Good lawyers are not cheap. We recruit top quality barristers, provide them with extensive library and on-line research services, backed by first-rate support staff, to ensure we provide our clients with the standard of service they need and expect.
We do believe, though, that at Fenners our fees are realistic and competitive and that our fee structure is transparent.
We appreciate the requirements of costs budgeting in the civil courts, and the need for individuals to budget their own expenditure. Whilst our members' fees are related to their differing hourly rates, fees for written and advisory work are agreed as fixed sums unless the solicitor or client prefers to be charged on a time-costed basis. We are happy to provide a quotation- without obligation- for advisory work, and stick to it. As far as possible we will give an indication, at the start of proceedings, of the fees which are likely to be incurred up to trial. If the nature of the work changes significantly during the course of the case we will alert you to any effect that may have on overall fees.
Other types of funding
We carry out work under Conditional Fee Agreements in appropriate cases, and are happy to discuss risk sharing, delayed payment and other innovative ways of making the supply of legal services manageable for individuals.
Publicly funded work
We provide all our clients with the same quality of service. In taking on work, the members of Fenners Chambers do not distinguish between cases which are privately funded and ones which are publicly funded. We deprecate the removal of legal aid for many cases which matter a lot to private individuals.
Many of our members undertake work for the Bar Pro Bono Unit or other legal charities.