In many cases it is impossible to provide a fixed estimate of our charges as this will be largely dependent upon the amount of work involved and sometimes this cannot be calculated at the outset. Once details have been received in respect to the transaction a Client Care Letter will be provided which will explain the basis on which we charge and indicate the rates that will be charged by the solicitor dealing with the matter. The charges will cover all time spent and disbursements. If we estimate an amount for a particular transaction additional charges may be incurred if some unexpected complication arises or the matter becomes more protracted. Our charges are usually based on hourly rates. These currently range from £125 for trainee solicitors, £250 to £300 for solicitors and from £360 to £420 for partners. Fees for individual transactions may, however, vary according to the nature and complexity of the work and the value of any money or property involved. There may be an additional charge for work carried out at short notice or outside normal business hours. In addition to our charges, VAT, disbursements or other outgoings will be payable.