Our normal policy is to bill matters (other than those on which a scale fee will be charged) on an interim basis at least every two months or at completion of a transaction if earlier. In some cases, particularly for significant matters, we reserve the right to set a limit for unbilled time and render an account whenever this limit is reached. If a matter does not complete for any reason, our policy is to bill our work in progress and any disbursements incurred up to the abort date, unless agreed otherwise.
All disbursements made on your behalf (including company searches, court fees travel expenses, charges for document production, photocopying and facsimiles) will be charged on the next bill sent to you although we reserve the right to require payments in advance for significant disbursements which are likely to arise. We also reserve the right to request payments on account of future fees and third party costs to be incurred in a matter. Such payments on account will almost always be required in matters of a litigious or contentious nature.