I accept instructions in the field of costs on the basis only of a privately-paid retainer.
I do not undertake work in this field on a conditional fee basis.
If you want me to quote an hourly rate, for comparison purposes or otherwise for a piece of routine work, it is £250 per hour plus VAT. But in truth, I seldom work on a true hourly rate basis, sending you a fee note for, say 1 hour 42 minutes of work after the event.
Instead I utilise an innovative pricing mechanism, called a “fixed fee”.
After an initial enquiry, when I have been able to gauge what is involved in the work you would like to me to do, I will provide you with a fixed price quotation based on how long it will take me to do the work, the value of the case, its complexity and the responsibility you are asking me to assume.
If it takes me longer to do the work than I anticipate, then I bear that cost.
My fees are competitive with my peers at the London and Manchester Bars in this area of legal practice.