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urgent - fixed cost agreement not being honoured

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27 Nov 15 #470131 by TurboB
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Hi,

I had a fixed cost agreement with a law firm to cover all costs inc barrister. With less than a week to go, i''m now told costs have trippled and they want paying now!

The don''t seem to care about what was agreed and put in wrting.

I spoke to the various regulatory bodies and the turn around time to intervene is far too long.

Anyone offer any advice?

Ta.

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28 Nov 15 #470157 by .Charles
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What was the agreement? It is common to agree certain stages for a fixed price but you need to be aware when that stage ends and whether another agreement follows on e.g. charging by the hourly rate.

Charles

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