Our aim is to provide a straightforward guide for the rates we charge relating to the services we deliver. We will always endeavour to adopt a flexible approach to meet your needs.
Below is information which relates to our standard hourly rates and of other private methods of funding that may be available depending on the area of law that you wish to instruct Liberty Law Solicitors.
For tailored guidance on our services and the average costs, please click on the below costs information relating to your area of law:
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OUR HOURLY RATES:
We will always endeavour to be clear on the pricing and expected cost of your work. As such, we provide an initial estimate based on your instructions, our own experience and the circumstances (e.g. complexity) of the matter.
STATUS AND HOURLY CHARGING RATES OF PEOPLE YOU MAY BE DEALING WITH:
You will be informed at the outset who will be dealing with the matter for you and their current charging rate. In the table below our current hourly charges are detailed:
|Partner and Solicitor
Trainee / Newly Qualified Solicitor
Personal Assistant / Case Worker
|£350.00 (exc. VAT)
£280.00 (exc. VAT)
£230.00 (exc. VAT)
£200.00 (exc. VAT)
£150.00 (exc. VAT)
Hourly charging rates are exclusive of disbursements and Value Added Tax (These rates are reviewed annually on 1st June of each year).
OTHER METHODS OF FUNDING:
Other methods of funding such as Fixed Fee Arrangements, Damage Based Agreements and other Insurance Funding are available in some areas. Please see further information below in relation to these options or alternatively call a member of our team on 01582 853 783 to find out more about funding for your matter.
At the outset of a matter we will agree to act on your behalf on the basis of a fixed fee and you will be told at the outset what the fee will be, and the fee will be confirmed in the engagement letter.
Should additional work be required, or should the transaction be more complicated then we reserve the right to review this fee. Any additional costs will be agreed prior to the work being carried out.
Damages Based Agreements (DBA)
A DBA is an agreement under which we would make no charge for our services during a case. Instead, if the claim succeeds, we are paid a percentage (agreed at the outset of the case) of the damages recovered by you.
Legal Expenses Cover
This could either be Before the Event (BTE) or After the Event (ATE). BTE legal expenses is an insurance policy often found on home or car insurance. We will review your case and consider any BTE insurance you may have. If you do have BTE insurance, we will work with your insurances to secure funding for your case.
ATE legal expense insurance is only appropriate for some cases and is usually to insure against the risk of losing and you having to pay the other side’s costs. Our Solicitors will work with you to consider whether ATE would be suitable and assist you in any application for ATE.