Fact Summary (Narrative)
I need a concise, organized and chronological statement of your fact situation so that I can determine what legal services you require and a suitable fee quote for them. Please limit this to 500 words or less and please do not send any documents until I specifically request them. If you hire me I will of course have further information and document requests at that time.
What I need from you at this early stage is a basic history of the facts and then, if the case has already moved into litigation, the procedural events to date. I want to get a rough idea of the case's complexity, what's at stake for you, and how much work it will take to sort it all out. Many people feel an (understandable) urge at this point to explain everything and to justify their actions to me - but please try to resist that at this early stage. We'll have lots of oppourtunity to talk about those things once I'm retained.