How We Charge
We understand that critical to the choice of representation you choose is the consideration of how you will be charged. We believe in being fair which is why we will have an upfront conversation with you prior to the commencement of any work we conduct to ensure that you fully understand our fees and how you will be charged for the work we carry out and this will also be confirmed in our engagement letters and terms of business which will be sent to you at the outset of our relationship. The most common charging structures are as follows:
Charging by time spent
This option remains the most popular fee structure. We identify at the outset the most appropriate lawyer or team for your matter and explain the hourly rate of the person or persons who will act for you.
We provide a cost estimate at the outset of the matter which we keep up to date as matter progresses (if necessary). We invoice monthly based upon the time spent on your matter that month and we provide a cost narrative which contains a full breakdown of the time spent with each invoice.
The advantage of this option is that you only pay for the lawyer’s time that you need and if your matter concludes early or aborts for any reason then you will only be charged for the time spent up to that point.
This is proving an increasingly popular fee arrangement. Following an initial exercise to scope the work required to complete your matter we can invariably offer a fixed fee for the entire matter or different fixed fees for different phases of the case or matter. With fixed fees we usually ask for payment upfront or by a couple of instalments.
The advantage of this option is that you have costs certainty - you can budget for exactly what the matter will cost you. Once you have paid the fee you will know there is nothing else to pay in relation to our time spent on the matter. This option helps you to evaluate at the outset the cost/benefit of instructing us to handle your case.
Under this type of arrangement, we will agree with you the scope of the work which we will conduct for you or on your behalf and will confirm this in our engagement Letters and Terms of Businesses. In most cases you will have the option to pay a one-off fee for the year or for the payment to be broken down into ten easy monthly payments. View our Annual Retainer Packages:
Call us on 08456 808 251 to discuss the option that is right for you.