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When an Attorney draws up fees, irrespective of whether its according to the Magistrate’s Court tariff or High Court tariff, may he charge the firm’s tariff for e-mails “as the Court’s tariffs do not specifically make provision for e-mails”?

~ Belinda Most of our Courts and their Taxing Masters do not draw a distinction between a letter and an e-mail as, in essence, it is the same thing serving the same purpose. If you however have a specific fee agreement with your Client, you may charge the firm’s rate for such e-mails