Supporting individual clients
Empowering you to move forward
We’re committed to providing competitive funding solutions to support our clients during their divorce, probate and other types of proceedings.
We offer legal fee loans, which can be used to cover solicitor’s fees, barristers fees and disbursements, whether that’s through court, mediation, arbitration or collaborative law.
We also offer separate facilities to cover living expenses, alleviating the impact on your day-to-day life.
Or if you don’t require funding for your legal fees or living expenses, but need to unlock a portion of your settlement early – perhaps to re-house, pay taxes or other expenses – we can also help.
Our fast, flexible and simplified lending process is designed to help you access funds as swiftly as possible.
Our loan process
If you’re considering a loan with us, here’s how our funding process works. Bear in mind, Level is one potential lender, and you should explore other funding options to find the right solution for you.
To start an application, please contact us and request a form – you can speak to us directly or ask your solicitor or adviser to enquire for you. We'll aim to give you an initial lending decision within 1-2 working days.
To make sure our loan is suitable and you understand your obligation to us, you'll need to take legal advice before we approve your loan. If the loan is secured over property, you'll also need to take separate independent mortgage advice.
Our loan is a flexible facility. For legal fee funding, each time your solicitor raises an invoice we’ll settle it and pay it directly into their account, subject to your approval. We'll also send an annual statement, and any ad-hoc statements you need.
The repayment date varies by case, but you can repay the loan at any point during proceedings and we don't charge early repayment penalties. All settlement proceeds will be paid into your solicitor's account and Level is repaid before the balance comes to you.
For more information about our application process, read our guide.
Streamlined lending process improves cashflow, maximises efficiency and helps your case move forward
Flexible approach means our loans are tailored on a case-by-case basis, and you can draw down from the loan at any point during your proceedings
From a judge’s perspective, a loan from us carries more credibility than a ‘soft’ loan from friends or family
There are no up-front payments. You don’t need to pay us until the final settlement has been paid, and you’ll only pay interest on the amount you use
In-house legal and financial experience empowers us to make swift lending decisions – you could have an in-principle offer in 1-2 working days
Our responsive in-house team are here to provide confidence and clarity from start to finish in order to give you total peace of mind
"Level is a cut above its competitors, offering an excellent product and demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges faced by family-law clients. Level is sensitive to those key issues as well as being highly efficient in the delivery of its service"
Partner at Vaitilingam Kay Solicitors
"How refreshing to be able to deal with an organisation which is legally savvy, open-minded, unstuffy and user-friendly. With a family lawyer in the team, Level understands the needs of family practitioners and their clients and is willing to help with the minimum of fuss for the maximum benefit to all concerned"
Partner at Levison Meltzer Pigott