Can I get a court to examine my solicitors legal bill?

You can and this is referred to as “applying for a detailed assessment”.

There are further costs involved in going down this route, so you should get legal advice before proceeding. There are some very tight and strict timescales when applying for a detailed assessment.

If you ask within one month of getting the bill then the court must assess it. Between one month and a year, the court can decide itself whether it will assess the bill or not. After a year, a court will generally not assess a bill. If you have signed a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) then you can still get a court to assess the bill.

If you are looking to dispute the bill from your solicitors or would like to pursue a claim for solicitors negligence please contact us on 0800 783 6191.

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