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If the letter of engagement has the hourly rate that would explain this charge out rate. But if the intention of the settlement was to pay all your legal costs, but they forgot to add these then you should ask why it was not included and that they didnt explain there would be further charges. The lawyer must have a complaints process in the firm, and so first you should make it clear you thought all costs were covered. You can also complain to the Law Society about the charges if you dont get an explanation, and say you thought all costs were covered