A fixed fee payable for monthly legal assistance on a particular matter, regardless of the amount of work and time spent on the matter.
A charging method most commonly used in case of legal services provided to businesses where the client agrees to a number of hours that will be necessary to complete the task (such costs are lower than additional hours – an adequate estimate of hours will significantly bring legal costs down).
– if it is difficult to estimate the amount of work, but if you have a budget which you cannot exceed this will be one of the best charging methods for you. The work will be charged on a time spent basis at the agreed hourly rate. We also agree a further limit once the initial sum has been exceeded, regardless of the amount of additional work undertaken by us.
amount of hours
How much will you pay?
According to the hourly rate
According to the CAP charging method
For those clients whose needs for legal assistance change dynamically or require legal advice on an ad hoc basis, but want to have access to quick legal consultation and assistance, we recommend a charging method based on an hourly rate and time spent on carrying out the work. Our hourly rates can be negotiated depending on the complexity and volume of legal work. Our hourly rates are not differentiated depending on who undertakes the work (i.e. blended rates).
- a payment for the actual effects of our work and successfully achieving the objective. We accept some liability for achieving a solution which is advantageous to you. We use this method not only in contentious matters, but also in:
Depending on the situation, we adopt various methods of calculating a success fee.
In case of contentious matters we always try to be flexible and adopt our fees to a particular situation and often propose a combination of our main charging methods:
In those matters where it seems that it might be difficult to achieve the intended result; the outcome is unpredictable and the initial amount of work is very substantial (perusal and analysis of the matter) our clients will need to cover the initial costs that are usually the highest at the initial stage. In the subsequent stages of the case, depending on the client's preferences, we adopt the charging method in accordance with:
In order to spread the risk between the firm and client, in particular circumstances we propose that the client pays some of the legal costs upon successful conclusion of the matter.
The nature of instructions – regular or interim
The duration of contract – a defined or undefined term
The scope of contract – specific or general
The spread of risk between the firm and client
The place of work – at the firm's or client's offices
The preferred charging method