Looking to work with Cato Solicitors
but wondering exactly how
to pay for it?

When most people think of solicitors’ fees, they wince. Not because they’re “expensive” – after all, a good solicitor is worth their weight in gold.

The main issue is around the lack of clarity about how much the job you need doing will actually cost, and that’s where our fixed cost services come in – they give you 100% clarity on exactly how much you’ll be paying and what you’ll be getting in exchange for that fee.

Scroll down to discover how our fixed costs work – we think you’ll be surprised at how reasonable they are, especially in comparison to our larger competitors, who’ll routinely charge £10,000-15,000 for the same work…

STAGE 1

Initial appraisal (no time limit – either of us can end whenever), either in person or over the telephone

£0.00

WHAT WE’LL DO:
First off, we’ll assess whether we can help you.  If we can, we’ll explain exactly how we can, what services you’ll need and how much they’ll cost.  If we can’t, we’ll do our best to place you with a solicitor we think will serve you best.

STAGE 2

First advice meeting

£199.00

WHAT WE’LL DO:
If you’re just after some initial advice on your situation, and what potential options you’ve got available to you, this is for you.

STAGE 3

RESULT analysis – follows first advice meeting

£707.00

WHAT WE’LL DO:
Following on from the advice meeting, we can provide you with a complete written analysis of your case, based on the facts and documents you give us. This will be in on paper, in chronological order, and includes a decision analysis tree as well as a full explanation of the steps you should take.

We GUARANTEE to refund your stage 3 fee if we cannot recommend a course of action based on the legal principles we outline.

STAGE 4

Taking your further instructions via phone or email and then sending a full Letter of Claim complying with the Court’s requirements.

£345.00

WHAT WE’LL DO:
We will prepare a draft for your approval and forward to you any reply that we receive.
(Additional 45 minutes spent with you.)

STAGE 5

Arranging a Mediation.

£117.00

WHAT WE’LL DO:
In a lot of cases, mediation is often a sensible step, and if that’s the case for your matter, we can arrange it all for you. We GUARANTEE not to charge you stage 5 if your opponent does not agree to mediation.
(Additional 45 minutes spent with you.)

STAGE 6

Attending a Mediation with your opponent of up to one day.

£1,970.00

WHAT WE’LL DO:
This service includes the Mediation Position Statement and all necessary preparation and attendance at the Mediation, but does not include the cost of the Mediator.
(Additional 45 minutes spent with you.)

STAGE 7

Mediation “de-brief” if required

£345.00

WHAT WE’LL DO:
Following the Mediation, the decision analysis may need revisiting – we can do this for you as well as provide advice on the basis of your opponent’s position and assist you to decide future conduct.
(Additional 45 minutes spent with you.)

STAGE 8

Budget

£960.00

WHAT WE’LL DO:
If you want to proceed to issue a claim against your opponent, we can take care of this for you, providing you with a court approved Budget and to give you our “BUDGET PRICE GUARANTEE” that we will adhere to all steps in the budget at the prices stated.
(Additional 45 minutes spent with you.)

So that’s that. Our fixed costs. Pretty simple really, aren’t they?

We don’t hide behind vague prices or fees – we want you to know exactly what you’re paying and what you’re getting.

Sound good to you? The next step is to give us a call and arrange your initial appraisal – call us on 0300 303 2071 now.