Price Transparency

Conveyancing (residential)

Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP do not pay referral fees or charge hidden extras.

We provide a dedicated fee earner to every property client. On a standard conveyancing transaction our costs will typically be in the region of £750-£1500 plus VAT and disbursements.

Our charges are based on the time spent on the matter but as we specialise in residential property work we are normally able to provide a fixed estimate.

Contact us today to instruct and we will provide you with a fixed estimate tailored to your particular transaction safe in the knowledge we do not pay referral fees and are an independent leading firm committed to providing a first class service.

Probate (uncontested)

Dependant on how involved you wish our private client department to be in the administration of the estate we typically charge between £750.00 - £1,500 plus VAT and disbursements for an application for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration only. If you wish Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP to deal with the whole of the estate administration then, where there is a Will, we normally charge on a time spent basis.

Hourly rates

Lee Hibell – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted October 2006 - £225 + VAT Victoria Messent - Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted January 2016 - £210 + VAT Julia Sood - Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted June 2017 - £190 + VAT

Motoring Offences (summary offences)

We offer an initial consultation which is in the region of £115 plus vat. There are so many offences covered under this heading it would be difficult to specify the cost for each and every case. They also depend whether you are pleading guilty or not guilty. If it’s an exceptional hardship hearing the cost is approximately £900 plus vat depending on the location of the hearing. A trial will depend on whether experts are required to challenge drink driving evidence, or drug driving and we will tell you how much those disbursements are at the start of the case. The cost of a trial will start at £1800 plus vat, but will depend on a number of factors including trial length, complexity and location.

We will always discuss the fees with you at the start of the case.

Hourly rates

Michelle Breindel – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted July 1998 £280 + VAT Emma Grewock - Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted Sept 2009 - £220 + VAT Laura McLeod - Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted June 2011 - £220 + VAT Charlotte Davison - Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted June 2013 - £220 + VAT Serena Berry - Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted February 2009 - £220 + VAT Trainee Solicitors will also assist under the supervision of Michelle Breindel

Employment tribunals (unfair/wrongful dismissal)

Typically the costs on any matter would be in the region of £1,500 plus VAT and costs are charged on a time spent basis. If the matter went to a Final Hearing costs could be in the region of £10,000 plus VAT plus Disbursements

Likely disbursements, and their costs

Counsels Fees – dependant on seniority of Counsel

Key stages and typical timescales of these

**Stages may vary dependant on complexity of case and timeline may vary according to Tribunal availability **

Issue Claim
Response (4 weeks)
Preliminary Hearing for Case Management **if applicable** (approximately 6 months from issue of Claim – all other stages would be delayed should a Preliminary Hearing be listed)
Claimant’s information of remedy seeking (approximately 4 weeks from issue of Claim)
List of Documents (approximately 6 weeks from issue of Claim)
Bundle (approximately 8 weeks from issue of Claim)
Witness Statements (approximately 10 weeks from issue of Claim)
Statement of Issues (approximately 5 months from issue of Claim)
Hearing (approximately 6 months from issue of Claim)

Hourly rates

Polly Plant - Fellow of Institute of Legal Executives – admitted October 1998 - £220 + VAT Ana James-Pittau – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted January 2017 - £170 + VAT Fiona Colwell – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted June 2001 - £270 + VAT

Debt Recovery (up to £100,000)

The range could be between anywhere between £500 - £5,000 + VAT depending on whether pre action steps are taken and result in resolution – it is the case that a carefully drafted letter can result in resolution, however sometimes for the more complex and higher value cases that end up at Court, the upper level of costs could be incurred, however we keep you informed as to the costs position and would aim to achieve the right result for you before costs reach those levels, if at all possible. We set out below indicative costs of the various elements involved.

