This means that our fees are based on the time that we spend on the file multiplied by the rate per hour of the person working on the file. Time includes file management, advising, attending on you and others by telephone and in person, receiving and dealing with papers, correspondence, telephone calls, travelling, and waiting time. We keep a record of the time we devote to your case and we charge this to you according to the hourly rate.
VAT @ 23% is added to these rates and such rate do not include outlays.
There are cases where we will agree to accept a set fee for dealing with your file. This is something that we discuss on a file by file basis.
This figure is exclusive of VAT @ 23% and of any outlays.
We can make a contingency fee agreement with you. If you lose we don’t get paid but you will have to pay the fees of the other side.
If you win your case you have to pay our fees @ an agreed hourly rate out of the monies recovered . We should recover an amount of our fees in due course from the other side. Whatever fees we recover from the other side will be paid to you and can be set against the fees that we charge. We usually charge an increased rate @ 20% of our standard time costed rate plus VAT @ 23%.
This contingency agreement does not include outlays.