Legal Charges

By law, your solicitor must give you information about your legal charges – the money you must pay them for their services. The law that deals with this matter is Section 68, Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994.

When you instruct a solicitor to carry out work for you, your solicitor is obliged by law to give you information in writing about the legal charges you will incur.

The information you will be given will be as follows:

  • the solicitor’s actual charges, or, where this is not possible or practicable,
  • an estimate of the solicitor’s charges, or, where this is not possible or practicable,
  • the basis on which the solicitor’s charges are to be made.

For more information about how charges for legal services are incurred, see the Law Society’s Legal Charges guide . If you want to to understand what is meant by the term ‘no foal, no fee/no win, no fee’ you can read here.