Funding

Many clients prefer to instruct us on a private fee paying basis and we undertake a considerable amount of work under that arrangement. Please ask to speak to Tim Walker or David Sonn should you wish to discuss this. We can advise on likely cost (you can make a number of choices that affect this) and methods of funding. Under most cases we are able to offer either a fixed solicitor fee or hourly charge rate.

You are entitled to consult with a solicitor free of charge whilst detained at any police station in England & Wales. 

In the Magistrates' Court , you may be entitled to legal aid subject to a means and merits test. If your disposable income exceeds the limit then you will not qualify for legal aid and, if you want to instruct a solicitor, you will have to pay privately. We offer a competitive service and can attend the magistrates' court or police station with you from £400+VAT.

Legal aid in the Crown Court is now means tested. You will normally be granted legal aid but, depending on your means, you may be required to pay a financial contribution.

We are able to offer you an initial consultation with a solicitor from £150+VAT. We are also happy to discuss your case without charge on the telephone, as it may well be that you are entitled to Legal Aid.

Sonn Macmillan Walker conducts work on behalf of legally aided as well as privately paying clients.

Please telephone us and we will be happy to advise you on the most appropriate way to fund your case.