Consequences of Changing Solicitors

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How much will it cost to change solicitors?

Will it affect my funding arrangements? Will it slow down my case?

These are all good questions to ask if you are considering changing solicitors, or indeed if you are looking to move on from the services of a paralegal, legal executive, adviser or other party to a properly qualified solicitor. Luckily, there are some simple answers:  

  • You have no legal obligation to continue your relationship with your original firm of solicitors and you are within your rights to switch to another firm.
  • It will not cost you a penny to change solicitors. Your original solicitor will need to be paid for his work to date, but this bill will be sent to us, and wrapped up into your new No Win No Fee package.
  • While your existing funding arrangement will come to an end, we will set you up with our own No Win No Fee agreement, which will cover everything.
  • The only delay to your case will be the short wait while we obtain your injury claim file and other papers from your original solicitor. It is important to remember that all files and documentation belong to you and the firm originally dealing with your claim can only reasonably hold onto these until the point when their costs are paid.

In effect, the only consequence of changing solicitors midway through a claim for compensation (or at any stage, for that matter) is that you will have a new firm of solicitors acting on your behalf.

If you change to Thompsons, you will have a team of specialist personal injury solicitors on your side, experienced in all forms of personal injury, accident and work-related illness claims, and dedicated to achieving the best possible result for you, in the shortest possible time.

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Thompsons has developed a No Win No Fee package which gives those affected by injury and disease the best possible chance of obtaining maximum compensation without the incurring financial risk.

Thompsons' No Win No Fee lawyers have successfully helped thousands of people recover compensation for their illnesses and injuries. In fact we secure over £1 million every week for our clients, and consistently achieve recognition at the Law Awards of Scotland.

To start your compensation claim now call us on 0800 0891 331 for No Win No Fee help and advice.

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