Lawyers Significantly Hike Fees

The Law Society of Zimbabwe has announced new legal fees to be charged for legal services. The new charges according to a statement by Law Society will be as follows:

Unregistered law graduates whose names are recorded by the Law Society are expected to charge $900 while those with less than one-year experience will charge $1 800

Those who have been in the practice for five to nine years will be charging $2 250 while those with 10–14 years experience will charge $3 150.

Legal practitioners with 15 to 19 years of experience will be expected to charge $4 050 while those with 20 to 29 years will be charging $4 650. Those with over 30 years’ experience will charge $5 250.”

Other services like agreement of sale for a residential property or farm will cost $7 500 or one percent of the selling price, whichever is the greater while agreement of sale for a business or shares will cost $12 000 or 2 percent of the selling price, whichever is the greater

Uncontested divorce with or without consent paper, with minimal negotiations and including appearance in Court, where necessary, will now cost plaintiff ZWL$18 000 and defendant ZWL$12 000

More: The Chronicle

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