The problem is you can't charge for the lunch hour. I thought that you could and have been doing so from the start with the companies.
Still, a 100% pay rise is pretty good. And the real difference will come from transcripts.
Also, cancellation days. Working for the companies, if a case gets cancelled you just get nothing. But working for the solicitors, you get the full minimum fee.
And the minimum fee is basically the full day. Because minimum fee is 4 hours. The courts sit from 10.00 to 4.00. That's six hours. Then they don't pay for the one hour lunch. So basically five hours is as much as you can realistically work in a day. Sometimes a case will go beyond 4.00 but not that often. It almost never goes beyond 5.00.
So yeah, transcripts and cancellation fees are where the big money will come from. And even at £200 a day instead of £100, that's a big difference.
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