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Litigation can involve anything where two or more people are in dispute (and very often it’s about money). At Askews, we can advise you about your rights and whether you are likely to achieve what you’re looking for. Whether through the Courts, in mediation or just through discussion and communications with others, we can help you to sort out your problems.

Personal Injury
Industrial Disease
Clinical Negligence
Consumer Law
Consumer Credit
Debt Recovery
Landlord and Tenant

What Will It Cost?

You may be financially eligible to receive Public Funding (formerly 'Legal Aid'). At Askews, we hold a Public Funding Franchise for this type of work, so we can help you with the forms and in obtaining any funding that you’re entitled to.

If you need to personally pay for some or all of your legal fees, you can talk to us about arranging a sensible payment plan that you can afford. With Askews, you’ll have a number of options for example: credit card, standing order or credit agreement.

Generally, you can’t get full government funding (what used to be called 'Legal Aid') to pay for your solicitor to help with a general litigation action - although you may be eligible for some limited free advice under the Community Legal Services Legal Help Scheme.

It’s also worth checking whether you (your spouse or member of your family living at the same address) have Legal Expenses Insurance included with a Motor or Household Insurance Policy, which you may be able to use to pay for your legal action. If you have appropriate insurance, then Askews can use it to deal with your claim at no cost to you. Remember, as the policy-holder YOU have the right choose your own solicitor (although your insurers may want you to use theirs). We can speak directly to your insurance company to sort this out for you.

Regardless of how you are paying, we will be open and up front about how much things are likely to cost. We’ll give you an initial estimate of costs and will tell you straight away if anything happens to change this estimate. We will always check with you before taking any specific action (such as going to Court) which could significantly affect the amount you may need to pay.

Why Should I Choose Askews?

We make sure that our General Litigation team has the expertise and experience that you need, and then continue to invest in their training and development to make sure that the advice you receive is always be up-to-date.

We will work hard to resolve your problems as quickly and easily as possible, but rest assured that if you do need to go to court to achieve your aims, you will be advised by experienced Court advocates.

We are the only solicitors on Teesside to have been awarded a Franchise in Debt by the Legal Services Commission and to hold a contract with them to supply advice to the community. Where financially eligible the advice we give you is free of charge under the Legal Services Commission Legal Help Scheme.

We know that many people’s experience of dealing with solicitors is one of frustration, lack of communication and worry. However, at Askews, we are committed to delivering a personal, friendly service to all our clients and we will keep you regularly informed about what’s going on.

For more information or to arrange your initial free consultation please call us on 01642 475252 or send us a message via our enquiry form.

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Conveyancing

Askews have a long and successful tradition of helping clients to navigate the legal minefield of property transactions. Whether you are a private individual, house builder or a business looking to relocate employees, Askews have the experience and expertise to help you.