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Solicitor fee for ''minute of agreement''

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06 Oct 12 #359578 by James555
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My Solicitors fees so far for a ''minute of agreement'' which is still not finanlised btw, is £2,800. Is this reasonable in your experience, or should I question it?

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Welcome to Wikivorce.

The question is - how much work has the solicitor done, how long have you been instructing him/her on this matter, and how much negotiation with the other side have they done, and what is the hourly rate of the solicitor?

You should receive an itemised break-down of costs, detailing every letter, every email, every phone call, consultation, number of units (6 mins is a unit) spent working on your case, etc. IF you haven''t received one yet, I suggest you request one so that you have a clear indication of where the fees have accrued.

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