I understand the sliding scale, so in my case starting off at 45% is high?
Secondly they have given me a contract on said terms, up to issuing proceedings but have not mentioned terms about going forward, I now find a little unnerving since I feel they are trying to get me over a barrel as to the next % after issuing proceedings.
Also the contract stipulates that fees will start from when we agreed the 45% however I had questions about disbursements and insurance plus others that they said they would only answer after I agreed to the 45%. Well I agreed but the questions asked were not answered especially about future disbursements especially initial court fees issuing proceedings (these I read are proportionate to the amount claimed so if it is say 200,000 so am worried if I can afford them)
All this was explained to the firm at the outset.
When should the firms fees be calculated from. As suggested in previous post to ask questions, but all I'm doing is increasing fees for skimpy if non existent answers.
I feel all the questions and negotiations should be free and so my next question is if I haven't signed any contract can they bill me for anything.