ONE of Hampshire’s largest law firms is launching a service uniquely targeted at the early stage of a legal dispute rather than as a last resort.

Southampton-based Eric Robinson Solicitors is launching ‘The Advice Hour’, where legal advice is charged at a flat fee of £80.

The firm claims the service is value for money, as it will save clients large bills in the long run.

Rachel Evans, head of Eric Robinson Solicitors’ dispute resolution team, said: “Solicitors and legal advice are often seen as the last resort.

“Apart from the obvious benefits of reducing anxiety, frustration and giving peace of mind, knowing your legal position early on can save time, money and a great deal of effort in the long run.

“Our aim is to offer a no obligation service which is accessible and affordable to ordinary people.

“During the advice hour we aim to understand your concerns, advise you on any relevant paperwork and give you some workable strategies for resolving the problem.”