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We have prepared over 20,000 bills in 30 years of practice. Fair to say then, that we have prepared bills on most types of legal matters. Our main area of work is civil litigation, but we also have specialists in Court of Protection and family matters. In the rare occurrence that we are unable to do a particular bill, we will tell you right away, as we do not dabble in things we know little about.


When preparing the bill, as well as reporting upon any case specific matters of note, we will also mention general matters of practice (in relation to time recording and the like), if we think that there is anything that could be improved upon to the firm's advantage. On this subject, take a look at our file management note, It's Not Rocket Science, when you have a moment to spare. One is never too old to learn.


We aim to provide a trouble free service to minimise the time you spend finalising the bill for serving. So if there are any missing Counsel's fees, for example, we will chase chambers for them so that you don't have to. Time is money after all.


For most bills we charge Grade D rates (£118/hr as at Sept.'14). We charge Grade B rates  (£192/hr as at Sept.'18) for large, more complex bills which carry greater responsibility and are prepared by a Costs Lawyer. Most importantly, for privately funded cases, if our fees are not recovered in full we review our fee and will normally reduce it to the amount allowed or agreed. In this way our fees are usually recovered in full from the paying party.


"Bedson & Chard tick all the boxes. Technically, the fact that Adrian Chard is also a solicitor gives him above average ability as a legal draftsman. That's one of the reasons why we continue using them." 

Richard O'Halloran, Partner
Hunter Solicitors, London 










9 Jennings Way
RG24 9ZE

07759 995235
DX: 3023 Basingstoke

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