It is important to us that as a client you have good information about the cost of your case.
We know that you do not want surprises!
On Residential Conveyancing matters we are able to quote you a fee on request for buying or selling your house, there will be no hidden extras.
In all other matters we will be open about what you will have to pay. The fees we charge are based upon the time spent on your case and the level of professional responsibility we take. We look at what is at risk and the benefit to you. The level of responsibility depends upon the nature and the complexity of the matter and the value of the liabilities you are seeking to avoid or the benefit which you hope to achieve. This will determine the personnel to be engaged and the hourly rate. We will always be open about our costs and how much we think it will cost to deal with your case or complete your transaction. In most matters where you are buying or selling property we are able to quote you a fee, we are also happy to provide quotations for simple wills, lasting powers of attorney and other straight forward transactions where the amount of work should be predictable.
In complex cases or where the work depends heavily upon the actions of third parties over whom we have no control we will estimate our likely fee as best we are able given the information available to us at that time.
At the commencement of your case we will give you the best indication that we can of the likely total cost. Of course in some matters it will not be possible to tell you exactly how much your case will cost you because circumstances or evidence may change, we will then from time to time review any estimates which we have given during the case and will notify you of our revised estimate. Where necessary we will seek your approval to proceeed further.
We are happy to agree a limit on expenditure and approach cases on a stage by stage basis if necessary.
We will deliver interim bills on a regular basis and these can be timed either monthly or bi-monthly so that we can keep you up-to-date with the costs of the case as they arise.
At the conclusion of your case we will provide you with a final bill for all the work which we have done, giving credit for all interim bills delivered and paid.
We will also appraise you of any potential liability to meet the costs of any other party involved in a case or transaction and of the opportunities of reducing or insuring against such exposure.
Unless you have been given a quote our fees are based upon the following hourly rates
Partners and Consultants from £230
Fellow of Institute of Legal Executives/Senior Executives £192
Trainee Solicitors /Junior Executives/Personal Assistants £118
Our hourly rates are reviewed periodically to reflect increases in overhead costs and inflation. Normally rates are reviewed with effect from 1st January each year. If a review is carried out before the matter has been concluded, we will inform you of any variation in the rate before it takes effect.
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