We support a social business model, are signatories to the Strasbourg Declaration and ensure fairness in our pricing. Our wish is to ensure anyone seeking to benefit from the web, or civil justice is not hindered by lack of technical clarity.
Free advice is available and informal contact welcomed. The priority is to establish whether we are the right people, with the right skills to help you.
Where cost is involved, an estimate will be provided and a firm quote as early as possible. Above all, we believe transparent pricing is important and will explain any costs which are not self evident.
Providing reports to help take the web presence of a business forward is a notable part of our work and enquiries are welcome from businesses of all sizes. Neither do we ever take a boiler plate approach.
Those two factors make presenting a price chart misleading, when we may be working for a local business, or a large, corporate body. An analyst will study the unique situation and needs of your website.
On an overall basis, website reports average out at about £400. We suggest getting in touch, so we can both see whether a report will benefit your business and give you an accurate cost before proceeding.
Expert Witness Reports
Our normal rate for expert witnesses is £75 per hour. Much of the work will however be against a fixed quote and experts tend not to watch the clock, effectiveness should be more important than revenue.
We try to take into account the circumstances of each case. As Civil Justice Council guidelines suggest, cost should be proportionate to the value of a case, although this is no reason not to carry out work thoroughly and fairly.
Cases within the small claims track are an example of costs needing to be rational, with regard to the amount of the claim and the limit on recoverable costs. We will seek to work within this limit.
Additional Points To Note
Expenses are charged at a reasonable rate, for example 45p per mile, or standard rail fare for travelling. We reserve the right to charge travelling time at half rate, where substantial distance is involved and for overnight stays.
Both are often avoided and similarly, being asked to attend court to give evidence is uncommon. Where this applies, our charge is £500 per day and we will trim this to a half day when feasible.
Clear invoices are issued in all cases and for reports of all types, we will normally request a deposit. As with every charge we make, this will always be notified in advance of any work commencing.
Integrity & Clarity
Confidence and trust are essential factors within our work. All reports are confidential and based on factual accuracy, if you are using one of our expert witnesses, they will not give the Court, or clients reason to doubt their integrity.
Should you wish us to provide expert evidence, or advice, we do so under clear terms of engagement. A draft copy is available and will be sent on request. You may also wish to take a look at our expert witness code of conduct.
Ensuring you use the right support is the primary need, to serve your business, or civil justice. If a good technical match is not available, we will not take the work and where we do, this is approached with skill and diligence.