On this page I set out indicative terms and fixed fees for Direct Access Services
for both Personal Clients and Business Clients.

I do not charge for an initial 20 minutes Skype, Zoom, Telegram, or telephone consultation to let me decide if your case is suitable for direct access. During this consultation it will only be a fact finding exercise, I will not be giving you any legal advice. 

Court fees are £500 for less than 1/2 day, £800 for 1/2 day and £1750 for a full day 


If you then seek to instruct me on the case I will require that a £500 retainer be paid. £500 is the minimum I charge to attend a hearing which is less than 1/2 day (usually listed for 1 or 2 hours). My minimum fee to prepare a simple civil case and give advice on the case is £750. If any balance is due for me to attend a court or tribunal hearing, that balance must be paid at least 72 hours before the hearing (failing which I will be unable to attend the hearing). 

If you want a face to face consultation after the initial free consultation, and before you instruct me, I charge £500 for up to 1 hour and I will also give you legal advice during that meeting and if you then decide to instruct me on the case I will credit £250 towards the next invoice. 

So whether you are an individual or a business.
Please call 0191.4862799 or email jbrown@nechambers.co.uk to schedule a consultation.

Any quote given to you for legal services will assume that you will provide me with all necessary information to enable me to deliver the agreed scope of work within the agreed time-frame. I may have to amend my fee if the scope of work or time-frame changes for reasons beyond my control. Alternatively if you simply fail to provide information required to enable me to proceed with your case and meet any deadlines I will entitled to discontinue providing the service to you and in such circumstance you will not be entitled to any refund on fees which you have already paid to me. 

If you have a quote from a firm of solicitors, please email the quote to me: jbrown@nechambers.co.uk and ask if I can take on the work, if I can I will beat the quote by 30% – NO QUESTIONS ASKED

If you have been recommended to me by a previous client, I will discount my fees by 10%.



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