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, for example, when we are preparing documentation for you, such as a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney.
For non-fixed fee 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.