I have had a dismal year so far. I have paid an architect £6,000 in fees for plans for a job which he estimated would cost me £50,000. The best builder's quote so far has been £158,000 plus VAT.
I pay my accountant a monthly service fee. He has ignored my last two emails (six weeks and two weeks ago).
I recently instructed a lawyer to seek a quote for counsel's opinion on a complex tax planning matter. Counsel misunderstood and gave a full opinion, together with his fee account. The lawyer has requested a £1,400 fee.
I wish they had all been on commission.