As part of our regulatory duties, we are required to publish certain information about our fees, which you will find below.
These fees are estimations based on the average case/application. However, it should be noted that every case is different and accordingly we encourage you to get an individual quote for “your” case. Moreover, unless otherwise stated (here or in the “Expertise” section) or agreed, we will charge on a time-spent basis based on our set hourly rates.
Moreover, it should be noted that the estimated fees below do not include “disbursements”, which are fees due to third parties so that we can progress your matter (for example, court fees, surveyor’s fees, medical, record fees). The details of any disbursements that may need to be incurred can be obtained from us on request and are in any event will be outlined in our client-care letter. You may also wish to check our areas of expertise, which includes further information on our fees and potential disbursements that need to be incurred, along with details of the common funding arrangements in certain matters – for example, “No-win, No-fee” agreements or conditional-fee agreements in personal-injury matters. You will also find fee estimations for the average matter in these sections.
Our hourly rates for fee earners by grade are as follows:
Grade A: 8 years of experience plus or partners – £400 an hour
Grade B: between 4 years and 8 years of experience – £320 an hour
Grade C: between 2 years and 4 years of experience – £270 an hour
Grade D: up to 2 years of experience- £220 an hour
Please note that the government has issued proposals to increase fees in the future. Accordingly, our fees may change and will in any event be subject to periodical review.
What is more, we reserve the right to increase our rate and charge you an additional fee because of certain factors that arise during the course of your matter. The following factors are likely to increase the cost of your matter:
- not having all of the paperwork available or having missing or incorrect information that needs investigation and correction.
- third parties not responding to our communications promptly.
- dealing with unusual or complex assets or items (for example fine art, timeshares, shares in private companies, etc.)
- changing of instructions by you after we have already completed work.
WILLS & PROBATE:
Draft Will (basic will. Quotations for more complex wills are also available.) – £1,200
Probate or administration application – *£2,000.00 and £2,500 plus VAT
*These fees are for a standard application for probate or administration in England and Wales where:
- there is no more than one property in the sole name of the deceased
- there are no more than three bank accounts
- there are no debts (other than utility bills)
- there is a valid will appointing executors
- there is a single beneficiary
- there are no complications
Fees for more complex matters will need to be agreed upon with your legal representative.
Initial consultation of one hour, plus advice and consideration of paperwork (60 mins) – £320
Short-term visas (Visit type) – e.g. tourist (general), business, student visitor – £1,500
Short-term visas (Visit type): Parents of a child at school in the UK – £1,500
EEA settled- or pre-settled status registration – £500
TIER 1 Investor – £10,000
TIER 1 Entrepreneur Visa (extension – old system) – £8,000
TIER 2 (all) – £2,500
TIER 4 (General) Student – £2,000
TIER 4 (Child) Student – £2,000
TIER 5 – all visas – £2,000
Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa – £3,000
Spouse/Civil Partner visa – £2,500
Adult Dependant Relative Applications – £5,000 – £10,000
Switching into a spouse/Civil partner visa – £2,000
Extension of stay as a spouse/partner – £2,000
Application for any visa type in case of previous refusal and in other complicated cases – Charges will be on an hourly rate basis
Applications for Tier 2, 4 & 5 Licences – £5,000
Document reviews e.g. applications for travel documents – £300
Inbound visits –e.g. to detention centres, clients’ homes – Charges will be on an hourly rate basis
Appeals (inc. submission of the appeal) – £3,000+
Tribunal hearings – £2,000 – £5,000
Administrative review – £1,000
Judicial Review (excluding hearing) – £5,000 – £10,000
Indefinite Leave to Remain (‘ILR’) applications – £2,500
Naturalisation – £2,500-£5,000*
*Depending on whether this is a straightforward application, subject access requests need to be made, detailed submissions addressing reasons for refusal need to be addressed, etc.
Initial Consultation – £320
Letter or Email – £100
Extenuating Circumstances application – £1,500
University/College Appeal – £2000
University/College Hearing – £1500 – £2500
School/College/University application – £1000 – £2000
University/College/School complaint – £1000 – £2000
LEGALISATION OF DOCUMENTS:
Verifying documents by a solicitor:
Standard: £50 plus VAT per document
Express: £100 plus VAT per document
Verification of a document by a solicitor and apostilisation:
Standard (up to 10 working days): £80 plus VAT per document plus postage £5.
Express (same day): £150 plus VAT per document plus postage £5
Verification by a public notary:
£250 per document
COMPANY AND COMMERCIAL:
Work undertaken is generally on an hourly rate basis.
Setting up of a company – £2,500
Opening a bank account: – £2,500
Yearly fee for managing a company and complying with legal requirements – £3,500
We are always looking for new ways to meet our customers’ needs, and our membership service is our latest innovation.
As a member, you will get a set number of hours a year of free legal advice and a discount on any extra hours of advice you need. Further, you will have 24-hour access to our dedicated legal team who will be on hand to help you with whatever problem you have.
How does it work?
There are three types of membership:
*The cost is exclusive of VAT.
Why become a member?
- If you need to get legal advice regularly, you will make large savings on fees.
- The hours of service will be tailored to your specific needs. For example, if you are a landlord, you may need advice on your rights and responsibilities, a tenancy agreement drafted or eviction proceedings brought against a tenant.
Our membership service is ideal for businesses of all types, whether you are a small family business or a large company.
How do I become a member?
You should contact us by completing the form below. A member of our dedicated team will then call you to discuss your needs. Once you are a member, we will issue you with a membership card. Your membership will last for 12 calendar months from the date of purchase, after which it will need to be renewed.