To give you an example, a lawyer charges anything from R1500/hour at the lowest end of the scale and well, the sky is the limit at the upper end of the scale.
If you have a high court matter, you will need to use an Advocate, who incidentally cannot work directly with you but need to be appointed by an attorney, so in high court matters you need a lawyer at a minnimum of R1500/hour and an Advocate that charge between R20 000 and R50 000/day.
The important thing to note about legal fees charged by Advocates is that if your attorney reserves the services of an Advocate for a particular day in court, the full day is charged whether he appears for 10 minutes or 8 hours.
It is very easy to see how legal fees can quickly mount up to excessive amounts of money.
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