We understand the need to keep your costs low especially when you are seeking legal advice. Although we do not provide advice on the phone, our solicitors will provide an initial 10 minute consultation on the telephone to establish an understanding of the facts to determine whether we can assist you. You can book an initial callback request online and a member of our team will contact you on the same working day.
If you would like to book an appointment to speak to solicitor, or wish to discuss your case further following a telephone consultation, you may visit our offices and see a solicitor for a detailed consultation. We will charge a fixed fee for consultations with new clients. This includes a confirmation of the advice we give in our meeting with you.
At the end of the meeting we will give you a cost estimate of further work that may be required on your case. If you then wish to proceed, our hourly rates will apply. We can also offer a fixed fee structure in areas such as immigration, family law, and initial debt recovery action. You can learn about our Terms of Engagement by clicking here.
Fixed Fees Arrangement (FFA)
At Merchiston Solicitors we are also able to offer a fixed fee arrangement to help reduce the financial bill for litigation. We can agree to fix fees for different stages of litigation, which will provide you some certainty as to the legal costs you are likely to incur and help you budget. A FFA may not be suitable in every case but we will advise you on the options available to you.
Our fees are mainly calculated using an hourly rate, which is set according to our fee earners' knowledge and experience. Please refer to our fee earning categories below and to our individual profile pages. Our current hourly rates range from £180 to £260, but we are happy to discuss our fees directly with you to give a closer estimate of the likely costs bearing in mind your individual circumstances, including the level and complexity of your case as well as the level of service that you require.