Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult a solicitor for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create a solicitor-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until a solicitor-client relationship has been established.
How much it will cost
Miss Jo Walia is the principal of Van Eaton Solicitors and will have conduct of your case. Her hourly rate is £260 plus VAT.
All-time recording is in 6-minute units, rounded up. Short letters in and out (which include emails) and telephone calls /text messages and attendances on yourself or others on your behalf are charged at 10% of the effective hourly rate. It is difficult to estimate the costs of your matter at this stage but will provide you with regular updates.
We will endeavour to invoice you regularly. If you require invoices at any particular intervals, please contact the partner or supervising partner named in 5 above. We can also provide you with a breakdown of the time recorded on the matter up to any point but bear in mind that when invoicing you may not charge you for the time we do not consider was properly spent, and that recorded time does not reflect any discount or mark-up that may be agreed.
If any bill remains outstanding for more than thirty days, then we reserve the right to wait until the payment is received before doing any further work on your matter. If the bill is not cleared within this period, we will charge interest on the bill at the permitted rate, currently 6% over base rate. If you have any difficulties paying our bill, then please contact us immediately as we may be able to work out a payment plan.
Please speak to us if you have any questions about any of the disclaimer or any concerns with how your matter is handled. The client services Partner at the office dealing with your instructions is Jo Walia. Any complaints not addressed satisfactorily in the first instance should then be directed to the Legal Ombudsman. The address for complaints to the Legal Ombudsman is P.O Box 15870, Tamworth, B77 9LE. Alternatively, you can call the LO on 0300 555 0333 or email email@example.com.