Bishop & Light Solicitors

Fees and Legal Aid

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Private fees

At Bishop & Light Solicitors, we are open about our cost structure. We usually work for fixed fees, with hourly rates if your case is more complex.

Legal aid

We can advise you about your entitlement to Legal Aid. Please call us to find out whether you qualify for free advice and representation.
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Fixed rates

Guilty plea/straightforward case at Brighton, Eastbourne or Hastings Magistrates Court: £350+VAT

Guilty plea/straightforward case at any other Sussex Magistrates Court: £400+VAT

Guilty plea/straightforward case at any other UK Magistrates Court: £500+VAT

Exceptional hardship hearing (12 or more points on driving licence): £350-£500+VAT, depending on complexity

Attendance at local Benefits Agency for interview about unlawful Benefits Claim: £250+VAT
We also offer trial fees; please call for details.

Hourly rates

Director, Solicitor or Consultant: £200 per hour

Legal Executive: £125 per hour

Trainee Solicitor or Accredited Police Station Advisor: £100 per hour
Please note that these rates are not set in stone and may depend on the unique features of your case.
We have offices in Brighton, Hove, Eastbourne and Bexhill.

For advice on legal aid and fees, call us now on 01273 732 733

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