The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has announced new tariffs to be charged by legal practitioners.
The fees range from RTGS $90 to $1 050 per hour from the least to the most qualified lawyer with effect from this month. The tariffs are for general professional services which include drafting, court attendance, taking instructions and telephone calls and do not cover party and party fees in civil litigation, conveyancing fees, collection commissions and deceased estate administration fees. In a circular to lawyers, the LSZ said legal practitioners. In a circular to lawyers, the LSZ said legal practitioners should charge the prescribed fees.
According to the circular, basic hourly charges vary according to years of experience. Unregistered law graduates whose names are recorded by the Law Society are expected to charge between RTGS $90 to RTGS $180 while those with less than one year experience will charge from RTGS $150 to RTGS$225 and those with two to four years’ experience will charge from RTGS $210 to RTGS $360.