At Curwens we believe it is important to give our clients a realistic estimate of our fees at the outset of any matter.
The basis on which we charge varies according to which area of law the matter relates to and the nature of the work involved. In many situations we are able to offer a fixed fee* but in other areas where the amount of our involvement can vary immensely we will charge according to the time spent by each grade of lawyer involved in a case.
Even when we cannot offer a fixed fee we will give our best estimate together with an explanation and the factors that could affect the final fee. We will also update our estimate as the matter progresses and inform you of any likely changes as soon as possible.
Where your matter requires us to make payments on your behalf, which are referred to as disbursements, we will request that you make payment in advance of us incurring these. Examples of disbursements are court fees, search fees, stamp duty, reports from experts, etc.
In some areas of work we also request a payment in advance for our professional charges. We may also issue interim bills “on account” on a monthly or periodic basis for matters that are likely to be long running.
Our bills are payable upon presentation and will include VAT.
Guidance on Fees
Follow the links below for a guide to the fees in each area of law.
Curwens for You
Curwens for Business
* In a small number of cases even when a fixed fee has been quoted at the outset we may be forced to charge a different amount. This may be due to us not being aware of all the relevant facts at the outset or the nature of the case may change as it progresses. In these circumstances you will be informed as soon as possible and the situation fully explained.
What our customers say
I wish to express my gratitude and appreciation on how you helped me and supported my case throughout this divorce. Needless to say it’s been a stressful and painful period for me, that’s normal, and I am trying to recover, being optimist about the future of myself and my son. I greatly appreciated your efficiency and professionalism in handling it with a good dose of pragmatism but I especially valued your capacity of not losing sight of the ‘untangible’ aspects of such unpleasant process on the family which are often...
I want to say a huge thank you to Adrian Boulter for his incredible expertise while dealing with my tenancy dispute. Without Adrian’s advice I would have been completely unaware of my rights and the complexities of my tenancy agreement. His advice was straight talking, and simplified what I thought was a complicated matter. Adrian gave me the confidence to stand my ground and his energy gave me the positivity I needed to see through what has been a difficult time. As your solicitor he truly has your best interest...
I would like to thank you Amanda for all your support during this process. I felt very pleased you were my solicitor, you gave me confidence and reassurance, I felt in very safe hands.