The National Legal Consortium (NLC) has finalised a partnership agreement with the Confederation of Roofing Contractors offering all members access to its specialist Construction Law subscription service.

The NLC, a division of C E Law Construction solicitors, was developed to give sub-contractors and smaller contractors access to specialist Construction Law advice at a fixed and affordable cost. The NLC provides unlimited Construction Law advice for a modest monthly payment based on turnover, guaranteeing access to specialist legal advice should the need arise.

Managing Director of the NLC, solicitor David Jackson, explains: “Having advised subcontractors for many years I know that the biggest problem they face when seeking legal advice is the cost of that advice. I established the NLC to provide specialist Construction Law advice at a price that all can afford and without any hidden costs. The NLC’s services cost less than 1% of turnover for most companies and gives them unlimited access to specialist Construction Law advice for an agreed monthly payment.

“Clients can use the service to get advice on contracts, notices, problems on site and to take and defend proceedings. Most companies do not want to involve themselves in legal proceedings but clients of the NLC are comforted by the fact that they have access to specialist Construction Law advice, at an agreed cost, should they ever need it.”

The NLC membership will be open to all 700-plus members of the Confederation of Roofing Contractors at a discounted rate.

David continued: “I have acted for members of the Confederation of Roofing Contractors for many years and I am delighted to be able to offer the services of the National Legal Consortium to its members. The Confederation of Roofing Contractors is a well respected organisation that provides guidance and support for its members. I am very excited to be able to partner with them by offering legal support in a uniquely affordable and accessible way.”

Mark Williams of the Confederation of Roofing Contractors added: “ Legal fees and costs can put a huge financial strain on anyone wants to defend or fight a case against them in a court of law and can in some instances prevent them from doing so if the fees spiral out of control.

“By joining the NLC you can have peace of mind knowing that you are fully covered not only with the costs but also with any legal assistance you may need to help you in your case.

“Over the years David has given help and advice to CORC members and his input has proved invaluable and we are fully supportive of the NLC and what it stands for.”

C E Law launches the National Legal Consortium - offers a unique way for clients to pay for legal services.

C E Law has developed the National Legal Consortium - see for full details.

The National Legal Consortium allows clients to pay a monthly fee to access unlimited legal services which includes the taking and defending of proceedings.

The National Legal Consortium will allow clients to save tens of thousands of pounds in legal costs and potential clients are advised to enrol as soon as possible as the sooner they enrol the more they will save.

Initial debt letters

Many debtors pay on a properly worded and credible letter from a solicitor demanding payment.

We are now able to issue initial letters claiming sums from your debtors without charge on the basis that we will receive a fee from sums received. We will charge 2.5% of the first £10,000, 1.5% of the next £10,000 and 0.5% of any sums received over £20,000. We hope that is a fair charge for the service. If no sums are received there will be no charge and we shall consider what further steps can be taken to obtain payment of the sums claimed

Fixed cost adjudications

Adjudication remains the quickest, safest and most economic way of pursuing a construction debt. Clients are however concerned as to the costs of adjudication bearing in mind that those costs cannot be recovered from their opponent even if the adjudication is successful.

We are now able to offer fixed price adjudication. We will charge the following for the preparation, issue and conduct of adjudication proceedings

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