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AP Bassett Solicitors - all sorts of legal problems resolved


Civil litigation is a process for resolving legal disputes on civil matters through the courts.

Where there is a disagreement on matters such as boundary disputes, debt recovery or claims, anti social behaviour or landlord and tenant, litigation can be an expensive process which should be a last resort.

We try to take a sensible approach in finding a solution through negotiation or some other means such as mediation. Very often an agreed fee or a capped fee can be negotiated at the outset.

We give below an example of how a claim might proceed and the typical costs incurred at each stage of a fairly straight forward claim. It can be much more costly.

Unfortunately, the law can be complex and people even more complicated, that's why you need a good solicitor who can advise you each step of the process and re-evaluate the risk of continuing. After all, you can't get blood out of a stone - no matter how much you are in the right.

We are happy for you to ring to discuss matters with us first on 01208 871485.


Example Estimate of Costs in a 'One Day' Claim

Costs and expenses of initial investigation:

  • includes initial attendances, preparation of statements, correspondence

          Estimated 2-3 hours. Our Costs £600 plus VAT @ 20% = £720

Costs and expenses of Issue of Claim or Defence Service 

  • includes preparation of claim and allocation of case if defended

          Estimated 2-4 hours. Our costs £800 plus VAT @ 20% = £960

Cost and expenses of Evidence of Claim

  • includes disclosure and inspection of documents, finalisation of witness statements and preparation for trial.

          Estimated 2-4 hours. Our costs £800 plus VAT @ 20% = £960

Costs and expenses of Trial of Claim

  • Includes attendances at hearing, trial bundle, skeleton argument

          Estimated 12-15 hours. Our costs £3000 plus VAT @ 20% = £3600






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