Understanding your business
It is our business to understand yours. We have developed wide commercial legal expertise and are keen to expand it whenever necessary for new projects. This understanding fosters the personal rapport with clients, which is one of the most discernible attributes of our style.
We are committed to delivering a service par excellence to all our clients.
Our approach is based on thorough preparation. Our strength lies in handling matters of factual and documentary complexity. By adopting a detailed approach at the outset, we can identify strengths and weaknesses early on.
A team approach
Any legal matter, as it comes up, is approached by the team and is later assigned to an individual associate or a group of associates for completion. Every legal matter is handled or supervised by one of our associates who stays fully informed about the progress of the work and necessarily involves the expertise of others so as to bring the best solution. The team or a part of the team with relevant expertise gets a further chance of scrutinising the work before final disposal.
At the same time close links with other professionals, such as accountants, bankers, architects, engineers and surveyors means that, when called upon, we can co-ordinate as a multi-disciplinary team.
Cost effective and commercial solutions
We appreciate and understand that costs minimisation is particularly important for all our clients. We are therefore a primary service-based Law Chambers and we use our best endeavours at all times to provide our clients with the highest standards of professional service in the most economical manner. Our aim is to avoid surprises by giving an estimate of the likely costs involved at the outset where we can, and by keeping clients in the picture as far as possible if circumstances change. We can also work to ceiling and budget figures or offer you guaranteed representation through retention.
We take a balanced view of our client’s business based on gaining a thorough understanding. Our approach is to view a brief from a wide perspective and to advise on a different route if we believe it will better serve a client’s purposes. Expertise allows us to strike a commercial balance between taking sensible precautions and prejudicing an opportunity in an environment where swift action can be all-important. The chambers turn around quickly enough to meet the client’s urgency.
At the same time, at our Chambers, we are not “clock watchers”: We do not charge or bill our clients for every single telephone call or letter or advice given. As a result of this flexibility, our clients are able to see us as their business colleagues to whom they can turn to for advice at any time, without fear or apprehension that an exorbitant invoice will subsequently be in the post for them. We offer three typical types of fee structures for our services:-
- Hourly charges, based on complexity and the nature of the matter and service and urgency;
- Monthly Retained Legal Counsel rates with minimum number of hours’ work;
- Project rate: varying flat fixed rate depending on nature of project and scope of works;