Our work is charged on the basis of 10 units per hour, with each unit equating to 6 minutes. If a piece of work takes longer than 1 unit (i.e. 10 minutes), it will be charged at the relevant proportion of the appropriate fee earners hourly rate.
All our work is subject to VAT, Aticus Law Solicitors is VAT registered and the current VAT rate is 20%. Routine communications include e-mails out, letters out, telephone calls received and made, preparation and attendance are all charged at the relevant proportion of the hourly rate. Directors (who are senior Solicitors/Partners and are referred to as Directors hereon in) charge between £200 and £300 plus VAT per hour and routine communications are charged proportionally. Associate Solicitors charge between £160 and £240 plus VAT. Assistant Solicitors charge between £140 and £220 plus VAT. Trainees and Paralegals will charge between £90 and £160 plus VAT per hour. Our specific charges will be identified to you in your letter of engagement. The Firm’s hourly rates are reviewed on an annual basis in February. You will be informed of the revised rates 1 month prior to the implementation of new rates applicable on your matter.
Quite often, our clients’ preferred approach is to obtain from us a fixed fee for undertaking all of the work. This enables our clients and businesses to forward plan as far as their litigation funding is concerned. We may provide details of that fixed fee either in the first initial consultation or by way of an advertised rate, however the rate will be confirmed in your letter of engagement at the start of your case. If for whatever reason that fixed fee changes, for instance if your case becomes complex or the size of the material served is different to that envisaged, then of course we will immediately notify you as to the change in circumstances and provide you with up to date details of how much your case is expected to cost you.
Feel free to call our professional team for a free, no-obligation informal discussion, and we’ll discuss your particular requirements in greater detail.