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Fees for Legal Research

In the first instance please contact us without obligation, preferably using our contact form. Please write a clear outline of your request or project, together with your name and full postal address. We will then suggest a timeframe within which the work will be carried out.

All work is charged on a time basis. After carrying out an agreed piece of research we will send you a report with details of all the sources searched, the results, and suggestions and an estimate for future research.

Our rates start at £25 an hour for research (minimum 2 hours £50).

We provide a competitive précis service for English documents and our rates will be advised in advance based on the size and condition of the documents concerned.

In any case where the condition of the documents is such that considerable time would need to be spent in reading the text then any additional costs will be advised in advance.

Large data collection projects can be agreed at a daily rate

  • Copies, certificates, post and packing are always charged at cost, accounted for separately and will be included in the total sum due.
  • No charge is made for travelling costs to The National Archives and VAT is not chargeable.
  • Payments must be in British pounds (GBP), e.g. by cheque, bank transfer, PAYPAL or banker’s draft.

Please note we are unable to take credit cards or foreign currency.