It may be that you want us to quote a fixed price for one particular step in a dispute, like drafting the claim form. What that would cost depends on the size and complexity of the claim. We are always willing to look at a piece of work and attempt to give a fixed price.
In some cases this may not be possible because of the inherent uncertainty of a dispute in its early stages.
For instance if one were to agree a fixed price for handling a dispute from its very early stages until resolution but the other party settled within a few days or weeks then the fixed fee is going to be much more than paying by the hour. Where this is a risk we will always consider a capped fee whereby you get the benefit of fixing the maximum price but also benefit from any saving in costs if it settles earlier.
Each case turns on its particular facts and each client has a different risk appetite. We use fixed and capped prices where the client’s risk appetite is relatively low and/or the scope is relatively certain.
Recent history and changes to the rules point clearly in the direction of fixed fees becoming the norm in litigation.
Helix Law are at the forefront of working in this way.
It is always worth just ring us up or emailing us to find out what is possible in your particular case