Gibraltar: The Legal Profession
Fees and Disputes
There are no hard and fast rules with regard to billing. In general a lawyer's bill of costs should contain sufficient information to identify the matter and the period to which it relates together with disbursements. Contingency fees are not allowed. Normally, individual law firms agree fees based on an hourly rate.
Where there is a dispute as to the fees charged, a client may pursue two mutually exclusive possibilities (see also above):
- request the lawyer to submit a bill of costs to the Registrar of the Supreme Court for taxation;
- or submit a complaint to the Bar Council who will in an appropriate situation request the lawyer to review the matter.