Our Fees

Here at Charles Pieterse Attorneys Inc fair pricing is an important part of our ethos. We want the fees that we charge you as a client to be of great value to you but to also reflect a fair price for our skills and experience – without compromising the quality of service or the respect we have for our staff.

Making you aware of the fees.

We want you to be fully aware of the services we are proposing, the reason why we are proposing it and of the fees that you will pay for those services. We also want you to be aware of when your fees will be due. In the spirit of this please scroll down to view our fee structures.

NOTE:
Accounts are immediately payable and only a 14 day grace period is given for payments to avoid interest and to be entitled to any possible discount, if granted. 

In addition to the charges below a 10% collection commission will be charged on all monies collected from any third party. (This fee is payable regardless of whether it is a collection matter or not and regardless of whether money is received by Charles Pieterse or client itself, after case is handed over to attorney.)
A 10% drawing fee will be added to all specified accounts rendered.

 

Determine which fee structure applies to you

ATTORNEY AND CLIENT TARIFFS – HIGH COURT & COMMERCIAL MATTERS

Items

SNR. Att.

JNR. Att

CAND. Att

Registration and opening file

250.00

250.00

250.00

Consultation – 15 minutes or part thereof

875.00

625.00

200.00

All outgoing letter or correspondence per folio
(100 words)

250.00

150.00

100.00

Attendance & perusal of letters or other documents per folio

125.00

125.00

100.00

Sort, paginate and index of documents or pleadings
(Per 15 minutes or part thereof)

875.00

625.00

200.00

All faxes/emails sent – first folio

-further folio’s

25.00

5.00

25.00

5.00

25.00

5.00

Telephone attendances – outgoing per 5 min – plus direct costs to be added
Incoming per 5 min
Telephone consultations
Per 15 min or part thereof
Whats app attendances (excl voice notes which are to be billed on time spent)

250.00

250.00

875.00

25.00

250.00

250.00

625.00

25.00

250.00

250.00

250.00

25.00

Traveling fees per km
Plus expenses for parking and toll fees

5.50

5.50

5.50

Traveling time – per 15min or part thereof

500.00

350.00

100.00

Service and filing of documents and/or pleadings

n/a

n/a

n/a

Bank fees for payments and/or transfers, plus direct costs
Copies made per folio

150.00

4.00

150.00

4.00

150.00

4.00

Taking of instructions – opposed action proceedings
-opposed applications

3 500.00

3 500.00

2 000.00

2 000.00

750.00

750.00

Taking of instructions – unopposed actions
-unopposed applications

2 000.00

2 000.00

1 000.00

1 000.00

500.00

500.00

Items

SNR. Att

JNR. Att

CAND.Att

Taking of instructions – plea
Taking of instructions – counter claim
Drafting of pleadings per folio
Plus time spent per 15min or part thereof

1 500.00

1 500.00

250.00

875.00

1000.00

1000.00

150.00

625.00

500.00

500.00

150.00

200.00

Draft of counterclaim
Plus time spent per 15min or part thereof

250.00

875.00

150.00

625.00

150.00

200.00

Draft : sworn affidavit  per folio
Plus time spent per 15min or part thereof

150.00

875.00

150.00

600.00

150.00

200.00

Attendance ad jurat (perusal of sworn affidavit)

125.00

125.00

100.00

Draft : pleadings per folio
Plus time spent per 15 min or part thereof

250.00

875.00

150.00

625.00

150.00

200.00

Settlement negotiations – 15min or part thereof

875.00

625.00

200.00

Court attendances (15min or part thereof) with a minimum day fee 
Minimum fee – undefended actions
Minimum fee – postponement on request of client

875.00

5 000.00

3 500.00

625.00

3 500.00

2 500.00

200.00

2 000.00

1 500.00

Minimum fee – postponement on request of opposition
Minimum day fee – actions/trials
Minimum day fee – applications

5 000.00

30 000.00

20 000.00

3 500.00

15 000.00

10 000.00

2 000.00

5 000.00

4 000.00

Waiting time at court (15min or part thereof)

875.00

625.00

200.00

Preparation costs – action proceedings per 15 min
With minimum fee

875.00

7 500.00

625.00

3 500.00

200.00

1 500.00

Preparation costs : applications: per 15 min
With minimum fee

875.00

5 000.00

625.00

3 500.00

200.00

1 500.00

Draft : settlement negotiations: per folio
With minimum fee

250.00

875.00

150.00

625.00

150.00

200.00

 

ATTORNEY AND CLIENT TARRIFS – CIVIL MATTERS IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT

Items

SNR. Att.

