Solicitors’ charges are calculated by reference to a number of factors including the following;
- The complexity of the matter,
- The urgency of the matter,
- The difficulty or the novelty of the questions raised,
- The skill, labour, specialised knowledge and responsibility involved,
- The number and importance of the documents prepared or examined,
- The amount of value or any transaction involved,
- The importance of the matter to you,
- The time reasonably spent by personnel in the solicitor’s firm on the matter,
- The place, or places, and the circumstances in which the matter is pursued.
These are also the factors which are taken into account in the assessment of a solicitor’s bill. In addition to the professional fee and miscellaneous charges payable to the solicitor, there will be items of outlay payable to third parties, including government agencies, which must be discharged by you. By law, we (the solicitor) must provide you (our client) with information about case procedures (particulars) in writing.