Over the course of the next days weeks months, you are going to need to submit witness statements and forms and words et cetera et cetera.
That’s what I help with.
For example, you may have a witness statement to support an application and you would cobble it together in a way that you think appropriate however a whole load of it may not be appropriate. There is a technique (and many solicitors are not good at it I might add) to putting together the wording in witness statements and documents so that it is in a simple easy to read and very coherent format.
You need to remember that you know this inside out but the person picks up the piece of paper and read the document only has in front of them what you say.
One of the services that I can offer is a Premium Service proposal where, you would give me your proposed witness statement, and I would go through it and edit it so that it was in a more coherent format. I have to tell you though that some people’s witness statements are so incoherent to start with that there is no point in me even touching them because they are so far off the mark.
Some people’s witness statement running to dozens of pages and the same applies. I provide premium services proposals at GBP75 per hour and it really depends on how good it is in the first place as to whether it needs any editing at all. I have had people put documents to me for editing and I have spent five minutes on them. On others, I have spent two hours.
I would need to see any document that you wanted me to give the once over before I could give you an indication of cost..