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Solicitors fees are based on an hourly conduct charge, broken down into ten six minute units - hence the clock!
Solicitors, along with paralegals and other semi-qualified staff, charge hourly rates which are set by the Government. Collectively these people are known as Fee Earners (i.e. they earn/charge a fee as opposed to, say, office support staff) and range from Grade A to Grade D according to experience and expertise. The relationship between the complexity of the case and the grade of the Fee Earner must be proportionate in order for a full costs recovery to be maade.
To see the current hourly rates click here.
In addition to charging for the time spent considering and pursuing your legal action - i.e. by researching the law and writing letters, a fee earner may alo have to incur fees known as disbursements.