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ABS diary | Fair and competitive fees

Cutting your fees just so you can compete with ?new entrants would be a misguided move, ?says Bernadette Summers

23 November 2012

Nowadays my predominant role in our practice is management but  I have been doing a fair amount of fee earning in the past year, mostly in the probate department. For management purposes this has been invaluable, particularly from the point of view of fees management.  

We offer fixed fee services for wills, LPAs, domestic conveyancing and some probate work. We have determined our fees so that we charge what we believe is a fair price and we know that we are very competitive.  We all know that these are lean times and with the new entrants into the legal market offering cut-price fees and access to legal services via the internet it is very tempting to streamline fees even further.

Time costs

Being a fee earner myself has made me realise the amount of time involved in giving a proper service to our clients and for a solicitor time is money, so ...

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