Hopefully our FAQ page should cover any questions you may have. If you have any more questions or just want to know more about us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
A lay representative is a person who is not legally qualified, but accompanies another during a court or tribunal hearing. They can address the court on your behalf. It derives from the Lay Representative (rights of audience) Order 1999.
A McKenzie friend is someone who accompanies you during a court hearing and quietly assists you in court but is unable to directly address the court on your behalf. The term ‘McKenzie’ derives from a court of appeal case, McKenzie v McKenzie 1970.
The most common question we get. We do not provide ‘legal advice’. Although providing ‘legal advice’ is not a reserved legal activity preventing us to do so. Any advice or ideas in relation to your matter is our own personal opinion and is purely for your consideration. We are sure you will find this of great help.
We are more than happy to help you in court. This is part of the service provided, subject to the hearing being booked with us and availability.
Whether your hearing is for part of the day or all of the day, our fee is one fee, (which is stated in the store part of the site). The fee is per court attendance, so you can be reassured that if time does tick on, which it sometimes does, you will not incur further charges. With this peace of mind we can concentrate on the case, ensuring that we try to get the best result we can for you. If your court hearing is not within the listed areas please contact us for a price.
If we are able to assist you with your matter we will require a deposit of £100.00, so we can create your file and start getting things moving with you. The deposit is non-refundable but will otherwise give you 4 hours of time, after that, the hourly fee is £25.00 per hour, which is payable in advance of any further work. You will be prompted if your file is running low on credit and you can then top up your file with as many or as little hours as required, leaving you in control of how much you want to spend and our level of involvement in your matter.
If after the conclusion of our services you have time remaining, excluding the initial deposit of £100. If it equals a full hour of time you shall received a refund for the hour. If less than an hour remains, it is not refundable. For example: If you have 2 hours remaining you shall receive a refund for the full 2 hours. If you have 1 hour 30 mins you shall receive a refund of 1 full hour. If you have 30 mins remaining you shall not receive any refund.
No we will not. We offer a fully confidential service. We shall not publicise your case on our website. If however, you would like us to publicise your case you must provide this consent to us in writing so that it does not breach our strict confidentiality rules or provide such within a testimony.
Yes we can, subject to the court’s discretion and any objections from the other side. We can certainly ask on the day or even beforehand. It does and has happened. We usually can address for you, in tribunal matters and in small claims matters for you regardless as your lay representative.
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In general the small claims track is for claims under £10,000 of a normal or straight forward complexity. There are variations depending on the type of claim being brought.
The small claims track has restrictions on the provision of costs compared to the other tracks, ‘fast track’ and ‘multi track’. You should however, be awarded court costs if you have paid any and it is possible to be awarded further costs. Cost for the small claims track is under Civil Procedure Rule, 27.14.
No, any and all court fees are separate from my fees. We can tell you what they are likely to be, fees for issuing a N1 claim form can be viewed here. You may not have to pay a court fee or only part of it depending on your circumstances.
No, as the Defendant to a claim you do not have to pay a fee to defend. However, if you lose you might have to pay the courts costs and other side’s costs.