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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) launched new Transparency Rules in December 2018. The aim of the rules is to ensure consumers and businesses have the relevant information they need to make an informed choice when purchasing certain types of legal services. More information can be found on the SRA website.

For businesses

For business clients we have information on the fees we charge for the following legal services:

  • Debt recovery (up to £100,000)
  • Employment tribunals (defending unfair or wrongful dismissal claims).

Please view our Pricing page for details of the fees we charge for certain services for individuals.

Further information on LA staff that may work on your case

As well as our fees, you will find information about the experience and qualifications of those that will carry out the work.

Whilst all Partners are qualified solicitors and members of Lester Aldridge LLP, not all people working for us, or on your matters, are solicitors. They are collectively known as fee earners. To assist you to better understand the roles of those at LA who are likely to carry out work on your matter, please visit our directory or find a brief description as follows:

  • Partner: A solicitor and member of Lester Aldridge LLP
  • Director: A senior fee earner who is not necessarily a solicitor
  • Associate: A senior fee earner who is not necessarily a solicitor who may be working towards being a Director or Partner
  • Solicitor: Admitted to practise under the provisions of the Solicitors Act 1974
  • FCILEX: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
  • Trainee Solicitor: A fee earner undergoing an SRA approved training contract to become a Solicitor and who has passed compulsory professional examinations
  • Conveyancer: A fee earner with no formal legal qualifications who has however demonstrated the ability to conduct relevant work and is a very experienced paralegal
  • Paralegal: A fee earner with no formal legal qualifications who has however demonstrated the ability to conduct relevant work
  • Case Handler: A fee earner with no formal legal qualifications who has however demonstrated the ability to conduct relevant work.

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