Grey & Co Solicitors is a Firm registered with the Law Society of Scotland. The Law Society has issued guidance on what is called “Transparent Pricing”. This is information is provided so that clients and potential clients can make a better-informed choice and may help avoid misunderstandings. This Guidance covers fees, outlays and costs that may be incurred when instructing solicitors. The Guidance is in place for all firms in Scotland that offer legal services to consumers/private clients.
In all situations, the ethos of our firm is to keep your costs to a minimum and give you choice where appropriate for you to achieve this. As we go through your matter we will provide interim fee notes if appropriate so that you can keep a careful eye on the financial aspect of your matter with this firm and we can discuss payment plans should that be an arrangement that you would prefer. We aim to keep your costs to a minimum whilst achieving the outcome that you desire.
Please see below some example pricing for a selection of services that we offer. You should note however that these prices are for illustration purposes only and are not intended to be interpreted as “quotes”. Where possible we will provide a “fixed fee” for the work that we have agreed to undertake on your behalf. However, particularly with court work, that is not always possible due to the many variables which can occur once the matter is underway and no two matters are the same. Some work is therefore calculated on a “time and line” basis at an hourly charging rate which will vary depending upon the amount of time that is required for the completion of the matter. In addition to fees, there may be outlays and costs paid out by the firm on behalf of the client to other companies, offices, organisations e.g. the Sheriff Court, Registers of Scotland, search companies, local authorities and others. These charges are incurred by the firm on behalf of the client as a necessary part of the work being done. The firm makes no profit on outlays, they are simply passed on to the client at whatever cost is charged to us. We always seek the best deal and economy for the client and any outlays etc. will be discussed with you before being incurred.
You should feel confident that at Grey & Co Solicitors, we will agree with you in advance all work to be carried and this will be confirmed by us within a written explanation of our calculation of our fees, vat and outlays. You should also refer to our terms and conditions of business for a breakdown of how “time and line” fees are calculated along with any fixed fees, which will be issued to you when we commence working on your behalf.
Depending on the nature and complexity of your legal matter, the legal work undertaken by our firm may be completed by one or more members of our legal team. The number of hours spent on your case will be determined by the complexity and the unique circumstances of your case. We will discuss the likely cost of your case with you at our initial meeting. If additional costs arise due to unforeseen circumstances, we will discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity and we will advise you of any increase in cost that may arise.
The hourly rate does not include any outlays that may be required. These are variable depending on the nature of the case. We will discuss what these may be at our initial meeting.
Clients and potential clients reading this Price Transparency material should contact one of our solicitors for the specific and detailed estimate/quotation of fees, as well as discussing the work to be done and any other preliminary matters.