Nicholls Law looks to charge fixed fees where possible. We believe this way you know from the outset the service you will be receiving, and exactly how much you will be paying for this service. This reduces the need for you having to worry about hourly charging rates, and possibly receiving an unwelcome bill at the end of the work. Feedback so far from you has been very favourable when it comes to fixed fee pricing.
All other services do, including Appointee/Deputyship & Court of Protection work. However, it is worth noting that even though these services fall under the fixed fee pricing model, the way the fees are set (Court of Protection) and whom they are paid by (Appointee-ship) differ from other services. For our Court of Protection clients our fees are set annually by the Court, and cover the following costs:
- Work up to and including the date upon which the court makes an order appointing a deputy for property and affairs;
- Annual management fee where the court appoints a professional deputy for property and affairs, payable on the anniversary of the court order;
- Preparation and lodgement of the annual report or annual account to the Public Guardian;
- Preparation of an HMRC income tax return on behalf of the client.
As our appointee clients will only be in receipt of state benefits, and will generally have limited assets we try to keep our fees as low as possible for these types of clients. More often than not the fees for our services are met by the referring organisation eg. local authorities, care providers etc. The client can also pay for the service directly, or there could be a funding split between the client and the referring organisation.
For a full breakdown of our fees please contact us and we would be happy to help. We offer a FREE consultation in order to fully understand your requirements and to ensure we can offer appropriate assistance.