When a law firm or business uses our services to procure a locum solicitor, we charge a monthly introduction fee, which is calculated as a percentage of monies paid to the locum during their time working with your business.
The question that quite often arises is how long this fee is applicable for, and we know this has been subject to court proceedings in the past via other companies because we have been approached to comment on it and advise on our own experience. As far as we are aware, all our competitors charge their fees ad infinitum (and beyond).
Interim Lawyers will only request a fee for 18 months from the date the locum or consultant invoices you for the first time.
We have decided that it is much easier and fairer for everyone if there is a set limit to how long we enforce our fees for.
This arrangement works particularly well if you take locums on repeat bookings or want to use a consultant for ad hoc work.
You may want to ask our competitors how long their agreements will last for. Expect a Buzz Lightyear answer.
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