We are obligated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to display our fee on our website and explain how we charge our clients for our work. Our mission is to provide businesses, and their owners, with quality legal assistance in the most cost effective way. We are only happy when our clients are happy!
We therefore see it as our duty to demonstrate clarity in relation to our fees and the costs involved when you instruct our firm to provide legal services to you.
When you first make contact with our firm we will discuss your needs and identify a lawyer who best fits your requirements. This can range from paralegals, trainee solicitors, solicitors and senior solicitors. Your case will always be overseen /supervised by a solicitor however in some instances work can be undertaken by more junior members of staff to ensure fees are kept to a minimum.
You will be issued with a client care letter when you first contact us and this letter will set out the different rates for each of our lawyers associated with the firm.
You will further be provided with a quote (or time estimate) setting out the time necessary for us to undertake the work you have instructed us to do. Sometimes we can do work on a fixed fee, in other instances you will be provided with a time estimate.
We also discuss fees with you before we issue you with an invoice. There will be no surprises in relation to our fees when you instruct Walker Rose Solicitors. We much prefer to discuss and agree fees before raising invoices. Occasionally we will have to incur disbursements on you matter. These can include counsel/barrister fees, experts fees, court issue fees, bank charges for transferring funds, land registry search fees etc. Again, you will always be given an indication of the likely disbursements associated with your case in advance of them being incurred. The SRA stipulates that for some of our practice areas are more specific about our fees. We have fee guidance in relation to the following areas of law for you to review by following the links below:
- Employment Tribunal
- Sale of a Freehold or Leasehold Residential Property
- Purchase of a Freehold or Leasehold Residential Property
- Mortgage and Re-Mortgage
- Uncontested Probate
- Debt Recovery
Due to the current nature of electronic banking we charge a fee of £20 plus vat for every electronic banking payment we undertake on your behalf. This is due to the time associated with verifying electronic banking payments (to defeat the risk of fraud). These charges will be added automatically to your invoices.