Price and service notice—hourly rate—general—law firms
Price and service notice—hourly rate—general—law firms

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

  • Price and service notice—hourly rate—general—law firms

    1. 1

      Legal costs

      1. 1.1

        There are [two OR three] main elements to the legal costs of [insert brief description of services, eg obtaining a grant of probate and distributing an estate]:

        1. 1.1.1

          our charges;

        1. 1.1.2

          expenses we must pay out of your behalf[; OR .]

        1. 1.1.3

          [costs that you may have to pay another party.]

      1. 1.2

        Our charges

        1. 1.2.1

          Our hourly rate[s] for [insert brief description of services] [is OR are] £[insert single hourly rate or list the rates for different fee earners].

        1. 1.2.2

          On average, this type of works takes [insert range of hours] hours to complete. This means that on average our charges will be £[insert cost range].

        1. 1.2.3

          The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case, such as:

          1. (a)

            [insert first factor, eg there is a valid will];

          1. (b)

            [insert next factor];

          1. (c)

            [insert next factor];

        1. 1.2.4

          If [insert description of low complexity matter, eg there is a valid will, no inheritance tax to pay and the estate does not include any shareholdings], our charges are likely to be at the lower end of this range.

        1. 1.2.5

          [We reserve the right to increase the hourly rates if the work done is particularly complex or urgent, or the nature of your instructions require us to work outside normal office hours. If this happens, we will notify you in advance and agree an appropriate rate.]

        1. 1.2.6

          [We will review our

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