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Fees Guide

Our service Our Estimated/ Average Fees and Disbursement Costs estimate (VAT @ 20% on all our fees, where applicable)
Debt Recovery Subject to assesment of the case. Costs start from £200 to £400 per hour. Subject to case merits conditional and unconditional fee share from the recovery.
Divorce- We offer a fixed fee for divorce itself, financial relief and children contact/custody matters are dealt with at our hourly rate Starting from £1200 plus VAT (for uncontested divorce) plus Court Fee (currently £550)
Drafting of employment agreements - examination of existing agreements and advising Starting from £300 and £500 plus VAT
Drafting of tenancy agreements - verifying existing agreements and advising Between £300 and £500 plus VAT
Landlord and Tenant (residential): For landlord: straightforward obtaining of possession. Proceedings not defended £1,750 plus VAT and Court Fees
Single Will £350 plus VAT
Mirror Wills £650 plus VAT
Will with a life interest (single) £550 plus VAT
Wills with a life interest (mirror) £750 plus VAT

Depending on your personal circumstances and instructions, the following additional fees may be added to our fees:

Our service Costs estimate, on average, (excluding VAT)
Home/ Hospital visit (depending on distance) £100 – £250 plus VAT
Expedited Service (depending on urgency) £100 – £250 plus VAT
Residential conveyancing Sale £675 plus VAT
Residential conveyancing Purchase without mortgage £795 plus VAT
Commercial leases- Subject to assesment. Starts from £1200 up to £5000 plus VAT

Please note that in the case of probate, work involving (but not limited to) the following, are not included in our fixed fee structure:

  • Sale of property
  • Missing original Will
  • Missing beneficiaries
  • Overseas assets
  • Deed of Variation or any other form of estate planning.
  • Creating a Trust out of the Will and registering the same with HMRC.
  • All work of a contentious nature.

Please note that in the case of our fixed fee debt recovery service, the fixed fee is only applicable in undefended actions. If your debt claim becomes defended at any point, then we reserve the right to charge the applicable hourly rate set out in our retainer letter to you. Further, the court fee, dependent on the amount of your claim, is between £TBA and £TBA, and, interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding resulting in a higher fee. Furthermore, if the judgment is obtained but not paid, further action will be required to enforce payment. We will discuss with you separately, any third-party fees (e.g. court, enforcement officers, etc.) for enforcement. Please note that we reserve the right to charge an additional fee if we are required to arrange for third party enforcement.

