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FEES

 

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.
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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.

 

IMMIGRATION:

 

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 (Innovator visa or a Start-up visa) – £8,000        

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.

 

EDUCATION:

 

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

   

MEMBERSHIP:

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:

Platinum

  • 20 hours of legal advice

  • 30% off any additional hours of advice

£6,000*

Gold

  • 10 hours of legal advice

  • 20% off any additional hours of advice

£3,000*

Silver

  • 5 hours of legal advice

  • 10% off any additional hours of advice

£1,500*

*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.

 

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