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Wills

£150 + VAT + Disbursements

*If the Will is not a simple, standard, Will, additional work will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here). If these rates are to be applied, you will be advised of this at our initial meeting, or when it becomes evident to me that they will need to be applied.

Disbursements

  1. Office copy entries - £3.00 (no VAT)

  2. If needed Electronic Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

  3. If a home visit is required we may charge a fee of seventy five pounds (£75.00) per visit, plus Vat.

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Wills

 

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Financial & Property

 

£300 + VAT each (+Registration fee £82)

Health & Welfare (LPA)

£300 + VAT each (+Registration fee £82)

 

 

Disbursements

  1. Office copy entries - £3.00 (no VAT)

  2. If needed Electronic Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

  3. If a home visit is required we may charge a fee of seventy five pounds (£75.00) per visit, plus Vat.

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

LPA

Family Matters

Family
Divorce

Divorce

The Solicitor representing you may agree a fixed fee with you in relation to a non-contested Divorce. The fixed fee agreed would be exclusive of VAT.  Any negotiations for a Financial Settlement would fall outside any fixed fee.

 

Please see the table below for an indication of our fixed fees

 

Divorce Petitioner Non-contested        -  £600 + VAT

Divorce Respondent Non-contested    -  £500 +VAT

Divorce- Contested                              -  To be discussed with fee earner

Financial matters                                  -  To be discussed with fee earner

 

A charge for all work undertaken in relation to this matter will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).

 

Disbursements

  1. If needed Electronic Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

  2. TT Fee - £30.00, plus VAT

  3. Barristers fee – dependant on the barristers level of experience. All fees will attract VAT – this will be discussed with you if the need for a barrister arises.

  4. Court fee – £550.00 – (no VAT) – if any other court fees are required they will be discussed with you at the time, prior to being incurred. These again will carry no VAT. This fee may be waived in full, or part, depending on your personal financial circumstance.

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Separation

The Solicitor representing you may agree a fixed fee with you in relation to a simple Settlement Agreement (no negotiations). The fixed fee agreed will be exclusive of VAT.  Any Negotiations for Financial Settlements shall fall outside any fixed fee.

Please see the table below for an indication of our fixed fees

 

Settlement Agreement - Applicant - Non-contested     - £600 + VAT

Settlement Agreement - Respondent - Non-contested - £500 +VAT

Settlement Agreement - Contested  - To be discussed with fee earner

Financial matters - To be discussed with fee earner

A charge for all work undertaken in relation to this matter will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).

Disbursements

  1. If needed Electronic Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

  2. TT Fee - £30.00, plus VAT

  3. Barristers fee – dependant on the barristers level of experience. All fees will attract VAT – this will be discussed with you if the need for a barrister arises.

  4. Court fee – to be discussed if necessary– (no VAT) Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Separation

Financial Settlements

A charge for all work undertaken in relation to this matter will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).

Disbursements

  1. If needed Electronic Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

  2. TT Fee - £30.00, plus VAT

  3. Barristers fee – dependant on the barristers level of experience. All fees will attract VAT – this will be discussed with you if the need for a barrister arises.

  4. Court fee – to be discussed if necessary– (no VAT) Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Financial Settlements

Private Child Arrangements

A charge for all work undertaken in relation to this matter will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).

Disbursements

  1. If needed Electronic Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

  2. TT Fee - £30.00, plus VAT

  3. Barristers fee – dependant on the barristers level of experience. All fees will attract VAT – this will be discussed with you if the need for a barrister arises.

  4. Court fee – to be discussed if necessary– (no VAT) Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Private Child Matters

Care Proceedings

All work in relation Care Proceedings are Legally Aided so there will be no charge to you as the client.

 

Disbursements

​Not applicable

Care Proceedings

Domestic Violence

All work in relation to domestic violence is charged as follows. The Solicitor representing you may agree a fixed fee with you in relation to a simple Application, or defence of the same (no negotiations). The fixed fee agreed will be exclusive of VAT.

A charge for all work undertaken in relation to this matter will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).

  1. If needed Electronic Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

  2. Barristers fee – dependant on the barristers level of experience. All fees will attract VAT – this will be discussed with you if the need for a barrister arises.

  3. Court fee – to be discussed if necessary– (no VAT) Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred

Domestic Violence

Post Nuptial Agreements, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Cohabitation Contracts

The Solicitor representing will agree a fixed fee with you in relation to a simple Agreement The fixed fee agreed will be exclusive of

VAT. 

