Fraser Chambers London Barristers

Fees

Service and Fees

We take a reasonable and flexible approach to fees, understanding individual needs of each client differ. Taking into account client’s expectations and their particular budgets, charges can be based on hourly rates, ballpark estimated fees or a fixed fee. No work is undertaken until fees have been discussed and agreed.

Transparency

We are always available to discuss the level of fees to be charged. Hourly rates are generally the fairest way to charge for advisory work and drafting legal documents. Estimates can be provided on the information put before counsel, however further information may come to light, instructions are altered or changed, the opposing parties stance, all may result in the fee estimate being amended but this will only be done following consultation with those that instruct us.

Fixed fees are always possible, once we have all the relevant information before counsel.

Timescale of providing the required advice or legal documentation is a priority, however, on occasions other factors may cause some delay, such as, a court hearing becoming more substantial than expected or over running but we would endeavor to keep you informed or notify you in good time.

Financial disputes arising out of divorce, an hourly rate applies to work done.

Indicative fees:

  • Draft Form E: £800+vat plus interpreter fees
  • First hearing: £1,500+vat plus interpreter fees
  • Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing: £2,000+vat plus interpreter fees
  • Final Hearing: £3,600+vat plus interpreter fees

These fees may vary if hearings last longer because of increased complexity, if there are meetings, additional hearings and if correspondence (about another £1,500+vat) and statements (about another £1,500+vat) are drafted. These drafting fees may vary if there is a large volume of correspondence or lengthy statements. The relevant public access services are drafting correspondence and statements and representation at hearings. The key stages are the three hearings above which take about a year and half, sometimes longer.

Immigration appeals (First-tier Tribunal), an hourly rate applies to work done. 

Indicative fees:

  • Draft appeal: £800+vat plus interpreter fees plus court fees
  • Case Management hearing: £800+vat plus interpreter fees
  • Appeal hearing: £1,500+vat plus interpreter fees

Case Management hearing: £800+vat plus interpreter fees

Appeal hearing: £1,500+vat plus interpreter fees

These fees may vary if hearings last longer because of increased complexity, if there are additional hearings and if correspondence (about another £800 plus VAT) and witness statements (about another £800 plus VAT) are drafted. These fees may vary if there is a large volume of correspondence or lengthy statements.
The relevant public access services are drafting correspondence and witness statements and representation at hearings. The key stages are the two hearings above which take about 9 months, sometimes longer.

Personal injury claims:
Work is done under a No-Win No-Fee agreement or under a Damages Based Agreement whereby 24% of money recovered is charged as a fee.
The relevant public access services are drafting correspondence, court documents and witness statements and representation at hearings. The key stages are pre-action phase and expert report, issuing claim, drafting Directions Questionnaire, Costs and Case Management hearing, disclosure, witness statements, Pre-Trial hearing, trial and costs hearing. This takes about a year and a half, sometimes longer.

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