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Section 56(4) of the Solicitors Act 1974 (SA 1974) stipulates that in respect of non-contentious business, solicitors should be remunerated:
by a gross sum
by a fixed sum for each document prepared or perused, without regard to length
in any other mode, or
partly in one mode and partly in another
The Solicitors’ (Non-Contentious Business) Remuneration Order 2009, SI 2009/1931, provides that a solicitor’s costs must be fair and reasonable, having regard to all the circumstances of the case. Regulation 3 specifically refers to:
the complexity of the matter or the difficulty or novelty of the questions raised
the skill, labour, specialised knowledge and responsibility involved
the time spent on the business
the number and importance of the documents prepared or considered, without regard
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