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Costs and legal fees

Understandably, clients wish to know what the likely legal costs and disbursements will be and on the pages in respect of Wills / Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate; as well as issues in respect of Residential Conveyancing, an indication is given on those pages what we normally quote for such work. 

We would only go beyond that quote if there is unexpected or additional work which we have to allow for.  If that is the case, we will advise you in good time beforehand that additional costs may be incurred.

There are areas of work where we charge on a “time” basis and, whilst we give a fixed indication where possible for aspects of that work, the present charging rates are as follows:

1. Martin Groat - £250 per hour plus VAT – this is relevant to matters of Dispute Resolution, Family, Partnership and Company Law and Employment Law.

2. Edward Roos, Clare Lumley and Ian Morgan ordinarily work upon a "quote" basis, but where they are expected to carry out work above and beyond that quote, they would charge at the rate of £250 per hour plus VAT. See our Conveyancing, Probate and Wills and Powers of Attorney pages.

3. In respect of Family Law work, Martin Groat and Pam Dorrington, whilst giving indications of likely fixed costs for routine work (such as drafting a Divorce Petition which will be at £600 plus VAT), charge at rates of £250 per hour plus VAT in respect of Martin Groat and £225 per hour plus VAT in respect of Pam Dorrington. In Family Law and during the conduct of various aspects of Family Law, we are expected to also give indications of costs to the Court as matters progress. You will always have a copy of that documentation so you can see the progress of the costs within the case we are dealing with on your behalf. See the Family Law page.


For more information telephone us on 01342 323545 or email us at enquiries@waughs-solicitors.co.uk