‘Fixed fee’ payment arrangements for solicitors fees are a popular way to pay solicitors fees because they help provide peace of mind. Fixed fee agreements reduce the risk of relationship fallout between you and the solicitor over fee discrepancies, and most important, allows you as the client to be in control. It is down to the solicitor to warn you if they feel there are unforseen elements outside your agreement with them. There should be no surprises and from the onset you know what you owe.
These solicitor fees will vary from one solicitor to another and will include the costs relating to the entire legal process including VAT, etc, though you should check the small print.