Sample costs for appearing for you at a CIVIL COURT or TRIBUNAL HEARING.

The prices set out below (all excluding VAT) are for me to attend at a CIVIL COURT/ TRIBUNAL, includes me dealing with a “small number of phone calls and emails from you” and reviewing the papers for the hearing. 

The prices set out below do not include me preparing your case for the hearing (that price starts at £1,000).

These prices will be confirmed by phone and in writing before you agree to instruct.  

The prices below may vary if the case type is complex and requires a lot of legal research, also if you need to speak me on a large number of occasions, or you have been to a number of hearings on your own and the matter is complex and time consuming or you instruct me at a late stage in the proceedings so I have to move my diary around for me to be able to read and understand the issues in a short period of time.  

Remote Hearing (Phone/Video) up to 1 hours – £300

Advocate at Court / Tribunal – less than 1/2 day – £450

Advocate at Court / Tribunal – 1/2 day hearing – £750 

Advocate at Court – full day hearing – From £1,400

If I have to travel to a hearing I will also have to charge train or mileage  costs.

If over 100 miles (one way travel) and listed for a trial, I would have to charge travel + B&B costs to enable me to be on site to meet you early before the start of the trial + any other ongoing days (i.e. if the case listed for more than 1 day).

If your case is complex and goes on for several days/weeks, I may seek (at an additional cost) to have a litigation assistant also attend Court to assist me. That will always be agreed in advance. 

The costs for me to prepare a SIMPLE CIVIL CASE, starts at £1,000, which includes a phone or video, consultation, the drafting of any statements, and corresponding with the other side.

It does not include paying for any expert report or any transcripts.

It also does not include any court fees which you will have to pay, or ancillary costs e.g. postage, and if I have to prepare a paper bundle for the court and also for the other side in the proceedings, I will have to charge you for ink consumables. 

As an estimate: for John to prepare a SIMPLE CIVIL CASE and then ATTEND a 1/2 day court hearing, your fees will be £1,750.

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