Our charges will be calculated mainly by reference to the time spent on the particular case. This includes advising and attending on clients and others, dealing with papers, correspondence, telephone calls, travelling and waiting time. Such time spent is recorded and charged at the hourly rate of the person dealing with the case.
If any action requires a high degree of urgency or becomes particularly complicated, a higher charge may be merited. Where ever possible the client is notified of this in advance.
In addition to the hourly rate Berry Redmond Gordon & Penney charge 1% of the value of the estate. This is because the value is a reflection of the importance of the matter and consequently the responsibility on the firm.
The hourly rate is influenced by the following:
- The particular expertise and experience of the person dealing with the case
- The complexity of the transaction
- Whether the matter requires unusually urgent and swift action
- The time spent on the matter
We always give an estimate of the likely costs at the beginning of the matter, with regular updates as the matter progresses, so that you can always be certain of the costs involved in your particular case at any given time.