At Intercept Law, we will explain legal costs to you in detail before we start work on your behalf, as we understand that many people can find the issue of legal costs quite complex. Our policy is to ensure that you are provided with clear and complete information about likely legal costs before you commit to taking any action.
There are two types of costs you can incur:
– the fees we charge for our professional work
- Disbursements – the other expenses that we may incur on your behalf in running the case [see below].
Before we start work on your behalf we will explain:
- How we calculate our fees
- The likely costs involved to prepare and run your case
- Any additional costs (called disbursements) that may be incurred
- Any costs that may be recoverable from or payable by you to the other party in your case
It can be difficult to predict the exact amount of costs at the outset of a dispute because of the unpredictable nature of many legal proceedings, especially those involving litigation, and because there are so many variables. For example, we may be able to settle some cases early while some will proceed to a court hearing, and some court hearings can be short while others can be lengthy.
The exact amount of your legal costs will depend on a number of factors including the work needed to be performed to prepare your matter, the need for submissions to the other side, the complexity of your matter and stage at which it is resolved, and the number of court appearances required on your behalf.