Who are First Legal Solicitors?

First Legal Solicitors work with a team of legal experts, who are dealing with claims like yours on behalf of other clients. Your claim will be assessed by one of our experts and if you qualify, you will then be passed to a dedicated handler, so you always have someone to contact.

How long will my case take to settle?

Just like the people involved, each of our client’s claims are completely unique and no two are ever the same. Whilst we will always try to give you an idea of how much time things will take, how long a case takes to settle will depend on a few factors, including who you are claiming against, how much compensation you are seeking and the complexity of the case. Your assigned team will always be able to give you an up-to-date estimate of how long your claim might take as well as explaining any reasons why it might be taking a little longer than expected.

What documents do I need to sign?

In order for us to start your claim, you need formally instruct First Legal Solicitors to handle your case.
There are initial documents which you will have to sign and return to our office, these are as follows:

  • Our Terms and Conditions of Business – You will be required to acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree with our T&Cs.
  • DBA “Damages Based Agreement” or CFA “Conditional Fee Agreement” – This document instructs our firm on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis, meaning you don’t pay our costs if we are unsuccessful.
  • Letter of Authority – this formally instructs First Legal Solicitors to act on your behalf in bringing your claim.
  • Authority to Act – this proves to your opponent and the courts that you have formally instructed First Legal Solicitors to act on your behalf.

Do you only accept local clients?

No, our services are available to clients throughout England and Wales.

Will I have to visit your office?

No, First Legal Solicitors are a modern, tech-savvy law firm that understands clients want a range of ways to communicate with their lawyer. You can contact us by email or telephone.

What if I am not sure if I have a valid claim?

Ask us – First Legal Solicitors will do a free, no obligation review of your case to let you know if you have a valid claim or not.

I am not sure First Legal Solicitors Limited can help me with my legal issue?

First Legal Solicitors have years’ of experience within the legal profession so if you require assistance with a legal issue or need help finding a legal expert, we can help. Simply give us a call to discuss.

How will I pay for my claim?

We know most clients cannot afford to fund their claim themselves – that’s why we work on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis. This means, if we think you have a valid claim we take your on your case with the understanding that if we lose, you do not need to pay anything. If you win, your opponent will pay your legal fees and we will take a success fee for the work we have done in getting you the result you deserve.

How much is the success fee?

Your DBA or CFA will specify how much your success fee will be depending on the type of claim you are brining but the success fee may be up to 25% plus VAT of compensation you receive.