 

Please see below for an indication of our fixed fees in relation to these matters

 

  • Pre-Nuptial Agreement - Three Hundred Pounds (£300.00) plus VAT of Sixty Pounds (£60.00) totalling Three Hundred and Sixty Pounds (£360.00)

  • Post Nuptial Agreement - Three Hundred Pounds (£300.00) plus VAT of Sixty Pounds (£60.00) totalling Three Hundred and Sixty Pounds (£360.00)

  • Co habitation  Agreement - Three Hundred Pounds (£300.00) plus VAT of Sixty Pounds (£60.00) totalling Three Hundred and Sixty Pounds (£360.00)

If the matters are complicated the Fee Earner dealing with the matter will advise you that they fall outside the above fees and the work will be charged in line with the following.

A charge for all work undertaken in relation to this matter will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).

  1. If needed Electronic Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

  2. TT Fee - £30.00, plus VAT

Nuptial Agreements

Probate

 

The fees charged in respect of the administration of the Estates are fairly standard and are based on The Law Society Guidelines.

The administration fees will fall into two categories

1. A charge for all work undertaken in relation to this matter will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).

Probate Averages

  • No IHT- £1,000- £2,500 + VAT

  • IHT low value Estate £2,500-£7,500

  • IHT Medium value Estate £7,500- £15,000

  • High value Estate £15,000 – £100,000

The fees charged in respect of the administration of the Estates are fairly standard and are based on The Law Society Guidelines.

The administration fees will fall into two categories

  1. A charge for all work undertaken in relation to this matter. Our hourly rates are.

 

  2.  A percentage fee in relation to the value of the Estate (only applicable on estates with a gross value in excess of £750,000.00)

 

   a) 0.75%, plus VAT, of the value of any property within the Estate

   b)  1.5%, plus VAT, charge on the gross value of the remaining assets.

 

If this firm acts as the Executors in the Estate the following percentage fees may be charged in substitution of the charges detailed in paragraph 2 above (to be discussed prior to accepting instructions),

   a)  2 %, plus VAT, of the gross value of all assets held within the Estate

   b)  1%, plus VAT, of the gross value of all the assets held within the Estate should this firm act as executor/s.

 

It is not possible to provide an accurate estimate as to costs at this point, but the cost of probate will usually fall within the range of 3% - 5% of the gross value of the Estate. If this estimate turns out to be inaccurate, we will provide you with an update at the point our cost exceed these figures.

 

Disbursements

  1. Probate fee - £273.00 (no VAT)

  2. Copies of Grant of Probate £1.50 each (no VAT)

  3. Office copy entries

  4. Certainty Will Search - £108 (no VAT)

  5. Gazette Notice - approximately £400.00 (no VAT)

  6. Identification of Executors and Beneficiaries - £10.00, plus VAT

  7. TT Fee - £30.00, plus VAT

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Probate

Conveyancing

Most Residential Conveyancing transactions are undertaken on a Fixed Fee* basis and details of our standard fixed fees are set out below;

Sale (Freehold)

Under £200,000            - £945.00**

£200,001 - £350,000     - £1,095.00**

£350,001 - £500,000     - £1,245.00**

£500,001 - £750,000     - £1,495.00**

£750,001 - £1,000,000  - £1,895.00**

Purchase (Freehold)

Under £200,000            - £995.00**

£200,001 - £350,000     - £1,145.00**

£350,001 - £500,000     - £1,295.00**

£500,001 - £750,000     - £1,545.00**

£750,001 - £1,000,000  - £1,945.00**

Sale (Leasehold)

Under £200,000            - £1,245.00**

£200,001 - £350,000     - £1,395.00**

£350,001 - £500,000     - £1,545.00**

£500,001 - £750,000     - £1,795.00**

£750,001 - £1,000,000  - £2,295.00**

Purchase (Leasehold)

Under £200,000            - £1,295.00**

£200,001 - £350,000     - £1,445.00**

£350,001 - £500,000     - £1,595.00**

£500,001 - £750,000     - £1,845.00**

£750,001 - £1,000,000  - £2,245.00**

*These fees could increase if the complexity of the matter turns out to be above the standard conveyancing procedure.  We will discuss, if relevant, any increase in fee with you prior to undertaking additional work. Additional work will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).

**

  • All the above fees are exclusive of Vat - Vat will be added at 20% of the fee

  • There is an additional fee of £395.00 charged on all New Build Purchases

  • There is an additional fee of £395.00 added on Transfers of Part. 

     

Disbursements

Office copy entries - £3.90 each. Approx 3 per transaction.

Client on boarding - including Identification procedure and AML procedure - Estimated £20 per party 

Telegraphic Transfer fee - £30.00, plus VAT

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred. However, below are a list of the more common disbursements that arise on a purchase:

Where a mortgage is required, the majority of mortgage companies require us to carry out a Local Authority Search, Drainage/Water search, Environmental Searched and Chancel Check. If there is no mortgage the buyer has the right to not carry out searches, however we highly advise that searches are carried out.

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  1. Local Authority Search - Cost Approx. £185.00.

  2. Drainage and Water Search - Cost Approx. £87.00.​

  3. ​Environmental Search  - Cost Approx. £54.00.

