Barristers at Black Antelope Law can also be instructed on civil (non-family) legal aid work by Solicitors and Chartered Legal Executives on the terms and conditions set out below.
Accessibility and flexibility are at the heart of everything we do here at Black Antelope Law and therefore whether you are an individual, SME or a large business, we will work with you to identify the most suitable funding option tailored to your needs. Whatever method of funding you choose, we pride ourselves on providing great value for money and our expert team of lawyers work hard to deliver a service that is worth every penny.
We are very honest and transparent about our costs so rest assured you will be fully informed with no hidden surprises as your matter progresses. We will even tell you if we do not feel that pursuing your case would be cost-effective, and refer you to other avenues that may benefit you.
Below we have highlighted the various funding methods that we offer and accept.
For many individuals and businesses, it is simple and cost effective to pay our costs privately. Our normal basis for charging is at hourly rates based on the experience of the lawyer working on your matter and complexity.
We also offer competitive fixed fee options, depending on the nature of your case and where the circumstances require, we can also accept payment by instalments by direct debit.
To assist with financial planning, we can also offer unbundled services in which we break down litigation into its various stages and charge for each stage separately.
No Win No Fee / Conditional Fee Agreement
Where we feel your case has good prospects of success, we may offer to enter into a conditional fee agreement with you. This means that we will take the risk that we may not receive payment at all for our services as well as delay receiving payment if we are successful. If successful, we will normally recover the majority of our costs from the other side, and success fee from the compensation awarded to you at a percentage that is agreed upon at the outset of the agreement.
Damages Based Agreements
Another option that we can consider is a DBA in which we agree to recover our fees in the form of a fixed percentage of the damages you receive if you are successful in your claim. This means no upfront payments for you in respect of our fees and no payment at all if you do not receive any damages.
Whilst Black Antelope Law does not have a legal aid contract with the Legal Aid Agency, our barristers can be instructed by firms holding legal aid contracts to represent you at court and to provide advice. Legal aid is available to those who qualify for it and for particular areas of law only including family and housing. Further information is available on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid
Legal Expenses Insurance
Many home and motor insurance policies have legal expenses cover attached to them. If you are uncertain, we are happy to review your policy documents to check whether such cover is available and to what extent, and liaise with your insurers to start the process.
Black Antelope Law has adopted CrowdJustice as our crowdfunding solution. This unique platform allows you to fundraise privately or from the public at large to pay your legal fees. Simply create your campaign for legal action on the CrowdJustice page, confirm that you have instructed us as your lawyers and start fundraising. Any monies raised will be paid directly to us by the CrowdJustice platform, so you do not need to worry about handling fees. This platform can be used for all types of cases large and small, international, nationwide or local. There are no criteria for launching your CrowdJustice page other than having instructed a lawyer.