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Civil Solicitor in Slough /Civil Solicitor in Southall / Civil Solicitor in Hayes
At Capital One Solicitors our highly experienced litigation team aims to deliver reliable and affordable services to the general public. We are dedicated to delivering quality work and achieving the best and desired outcome for our clients. We provide services to private individuals, families and commercial entities. We also deal with contractual disputes between large organisations. We provide impartial services regardless ethnicities and nationalities without any bias. We are known for our outstanding and expertise.
Capital One Solicitor is a reputable law firm in south east. We, since our infancy remain focussed on civil litigation. Our Civil Solicitors are well equipped to take over the matter at any stage of the litigation. We have been helping clients for a number of years in their difficult time and have successfully achieved favourable results.
When Our Client first approaches us our expert Civil Solicitors conduct an interview with the client. It is very important to conduct a meeting with the client from both parties’ point of viewThe client will be anxious that the solicitor appreciates his problem, and will want to be assured that there is a satisfactory solution to it. The client is likely to be concerned about the potential amount of legal costs and will want some idea of the timescale involved. At the same time, the solicitor needs to be able to extract relevant information from the client in order to give preliminary advice on such issues as liability and quantum.
Our expert Civil Solicitor in London will need to:
- identify clearly the client’s objectives in relation to the work to be done for the client;
- give the client a clear explanation of the issues involved and the options available to the client;
- agree with the client the next steps to be taken; and thereafter
- keep the client informed of progress.
We understand that there are times when Alternative dispute resolution or other ways to resolve the matter outside the court do not work in which case issuing proceedings is the only possible solution to resolve the dispute between the parties. Bear in mind that We Capital One Solicitors only consider issuing proceedings as a last resort because it is stressful and costly. Therefore, we go an extra mile to negotiate clients matters with the other side and provide valuable advice on the prospect of success before commencing proceedings so that clients are fully aware with the possible outcome.
There are 5 Stages in a litigation Process:
- Pre-Action Protocol
- Commencement of the Claim
- Interim Matters
Pre-action protocols govern the steps parties should take before commencing a court case. The parties should establish what issues are in dispute, share information that is available to each of them concerning those issues and endeavour to resolve those matters. Failure to follow a protocol step or its spirit, without good reason, will usually incur a sanction for that party if litigation is commenced (eg, a successful claimant might be penalised by the award of less or no interest and/or costs).
Commencement of the Claim
Proceedings are commenced by a claim form. To activate the claim, this must be served on the defendant. Full details of the claim, called particulars, must also be served on the defendant. If the defendant wishes to contest the claim, he must file at the court and serve on the claimant a defence. This triggers in the County Court the allocation of the case to a particular ‘track’.
The court carefully manages a case. Directions will be given to the parties as to the steps that must be taken to prepare for trial. A strict timetable will be imposed as to when each step must be taken. On the small claims track and fast track the expectation is that these directions can be given without any court hearing. In multi-track cases of any complexity it is usual for the parties to meet with a judge at a so-called case management conference in order clearly to define the issues in dispute and determine what steps need to be taken and when, in order to prepare for trial
A trial on the small claims track is informal and conducted at the discretion of the judge. The formal rules of evidence apply on the fast track and multi-track. At the end of a fast track trial, the judge will usually have resolved all issues (ie, liability, quantum (if relevant) and costs). As to costs, the judge will decide if any party should pay the other’s costs and, if so, how much. This is known as a summary assessment of costs. The parties must provide each other and the court with a detailed breakdown of costs for this purpose. On the multi-track, the trial judge will decide who should pay costs. The general rule is the loser pays the winner’s costs. If the parties cannot subsequently agree on the amount of those costs, they are determined post trial by a different judge, known as a costs judge, via a process called detailed assessment.
On all tracks a party may decide to appeal all or part of the trial judge’s decision. As stated above, in a multi-track case, a detailed assessment of costs as awarded by the trial judge will take place if the parties cannot agree on the amount. A party awarded damages and/or costs will expect to be paid by the date set by the court. What if that does not happen? The party will have to apply to the court to enforce the judgment. Most commonly, this involves instructing court officials to attend the debtor’s premises and to take his belongings to be sold at public auction. The proceeds are then paid to the party.
All Civil work is carried out by Experienced and Qualified Solicitors Please visit our Key Personnel page
Matters dealt by our Civil Solicitors can include
- Breach of Contracts and/or agreements
- Commercial Disputes
- Debt Recovery
- Data Protection breaches
- Contractual Disputes
- Landlord and Tenant issues
- Partnership Disputes
- General business disputes
- Neighbour disputes
- Unpaid bills
- Professional Negligence
Clear and Transparent Fees
We at Capital One Solicitors Conform to abide by the Transparency Rules of SRA ‘Solicitor Regulation Authority’. The Pricing information aims to ensure that people have accurate and relevant information to make an decision when buying legal services.
Our Fees are Fair, reasonable and competitive. We ensure that our clients are fully aware of all the costs relevant to their matter and there are no hidden charges.
At the time of initial Instruction, we inform the clients how we calculate the quoted price. We also provide a detailed breakdown of the estimated total costs where possible, whether for our Fee or/and disbursements
The charges listed below are for matters that we commonly come across. If in case your matter is not listed then we will provide you with a tailored quote.
The cost for our professional fee will depend on the seniority of the solicitor or fixed fee basis.
Solicitor’s hourly rates
Our hourly rate is dependent upon the law society’s guidelines please refer to the link below for our hourly rate. Please note that the hourly Rates in the *link below DO NOT include VAT
|Grade||Fee Earner||Hourly Fee|
|A||Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience||£ 512|
|B||Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience||£ 348|
|C||Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience||£ 270|
|D||Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners||£ 186|
We can either work on an agreed fee, hourly basis or conditional fee agreement all depend on cases to case basis.
We work on a *Conditional fee agreement (CFA) Subject to a satisfactory merits assessment.
Fixed fee: in many cases we aim to resolve the matter at the first stage; pre action and we charge in between £1000 to £2000 excluding VAT and disbursements
Hourly Basis: Where we agree to work on an hourly basis, we calculate the amount of time spent on the case. Our Solicitors and other staff keep record of the time spent on the case and charge according to the SRA guidelines. Time spent includes as follow;
- Reading documents
- Advising the clients
- Dealing with the correspondence
- Receiving and making telephone calls
- Legal research
- Briefing to the counsel
- Preparing court bundle
- Drafting documents
- Attending court hearing and conferences
- Other work necessary to progress the matter
Please note that the information provided on this website does not, cannot constitute a legal advice or form a binding contract in between Capital one Solicitors and client, unless agreed between the parties. Also, emails or other forms of communication through this website should not be considered privileged.