How we charge our fees

You can be assured that we will be open and honest about our charges. We promise you will never be surprised by a bill and that our charges will be made clear before any work commences.

Our fee structure falls into four categories: fixed fees, hourly rate, no win, no fee and legal aid. We will discuss with you which is available and appropriate for your case.

Fixed fee:

Providing a fixed fee service means that you can be sure exactly what your matter will cost. We will agree with you in advance exactly what aspects of the work we will undertake and, if applicable, the work we will not undertake. Regardless of the time it takes for us to complete this work, your fee will not change. Such fees are possible for cases where the work required is clearly known at the outset.

Hourly rate:

Working on an hourly rate means we charge by the hour for any work undertaken. It is usual in cases where the amount or scope of work required is uncertain at the outset, or if it could change as matters progress. We will provide an estimate of how long we think the work will take before we proceed and we will bill you monthly, discussing the fees accrued as the matter progresses. The value of the hourly fee is dependent on the experience and seniority of the person dealing with your case.

No win, no fee:

This fee option is also known as a conditional fee arrangement. This arrangement means that your case is taken on at our own financial risk. If we are unsuccessful then you are not charged anything. If you do win then you could pay more than you would have paid if you had paid on an hourly rate, but most of these charges can be recovered from your opponent.

No win, no fee arrangements are only allowed by law on personal injury and clinical negligence claims and some dispute resolution cases, including inheritance claims.

Legal aid:

Legal aid is the use of public funds to pay for legal advice, family mediation or court representation and is allocated by the Legal Aid Agency. There is strict criteria to determine who is eligible for legal aid and for what matters it can be used.

You can find details about eligibility here.

We may accept legal aid cases from eligible individuals and for matters relating to certain family cases, and in particular child care.

 

If you have any further queries about pricing, please contact the relevant department and they will happily explain the process to you in more detail.

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