We believe in complete openness when it comes to our fees and what they cover. We know that our rates are competitive because they are regularly benchmarked against those of other comparable firms.
This is why we positively encourage our potential clients to compare our charges against those of other providers (provided that they compare like with like, and watch out for the hidden extras that are sometimes buried in other estimates).
In line with our Terms & Conditions, you always receive our best estimate of costs in advance, together with details of how they are incurred. We keep you informed of the financial picture at every stage, and forewarn you as early as possible of any changes.
We are happy to work on a fixed or conditional fee basis where appropriate.
In some cases it may be possible for us to agree with you a fixed fee for certain work. In other cases, we may need to agree with you a combination of a fixed fee and an hourly rate charge.
Generally, our fees are calculated on an hourly basis, although on the recommendation of the Law Society, we may take into account a number of other factors including;
- Complexity and difficulty of the matter
- Specialist knowledge and responsibility involved
- Value of the transaction
For most work, hourly rates will fall within the following bands;
|Partners||£275 to £325 plus VAT|
|Senior lawyers, solicitors and legal executives||£200 to £275 plus VAT|
|Trainee solicitors, junior lawyers and other assistants*|
£155 to £200 plus VAT
Please note that you will be advised of the hourly rates of individual members of the firm who may act for you on a case-by-case basis and it is possible that the hourly rate applicable for your case may fall outside of the bands referred to above.
Our rates will be subject to review from time to time and at the beginning of each year. It is possible that rates may be increased when an individual member of the firm rises in seniority or obtains some additional professional qualification.
We will, where possible, try to advise how much the overall cost of our work might be and if an estimate is given, we will inform you as soon as it becomes apparent that it is likely to be exceeded. In most cases, however, we can only provide a rough estimate which may need revision as a case progresses.