For much of the work we undertake here at Roche Legal, we can offer a fixed fee. This is usually where the work is quantifiable from the outset, such as when we are preparing documentation for you, such as a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney.
For other types of work, we charge based on our time spent on your matter in accordance with our hourly rates applicable at the time. We may also charge a value element.
Where our work is being carried out on an hourly rate, time is recorded in increments of 6 minutes (i.e. there are 10 units per hour) and this is standard for the legal profession in England and Wales. For example, where the invoice says ‘0.3’, this means 3 units, or 12-18 minutes.
All our charges are subject to VAT.
In many cases, before we can start work for you we will ask you for a payment on account for all or part of our fees.
In some cases, there will also be expenses payable to a third party. These could be court fees, or fees to obtain Land Registry documents, for example. When such expenses apply, we will let you know.