Legal Fees


Residential Conveyancing

 

Price Structure

 

In respect of residential conveyancing our fees start from £450.00 + VAT at 20%  and disbursements in respect of sales and purchases. Please contact us for a specific quote as the level of work required can vary. The typical disbursements for residential conveyancing purchase are:

Disbursements:

a)    OS1 Search Fee            –    £ 3.00
b)    Bankruptcy (PP)        –    £ 2.00
c)    Land Registry Fee        –    £20.00 upwards ( this varies depending on price of property)
d)    Local Search Fee        –    £75.00
e)    Coal Mining Search Fee        –    £45.60
f)    Environmental Search Fee    –    £61.20
g)    Radon Search Fee        –    £ 3.90
h)    Veriphy Check (per person)    –    £ 3.50

i)    VAT at 20% Thereon            –    £ 0.70
j)    Lawyer Check            –    £10.00

k)   VAT at 20% Thereon            –    £ 2.00
k)    TT Fee                –    £25.00
l)     VAT at 20% Thereon            –    £ 5.00
m)     SDLT                –    £30.00
n)    VAT at 20% thereon            –    £ 6.00

 

 

 

The typical disbursements for a residential conveyancing sale are:

 

  1. EPC                                         –           (cost varies upon provider)
  2. TT Fee                                                 –           £25.00 +VAT at 20%
  3. Office copy fee + plan            –           £6.00

 

 

Re-Mortgage work

 

Our charges commence from £350.00 +VAT at 20% and disbursements. Please contact us for a specific quote (the disbursements are usually as listed for the purchase as above).

 

Commercial

 

Our fees commence from £500.00 plus VAT at 20% plus disbursements (please contact us for a specific quote). The disbursements are usually as listed above in the residential conveyancing section.

 

Leases

 

Our fees commence from £500.00 plus VAT at 20% plus disbursements (please contact us for a specific quote).

 

Wills and Probate

 

For a standard will, where inheritance tax does not apply, our fees commence from £150.00 plus VAT at 20% of £30.00 per will. For an inheritance tax will, our charges start from £3,500.00 plus VAT at 20% of £700.00 plus disbursements. You will need to contact us for a specific quote.

 

Probate

 

Non-contentious probate work which does not involve inheritance tax, our charges start from £600.00 plus VAT at 20% plus disbursements. The disbursements consist of an Oath fee in the sum of £7.00 and the probate fee in the sum of £155.00.

 

Probate work involving inheritance tax, you will need to contact us for a specific quote.

 

Immigration

 

Our charges for immigration in respect of any initial applications commence from £500.00 plus VAT at 20% plus disbursements. You will need to contact us for a specific quote.

 

Our charges for appeals in the first instance commence from £1,000.00 plus VAT at 20% plus disbursements. You will need to contact us for a specific quote. The disbursements usually consist of Counsel’s fees which usually commence from £350.00 upwards plus VAT at 20%.

 

Personal Injury

 

Our charges for personal injury work are on a no-win-no-fee basis known as ‘conditional fee agreement’. We charge 25% for our success fee. This essentially means that you pay 25% (inclusive of VAT at 20%) of your compensation which you recover. In addition we receive fees from the third party insurers. These depend upon the value of the case and specific details are provided in our retainer letters.

 

The disbursements for personal injury cases typically consist of Medico-Legal report fees, medical record fees and court fees. Court fees and medical record fees are usually paid by the client, however in certain cases the court fee can be exempt if the client is eligible for fee exemption.

 

In the event of successful case, these disbursements are recoverable either in full or in part depending on any challenge by the third party insurers.

 

Employment Law Cases

 

We can conduct these either on a private basis where our charges commence from £201.00 per hour in respect of an experienced solicitor dealing with your case – normally one over 8 years qualified. We can also agree a fixed fee for various stages of the case, these can be agreed following a discussion with you. We can also proceed on the basis of legal expenses cover if you have such, in which case the legal expenses insurer usually pays our charges at an agreed rate.

 

Another method of proceeding with the case is on a CFA basis i.e. a no-win-no-fee agreement where we limit our charges to 33.33% (inclusive of VAT at 20%) of any damages recovered by you. In addition, you will be responsible for Counsel’s fees which can range from £500.00 upwards.

 

Family law Cases.

 

We conduct these on  private bases where our charges commence from £201.00 per hour in respect of an experienced solicitor dealing with your case – normally one over 8 years qualified. We can also agree a fixed fee for various stages of the case, these can be agreed following a discussion with you.

 

Commercial Litigation Cases

 

We conduct these on  private bases where our charges commence from £201.00 per hour in respect of an experienced solicitor dealing with your case – normally one over 8 years qualified. We can also agree a fixed fee for various stages of the case, these can be agreed following a discussion with you.

 

We recommend that you contact us in the first instance to discuss our legal fees.