We have a procedure to identify, monitor and help solicitors in cases identified as being potentially complex, voluminous and/or time consuming: in short, “high cost cases”.
There are some factors in a children’s case which point towards a case potentially being high cost or complex.
These factors can usually be identified early in a case, either by us or externally. Several of these factors being present will indicate a potentially complex and high cost case although a case with only one factor could still be a complex or high cost case.
A typical high cost children’s case is likely to cost over £20,000.
We will contact you if we identify a case as being potentially high cost and complex. However, it is open to you and in your own interests to contact us if you think a case is likely to lead to high costs.
Please note that there are no case cost limits in a children’s legal aid case unlike in civil legal aid cases.
The following internal factors will result in a case being identified as being potentially high cost by us:
The following external factors will result in a case being identified as being potentially high cost by us: