Looking to work with Cato Solicitors
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At Cato Solicitors, we exist to give you the peace of mind that comes when you know that you’ve got the best legal advocate you possibly can by your side. Historically, we’ve always tried to give that peace of mind to as many people as we can, and that’s why we provide as many alternative funding arrangements as we possibly can.
You see, we don’t assume that all of our clients have pots of money – lots of them don’t – and what we do understand is that a good claim needs to be pursued, for the quality of your life as well as your peace of mind.
With that in mind, we offer a variety of different funding methods, all with the aim of helping as many people as possible. Read on to discover all the different funding arrangements.
If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible for a specific funding arrangement, don’t hesitate to get in touch on 0300 303 2071 or via email at email@example.com
Here’s how we work:
“No win, no fee”
Whilst changes in law have made “no win, no fee” agreements harder, they’re still viable for certain claims. Typically, the claim will have a value of £50,000+, and the way that we work on this basis is that you only pay us when your claim or defence is successful.
It may be that your case is not eligible or appropriate for this funding method, but speak to us today and we’ll be able to tell you how we work.
“No win, low fee”
In other cases, we’re also able to offer discounted conditional fee agreements.
The way these work is that as the client, you’ll only pay a proportion of our hourly rates, with the remainder only payable on the success of your claim.
A twist on the “no win, no fee” model, this works well for clients who don’t have huge budgets, but good cases.
Legal expenses insurance
It’s often the case that you may have legal expenses insurance as part of your house, building or contents insurance, and it that’s the case then we may be able to take your case on without you making any additional investment.
In this scenario, we contact your insurers for you and explain that you have instructed us to act on your behalf. By law, your insurer must allow you to have the solicitor of your choice if you are involved in a court case.
The remuneration is taken care of between Cato Solicitors and your insurer, leaving you free to work with us without any additional fee whatsoever.
In addition to the above options, it may also be possible for us to offer you an agreement where you pay us part (or sometimes none) of our fees, with the rest of the investment made up in a share of the damages awarded.
This has only been legally permissible since 2013, but in that time we’ve had considerable experience in these sorts of agreements, and would be happy to talk to you about it in more detail if it’s an option you’d like to explore.
This method of investment protects you and ensures that you pay us based on success, giving you peace of mind that we’ll do all we can to achieve that success.
Alongside our traditional ‘hourly rate’ model, we might also be able to quote you a fixed fee for a piece of work. This means you can know for certain how much the work will cost you, meaning you can budget more accurately, and not worry about your legal costs spiralling out of control.
As you can see, we’ve worked hard to provide a variety of different fee arrangements, all with the aim of fitting in with your budget and ensuring that you have peace of mind throughout the process.
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