Likely disbursements, and their costs

Counsel’s Fees – dependant on seniority of Counsel

Expert reports – fees depend on expert and level of reporting required

Key stages and typical timescales of these

**Stages may vary dependant on complexity of case and timeline may vary according to Court service availability **

Pre Action Protocol steps – up to 3 months for letter of claim and letter of response to be dealt with Mediation **

if no resolution pre action**

Issue Claim
Defence (4 weeks)
Reply to Defence (2 weeks)
Directions Questionnaires (4 weeks)
Costs Budgets (6 weeks)
Costs and Case Management Conference (approx. 4 – 6 months after issue of claim)
Disclosure (4 weeks)
Reply to Disclosure (2 weeks)
Expert Reports and discussions (4 weeks)
Witness Statements (4 weeks)
Hearing (approximately 12 – 18 months from issue of Claim depending on court timetable and whether mediation is used)

Hourly Rates

Fiona Colwell - Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted June 2001 - £270 + VAT Ana James-Pittau - Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted January 2017 - £170 + VAT Trainee Solicitors will also assist under the supervision of Fiona Colwell

Licensing applications (business premises)

The costs of applying for a new premises licence or to vary a premises licence can vary depending upon the particular needs of the establishment in question. For that reason, we cannot provide a fixed fee for such work. It will be appreciated that the variety of establishments can differ massively in respect of the type and size of premises, what licensable activities will be taking place, whether it is located in a residential area, whether a large public event and so on. We set out below a range of potential costs but will be able to tailor them more to your specific enquiry once we understand your requirements:

Simple application: £1,500 - £5,000 + VAT and disbursements (based on 5 - 18 hours at £270 + VAT per hour)

Medium complexity: £3,000 - £7, 000 + VAT and disbursements (based on 11 – 25 hours at £270 + VAT per hour)

High complexity: £5,000 - £15,000 + VAT and disbursements (based on 18 – 55 hours at £270 + VAT per hour) – this could include an appeal to the Licensing department with a full hearing.

The prices above cover such matters as:

  • Taking your instructions;
  • Advising you on the promotion of the licensing objectives within your application;
  • Advising on the type of plans required;
  • Completing and submitting the application to the local authority and all other responsible authorities;
  • Making arrangements for the advertising of the application; and
  • Dealing with objections from local residents.

The disbursements involved may include Counsel’s fees for the more complex cases (particularly if there is an appeal process instigated) and also the various Licensing Department fees will be payable and can be found on your local council website, together with the costs of advertising the licence application in the local newspapers.

Hourly rates

Fiona Colwell – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted June 2001 - £270 + VAT Trainee Solicitors will also assist under the supervision of Fiona Colwell

This put our mind to rest

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As mentioned before, me and Natalie are extremely grateful for the work that has been done throughout the process, with me and Natalie being first time buyers we didn't really know anything about how to buy a house, and we thank you all our questions that was answered throughout the process. This put our mind to rest as we progressed through to our completion date.
Matthew & Natalie
Essex
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A good resolution

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I just want to say thank you so much for everything you've done from me and my family over the past few months. It wasn't exactly the easiest of times but you certainly always helped to put my mind at ease and made everything a lot less stressful than it could've been. There was a lot of frustration and injustice but I feel that we have reached a good resolution. So once again, thank you for getting us to this point
BD
Essex
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Focussed

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I could not have wished for better representation during such a traumatic, lengthy divorce, Chris kept focussed on realising the best settlement possible.
Mrs C
Leigh on Sea
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Clear and comprehensive

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On behalf of my wife I received legal advice from Mr Mustak Bari from Paul Robinson LLP Solicitors. The advice received was very clear and comprehensive and it was evident Mr Bari was very knowledgable about the subject matter. I was delighted with the advice received and would highly recommend this firm of solicitors.
Mr J Mosey ACIB
Legal Advice
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very patient with me throughout

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I would just like to take this opportunity to offer a big thankyou once again for your handling of my case(s) yesterday at Colchester Magistrates Court. You were very patient with me throughout and grasped the relevant issues at hand (helpful or not) very well which boosted my confidence in my choice of council to represent me. I am particularly grateful for your efforts in reaching a favourable outcome through the Prosecution and came away with the feeling of having received fair treatment on the day
John M
Essex
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professional approach and attention

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Thank you so very much for your totally professional assistance and help to reach the final agreement. I have very much appreciated your clear advice and prompt replies to any of my concerns or questions. It hasn't been easy to sort through the Separation, but at least your professional approach and attention to my specific issues and concerns has made it more bearable for me personally, and has made the final agreement possible.
Mr S
Paris
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Thanks again for your help with everything

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Thanks again for your help with everything you have made this whole process so much more bearable for me I can't thank you enough.
LM
Essex
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patience and understanding

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I can't tell you how much I have appreciated your patience and understanding in this matter and, should the need arise in the future, you will definitely be first person I come to for advice.
Ms TS
Essex
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valuable advice and help

