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A Team Approach

 

Every case is handled or supervised by a partner who stays fully informed where cases are dealt with by junior lawyers.

At the same time close links with other professionals, such as accountants, bankers, architects, engineers and surveyors means that, when called upon, we can create and co-ordinate a multi-disciplinary team.

 

Cost-effective and Commercial Solutions

We appreciate and understand that costs minimisation is particularly important for all our clients. We are therefore a primary service-based Law Firm and we use our best endeavours at all times to provide our clients with the highest standards of professional service in the most economical manner. Our aim is to avoid surprises by giving an estimate of the likely costs involved at the outset where we can, and by keeping clients in the picture as far as possible if circumstances change. We can also work to ceiling and budget figures or offer you guaranteed representation through retention.

We take a balanced view of our client’s business based on gaining a thorough understanding. Our approach is to view a brief from a wide perspective and to advise on a different route if we believe it will better serve a client’s purposes. Experience allows us to strike a commercial balance between taking sensible precautions and prejudicing an opportunity in an environment where swift action can be all-important. The firm turns around most general work within 24 to 48 hours.

At the same time, our Firm has a reputation for not being “clock watchers”: we do not charge or bill our clients for every single telephone call or letter or advice given. As a result of this flexibility, our clients are able to see us as their business colleagues to whom they can turn to for advice at any time, without fear or apprehension that an exorbitant invoice will subsequently be in the post to them!

We offer three typical types of fee structures for our services:

Hourly Charges

based on seniority and experience of lawyer.

Monthly Retained Legal Counsel rates

with minimum number of hours’ work irrespective of senior/junior lawyer.

Project rate

varying flat fixed rate depending on nature of project and scope of works.