  4. Chancel Search  - Cost Approx. £28.00

  5. ​Bankruptcy Search - Cost £2.90 (per name). 

  6. OS1 Search - Cost £3.90.

  7. AP1 Electronic Submission Fee - Cost £4.80.

  8. SDLT (England Only) Electronic Submission Fee £4.80.

Land Registry Fee:  This will be given when we have all the relevant information. For further information you can visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

Click here for more information regarding Searches

 

There are also additional fees should you be using either of the below.

  • * Help to Buy ISA fee £50 + VAT

  • * Help to Buy Mortgage fee £250 + VAT

Should the transaction fail to proceed to completion, then we will charge a proportion of the above fee, as a minimum. We will also add VAT and any disbursements we have paid out on your behalf. Please see as follows:

 

STAGE TRANSACTION HAS REACHED:

   1. 25% of the fee quoted where we have received and considered the draft papers from the Seller’s solicitors or read the Estate Agents Particulars for the Property.

  2. 50% of the fee quoted where we have received answers to our preliminary enquiries and received additional search results and any mortgage instructions, if applicable.

  3. 75% of the fee quoted where we have advised you on the terms of the purchase and are in a position to proceed to exchange.

Transfer and Remortgages

The fee for a standard transfer or remortgage is £650.00 plus VAT + Disbursements.

First Registrations

The fee for a standard First Registration is £500 + VAT + Disbursements.

Conveyancing

Commercial and Agricultural Conveyancing

Agricultural + Commercial standard charge 0.75% of value- this can be discussed with fee earner.

Disbursements

Office copy entries - £3.90 each.

Identification of client- £10.00, plus VAT

Anti-Money Laundering Search - £10.00, plus VAT

Telegraphic Transfer fee - £30.00, plus VAT

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred. However, below are a list of the more common disbursements that arise on a purchase:

As these are commercial searches they vary greatly depeneding on the price and complexity of the property being searched. An estimate for commercial searches is between £800 and £1,500.​

  1. Local Authority Search

  2. Drainage and Water Search  

  3. ​Environmental Search 

  4. Chancel Search 

  5. ​Bankruptcy Search - Cost £2.90 (per name). 

  6. OS1 Search - Cost £3.90.

  7. AP1 Submission Fee 

Land Registry Fee:  This will be given when we have all the relevant information. For further information you can visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

​Should the transaction fail to proceed to completion, then we will charge a proportion of the above fee, as a minimum. We will also add VAT and any disbursements we have paid out on your behalf. Please see as follows:

STAGE TRANSACTION HAS REACHED:

  1. 25% of the fee quoted where we have received and considered the draft papers from the Seller’s solicitors or read the Estate Agents Particulars for the Property.​

  2. 50% of the fee quoted where we have received answers to our preliminary enquiries and received additional search results and any mortgage instructions, if applicable.​

  3. 75% of the fee quoted where we have advised you on the terms of the purchase and are in a position to proceed to exchange.

Commercial Conveyancing
Agricultural Conveyancing

​Magistrate Court

Legal Aid

You may qualify for Legal Aid. If you representation will either be completely free to you, or you will be expected to make a contribution to the Legal Aid Agency for your representation.

Please click the logo see the Legal Aid section on our website for full details.

Privately funded representation

The fee earner in question will discuss the matter with you and it may be that he will agree a fixed fee with you for the work undertaken. All Fixed Fee agreements will be exclusive of VAT.

Contained below is an indication of the fees charged for Magistrate Court work

  • Bail Hearing - £500 + VAT

  • Guilty Plea - £500 + VAT

  • Case Management/ First Appearance - £500 + VAT

  • Allocation Hearing - £500 + VAT

  • Trial- £1000 - £1500 + VAT (Trials over 1 day £1000 extra per extra day)

  • Case preparation and out of court work charged at hourly rate.

If a fixed fee is not agreed, or is not deemed appropriate the following will apply

  1. Work will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here) by a fully qualified Solicitor. 

 

Disbursements

  1. Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

  2. Travel - £0.45 a mile, plus VAT

  3. Barristers fee – dependant on the barristers level of experience. All fees will attract VAT – this will be discussed with you if the need for a barrister arises.

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Magistrates

​Motoring Offences

More serious offences are covered by Legal Aid.

Please click the logo see the Legal Aid section on our website for full details.

For non-legal aided maters the typical fee would be: 

Guilty plea: £300 + VAT + Travel


Guilty plea with travel and exceptional hardship: £500 + VAT

Trial- £1000 - £1500 + VAT (Trials over 1 day £1000 extra per extra day)

 

Matters transferred to Crown Court: Hourly Rate + VAT 

Disbursements 

Experts fees that may be required in some cases.

a. In cases Drink driving / Drug driving cases an experts report may be required - Estimated £150 plus VAT

b. In some cases a Medical Report may be required - Estimated - £400/£500 plus VAT.

