Due to the broad range of matters which can be litigated it is difficult at the early stages to calculate precisely how long a matter may take or how much it will cost. These calculations are subject to variables including: Complexity of Law and Fact; Approach taken by other parties; Availability of Court time; and Willingness of parties to come to a negotiated settlement. Nonetheless your matter will be dealt with promptly and professionally.
Matters are invoiced on a ‘time spent’ basis at an hourly rate based on the experience of the solicitor used. Whilst each party is liable for their legal costs usually they can be recovered, at least in part, from the unsuccessful party.
We will provide you with a cost estimate and update you at various stages throughout the process. Some instructions are undertaken on a ‘Fixed Fee’ basis which can provide certainty with regards to costs. Ask us for details.