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Hi Melanie I am absolutely delighted as well as shocked and amazed. It is a great outcome and I must thank you for all your valuable advice and help. I'm truly grateful. It hasn't quite sunk in to be honest! Many thanks again for all your hard work and helping me resolve this matter.
Miss W
Chelmsford
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I couldn’t have done it without you

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Annette Thank you so much in being my legal representative. I couldn’t have done it without you and our whole family are very grateful.
SF
Thorpe Bay
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how fantastic

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Hello Annette I just wanted to let you know that I have just spoken to T. L. about the outcome of his court hearing, and he told me how fantastic you have been all the way through his case, right from the beginning when you gave him free advice at the end of last year. It’s so useful for us to get this feedback as we had initially passed your details on to T as Paul Robinson are on Lawyers’ List. I thought you might like to hear it too! Best wishes,
Grandparents Plus organisation
Norfolk
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first class

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Hello Melanie, I thank you for conducting what I consider to be a first class job on my behalf and wish you every success in the future.
Mr R
Hawkwell
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Kind and very professional

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I found Pauline to be calm, kind and very professional in very trying times. I cannot compliment her enough for the way she dealt with these transactions and can only say that she is a great credit and asset to your Company.
Mr E
Loughton
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Pursuing the matter

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[Ana], many thanks for bringing successful closure to this for me. I very much appreciate your time and effort spent in pursuing the matter and of course I am delighted with the end [result]. I do however hope very much that I do not need to call upon your services again in the future for any similar matter but look forward in working with you again on less ‘painful’ pursuits.
Mr C
Westcliff
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Service to clients are outstanding

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I have used Sophie Cannon on a few occasions and feel her service to her clients are outstanding, very professional and would highly recommend to friends/family. I look forward to do business with Sophie/Paul Robinson shortly.
Mr Robinson
Wickford
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A successful outcome for us

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Words really can't express what it means to the boys and I and our future, and how deeply grateful I am to you for all your support, expertise and for achieving such a successful outcome for us.
Ms W
Westcliff
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I felt at ease with you during such a difficult time

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Annette, thank you so very much for all of your help in getting my children to live with me. You stepped in quite last minute and I felt at ease with you during such a difficult time. You truly are a star. Many Thanks
Miss LB
Essex
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Thanks again for all your help

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Thanks again for all your help. You have been brilliant and an absolute pleasure to work with on the big move!
R Berry
Laindon, Essex
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Professional, approachable and a pleasure to deal with.

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It is very rare that we feel strongly enough to put pen to paper, but we feel obliged to so today. Our business relation with Sophie cannon in two separate occasion has been very professional, we found her approachable person it has ever been our pleasure to deal with. People are often quick to criticise and slow to praise but we feel no amount of praise high enough for Sophie Cannon.
O Ikibirolgu
New Barnet
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Timely, professional and friendly service

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I was very impressed.  Anxious time for me and uncertain of process and outcome.  Hayley Dear’s swiftness, professionalism and availability was most impressive.  
Mr K
Leigh-on-Sea
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A very professional service

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I would like to congratulate the solicitor who represented me in Basildon Magistrates Court November the 18th. A very professional service I received and I was very pleased with the outcome. I would definitely use Paul Robinson solicitors again should I need to do so. Thank you very much and wishing you all the best for the future.
Mr H
Essex
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A no nonsense approach but professional at the same time

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I must say how fantastic and strong you were yesterday a very professional and solid approach you delivered - who knows if you weren’t there what could have happened.  I thank you so much I really mean that . You had fire in your blood Laura, a no nonsense approach but professional at the same time, I was proud to have you supporting me. I’m trying to start life again today with a positive attitude as yours is.  It must be rewarding knowing you helped someone, who had no hope, no vision of the future, to turn it around for them as you have for me . Thank you so much I mean that.
Mr S
Essex
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Fastest solicitors I have ever used

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Thanks again for your help you have been the fastest solicitors I have ever used. I will use you again in the future for anything I need! 
MB
Southend
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We'll be sure to recommend you guys and if we move we'll be back for sure

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Thank you so much for being Awesome and helpful throughout the whole process. So happy we got there. We'll be sure to recommend you guys and if we move we'll be back for sure.
Mr & Mrs James
Benfleet
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We feel no amount of praise high enough