Not included

Travel expenses 45p a mile.

Motoring
Employment

Employment Matters

Employment cases can be dealt with on a contingency basis to be set against against any financial award made by Tribunal. Often referred to as NO WIN NO FEE. This is capped at 30% of all compensation received (including VAT). This means that it is our usual practice that advice pre Tribunal is provided FREE OF CHARGE.

Disbursements

Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT.

Personal Injury

Employment cases can be dealt with on a contingency basis to be set against against any financial award. Often referred to as NO WIN NO FEE. This is capped at 30% of all compensation received (including VAT).

Disbursements

In some cases a Medical Report may be required - Estimated - £400/£500 plus VAT.

Personal Injury
Debt

Debt Recovery

Most dealt collection cases under £10,000 are done on a fixed fee basis recoverable from the other side, however if the other side is not or is incapable of paying you will be responsible for the payment of those costs.

The fixed costs are:

Where the claim form is served by the court or by any method other than personal service by the claimant

£25 - £500 = £50

£500 - £1,000 = £70

£1,000 - £5,000  or the only claim is for delivery of goods and no value is specified or stated on the claim form = £80

£5,000+ = £100

Where –

  • the claim form is served personally by the claimant; and

  • there is only one defendant

£25 - £500 = £60

£500 - £1,000 = £80

£1,000 - £5,000  or the only claim is for delivery of goods and no value is specified or stated on the claim form = £90

£5,000+ = £110

Where there is more than one defendant, for each additional defendant personally served at separate addresses by the claimant

£25 - £500 = £15

£500 - £1,000 = £15

£1,000 - £5,000  or the only claim is for delivery of goods and no value is specified or stated on the claim form = £15

£5,000+ = £15

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor.

  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost.

  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Court Fees

The Court fee (no VAT) is dependent on the value of the as set out below:

        £0 -   £300  =   £35

   £300 -    £500 =   £50

   £500 - £1,000 =   £70

£1,000 - £1,500 =   £80

£1,500 - £3,000 =   £115

£3,000 - £5,000 =   £205

£5,000 - £10,000 = £455

£10,000 - £200,000 = 5% of the claim.

£200.000+ = £10,000

Possible Disbursements

Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

TT Fee - £30.00, plus VAT

Barristers fee – dependant on the barristers level of experience. All fees will attract VAT – this will be discussed with you if the need for a barrister arises.

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Dispute Resolution

Work will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).

The average case is likely to cost between £1,000 and £2,000.

Court Fees

The Court fee (no VAT) is dependent on the value of the as set out below:

        £0 -   £300  =   £35

   £300 -    £500 =   £50

   £500 - £1,000 =   £70

£1,000 - £1,500 =   £80

£1,500 - £3,000 =   £115

£3,000 - £5,000 =   £205

£5,000 - £10,000 = £455

£10,000 - £200,000 = 5% of the claim.

£200.000+ = £10,000

In more complex cases there may be a need for expert fees or counsel fees that usually range between £1,000 and £2,000 plus VAT.

Dispute
Licensing

​Licensing Applications

For straightforward licensing application for personal/premises licenses the fixed fee is £500 plus VAT.

 

For contested licensing applications work will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).

Disbursements

Licensing Application Fee of between £100 and £180.

In more complex cases there may be a need for expert fees or counsel fees that usually range between £1,000 and £1,500 plus VAT.

Estate Planning

Estate planning work will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here).*

* For complex Estate Planning a percentage element may be charged. If this is to be charged this will be discussed at when initial instructions are accepted and confirmed in a client care letter.

 

        a)  1%, plus VAT, of the value the assets dealt with in the Estate Planning Exercise

Disbursements

  1. Office copy entries - £3.00 (no VAT)

  2. Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

  3. TT Fee - £30.00 , plus VAT

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Estate Planning

Landlord and Tenant​

The fee earner in question will discuss the matter with you and it may be that he/she will agree a fixed fee with you for the work undertaken. All estimates will be exclusive of VAT.

If a fixed fee is not agreed, or is not deemed appropriate work will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here)

Disbursements

  1. Office copy entries - £3.00 (no VAT)

  2. Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Landlord and Tenant

Business and Commercial Law​

The fee earner in question will discuss the matter with you and it may be that he/she will agree a fixed fee with you for the work undertaken. All estimates will be exclusive of VAT.

If a fixed fee is not agreed, or is not deemed appropriate work will be carried out at our standard rates (Click here)

Disbursements

  1. Office copy entries - £3.00 (no VAT)

  2. Identification of client - £10.00, plus VAT

Any other disbursements will be discussed with the client prior to being incurred.

Commercial
Standard Rates
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