JNR. Att

CAND. Att

Registration and opening file

250.00

250.00

250.00

Consultation – 15 minutes or part thereof

750.00

500.00

150.00

All outgoing letter or correspondence per folio
(100 words) plus time spent per 15min

150.00

150.00

150.00

Attendance of letters or other documents per folio

25.00

25.00

25.00

Perusal of all correspondence or letter per folio

125.00

125.00

50.00

All faxes/emails sent – first folio
-further folio’s

35.00

5.00

35.00

5.00

35.00

5.00

Telephone attendances – outgoing per 5 min – plus direct costs to be added

Incoming per 5 min

Telephone consultations
Per 15 min or part thereof

Whatsapp attendances (excl voice notes which are to be billed on time spent)

150.00

150.00

750.00

25.00

150.00

150.00

500.00

25.00

150.00

150.00

150.00

25.00

Traveling fees per km
Plus expenses for parking and toll fees

5.50

5.50

5.50

Traveling time – per 15min or part thereof

500.00

350.00

100.00

Service and filing of documents and/or pleadings

50.00

50.00

50.00

Bank fees for payments and/or transfers, plus direct costs
Copies made per folio

150.00

4.00

150.00

4.00

150.00

4.00

Taking of instructions – opposed action proceedings
-opposed applications

1 750.00

1 750.00

1 000.00

1 000.00

500.00

500.00

Taking of instructions – unopposed actions-unopposed applications

850.00

750.00 

600.00

500.00

350.00

350.00

Additional charge of 10% for civil matters in the regional court.

Items

SNR. Att

JNR. Att

CAND.Att

Taking of instructions – plea

Taking of instructions – counter claim

Drafting of pleadings per folio

Plus time spent per 15min or part thereof

750.00

 

750.00

150.00

 

750.00

500.00

 

500.00

150.00

 

500.00

250.00

 

250.00

 

150.00

Draft of counterclaim

Plus time spent per 15min or part thereof

150.00

 

750.00

150.00

 

500.00

 

150.00

Draft : sworn affidavit  per folio

Plus time spent per 15min or part thereof

 

150.00

 

750.00

 

150.00

 

500.00

 

125.00

 

150.00

Attendance ad jurat (perusal of sworn affidavit)

150.00

150.00

150.00

Draft : pleadings per folio

Plus time spent per 15 min or part thereof

150.00

 

750.00

150.00

 

500.00

 

150.00

Court attendances (15min or part thereof) with a minimum day fee 

Minimum fee – undefended actions

Minimum fee – postponement on request of client

Minimum fee – postponement on request of opposition

Minimum day fee – actions/trials

Minimum day fee – applications

 

750.00

 

3 000.00

 

1 000.00

 

3 000.00

 

25 000.00

 

10 000.00

 

500.00

 

1 750.00

 

750.00

 

1 750.00

 

15 000.00

 

7 500.00

 

150.00

 

1 000.00

 

150.00

 

1 000.00

 

5 000.00

 

3 500.00

Settlement negotiations – 15min or part thereof

750.00

500.00

150.00

Waiting time at court (15min or part thereof)

750.00

500.00

150.00

Preparation costs : applications: per 15 min

With minimum fee

750.00

 

3 500.00

500.00

 

2 500.00

150.00

 

750.00

Preparation costs – action proceedings per 15 min

With minimum fee

750.00

 

5 000.00

500.00

 

4 000.00

150.00

 

2 000.00

ATTORNEY AND CLIENT TARRIFS – CRIMINAL MATTERS IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT

Items

SNR. Att.

JNR. Att

CAND. Att

Registration and opening file

250.00

250.00

250.00

Consultation – 15 minutes or part thereof

750.00

500.00

150.00

All outgoing letter or correspondence per folio (100 words)

150.00

150.00

150.00

Attendance of letters or other documents per folio

25.00

25.00

25.00

Perusal of all correspondence or letter per folio

125.00

125.00

50.00

All faxes/emails sent – first folio

-further folio’s

35.00

5.00

35.00

5.00

35.00

5.00

Telephone attendances – outgoing per 5 min – plus direct costs to be added

Incoming per 5 min

Telephone consultations

Per 15 min or part thereof

Whatsapp attendances (excl voice notes which are to be billed on time spent)

150.00

 

150.00

 

750.00

 

25.00

150.00

 

150.00

 

500.00

 

25.00

150.00

 

150.00

 

150.00

 

25.00

Traveling fees per km

Plus expenses for parking and toll fees

5.50

5.50

5.50

Traveling time – per 15min or part thereof

500.00

350.00

100.00

Copies made per folio

4.00

4.00

4.00

Draft : sworn affidavit  per folio

Plus time spent per 15min or part thereof

150.00

750.00

150.00

500.00

75.00

150.00

Attendance ad jurat (perusal of sworn affidavit)

150.00

150.00

50.00

Draft : pleadings per folio

150.00

150.00

Discussions with witnesses / prosecutors / police per 15 minutes

750.00

500.00

150.00

Items

SNR. Att

JNR. Att

CAND.Att

Court appearances (per 15 minutes or part thereof)

