Charge out rates

At Keystone our flexible approach to working and technology enables our lawyers to be equally as flexible in how they charge for work, with many choosing to work on a retainer basis, fixed-fee basis and traditional hourly-rate basis.

Like most law firms, we charge for a solicitor’s time and compile fixed costs by reference to a predetermined rate, unless prevailing factors dictate otherwise. These rates are based upon levels of qualification, legal experience and any other relevant factors.

Lawyers are entirely free to carry out set pieces of work for fixed fees, or to work for clients on retainer. They are also free to discount or increase their normal rate to suit prevailing circumstances and to detail such arrangements in the relevant Engagement Letter. The firm does not operate a system of billing targets for individual lawyers.