Costs updates—conditional fee agreement dated before 1 April 2013
Costs updates—conditional fee agreement dated before 1 April 2013

The following Practice Compliance precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Costs updates—conditional fee agreement dated before 1 April 2013

We have reached a stage in your matter where it is appropriate for me to update you on costs.

How costs are calculated

It would probably be helpful for me to remind you that there are three main elements to the legal costs of any matter:

  1. our charges

  2. expenses we must pay out of your behalf—sometimes called disbursements

  3. costs that you may have to pay another party

Each of these elements is explained below.

Our charges

We have agreed to act on a no-win-no-fee basis. This is explained in more detail in the no-win-no-fee agreement (called a conditional fee agreement) that we sent at the start of your matter.

We have increased the hourly rates charged under the no-win-no-fee agreement as follows:

[Insert name or description of fee earner]£[Insert hourly rate]
[Insert name or description of fee earner]£[Insert hourly rate]
[Insert name or description of fee earner]£[Insert hourly rate]
[Insert name or description of fee earner]£[Insert hourly rate]

We will assume that these rates are agreed if we do not hear from you to the contrary within [x] days of the date of thi

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