MY FEES: My minimum fee for a brief, basic matter is £60. My hourly rate is £150. I reserve the right to vary the rate, particularly in respect of extremely urgent and/or complex or unusual matters or those that require particular expertise. In most cases I will offer a fixed fee and will usually ask you to email me a copy of the document(s) involved in advance, so that I can accurately assess the work involved and will then provide you with a quote.
V.A.T: I am currently not VAT registered.
QUOTATIONS & ESTIMATES: I will provide you with an estimate of my fees in advance of the work that I carry out for you. My fees are calculated by the number of documents, complexity of the matter and the likely time that will be spent. If I provide an indication of my fees based on inaccurate information from you, I reserve the right to vary my fees and to notify you of any such change. Variations in the instructions given, additional attendees at appointment and requests for additional work or unexpected developments and/or inexperience, incompetence or lack of co-operation on the part of other parties or their advisers may also increase costs.
TIME CHARGED: this applies to all work undertaken from start to finish including preliminary details and advice, preparation, attendances, drafting, phone calls, correspondence, fax, legalisation and terminal work including the Notarial Register and Protocol.
DISBURSEMENTS: Additionally, you will be responsible for all payments I make on your behalf as disbursements. Typical examples are Legalisation fees payable to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and/or Embassies, translators’/interpreters’ fees; Agents; couriers’ and/or special postage charges. However I shall not incur these without first obtaining your consent to do so.
PAYMENT: My charges are normally payable upon release of the notarised documentation, although subsequent work may remain to complete the matter. I accept payment by cash, card payment or immediate BACS transfer. If you have negotiated a regular invoice account with me, I will issue my invoice to you with the completed documentation, for payment within fourteen days. Any queries concerning an invoice should be raised immediately upon receipt. In the event of payment not being made as requested, I reserve the right to decline to act any further on your behalf and/or to exercise a lien on any papers or documents which are in my possession, until payment has been made.