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Legal 500

Legal 500

BELL LAX RECOGNISED AS A LEADING FIRM IN THE LEGAL 500

Bell Lax has today again been acknowledged as a leading firm for commercial litigation. The practice was one of only a handful in Birmingham to have three partners recommended for dispute resolution, underlining the firm’s ability to provide the strength and depth to compete with the biggest practices – and win.

The 2013 edition of the Legal 500 reported that specialist litigation practice Bell Lax Limited 'attracts plenty of praise from clients'; Peter Lax is ‘unstintingly hardworking’; Heather Bell is a ‘first-class negotiator’; and solicitor advocate.

The accolade came hot on the heels of the firm’s listing in the 2013 edition of Chambers and Partners, which listed Peter Lax as ‘a careful, considered and accurate thinker’ who sources say wins cases through ‘reasonableness and being right.’ He is praised as an ‘extremely talented’ and ‘rigorous’ lawyer with a ‘superb analytical brain’ and a keen commercial awareness.

Chambers also noted that clients and market commentators have remarked that the team is ‘incredibly intellectual,’ and praised its highly ‘entrepreneurial’ and innovative approach. Sources say Bell Lax ‘scores very highly on commercial awareness.’

NOTES FOR EDITORS

Bell Lax

Bell Lax, 21 Maney Corner, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B72 1QL.

Telephone 0121 355 0011

Fax 0121 355 0099

Email peter.lax@belllax.com

www.belllax.com

Bell Lax is a firm of solicitors specialising solely in dispute resolution. Heather Bell and Peter Lax founded the firm to offer this dedicated service to clients in 1995. Bell Lax has successfully assisted thousands of people from employment disputes and personal injury claims to multi million pound commercial litigation. The firm pioneered ‘no win, no fee’ agreements for commercial clients and looks to offer this funding arrangement to as many clients as possible.

Unlike many firms, Bell Lax offers comprehensive funding agreements so that all or a substantial part of their client’s costs are covered by the agreement – not just a small proportion as is often the case with other solicitors. The firm sees a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement as an investment in a client’s case; if Bell Lax do not win the case, they do not get paid anything at all.

A ‘no win, no fee’ agreement works by making Bell Lax’s fees conditional on winning the case. A client does not pay everything as the case progresses and does not pay a large legal bill if case is unsuccessful. As well as removing risk from the client, this frees up the client’s cashflow so that they do not have to fund expensive litigation as the case progresses.