Legal Fees & Funding

Fixed legal fees and hourly rates to fund your case and give you the best defence in any legal proceedings

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Legal fees and litigation can be expensive, and having the proper funding for your case can be a significant obstacle to getting access to the legal help you need and the justice you deserve.

MJR Solicitors is committed to helping you overcome that obstacle by offering you transparent and competitive fixed legal fees. These fees allow you to see everything you need to pay upfront, so you can get the personal service you need from us and the best defence from our team of experienced solicitors.

Ultimately, we want to ensure you get the best service and legal defence you can get from us to help you get the desired result. So while our fees are competitive, we’re always open to discussing ways to make payments more manageable for every client, giving you the best option for your situation and your case.

Our various funding options will help you pay for your legal costs, but some may be better suited to different legal proceedings than others, based on your circumstances. Below you’ll see information on our hourly rates and our fixed fee costs, plus information on the legal aid we can offer and a guide to our fees if you can pay privately.

Please remember that not all funding options may be available for every type of case. But we’ll give you all the information you need while ensuring you understand every option to make an informed decision. And, of course, we’re here to help you and answer any questions, so just ask.

Please see our Estate Administration fees page if you need more information on costs relating to our wills, estate planning, or lasting power of attorney services.

  • Honest advice

  • Personal one-to-one service

  • Dedicated firm

  • Local experienced team

  • Straightforward outlined costs

Hourly Rates

Paying an hourly rate is common, and you pay your solicitor for the time they spend on your case. We should be able to break this down into steps to give you a rough estimate of how many hours each step is likely to be. This will give you a good idea of your legal costs ahead of your case.

Mark Riley or Jane Symonds£250.00 per hour + VAT

Fixed Fees

Fixed fees are an ideal way to set out how much money you want, or are able, to spend on your legal fees right from the start, so costs don’t spiral out of control. We can outline your fees based on what you need, so you can plan accordingly and budget effectively. Please contact us for more information.

Private Fees

We have private fee charges for many legal cases and a range of circumstances. During our initial meeting, we can outline these and how we calculate them based on your individual case, giving you a detailed breakdown of your estimated total costs.

Crown Court

Fees based on your case with early conferences with Counsel before any Crown Court appearance. Find out more.

Magistrates Court Hearings

Fees for undertaking Magistrates Court hearings on your behalf. Find out more.

Police Station

Fees for consultations on any pre and post police station interviews. Find out more.

Second Opinions and Appeals

Fees for consultations on providing a second opinion on legal advice or appealing after a legal case result. Find out more.

Legal Aid

While Legal Aid is available in some limited areas, it isn’t always the best line of defence for your case. We’ll be able to tell you if you can make an application, and if so, we can apply on your behalf. Find out more.

Our happy clients are our results

"10/10 for everything. We were making simple wills and Mark was courteous, professional and gave us confidence in all he did. It was all straightforward."

Mr & Mrs Steele


"Having never used a Solicitor before we found the whole experience easy, relaxed and, although a legal matter, it was informal feel whilst being professional. Mark was friendly and welcoming and on a level with us, coming across as a nice person you can relate to. He is very knowledgeable and offers excellent advice and information, answering all our queries."

Mr & Mrs Sharp

Hayling Island

"A massive thank you to Mark Riley and Beverley Rayner for allowing me to accompany them on a few occasions whilst they advised clients (in their capacity as duty solicitor) at the police station.

I’m currently working towards becoming an accredited Police Station Legal Representative, and so being able to observe Beverley and Mark in this role proved to be invaluable experience and an important addition to the personal study section of my portfolio. Thanks to their thorough, professional and sensitive approach with their clients, I have learned a huge amount. It has given me the grounding I need to continue towards my goal."

Mrs C


"10/10 to all questions"

Mr L

Aldwick, Bognor Regis

"Thank you for your good work"

Mrs D

Pagham, Bognor Regis

"10/10 to all questions"

Mr B

Pagham, Bognor Regis

"Quality service quick and easy advice. Fees are great and no messing around. MJR cut staright to the point Got a motoring offence ?! Easily sorted from overseas. Definitely would recommend"

Mr P

New Zealand

"Thanks for sorting out my will also power of attorneys. Not a pleasant subject having to think about when I die, but it was done in terms I understood and quickly now it's something I don't have to think about. Thank you again."

Mrs H

Felpham, Bognor Regis

"10/10 for everything. Mark was very friendly and knowledgeable and explained everything simply in order for us to understand. Very efficient and helpful."

Mr & Mrs S

Bognor Regis

"Wouldn't use anyone else. Great help, advice and a superb professional service."

Mr R

Aldwick, Bognor Regis

"You have been very flexible regarding meetings.... and you have made a difficult time far less stressful. Very reassuring. Very straightforward and understandable."

Mr A


"Patient and Helpful" 10 out of 10 for all questions."

Mr S


"10 out of 10 to all questions."

Mrs E A Walters


"Definite 10 out of 10 to all questions, I think your service was excellent and I cannot think of how to improve it. Everything was dealt with most efficiently and my sister and I were very pleased."

Mrs E R Hector

Bognor Regis

"10/10 for everything. Mark was reassuring and efficient."

Mr B

West Sussex

"10/10 to all questions, thank you very much for your excellent service I will recommend you to all my friends."

Mr L


"We are so grateful to Mark for all his help and considerable patience regarding the recent preparation of our wills and for the invaluable advice concerning a Trust for our grandson. He took all the time that was needed to ensure that we understood the relevant aspects of this complex subject. He explained the legal ramifications in terms that a layman could understand and he made sure the resulting arrangement was fully in line with our intentions. It has set our minds at rest to know that this important matter has been so efficiently dealt with and thus we no longer need to feel concern over it. Full marks in all departments to MJR Solicitors; it is hard to see how such a friendly and professional service could be improved."

Mr & Mrs G


Would definitely recommend...very easy to contact and our Will was arranged and signed in a week!

Marie Pattenden

For your legal needs

We provide a unique and personal service by delivering the highest quality legal services and advice in a down to earth manner.

As your solicitors we will be at your side throughout your case, we will listen to you with care and understanding, and give you clear expert advice based on over 35 years’ experience in wills, probate and family law.

So, you can have complete confidence that you are receiving the best legal advice to achieve the best outcome in your case.

Wills & Estate Planning

Wills & Estate

Lasting Power Of Attorney

Lasting Power
of Attorney

Financial Settlement

Defence &
Criminal Law

Wills & Estate Planning

Wills & Estate

Lasting Power Of Attorney

Lasting Power
of Attorney

Financial Settlement

Defence &
Criminal Law

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128 Middleton Road, Middleton-on-Sea, PO22 6DB

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Arcade Business Centre, 2a Arcade Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5AR

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