Our Prices

Sproggins and Grunfuttocks LLP

The services in relation to individuals are: 

(a) The conveyance of residential real property or real estate which comprise:

(i)  freehold or leasehold sales or purchases; or

(ii) mortgages or re-mortgages; 

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  • Value billing

    We always aim to provide valuable cost effective legal services. We are flexible and willing to discuss and agree fee structures and billing methods. We base our fees on value added and not just on time spent by a specialist. Just because a senior practitioner spends time on a matter does not mean that you will be charged for all that time irrespective of the nature of the work actually done.  In other words you pay for the value we provide and not just on time spent.

    Nature of work

    If senior practitioners perform some routine tasks you will not be charged at their usual rate for all the time spent. We are transparent about how our fees are calculated and how a matter is progressing. Preferably the value to be added and the appropriate fees should be fixed upfront to avoid any  disputes and unpleasantness. We are conscious of financial burdens and guard against inefficiencies and align our legal fees accordingly.

    Transparency

    If senior practitioners perform some routine tasks you will not be charged at their usual rate for all the time spent. We are transparent about how our fees are calculated and how a matter is progressing. Preferably the value to be added and the appropriate fees should be fixed upfront to avoid any  disputes and unpleasantness. We are conscious of financial burdens and guard against inefficiencies and align our legal fees accordingly.

    Alternative billing structures

    Fixed and other fee structures can be more efficient than billing on hourly rates. Fees can also be quoted on a project basis. There may also be scope for volume discounting and risk or reward structures and even maximum daily rates. With us there is a ‘no surprises approach’ to fees. Once a fee is agreed or fixed or an estimate accepted we will honour our commitment and report regularly to you

    Fixed fees

    Where possible we prefer to work on an agreed fixed fee basis if we know and understand your actual needs and can agree the scope of the work. Once we know what you need, we will provide a simple quote that will describe what:

    • needs to be done,
    • process will be followed, and
    • it will cost you.

    We assume you will provide us with the necessary information to deliver within the agreed timeframes and that we can speak to the relevant persons. In discussion with you we may charge additional fees for delays or other unanticipated problems that are beyond our control.

    Time based billing

    Where the scope is uncertain we charge an appropriate fee based largely on time spent. But this will depend of the actual nature of the work and the knowledge, skill and experience required by the person doing the work. Whenever possible we provide fee estimates prior to starting the work. Before emailing invoices to you we prefer to agree them with you and when necessary provide full details of the work done.

    Competitive fees

    Our fees are highly competitive because team members do not only base their fees only on the time spent but on the work performed at different levels of expertise. We also curtail overheads and fixed costs with a limited number of specialists and staff.  Tasks are allocated depending on the nature and complexity and that means the total cost per project will be much lower than other attorneys, especially the bigger firms. For example time spent on each instruction may include:

    1. Meetings and conversations [telephonic, via=”” skype,=”” face=”” to=”” including=”” the=”” time=”” needed=”” prepare=”” a=”” written=”” record=”” and=”” any=”” spent=”” travelling=”” waiting=””][/telephonic,].
    2. Drafting [agreements, letters,=”” instructions=”” to=”” counsel=”” or=”” pleadings=””][/agreements,].
    3. Research [including databases,=”” precedents=”” and=”” websites=””][/including].
    4. Advice and reporting.
    5. Customising templates.

    Apart from time spent other factors influence the fee estimate, including complexity, urgency, specialist expertise and knowledge. For ease of calculation time is recorded in six minute units, so that there are ten units in an hour but we also “round-up” time of less than six minutes and treat it as one “unit”. You are welcome to contact us to find out about our current hourly rates for different types of work.

    Most expenses included

    Unless agreed otherwise we do not bill separately for the usual running expenses (like telephone calls, bandwidth, fax, copying, local travel, stationery and printing costs nor the cost of compulsory storage of your files). But our fees do not include extraordinary disbursements (like court fees, stamp duties and fees of counsel and other experts and (patent and trademark) search fees, and the cost of travel by aeroplane, car hire and hotel accommodation). You will be asked to approve any such charges before they are incurred.

    Our fees exclude VAT which is added at the rate of 15%.

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