GARNER & HANCOCK SOLICITORS
Transparency and upfront – no hidden extras
When taking your instructions we will:
- discuss how your legal charges are to be met,
- give you the best information we can as to likely cost, by doing one of the following: agreeing a fee with you; providing you with an estimate of costs,
- or explaining how our costs will be worked out.
We will confirm these arrangements in writing, explain what work they cover, tell you about any other foreseeable payments which are likely to be necessary. Unless otherwise agreed costs are calculated on a time basis at the rates set out in the leaflet. Time spent will include meetings with you and perhaps others; considering preparing and working on papers; correspondence; and making and receiving telephone calls.
You can set a limit
You can: set a limit on costs to be incurred without further agreement with you (not the same as an agreed fee), and ask us for details of what costs have been run up at any stage.
We will tell you what costs have been incurred at least every six months where a matter takes some time.
We will ask you for payment on account of our costs. We will ask you for further payments as the matter progresses.
Value Added Tax (VAT) and all payments we make on your behalf (disbursements) will be added to our final account.
Explain the charges
If you think your bill is too much we will be pleased to explain how it has been worked out. If you are still unhappy after that, we can explain your rights to have the bill checked
Specific Charges (subject to confirmation on request )
- Single Will
- Husband and Wife (for 2)
- Divorce (on a fixed fee – please contact us for a Quote)
Fixed fees is what we try and aim for
Fixed Charges – We offer fixed fees on:
- Settlement Agreements
- Pre-nuptial Agreement (see our article on Costs)
- Separation Agreement
- Financial Hearings
The complexity and urgency of a matter will affect the charging rate. The above charge rates are only a guide and subject to confirmation by letter or e-mail.