Rates and fees
We strive to be transparent when it comes to fees and we will not charge you for an introductory 'get to know us' meeting
Our structure means we can be flexible when it comes to our charges. Our aim is to agree a financial deal that works both for us and for you. We prefer to work on a retainer or fixed fee basis rather than use hourly rates.
1. Our Part Time Legal Director Service - Retainer rates ranging from £1,000 - £1,500 + VAT per day. The more days you purchase each month the more favourable the daily rate. There is no long term commitment - you can terminate by giving us one month's notice.
2. Fixed Cost Legal Services - We are prepared to agree a fixed cost for any legal service that we provide so that you know where you stand from the beginning. See the Fixed Cost Legal Services section of this website for examples.
3. Hourly Rates - if you would prefer us to charge an hourly rate or the work makes it difficult to use a fixed rate we will charge an hourly rate in the range of £175 - £250 + VAT.
It is important to note that if you use our Part Time Legal Director Service instead you effectively reduce the hourly rates you pay to between £125 - £187.50 + VAT.
Even if you pay our normal hourly rates it means that you are getting a senior lawyer (the equivalent of a partner in a large law firm) for the price that you would normally pay for a junior lawyer from a traditional firm of solicitors.
More about our fees
Where in the range of fees you will be charged depends upon the nature of the work, the number of days per month you want to instruct us for, whether you are committing to a fixed term arrangement and the lawyer who does the work. Charging arrangements will be agreed with you in advance and will be set out in our engagement letter.
Out of pocket expenses are invoiced at cost, with travel by car charged at 45p/mile. Generally we do not charge for our time travelling to/from your offices, the costs of telephone calls made on your behalf from our office landline, fax transmissions or copying/printing undertaken at our offices.
Fees and expenses are billed monthly.
We will not charge you for an introductory 'get to know us' meeting.
We offer a guarantee if you like what you hear and want to try our service, we will arrange to spend a half day or one day at your offices to advise you on a 'one off' legal problem or to carry out a quick review of your legal affairs. We will charge you our normal day rate for this service (£1,500) but will make no charge if, at the end of the day, you are not satisfied with the service we have given you.