Our Pricing Explained
We think it’s important to be completely transparent about how we price our services.
When you ask us to help you, you’re investing in our experience to take care of the legal side of things while you focus on doing the things you do best.
While we’re not fans of the ‘billable hour’ we use an hourly rate to work out the price for the required job. Our fees are always fixed and agreed with you in advance .
We multiply our experts’ hourly rate by the amount of time they know it will take them to advise you on your request. Their years’ of experience, enables them to provide an accurate fixed fee.
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In April 2010, HM Courts & Tribunals Service published Guidance to Solicitors’ guideline hourly rates on the www.gov.uk website;
The published rates show that the lowest guideline hourly rate for a solicitor with over eight years’ experience was £201 per hour. Note that this is the lowest rate for National 3, whereas the guideline rates for National 1 & 2 and London 1, 2 & 3 are more. In some cases, significantly so.
Using RPI rates published by the Office for National Statistics we have increased this rate by 32.14% between April 2010 and November 2020.
This increases the guideline rate of £201 to £265.60 to bring it up to date.
Hybrid Legal has seven Associates Solicitors. All seven have over eight years Post Qualified Experience (PQE). We charge these solicitors at £200 per hour. Which is 75% of £265.60.
It costs nothing to book a discovery call. These are designed to introduce ourselves, listen to your matter and confirm if it’s something we can help you with. Better still, you can book one online right now – just click here.
The fixed fee for an advisory call for up to one hour with one of our experts is £300 + VAT. This usually follows a discovery call, ensuring that we already understand your matter before a member of our expert team calls .
If we need to supply further services to help you, we will provide you with a detailed summary of how much those services will be and how long we expect them to take.
To book an advisory call, please contact us here.
The fee for contracts will always depend on your own particular circumstances and there are lots of variables that will impact the price. For example, the value of the contract, the risk that the contract is managing, the complexity of what is being agreed, the type and number of parties involved, the sector of business etc will all have an impact on the amount of time it will take our experts to draft it.
We usually recommend booking an advisory call so we can invest the time with you to really understand the fundamentals of what the contract needs to cover, the tone of voice, the structure and method of signing along with any specific deadlines you’d like us to work to. From there, we can provide you with an accurate fixed cost and timescale to prepare your contract.
If we can work from an existing document and there are minor adjustments, the time it will take us will be between four and six hours.
If we need to draft a contract from scratch, the time will be longer (ten + hours).
For more information on the types of contracts we can help you with, please click here.
Like contracts, the fee will depend on your own particular circumstances and again, variables will affect the price. For example, the nature of the letter and whether we are writing to the other side’s solicitor, the deadline, the research and any evidence required to support the letter.
A straightforward letter that doesn’t require much research or evidence and isn’t subject to a deadline, can usually be done within two hours.
More complicated letters that are deadline driven, require research and evidence or an interaction with a solicitor on the other side usually take around four hours.
Registering a trade mark in the UK
We can advise you on the legal feasibility of registering a trade mark in the UK for a fixed fee of £400 + VAT. This includes a detailed report listing any earlier trade marks to be aware of. We’ll talk you through the report before advising you on the next best steps to protect your name if the report confirms it’s possible.
For preparing and filing a UK trade mark application, the fixed fee is £400 + VAT.
The filing fees that we will pay to the UK Intellectual Property Office start at £170.00 (No VAT) and increase by £50 depending on how many classes of goods or services you need. We recommend investing in a UK trade mark clearance check first which advises on the best classes and wording to use.
For more information on our trade mark services, please click here.
Legal Plus – an outsourced legal team for an affordable monthly fee
Our standard subscription is £200 + VAT per month and will provide you and your team with the following:
- Twelve hours of support time over twelve months
- Spread payments over six months interest free for additional projects
- Dedicated Client Partner as your main point of contact for all legal matters
- Complimentary health check which will cover a review of your legal documentation and
processes across the areas of commercial, corporate, employment, intellectual property
and data protection law
- Regular legal updates
If you wanted to buy more time, you can do this for £150 + VAT for each additional hour required.