How Much Does Legal Work Cost?

Historically, legal work has been based upon an hourly rate charged by the solicitor and any fee charged simply a calculation of the time spent on the matter.

At PFS we seek to agree fees with our clients before we are instructed in a matter.  We will seek to provide a fixed fee quote or fee range where possible.  It isn’t always possible for us to do so, and in matters where we cannot provide a fixed fee, our hourly charge is £215 per hour, exclusive of VAT and outlays.

The cost of each transaction will depend upon the work that needs to be done.

Indicative Legal Fees

  • Will – from £150
  • “Mirror” Wills (spouses/co-habitees) – from £250
  • Power of Attorney – from £200
  • “Mirror” Power of Attorney (spouses/co-habitees) – from £350
  • House Purchase – from £625
  • House Sale – from £595
  • Discharge of mortgage security – from £200
  • Separation Agreement – from £950
  • Guardianship – from £1,750
  • Employment Settlement Agreements – from £300 (usually paid by employer)
  • Commercial lease – from £1,495
  • Commercial purchase or sale – from £995
  • Litigation and Debt Recovery – hourly rate (quote will be provided)
  • Deceased Estates – hourly rate (quote or estimated fee scale will be provided)

All fees are exclusive of VAT and outlays.