Our vision ::::
To be one of the best migrant legal aid organization in Nigeria,
measured by our performance and driven by a total commitment to our
core values and
What we do?
Our Core Values
understand that affordability is a concern for anyone needing the
services of a lawyer. We pride ourselves on providing good value for
money to all our clients - whether private individuals or large
organisations - and are experienced at tailoring our services to
suit client budgets.
Depending on the type of case, we can offer a range of funding
options - from NO WIN, NO FEE TO FIXED FEES, to legal aid and
legal expenses insurance. We will discuss these options with you at
the outset, and whatever funding method you choose, we will be fully
transparent about costs and keep you informed all the way through.
Some of our departments also offer a free initial consultation or
assessment of your case.
We offer the following funding arrangements:
PAYING FOR YOURSELF
A large and growing number of our clients pay us directly for the
legal advice we provide them. In all cases we take great care in
assessing client needs and we will advise you from the outset as to
the likely cost. We will keep you informed of progress throughout
your case and let you know immediately if we have to revise the
estimate of costs that we have given you. We will bill you at
regular intervals so that you can track the costs that are being
incurred on your behalf and we have a number of options for making
payment, including the use of credit cards.
Legal advice can seem very expensive but we are confident that our
team of leading experts provides great value for the costs incurred.
LEGAL EXPENSES INSURANCE
Many household and motor insurance policies include cover for legal
costs. It may be worth checking the policy wording of your existing
insurances before your first appointment to find out if this is an
option in your case.
In some areas, we can act on legal aid, which means that the cost of
your case is wholly or partly paid for from public funds. Legal aid
is only available to those with limited means and with the approval
of the Legal Aid Organisation. However, different rules apply for
criminal cases, child abduction and care cases. Your solicitor will
explain how the Legal Aid schemes work and whether you are eligible.
For businesses and other organisations, we can offer a raft of
flexible funding arrangements, tailored to your needs. These range
from fixed fees, to menu pricing, to banded fee arrangements.
NO WIN NO FEE
For some cases, we may be able to offer a 'no win, no fee' - or
conditional fee - agreement. This is a way of funding a case without
running the risk of facing big legal bills if you lose.
With a conditional fee agreement, we would agree not to charge you
if you lost your case. If you won, most of your costs would be paid
by your opponent. In publication proceedings, if you won we would
charge an additional amount which would be recoverable from your
Conditional fees are often used alongside a special insurance
policy, called AFTER THE EVENT COVER, which protects you from
having to pay your opponent costs if you lose. we can advise on
whether your case is suitable for a conditional fee and how to find
the best insurance policy.