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It is very rare that we feel strongly enough to put pen to paper, but we feel obliged to so today. Our business relation with Sophie Cannon in two separate occasion has been very professional, we found her approachable person it has ever been our pleasure to deal with. People are often quick to criticise and slow to praise but we feel no amount of praise high enough for Sophie Cannon.
Ossie Ikibiroglu
Remortgage in Bangor
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You have been the best legal team I have ever had on a house transaction

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Thanks so much for your hard work and attention to detail on both the sale and purchase on my behalf. Without any doubt, you have been the best legal team I have ever had on a house transaction-keep it up! I will not hesitate to pass on your details to anyone who needs such services- lucky you!- and I won't even charge commission...
Mr Millgate
Cambridge
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I would be only too welcome to recommend him to all my clients and friends.

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Thank Chris for me as I am so very pleased with the outcome of my son Johnathons case I would be only too welcome to recommend him to all my clients and friends.
Janet Harris
Accountant
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On the ball

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Hi Natalie. This is just a note to say what a fantastic job you did for our conveyancing. Professional, efficient  and generally an amazing service.. We are really grateful for everything you have done and can't thank you enough for being so professional and "on the ball" throughout the whole process.
G Tungatt
Braintree
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An asset to their team

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Hi Natalie May I take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for all your hard work and dealing with this efficiently. You're a fantastic professional and I hope Paul Robinson realise that they have an asset to their team. I know it's a small transfer of ownership but I am really impressed with the way that this has been handled and that is credit to you.
OS
London
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The best solicitors we have used!

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Francesca, Just wanted to say, you have been absolutely brilliant, especially with the short time scale.......the best solicitors we have used!
Emma And Matt
Leigh on Sea
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Annette will go that extra mile to help

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Annette Lowen was like a breath of fresh air during a very difficult and emotional time. It was such a relief and weight off my shoulders to find her. You always feel confident that she has fully listened to you and understood what you are thinking and feeling. Her ability to document and subsequently recall the required detail, both quickly and accurately, is second to none.  I once likened her to a nuclear bomb! Overall, I have always found, and appreciated the fact, that Annette will go that extra mile to help.
Mr D
Leigh on Sea
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You've been by far the best solicitor I've ever worked with!

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“Thank you Samantha and again to you Natalie!!! You've been by far the best solicitor I've ever worked with!” I was impressed from start to finish and being based in the U.S. before entering into this process I was concerned it’d be difficult keeping up to date with proceedings with the added pressure of dealing with a government 2nd charge on the property. Natalie you were excellent and on the ball from day one, kept me in the loop for each and every stage, helped ease the time zone and communication challenges and was hugely important for the sale of this property going smoothly and keeping us calm! I cannot thank you enough, a true professional who made this experience seamless. Thank you Natalie!!!!!
Testimonial from Rikki Wood
US
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Prompt and Concise Response

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Thank you for your prompt and concise response. That certainly makes things very clear and straight forward. Overall thank you for all your help and advice……. Should I need a solicitor in the future I will be sure to call your firm
Mr K
Basildon
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Professional and Diligent

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Annette Lowen represented my family case with the highest respect and integrity. Working alongside myself to reach the best possible long term goal. Extremely diligent and professional with much compassion. I highly recommend her expertise.
Lisa A
Essex
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Highly recommended

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I appreciate your professionalism and kindness, and would truly recommend you to family and friends if they ever needed your services. Many Thanks!
Miss H
Southend on Sea
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Easy Move

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I have recommended you to anyone that will listen. You are making a fairly stressful procedure a lot easier, it is greatly appreciated. I know I am paying for it at the end of the day, but the levels of service I receive from yourself and your team are always excellent. 
Client
Westcliff on Sea
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Fantastic Service

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We received the highest standard of service. Throughout the process, Andrew and the Team were so helpful and reliable. Would recommend the Company to anyone.
E.Babb
Westcliff on Sea
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Timely & vital advice

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Thank you for all the work you and your staff in the office have done and the support… you have always been very professional, prompt and efficient in dealing with and explaining any request I had. Your patience and tenacity helped keep this out of court at a time when it seemed to be heading in that direction.
D. Eagle
Accountant, Middx
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Understood perfectly

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Annette Lowen represented my family case with the highest respect and integrity. Working alongside myself to reach the best possible long term goal. Extremely diligent and professional with much compassion.  I highly recommend her expertise.
Client
Southend on sea
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Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP. Highly professional and going the extra mile.

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