Matters could take between four and twelve weeks from receipt of instructions from you, to judgement. If the issue of proceedings is necessary, the debt disputed or enforcement action required the matter will take longer to resolve.
The hourly rate for Elizabeth Ashford (Chartered Legal Executive) is: £175 + VAT
The hourly rate for Manjit Kaur-Heer (Solicitors) is: £200 + VAT
It is impossible to give a fixed estimate of disputed debts as the costs of a case will be influenced by numerous different factors. We will always update any costs provided to you as and when it is appropriate. We will inform you if any unforeseen additional work becomes necessary, for example due to unexpected difficulty or if your requirements or the circumstances significantly change during the course of the matter. We will also inform you of its estimated costs in writing before any extra charges or expenses are incurred. If, for any reason, this matter does not proceed to completion, we will charge you for the work done and expenses incurred.
As the case proceeds, we will give you an estimate of the time likely to be spent in dealing with this case as the time is, of course, a factor in the calculation of your legal fees. If you wish to set an upper limit on the costs which we incur on your behalf, you must let me know at this point. We will not exceed any agreed limit on your costs without first obtaining your permission.
Willsons Solicitors will also endeavour to explain what reasonable foreseeable payments you may have to make either to myself or a third party and when those payments are likely to be needed.