How we bill at Victory At Law Solicitors

At Victory At Law Solicitors we help you to understand and manage your legal costs. We are always open to discuss our cost with you as we believe this is a fundamental part of our relationship.  Talk to us if during our first meeting and all will be explained.

We agree fixed fees and where this is not possible, we provide a total cost estimate while agreeing costs from stage to stage based on what work we need to do. You will also receive an invoice for each stage of work, based on our agreement, so that you can see exactly what you are paying for.

Once fees are agreed, our solicitors will discuss with you a range of payment options to help you plan and manage your costs.

At Victory At Law Solicitors, apart from the solicitor dealing with your case, other solicitors may from time to time be assigned to assist in your case. This means that you may not be charged a single hourly rate. When this happens we will notify you.

Solicitors’ bills are calculated on the basis of time taken in a particular matter and normally at an hourly rate. Short letters received or written are charged as a tenth of the solicitor’s hourly rate and short telephone calls are charged in the same way. Longer letters or telephone calls which take longer than six minutes to be dealt with are charged in accordance with the time taken to deal with them.

If there is an unusual amount of photocopying a charge of 20p a sheet will be made. It is important to recognise that the outcome of your matter will make no difference to your final bill.

All bills are payable on presentation. Please bear in mind our payment terms as failure to pay on time may result in us being unable to continue to assist you with your matter.

Our hourly rates of charge do not include VAT. Please inform your solicitor if you are VAT exempt.

It is important to recognise that the outcome of your matter will make no difference to your final bill.

Our Fees

Option 1 – General advice and Questions

From Free to £250 + VAT.

Call us on 020 8853 8335 to book an appointment.

Option 2 – Fixed Fee Consultation

From £100 to £250 + VAT.

This fee is deductible from Options 3 & 4, should you decide to instruct us in your matter.

At the end of the fixed fee consultation you will be able to properly evaluate the cost benefit of your case and decide whether or not to progress with the matter.  This consultation normally last for about 60 minutes.

Option 3 – Detailed Assessment of your Case

From £300 to £1,500 + VAT

This fee is for a detailed assessment of your case. We will provide you with a detailed written advice including suggestions of alternative ways forward. We will advise you on the way forward and may invited a barrister to offer an opinion on your case. Note: Barrister’s fee is paid separately as disbursements.

Option 4 – Fixed Fee

From £500 to £5,000 + VAT
This are for uncontested and straightforward cases where cost can easily be estimated. See our fees on specific areas of practice.  Where in doubt please call us on: 02088538335.

Fixed fees does not include any fees that are payable to the Court, Home Office, or to other third parties like barristers. We will inform you of these fees before they are incurred.

Option 5 – The Hourly Rate

Pay band A (Solicitors with over 8 years’ experience): £350.00 + VAT
Pay band B (Solicitors with over 4 years’ experience): £250.00
Pay band C (Other solicitors or fee earners with equivalent experience): £180.00
Pay band D (Trainee solicitors, paralegal and other fee earners): £150.00

In certain circumstances it may be necessary for you to instruct us on the basis of an Hourly Rate.

We will invoice you on regular basis to ensure that you are not faced with a bill which may be difficult to manage at the end of your case.

We will keep you informed about the progress of your case and the estimated final costs. See our estimated fees on specific areas of practice.  Where in doubt please call us on: 02088538335.

Legal Aid

The Legal Aid Agency will cover your legal costs for our advice and assistance relating to some family and housing law matters. Where this applicable, we will inform you. We are required to comply with strict and complex financial guidelines imposed by the Legal Aid Agency.

Cost v Benefit Analysis

The Funding Code is a set of rules used to decide what individual cases will be funded through Civil Legal Aid. The benefits to be gained from the help provided must justify the likely costs involved, such that the reasonable privately paying Client would be prepared to proceed in all the circumstances. The costs must be proportionate to the benefits of the Proceedings. It must not be unreasonable for funding to be granted. If the Funding Criteria are not met, public funding will be refused.

fixed rate

On some matters, we have fixed fee options available. This means that a solicitor will assess your situation and provide you with a fixed fee to assist with your case. This gives you a level of cost certainty to get you to a particular resolution. For some areas, we are able to do this in stages of your case which gives you even more flexibility.

new win no fee rate

We Offer No Win No Fee Or A Partial No Win No Fee Where There Is A Reasonably Strong Claim Of Success, With Counsels Advice Of At Least 60% Chance Of Success. In All Cases, Counsel Needs To Accept To Be Engaged On A No Win No Fee Basis.


It Is Not Uncommon For Us To Send The Papers To Counsel To See If They Are Willing To Take The Case On This Basis. Some Counsels Vet The Papers For Free While Others Do Charge For This.

We Will Charge Our Fees On A Time Basis To Secure Counsel On A No Win No Fee Basis.


You Will Be Required To Pay All Disbursements Up Front Although If You Are Successful, They May Be Recovered.