Our Fee Structure
Feel free to contact us at 011 823 5835, should you have any questions and/or queries with regards to our billing policy.
Kindly note that all fees quoted are VAT exclusive.
An initial consultation will be charged at a rate of R1200.00.
All professional fees for time spent and engaged in consultations, drafting, perusals, telephone calls and other necessary attendances are calculated at an hourly rate. The firm’s charge-out rate is dependent on the experience of each attorney and will be provided during the initial consultation.
Any non-attendance of a scheduled consultation, not cancelled with at least 24 hours prior notice, will be fully charged for and be payable upon presentation of a tax invoice.
Billing rates are reviewed each year, effective from 01 July.
In a civil litigation matter, the successful party is usually awarded costs. These costs are determined according to a fixed tariff. If a Court awards costs in a clients’ favour, we draw up a bill of costs in accordance with the tariff. We will endeavour to collect this amount from the other party and any such recovery will be paid to the client. The client, however, remains responsible for payment of our full account within seven days of presentation. Generally the tariff does not cover the full professional fee which we are entitled to charge for our services.
In conveyancing and estates matters there are prescribed rates and tariffs.
Disbursements such as advocate’s fees, revenue stamps, Sheriff’s charges travelling expenses, and postage and other administrative costs will be charged separately from professional fees. We may at the outset of the matter request a payment to cover the initial fees and expenses.
We will account to the client on a monthly basis wherever feasible. Invoices are payable within 7 days where after we reserve the right to charge interest on the outstanding balance at 2% per month.
In terms of current legislation, VAT is not payable on our fees and disbursements. A tax invoice will not enable a client to claim the input tax.
A client will be required to pay a deposit into our trust account before we accept instructions. The required deposit will be dependent upon inter alia the amount of work anticipated to be undertaken upfront, costs of counsel etc.