The way we charge for our work

Stephen Rimmer LLP was established in 1981 and has enjoyed steady growth over that time. Most of the expansion has come from personal recommendation from our clients and business colleagues. We are recognised by a number of accreditations which help us demonstrate to you that we are experts in our field.

We can meet you (often initially for no charge) where we assess your case as no two clients or cases are ever the same. We will then advise you on how we can help, and set out in detail what the costs and likely timescales will be before we start to work with you, then we keep you informed throughout.

Our specialist team of solicitors can assist you with moving home, business advice, contract disputes, employment law, criminal defence, wills and probate, divorce and children law matters.

The level of support we can provide you depends on the severity of your problem. By its very nature a complex legal problem such as a large civil litigation case that a client may face will take longer and be more costly than the preparation of a simple Will where a husband leaves all his assets to his wife.

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). This means we must abide by their Principles and Code of Conduct and, unlike unregulated companies, where a firm closes down it is possible for clients to apply to the regulator for money that has been paid to that firm. We must also have qualified staff and be insured to provide legal services. Solicitors are required to have professional indemnity insurance cover. The SRA specifies the minimum level of cover as £3 million for any one claim. However, in order to better protect our clients we have chosen to have cover in place of up to £15 million.

If we are able to give you a fixed price for the work you want us to undertake we will tell you at the start and confirm in writing. Where we cannot offer you a fixed price we will tell you the hourly rate of everyone likely to work on your matter and our estimate of the likely overall cost at the outset. Our hourly charges vary between levels of staff based on their qualifications and experience. You can view our staff here


Partners £220 per hour                                                                                                                                                           Senior Associate Solicitors/Senior Legal Executives £190 per hour
Associate Solicitors and Chartered Legal Executives & Executives with equivalent experience £175 per hour    Trainee Solicitors, Associate Legal Executives & Paralegals £120 p/h
Trainee Paralegals £50 per hour                                                                                                                                           Consultants £250 per hour

If you would like more information on the likely costs involved for your particular legal need follow the links below or by talking to us on 01323 644222 or contact us via email on



Residential Conveyancing

Licensing applications for business premises

Debt Recovery

Employment tribunals

Motoring offences

Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate