and needs.
We are firm believers in transparency, so we’re completely upfront about our fees, keeping you updated throughout your case. With Lawtons, you know exactly what you’ll be getting – highly experienced and confidential criminal defence advice from a leading firm of solicitors.
Whether you’ll be using private funding or legal aid, we’ll discuss your options with you right at the start of our relationship, using plain English instead of technical jargon. We make certain you understand potential costs, as well as the legal process, leaving you feeling confident in the approach we agree upon.
Our private client team offers decades of legal expertise and dedication to your cause, with a senior solicitor assigned to your case until its conclusion. You’ll develop a real relationship with them, building trust and helping them get to know you and your case inside out.
With private funding, your case will also benefit from the skills of the leading barristers – including highly experienced KCs – we work with. Your case may require expert witnesses, including forensic scientists, leading medical professionals and investigators. Private funding makes it easier to bring specialists like these on board.
We appreciate that legal representation can be costly, but our fees reflect the high level of experience and expertise that your case demands – and the value of achieving the best possible outcome for you.
To help you gain a complete picture of private funding expenses, we’ll set out costs in our first conversation. As your case progresses, we’ll let you know immediately if costs change. We’ll also bill you regularly, so you can monitor costs and stay in control.
If you have limited financial means, you might be eligible for legal aid, when your legal costs are completely or partially paid for with public funds. The Legal Aid Agency decides who can receive legal aid.
We do undertake cases on a legally aided basis, with the more complex Crown Court cases dealt with by our senior team. We’ll explain the legal aid system to you and examine whether you might be eligible to receive this kind of financial assistance, at different stages of your case.
Whether you’re guilty or not, you have the right to legal defence. We’ll work tirelessly and with great empathy to support you and achieve the best possible legal outcome for you – because we’re on your side and protecting your interests.
At Lawtons, we’re equipped to help you whatever your situation and financial means. Call us today on 0333 577 0522 and make sure you have an expert team on your side.
We’ll aim to get back to you within 30 mins between 9am – 5pm.
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