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Our Pricing

The prices listed below are for guidance only. We will give you an accurate quote reflecting the complexity and urgency of your case in advance of any work undertaken.

All Prices are subject to VAT @ 20%

Motoring Offences (Summary Offences)

Where pleading guilty – £2,000 plus VAT

Fee includes:
• 2 hours attendance/preparation:
o considering evidence
o taking your instructions
o providing advice on likely sentence
• Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

The fee does not include:
• instruction of any expert witnesses or counsel (if required)
• taking statements from any witnesses
• advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
• advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

Based on the presumption that you have entered a not guilty plea and have a date for your hearing – £4,000 plus VAT
• Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
• We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
• Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary
• We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
• We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.
• We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
• We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for half a day. There will be additional expenses for counsel’s fee.
• We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

Probate (Uncontested)

Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets

We anticipate this will take between 10 and 20 hours’ work at an average of £220 + VAT per hour, depending on the complexity of your case and who works on it. Our legal costs are estimated to be between £2,000 and £4,500 +VAT.

No two estates are the same; the exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of your matter. An estate in which there is only one beneficiary and there is no property would incur costs at the lower end of the scale. However, if there are several beneficiaries, property, bank accounts and other assets, the costs would be at the higher end of the scale.

In each circumstance, we would prefer to talk to you about what you need us to do and then we can agree on what work we would carry out and what would be required of you. In this way we can look as setting out a clear and informed budget from the outset. Of course, events may take place during the administration of the estate and adjustments to the work that may subsequently be required, and additional fees, would be discussed with you. At all times we would aim to administer the estate in accordance with your instructions.

The estimated legal fees (above) are for estates where:

• There is a valid will
• There are no unusual funeral requests in the will
• The executors are willing and able to act in the administration of the will
• There are no claims against the estate by relatives, creditors or others and no caveats lodged at the Court
• There is no more than one property
• There are no more than 6 bank or building society accounts
• There are no shareholdings (stocks and bonds) in the estate
• There are no other intangible assets
• There are no more than 10 beneficiaries
• There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
• There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
• If your case is more complex than the above example, we can give you a more accurate estimate of these costs once we have more information
• The estate is solvent

If the scope of the work required is beyond what is listed above, we would seek to provide you with an estimate after you have provided more information to us.

Additional likely expenses (for all estates):

• Probate application fee of £155 plus 50p per copy for any additional copies of the grant required.
• £5 for the swearing of the oath (per executor), plus £2 for each will and codicil.
• Between £100 – £150 for placing an advert in The London Gazette and a local newspaper
• Between £200 -£300 for valuation fees

These additional expenses are costs related to your matter that may be payable to third parties, such as court fees.

Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included but we do offer a Conveyancing service and so can help you with this.

Time frames

On average, estates that fall within the above range are dealt with within 6 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 12-20 weeks.

Collecting in the majority of the assets (i.e. closing bank accounts and selling shares) generally takes up to 12 weeks after obtaining the Grant of Probate.

After all the liabilities of the estate have been paid and any cash legacies distributed (provided we are not awaiting clearance from HMRC for either IHT or income tax) we are usually in a position to distribute the estate within 10-15 weeks of collecting in the assets of the estate.

Immigration

Our estimate legal fee range for services provided in Immigration Law are outlined below (depending on complexity). All prices are subject to VAT at 20%.

Service/Applications 

  • Initial consultation (up to 15 minutes)- No charge

British citizenship

  • Adult Naturalisation or Child Registration (under 18)- £600- £1,000
  • British Overseas- £800- £1,200
  • UK born stateless person- £1,200- £1,500

Leave to remain as a Partner or Parent 

  • UK in-country- £1,500- £1,800
  • Abroad- Entry Clearance- £1,500- £1,800

Leave to remain under other categories

  • Family or private life route- £1,200- £1,500
  • Child of a person who is settled in the UK/has limited leave to remain- £1,200- £1,500
  • UK born stateless person (not eligible for British nationality)- £1,200- £1,500
  • Outside the immigration rules applications- £1,500- £1,800
  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa- £4,000- £5,000
  • Tier 2 (General) visa- £1,500- £2,000

Entry Clearance under other categories 

  • UK visitor visa- £1,000-£1,500
  • Adult Dependant Relative- £1,500- £1,800
  • Returning Resident (who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK)- £1,200- £1,500
  • Child of a person who is settled in the UK/has limited leave to remain- £1,200- £1,500

Indefinite leave to remain

  • Partner or Parent (5 year route)- £1,200- £1,500
  • 10 years’ long residence- £1,500- £1,800
  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa- £1,500- £1,800
  • Tier 2 (General) Migrant visa- £1,500- £1,800

*Attendance at a one day Premium Service appointment at the Home Office (based on eligibility) – £500 plus travel expenses

EEA Applications 

  • Unmarried Partner of an EEA national- £1,200- £1,500
  • Spouse of an EEA national- £1,200- £1,500
  • Retained rights of residence- £1,400- £1,600
  • Registration Certificate as an EEA national- £1,000- £1,200
  • Permanent residence for EEA/Non-EEA nationals- £1,500- £1,800

Appeals

  • Lodging initial grounds of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal- £600
  • Representation at the First-tier Tribunal- £1,500- £2,000
  • Lodging grounds to the Upper Tribunal- £600
  • Representation to the Upper Tribunal- £1,000-£1,500
  • Representation at Case Management Review Hearing- 600

Judicial Review

  • Lodging a Judicial Review claim at the Upper Tribunal- £2,500- £,3,500
  • Representation at a Judicial Review Permission Hearing at the Upper Tribunal- £1,000- £1,500
  • Lodging a Judicial Review claim at the High Court- £1,200- £1,500
  • Representation at a Judicial Review Permission Hearing at the High Court- £1,500- £2,000
  • Judicial Review Injunction to prevent removal directions- £1,500- £2,000

Other Applications

  • Temporary Admission request- £600
  • Bail application to the First-tier Tribunal- £1,000
  • Representation at a bail hearing- £600
  • Deportation appeal- £1,500- £2,000
  • Administrative review- £800- £1,200