Legal Charges

The law that deals with legal charges is Section 68, Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994

The law provides that, on the taking of instructions to provide legal services to a client, a solicitor shall provide the client with particulars in writing of the basis upon which the charges are to be made, by that solicitor or his firm, for the provision of such legal services where, on the taking of instructions, the provision of particulars of the actual charges or an estimate of such charges is not in the circumstances possible or practicable, as is generally the position in litigation cases on the taking of instructions

In litigation your solicitors' professional fee will be based on the work they have done for your case as well as a number of factors such as:

  • how complicated, urgent and important your matter or case is

  • how difficult or new the questions about your matter or case are

  • the skill, specialised knowledge and responsibility of your solicitor and staff involved

  • the number of hours your solicitor and staff spend on your matter or case

  • the number and importance of documents they prepare or examine

  • the value of any transaction that might be involved

  • whether your solicitor has to travel to deal with the matter

  • and the circumstances in which your solicitor deals with the matter or case

The law also provides that, on the conclusion of a litigation case, a solicitor must furnish a bill which must include the following:

  • a summary of the legal work done for you

  • the total amount of money recovered from the other side

  • and details of any charges recovered from the other side

We will not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement

If you are seeking legal representation or would like more information about our services, please contact us today

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We will not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement

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