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You can be billed at the end of a matter, at key stages or on an interim/monthly basis depending on the type of matter and its length. You can ask your solicitor to bill you when your legal costs reach a certain level, if preferred, so that you can keep abreast of costs. You should […]
This depends very much on your matter, but costs should always be agreed before instructing the solicitor and set out in your client care letter. A firm can agree fixed or capped fees or if the matter is going be on-going or over a period of months you will be given hourly rates and an […]
Everyone who instructs a solicitor should receive an engagement letter and terms and conditions, which set out the contract between them and the firm, you should not be charged until you have signed this letter.The letter should set out amongst other things: What they are going to do; Hourly rates and how charges are […]
You should not be charged for any time on your matter until you have agreed the costs first and signed a client care letter. Some firms, like ours, offer free consultations, you should ask for a complimentary chat with a solicitor where possible.