Litigation can involve anything where two or more people are in dispute (and more often than not it’s about money). At Askews Solicitors, 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. Below are some of the circumstances that we can usually help with:
You may find you are financially eligible to receive Public Funding formerly known as 'Legal Aid'. At Askews, Solicitors, we hold a Public Funding Franchise for this type of work, so we can help you with any forms and in obtaining funding that you are 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. Here at 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 to 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 upfront 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.
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 up-to-date.
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 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.
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.
Askews Solicitors have a long and successful tradition of helping clients to navigate the legal minefield of property transactions. From residential property conveyancing to commercial property conveyancing. Whether you are a first-time-buyer or moving to pastures new, Askews have the experience to help you every step of the conveyancing-way.
Having problems at work or losing your job can be extremely upsetting. We provide friendly and professional advice so that you can find out what your rights are. We can help you to take action to change your situation - or to receive fair compensation for what’s happened.
Whatever your problem at work, call and see if we can help.
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.
At Askews, we have the expertise in dealing with all types of personal injury claims, ranging from relatively minor injuries to life changing conditions and disabilities.
We understand that making a personal injury compensation claim can seem daunting and you may be unsure about the whole process. We will give you clear, practical advice and keep you informed at every stage of your claim. If you do decide to make a personal injury claim your case will be dealt with on a 'No Win No Fee' basis, so there is no financial risk to you.
Our wills and probate team can give you friendly, professional and efficient legal advice on all kinds of trust and probate issues, such as: