I am transparent about costs. You control your legal spend. I offer a flexible legal service as I work:

  • on a transactional basis in the usual traditional law firm way on an hourly rate of £190 plus VAT where I estimate how long a project will take. Please see typical costs below; or

  • we can agree a fixed fee for a project; or

  • you can book me for as a virtual in-house lawyer for your business. This works well if you do not have the capacity to hire someone but need regular legal guidance as you grow for an agreed guaranteed number of hours (either 5, 10 or 15 hours) per month at a reduced hourly rate of £170 plus VAT †


Any additional time will be charged at my usual hourly rate; any time not used will not roll over to the following month.

Typical costs

Please note that the information here is a guide only.

I assess your matter and provide a possible estimate of costs before I start work. Here are some typical costs for documents, though these are subject to your particular requirements 


 All fees will attract VAT and are subject to My Business Counsel terms of business who may request money on account of costs. These typical costs do not include any disbursements payable to third parties such as search fees, SDLT, Land Registry Fees (not an exhaustive list) and must be paid for in advance.

Commercial law services

  • Standard terms and conditions of sale for your business: £1,000

  • Website terms of business package including terms, privacy policy and cookies banner: £800

  • Contracts – please email the heads of terms or the existing contract for an estimate – usually chargeable at: £190 per hour

Commercial real estate services

  • Commercial leases: £1,500 - £2,000

  • One off review of a commercial lease with a summary of the main terms and advice: £700

  • Commercial sale and purchase work: £2,000 - £4,500 (depending on nature and interest)

  • Rent deposit deed, licence to alter, licence to sublet: £350 - £500

Dispute resolution services

  • Initial review of the paperwork including summary of the issues and a letter before court action (if appropriate): £450

© 2020 by Jo Rayner

Jo Rayner is a Consultant Solicitor practising with My Business Counsel, which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA ID 562609.  My Business Counsel’s Terms of Business can be accessed by clicking here.

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