O’Donnell Solicitors are pleased to offer a new funding option for clients who require advice on family law matters. Pay As You Instruct is a unique service which we offer alongside our pro-bono, full representation and fixed fee options.
What is it?
Pay as you instruct (PAYI) allows you to be in charge of your case. We do not go on record as acting for you, so you work for yourself. We give you advice and support at face-to-face meetings only. You may require just one meeting (fixed) or a number of meetings (flexible).
What is the benefit to me?
You are in complete control of your case and the costs. Solicitors advise many clients, but you are your only client, so you will get to resolve your legal issues quicker. You also know what you are paying for because the costs are paid at the end of each face-to-face meeting, so you can see the work that has been carried out.
Why should I use it?
If you cannot afford a solicitor to represent you on a full representation basis, then this is perfect for you, particularly if you require assistance and advice from a solicitor.
How much will it cost?
You only pay for the time spent at a face-to-face meeting (including a telephone call or Skype meeting if you cannot attend in person). The charges are based on an hourly rate and are divided into units of 6 minutes. The hourly rate depends on the seniority of the fee earner and your financial circumstances. How much it costs is up to you – you are in complete control and as the costs are payable for the meeting only those costs are transparent.
What should I bring to the PAYI meeting?
You should have a written agenda about what you want to discuss at the meeting so that no time is lost. It is advisable to bring a notepad to make appropriate notes.
What can you help me with?
Everything you expect from a Lawyer except we do not go on record as acting for you, and all the work is conducted at the meeting. This can include advising you on the law, drafting applications, statements or letters, as well as giving you tactics, tips and solutions to your family law problems.
Please visit our website for further information www.odonellsolicitors.co.uk
Anthony Jones is Head of Family Law and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist. For more information or a second opinion, please contact him on 01457 761 320 or email email@example.com