No employment problem is exactly the same and as such, our fees will reflect the particular circumstances and requirements.
Complexity of facts and extent to which this is disputed
Volume and nature of documentation involved and whether there are any issues on what documents the parties have or haven’t disclosed to each other
Whether or not the Tribunal lists the matter for a pre-hearing (this is a hearing before the main trial, typically when the Judge decides what legal issues there are and makes directions about what happens next)
Numbers of witnesses
Number of parties involved
Numbers of days’ hearing the matter is scheduled for
Legal issues arising on if a Claimant is eligible to bring a claim and/or other procedural issues
How much the case is worth and legal complexity of the complaint(s)
Key Stages and typical costs for a relatively straightforward matter (in each case plus VAT)
*this will depend upon the call and experience of the barrister
Our fees include:
We charge on the basis of hourly rates, which are as follows:
For the avoidance of doubt, VAT is charged in addition to the costs and disbursements. VAT is charged at 20 % in addition to the costs/disbursements set out above.
We will assess each case and discuss with you the most cost-effective strategy. This may include settling the case at an early stage to minimise legal costs. More complex claims involving discrimination, protected disclosure etc. may need to be subject to separate pricing but we will advise you at the time if this is necessary.
The costs in each case will depend on the factual and legal complexity of claims submitted and the above noted estimates are indicative and subject to review of the circumstances of your case.
Our fees set out below are based on our standard service. We offer either a fixed fee option or an estimated fee option.
VAT is charged at 20%.
Your quote will be based on the figures listed below for the different services we offer. All figures listed below are an average figure for our standard service.
A detailed quote will be given upon application tailored to your requirements.
|Up to £1,000,000||£1,450 plus VAT||£1,650 plus VAT|
|£1,000,000 to £2,000,000||£2,100 plus VAT||£2,300 plus VAT|
|Over £2,000,000||0.15% of the property price plus VAT (and so for a £2mil property £3,000 plus VAT)||As for a freehold plus an additional £200 (and so for a £2mil property £3,200 plus VAT)|
Sale copy title documentation: in the region of £20 (no VAT)
Bank transfer fee (for repayment of each mortgage): £ 30 (plus VAT) per transfer
For Leaseholds only:
Management company fees (where applicable): in the region of £300 (VAT status variable) but this will vary from company to company and some charge significantly more.
Stamp duty depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website
£900 plus VAT for freehold and £1,100 for leaseholds.
Copy title documents: in the region of £20
Local searches(if required by lender): in the region of £450 plus VAT
Land Registry searches: in the region of £10
Land Registration fee: £20 - £1105 plus VAT (variable according to sum being borrowed)
Bank transfer fees: £30 plus VAT per transfer
For Leaseholds only:
Management company fees (where applicable): in the region of £300 (VAT status variable) but this will vary from agent to agent and so charge significantly more.
Whilst we have listed our average prices for our standard service above, your quote will be based on the hourly rate charged by the fee earners working on your file. This is calculated on a time spent basis and tailored to the advice you require. The hourly rates we charge are:
|Fee earner role||Hourly rate|
|Partner||£295 plus VAT|
|Senior Associate||£260 plus VAT|
|Associate||£240 plus VAT|
|Paralegal (depending on seniority)||£110 to £140 plus VAT|
|Trainee||£125 plus VAT|
The typical timescale for a property sale or purchase will depend upon a number of factors, many of which will be outside our control. On average this typically takes between 6 and 12 weeks from start to finish in a simple transaction.
No estate administration, grant of probate or letters of administration is exactly the same and, as such, our fees will reflect particular circumstances and requirements. Our fees below show a starting point in typical and simple examples.
These figures may however vary in cases with special complications. That is why we will always give you an individual cost estimate at the start of the transaction, taking into account the actual features of the work we undertake for you. We will set out in writing the estimate for our fees, VAT and disbursements and what work is covered by our fees, including assumptions and exclusions. This may be a fixed fee or calculated on the time we spend on the matter for you. We will always advise you immediately about any complications and discuss the potential impact on price before any additional charges are incurred.
This service does not include, if required: the sale or transfer of the deceased’s property, any Deed of Variation, any personal tax advice to beneficiaries, advice on or work regarding the deceased’s lifetime tax affairs and advice on Trusts arising under the will. These matters, if required, will be the subject of a separate price.
This service does not include, if required, correspondence or negotiation with HMRC regarding the Estate. These matters, if required, will be the subject of a separate price.
(Where you provide all estate assets and liabilities information and we only prepare the application for the grant of representation)
As indicated above, we may offer you a variety of pricing options for dealing with the matter. On most occasions, we charge on the basis of the time incurred in working on your matter and do not charge a percentage of the estate. Our fees will vary from case to case; however, shown below are our average fees plus vat at 20%.
Preliminary stages pre-instruction
(initial meeting and follow-up letter)
|Limited Grant only no IHT400||
Grant only no IHT400
|Grant only with IHT400||Full administration no IHT400||Full administration with IHT400|
|£750 - £1000+ VAT||
Starting £2000 + VAT
Average £2500 + VAT
Starting £3000 + VAT
Average £4500 + VAT
Starting £4000 + VAT
Average £6000 + VAT
Starting £6500 + VAT
Average £8500 + VAT
Starting £8500 + VAT
Average £12,000 + VAT
These are expenses incurred by us in undertaking the work we do for you and are charged in addition to our fees.
These typically are:
Probate fee: £273 plus £1.50 per sealed copy of the Grant
Our current range of hourly rates for our team is between £300 + VAT at 20% at the partner level to £125 + VAT at 20% at the paralegal level.
These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one-off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.
VAT is charged at 20%
These costs are fixed save where indicated with an “*”.
|Debt value||Court fee||Our fee (incl. VAT)|
|Up to £5,000||£35 to £205||£250 (plus VAT )|
|£5,001 - £10,000||£455||£500 (plus VAT )|
|£10,001 - £25,000||5% value of the claim||£1,000 (plus VAT)|
|£25,001 - £100,000||5% value of the claim||
£1,000 to £3,000 (plus VAT )*
Where a range is provided, the fee will be based on the experience of the fee earner dealing with the matter given the complexity and value of the claim. The hourly rates we charge are:
|Fee earner role:||Hourly rate:|
|Partner||£295.00 plus VAT|
|Senior Associate or Associate with 10 years + experience:||£270.00 plus VAT|
|Associate:||£235.00 plus VAT|
|Solicitor:||£195.00 plus VAT|
|Paralegal (depending on seniority)||£150.00 plus VAT|
Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:
Our fee includes:
Matters usually take 1 to 4 months from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.