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Transparent legal fees


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.

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