All rates are exclusive of VAT. Please note that although we endeavour of trying to keep to our fixed fee arrangement there maybe unforeseen costs that may have to incurred such as instructing an expert or additional statements being served etc in these circumstances we reserve the right to increase our costs to cover for such circumstances. However, we will be transparent all the way and will do our best to set out what work will be undertaken from the outset. However, any additional work required outside the arrangement will be subject to charge variation. It is also important to note that in the event of an acquittal you will be entitled to recover some of your costs through central funds. However, this is subject to the court granting a defence costs order and you will only be able to recover up to a maximum of 20 -30 per cent of your private fee. In the event of an acquittal we will apply for a costs order and make an application on your behalf from central funds.