Subject to minimum fees

 

750.00

500.00

150.00

Minimum fee – plead guilty

5 000.00

3 500.00

2 500.00

Minimum fee – postponement at client’s request

2 500.00

2 000.00

750.00

Minimum fee – Withdrawal / removed from the roll

2 500.00

2 000.00

1 250.00

Minimum fee – postponement on request of State

2 500.00

1 500.00

750.00

Minimum fee – Trial day

·          If matter was / I placed on the roll

25 000.00

12 500.00

5 000.00

Waiting time at court

750.00

500.00

100.00

Preparation costs – Trial per 15 min

With minimum fee

750.00

5 000.00

500.00

4 000.00

150.00

2000.00

Representations to Director of Public Prosecutions /

prosecutor

  5 000.00

4 000.00

2 500.00

Draft : settlement agreements: per folio

With minimum fee

750.00

3 500.00

500.00

2 000.00

150.00

1 000.00

Bail applications :

After hours (contested / uncontested)

Office hours (contested) / per day or part thereof

Office hours (uncontested)

10 000.00

10 000.00

5 000.00

5 000.00

5 000.00

3 500.00

3 500.00

3 000.00

1 250.00

Attendance during warning statement / search

Office hours

5 000.00

3 500.00

3 000.00

After hours

10 000.00

5 000.00

3 500.00

FEES MISCELLANEOUS

ITEMS

SNR. Att.

JNR. Att

CAND. Att

File registration and opening

250.00

250.00

250.00

Consultation and / or drafting of agreements not specifically set out below – Per 15 minutes or part thereof

750.00

500.00

150.00

All outgoing letters or correspondence per folio (100 words)

150.00

150.00

150.00

Attendances of correspondence or other items

25.00

25.00

25.00

Perusal all correspondence or letters by folio

125.00

125.00

100.00

Attendances faxes sent – first folio

                                           – further folios

35.00

5.00

35.00

5.00

35.00

5.00

Telephonic attendance – Outgoing per 5 min – plus expense

                                            – Incoming per 5 min

150.00

150.00

150.00

150.00

150.00

150.00

Travel costs per km

5.50

5.50

5.50

Travel time – per 15 minutes or part thereof

500.00

350.00

100.00

Copies per folio

4.00

4.00

4.00

Draft : sworn affidavit  per folio

Plus time spent per 15min or part thereof

150.00

750.00

150.00

500.00

100.00

150.00

Settlement negotiations – 15min or part thereof

750.00

500.00

150.00

Draft : settlement negotiations: – min fee R 250.00 per folio

1 250.00

850.00

500.00

Deed search

375.00

375.00

375.00

Company or Corporation search

450.00

450.00

450.00

Adverts – government or local newspaper – plus expenses

450.00

450.00

450.00

Rental agreement – property        –        Residential from

–           Commercial from

–           Agricultural from

3 500.00

8 500.00

8 500.00

2 500.00

6 500.00

6 500.00

1 500.00

3 500.00

3 500.00

Sale of business – going concern – from – plus direct expenses

12 500.00

8 500.00

5 000.00

Sale of membership interest – from – plus direct expenses

8 500.00

5 000.00

3 500.00

Shares or cooperation agreement – plus direct expenses: from

8 500.00

7 500.00

5 000.00

Establishment of trust – plus direct expenses: fee from

8 500.00

7 500.00

5 000.00

Establishment of company – plus direct expenses

3 500.00

3 500.00

3 500.00

Liquor licenses – new applications – from – plus direct expenses

15 000.00

15 000.00

15 000.00

Transfer of liquor licenses – plus direct expenses

7 500.00

7 500.00

7 500.00

Renewal of liquor licenses

3 500.00

3 500.00

3 500.00

Sale agreement property              –        Residential

–           Commercial

–           Agricultural

3 500.00

12 500.00

12 500.00

2 500.00

8 500.00

8 500.00

2 000.00

5 000.00

5 000.00

Divorce:

Minimum fee – unopposed – without children – Regional Court (from)

Minimum fee – unopposed – with children – Regional Court (from)

Contested Divorce – High Court scale

 

12 500.00

17 500.00

 

       10 000.00

13 750.00

 

 

Antenuptial contract – – plus direct expenses

1 500-00

1 500-00

750-00

Transfer costs payable in advance as per transfer fee tables

 

 

 

Mortgage bond costs payable in advance as per bond fee tables

 

 

 

We have An Urge for Fair Pricing

We are commited to charging fees which are fair to both parties and which are a reflection of our good service. We charge fair fees based on agreed upon conditions, promised quality and applicable and apt timelines so as to ensure that you receive the best service for a fair fee…