Most advisory and drafting work is charged on an hourly basis. However estimates or quotations can be agreed in advance. It may be possible to agree a fixed or capped fee for an assignment. The setting of hourly rates is not necessarily straightforward and a number of factors may determine the rate. This includes the area of work, the complexity of the assignment, its urgency and value of the matter. If you would like an estimate or quotation for work please contact us by telephone or email in advance.

For advocacy work, we usually charge a brief fee for preparation and the first day of a hearing and a refresher (a fixed fee for each subsequent day of the hearing, including ongoing preparation). Sometimes fees are fixed in advance or are payable at an agreed hourly rate.

We do not accept instructions on a conditional fee agreement. Occasionally, we may agree to act on a discounted conditional fee agreement.

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