Initial meeting details
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Lester Aldridge. Before we begin, there are just a few things we need.
What to bring
We’re required by law to check your identification, so please bring the following to your first meeting:
- Your original passport or photo driving licence
- A recent utility bill (which confirms your current address)
We’ll take copies and keep these on file.
It’s a good idea to write down all your questions and any concerns, and bring these along to our meeting – that way we can make sure we’ve covered everything. If you think of more questions after the meeting, please feel free to contact us as we will be pleased to help.
Meetings last around 1-2 hours, depending on your circumstances, but we won’t place a limit on how much time we spend.
We’ll charge you for the time spent in your initial meeting, unless we’ve agreed otherwise. Plus, we’ll add VAT to our fees and disbursements if these have been incurred.
Feel free to contact us for our team’s individual charge-out rates.
Sometimes a legal assistant or trainee solicitor might also be present at your meeting. They are bound by the same terms of confidentiality as your solicitor and will respect them in the same way. If there are two people at your meeting you’ll only be charged for one unless this has been agreed with you.
We can’t carry out work under the public funding (legal aid) scheme, but if we think you’re eligible we’ll let you know. We do offer certain fixed fee packages subject to availability and suitability from time to time.