Our fees

If you’re like most consumers you run into the need for some good legal advice every now and then. The problem is that legal assistance doesn’t come cheap. However at My brief Solicitors we try to ease the worry of uncertain , never ending ,legal costs by giving you where ever possible the opportunity to have fixed price costs. We recognise that seeing a solicitor often comes at a difficult and stressful time in our clients’ lives. We aim to provide high quality legal advice combined with value for money, and believe our rates are very competitive. Our costs commitment to our clients is: • A transparent fee structure, agreed in advance • Regular, fully itemised, billing • Value for money • No hidden extras If your problem does not fit within a fixed fee structure, then our fees are calculated on an hourly basis, depending on the seniority of the lawyer working on the case, and the complexity of the matter. For straightforward and routine cases, our hourly rates are: • Partner/solicitor – £150 per hour • Letters and telephone calls – 10% of hourly rate All fees exclude VAT and disbursements such as medical or interpreter fees if appropriate. Complex cases may attract an uplift on the hourly rate, but this will be discussed and agreed with you in advance. Reduced fee – Diagnostic Consultation For all potential new clients we offer an initial diagnostic one hour consultation with a solicitor for a fixed fee of £100 plus VAT (and the costs of an interpreter if required). At this meeting we will: • Identify and understand your legal problem • Identify possible solutions and strategy • Give you an estimate of cost and timescale to resolve your problem. The diagnostic consultation is very popular with prospective clients. Some use it as an opportunity to simply get a second opinion from an expert. Sometimes people proceed to take action themselves on the basis of advice given in the diagnostic interview and incur no further legal costs. Others instruct us to do further work and we agree fees with them. Diagnostic Consultations usually take place in our office but we are able to conduct them over the telephone or via email for those who live some distance from our office. Fixed Fees In straightforward cases we can agree a fixed fee for the whole case or certain stages in a case. We will be able to give you an indication as to whether your case is suitable for a fixed fee after an initial Diagnostic Consultation. Please see the tabs on the left for the fixed costs we can provide.

Sevenoaks mags
Am hearing
£500.00
Attending london court
Attending London court
£1000.00
Out of area magistrate court appearance am/pm
fixed fee to include all travel,waiting,attendance,preparation and advocacy.
£700.00
Telephone Advice
Telephone initial advice
£0
Appointment at our office
Come and see us at our spectacular offices in the historic dockyard in Chatham. The fee includes up to 1 hour consultation with a Senior Solicitor to fully discuss and advise you on the problem you have. After the consultation wewill send you a letter or email confirming the advice given to you and a summary of your options including what are the next steps in dealing with your case.
£100.00
Legal Advice by Post or Email
If you live outside Kent and can not see us , then we can help you via email or telephone for up up an hour.
£100
Court Appearances AM or PM session
We appear with you at a court in a morning session
£600.00
Written Letter on Sentence
If you have made a decision to plead guilty but do not want us to represent you in court , We can provide you with a letter to hand to the Court explaining what happend and persuading them to deal with your case as leaniently as possible.
£125
Pre Trial Work
Pre Trial work involves us helping you through the Trial proccess… Obtaining full deails of the incident ,clarifying all aspects of your account,advising you fully in relation to tactics,implications,proceedures to progress your case. Review and advise you on all procedural documents(to include all prosecution evidence,summons,photographic evidence,your documents etc). Advising you on statement of Means. Preparing Defence Statement and/or bad character applications if required. Corrsponding with court and Crown Prosecution Service,Reviewing and advising re character references. Preparing complete proof of evidence,covering all information required to assist your trial lawyer to present your case to court.
£1500
2 Day or More Trial Work
Acting on your behalf at trial
Negotiable
Court Appearances PM Session
We appear in Court with you in a PM session
£450
Court Appearance Full Day
Full day Court appearance by us with you.
£850
Cancelled/Missed Appointment
Cancellation/missed external appointment 
£100
Hourly Rate
Hourly Rate
£150
1 Day Trial
Acting on your behalf at your trial. Including all negotions with court clerk and prosecutor prior to trial commencing, dealing with any proceeedural issues,cross examination of prosecution witnesses including experts,maing half time submission of no case to answer (if appropriate), Taking all defence witnesses through their evidence in court,dealing with any re-examination questions following Prosecutors cross examination ,submitting defence closing speech to take account of all evidence heard during the trial, to dealing with post verdict proceedures etc
£2000
Appointment at our office
Come and see us at our spectacular offices in the historic dockyard in Chatham. The fee includes up to 1 hour consultation with a Senior Solicitor to fully discuss and advise you on the problem you have. After the consultation wewill send you a letter or email confirming the advice given to you and a summary of your options including what are the next steps in dealing with your case.
£100.00
Business Health Check
We check the Legality of your business and suggest areas where you could help protect yourself
£75.00
Cancelled/Missed Appointment
Cancellation/missed external appointment 
£100
Hourly Rate
Hourly Rate
£150
Appointment at our office
Come and see us at our spectacular offices in the historic dockyard in Chatham. The fee includes up to 1 hour consultation with a Senior Solicitor to fully discuss and advise you on the problem you have. After the consultation wewill send you a letter or email confirming the advice given to you and a summary of your options including what are the next steps in dealing with your case.
£100.00
Legal Advice by Post or Email
If you live outside Kent and can not see us , then we can help you via email or telephone for up up an hour.
£100
Basic Mirror Will
2 Identical non complicated joint Wills for you and your partner (Appointing executors and leaving everything to spouse and to children: no trust powers)
£150.00
Basic Single Will
Basic Single Will (Appointing Executors and leaving everything to children; no trust powers)
£100.00
Letter of Wishes Nil Rate Band
Letter of Wishes to accompany Nil Rate Band Trust
£90
Capacity Issues
Advising at initial meeting on Capacity Issues and letter to GP (but not including any additional arrangements)
£70
Severance of Joint Tenancy
Severance of Joint Tenancy and property trust with Registration at HMLR
£180
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Lasting Powers of Attorney with Will
£120
Exclusion/Omission Statement
Exclusion/Omission statement
£50
Attendance to Execute Will
Attendance to Execute Will
£25
Cancelled/Missed Appointment
Cancellation/missed external appointment 
£100
Hourly Rate
Hourly Rate
£150
Living Will
Living Will (advance directive)
£35
Separate Lasting Powers of Attorney
Separate Lasting Powers of Attorney (not in Will)
£150
In addition third party fees to instruct experts
enquiry agents etc will be added in addition