|Approach to costs
Solicitors at Humphreys & Co. always aim to approach
legal work in a financially-disciplined way. We offer
competitive rates. Our charging approach is both transparent
and geared to the options open to our clients. Our
solicitors generally charge by reference to time spent but
we can often agree fixed fees for specific work or in some
cases risk-adjusted funding structures.
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|Litigation solicitors: negligence claims for clients in London, UK-wide and international: Humphreys & Co. Solicitors conducting negligence claims – damages for breaches of duty causing loss - England & Wales courts.|
Solicitors here conduct the pursuit and defence of claims for negligence. The requirements for making a successful claim in negligence are:
- the existence in law of a duty of care situation (i.e one in which the law attaches liability to carelessness); there has to be recognition by law that the careless infliction of the kind of damage complained of on the class of person to which the claimant belongs by the class of person to which the defendant belongs is actionable;
- breach of the duty of care by the defendant (ie. that the conduct complained of fails to measure up to the standard set by law);
- a causal connection between the defendant's careless conduct and the damage;
- that the particular kind of damage to the particular claimant is not so unforeseeable as to be too remote.
When these 4 requirements are satisfied, the defendant is liable in negligence. Only then is it relevant to consider the assessment of damages (i.e. the compensation for the damage for which the defendant is responsible).
Liability for negligence can overlap with other bases of civil claim: for example, nuisance, libel, breach of statutory duty, deceit, trespass, unlawful interference with contract and unfair competition.
Our solicitors are experienced in and have the resources to undertake litigation and arbitration in relation to claims for damages for negligence in most commercial circumstances.
For claims of negligence against doctors, lawyers, accountants, consultants and other advisers go to the Professional Negligence page.
For private individuals with claims arising from alleged inadequate medical or other healthcare treatment, go to the bottom of this page, click through to our private client section and go to the Medical Negligence page.
|Fixed charge package with options and recommendations|
We take instructions from UK & international clients. Our independent lawyers are available by email, telephone & fax. With central Bristol offices we are just 90 minutes from London by road or rail and 15 minutes from Bristol International Airport. We can travel to meetings if required.
We are an independent professional law firm here, not a legal factory turning out mass-produced products. In our experience, determined case-handling is more likely to produce effective results.
Solicitors at Humphreys & Co. look to input not only
careful legal work and precision but also the determination
to keep matters moving. They aim to work in clients' real
interests with energy and pragmatism.
Solicitors at Humphreys & Co. always try to open up the
legal process by giving advice and explaining options to
clients in a concise and straightforward way, identifying
clear courses of action whatever the technical or legal
complexities of the subject.