Immigration Services Fee Guide

Our service Costs estimate, on average( excluding VAT at 20%, disbursements if any, and Home Office Fees)
*Our fees are based on the scope/ complexity of the work and the experience of the case worker involved.
Applications based on Children Starts from £1250.00 (plus VAT if applicable) ; plus £400 - £500 per every additional applicant. Separately payables are the home office fees currently £1033 and immigration health surcharge (IHS) £624 per year per applicant. Likely time scale in receiving decision is 6 months.
Applications based on Spouse Starts Starts from £1500.00 (plus VAT if applicable) ; plus £400 - £500 per additional applicant. Separately payables are the home office fees currently £1033 and Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) £624 per year per applicant. Likely time scale in receiving decision is 6 months
Applications based on Human Rights Starts Starts from £1500.00(plus VAT if applicable) ; plus £400 - £500 per additional applicant. Separately payables are the home office fees currently £1033 and Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) £624 per year per applicant. Likely time scale in receiving decision is 6 months
EEA Applications (Registration Certificate, Residence Card, EU Setllement Scheme) Starts from £1000.00 (plus VAT if applicable) ; plus £400 - £500 per additional applicant. These applications normally do not involve payment to the Home Office or IHS. The likely time scale in receiving decision is 6 months.
Entry Clearance Applications and In-country extension of Leave to Remain/ Visa applications (as Student, Graduate, Skilled Worker, Visitor and Dependant spouse/ child etc.) Starts from £1000.00 (plus VAT if applicable) ; plus £400 - £500 per additional applicant. Separately payables are the home office fees (variable depending on the category of application) and Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) £624 or £470 (for students) per year per applicant. IHS is not payable for Visit Visa applications. Likely time scale in receiving decision is 2-3 months.
Entrepreneur visa (Tier 1 Applications for Extension only) Starts from £3000.00 (plus VAT) plus £400 - £500 per additional applicant. Separately payables are the home office fees currently £1277 and immigration health surcharge (IHS) £624 per year per applicant. Likely time scale of receiving decision is 3 to 6 months.
Immigration Tribunal Bail Applications Starts from £500.00 plus VAT if applicable. Separately payable is the barrister fees for hearing (normally £500 plus VAT if applicable). The decision is given by the Tribunal judge at the hearing. Normally, time frame of the bail process is up to one month.
Cancellations of Removal Directions/Injunctions and Judicial reviews challenging detention/ Removal and Refusal decision when there is no right of statutory appeal or alternative remedy available. Normally dealt with on discounted conditional fee (no win, pay less) arrangements. The discounted fees range from £2000 to £5000 (plus VAT if applicable) depending on the complexity and scope of work. In case of a win, our standard fees (starting from £165 per hour (for solicitors with less than 4 years of experience) to £300 per hour (for solicitors with more than 8 years of experience)) are chargeable to the client as per our Conditional Fee Agreement. Average costs (based on our standard hourly charges) of a judicial review application up to the decision on papers is £8000 whereas up to the oral permission hearing is £15000 (plus VAT if applicable). In case of a win, our fees and disbursements (court fees and barrister fee) may be recoverable from the Opponents. The likely timeframe of the conclusion of the proceedings is variable (normally up to 6 months).
Appeals Starts from £1500.00 plus VAT if applicable. Separately payable is £140 court fee per Appellant and the barrister fees for hearing (normally £750.00 to £1200.00 depending on the experience and profile of a barrister). Appeals are concluded normally within one year.
Administrative Reviews From £750.00 to £1500.00 depending on the nature and complexity of matter. In addition, there may be Home Office fees of £80 for admin review. The likely timeframe of decision is 2 – 3 months.
ILR Applications Starts from £ 1250.00 plus VAT. Any additional applicant is plus £400 - £500+ VAT. ***Separately payables are the home office fees (£2384 per applicant but is not chargeable on applications based on medical grounds and from refugees.*** Immigration health surcharge (IHS) is not chargeable on this category. Likely time scale in receiving decision is up to 6 months.
Naturalization for British Citizenship including application for first UK Passport Starts from £825.00 plus vat per applicant. Separately payables are the home office fees (£1330 (adult) and £1012 (Child)). Immigration health surcharge (IHS) is not chargeable on this category. Likely time scale in receiving decision is up to 6 months.

Policy related to our legal charges- general guide

The charges for our services depends upon the below mentioned factors:

    1. The degree of urgency in your case or transaction;
    2. The complexity of your case or transaction;
    3. The importance of your case or transaction;
    4. The amount of any money involved in your case or transaction;
    5. The skill and experience of the solicitor dealing with your case; and
    6. The means and basis of funding of our fees in your case.

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    Following are the basis upon which instructions are accepted by us:

    1. Agreed Fees:
      We, at the time of accepting instructions, agree to charge a fixed amount. You will not be likely to pay more than the agreed figure unless the matter is oddly prolonged in some exceptional cases. Nevertheless you will never be caught by surprise and in the highly unlikely situation that costs rises, you will be informed promptly
    2. Hourly Rate:
      Our standard hourly charge starts from £165 per hour (for solicitors with less than 4 years of experience) to £400 per hour (for solicitors with more than 8 years of experience).
      The Hourly rate of charging is purely depending on the level of expertise of a solicitor/ Barrister engaged and the complexity of work.
    3. Conditional Fee (No Win No Fee, or Pay less):
      Conditional fee agreements (‘CFAs’) are used in matters where the level of the fee depends upon a particular event, usually winning the case. A CFA is a type of contingency fee that is permitted for contentious business, providing it meets the requirements contained in 1990 (CLSA) (as amended by section 27 of the Access to Justice Act 1999 (AJA). This type of fees is very common with road traffic accidents, personal injury and immigration litigation such as judicial reviews and appeals in the Court of Appeal/Supreme Court.
    4. Damages Based Agreement:
      We also use damages-based fees depending on the nature of the case as well as the scope of risk to our fees we sharing in the case. Our damages-based fees normally range from 20% to 35% of the damages/settlement sum recovered by the client. It is only payable in the event of the client recovering any sort of financial benefit or like, from the claim. This type of fees is very common with employment and (family) financial settlement related claims.

In the case of residential conveyancing, fees and disbursements can vary dependent on factors such as the property's value, leasehold transactions, whether or not there is a mortgage, etc. Such variations can result in charges that are significantly more than the amounts given below.
Furthermore, some disbursements, e.g., notice(s) and searches fees, are set by third parties, such as freeholders, management companies, local authorities, etc., over whom we have no control.


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To download an example form of Quotation for Residential Purchase please click here.