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
*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:
The costs and disbursements above exclude VAT. VAT is applicable 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 for a typical house purchase or sale are based upon the property value and for a simple transaction and range from:
Property value up to £200,000:
Fees from £1250 + VAT £250.00 = £1250.00
Property value from £200,000 up to £2 million:
Fees from £1250.00 + VAT £250.00 = £1500.00 TO £2450.00 + VAT £490.00 = £2940.00
Property value above £2 million:
Fees from £3000.00 + VAT £600.00 = £3600.00
Residential property re-mortgage – fees typically between:
£500.00 + VAT £100.00 = £600.00 + disbursements and £750.00 + VAT £150.00 + £900.00 + disbursements
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 your sale or purchase. We will set out in writing the estimate for our fees, VAT and disbursements and what work we will do for you, including assumptions and exclusions. We will always advise you immediately about any complications and discuss the potential impact on price before any additional charges are incurred.
Disbursements are expenses which we incur on your behalf to undertake the work which we carry out.
In a residential property purchase, these are likely to be:
In a residential property sale, these are likely to be:
In a residential property re-mortgage, these are likely to be:
The work we do on your behalf will be carried out at each of our offices by teams of qualified solicitors, legal executives or licensed conveyancers. 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.
Our people in the Residential Property Department are:
Anne Elliss - Executive Partner
Eleanor Burroughs - Partner
Allan Wright – Consultant
Amy Barrington - Senior associate
Lisa Frost – Senior Associate
Julia Turner – Senior Associate
Catherine Banks – Associate
Marie Rodgers – Associate
Catherine Wilson - Associate Legal Executive
Sarah Davis – Solicitor
Jo Buck-Marshall - Solicitor
Cher Coles - Solicitor
Lara Bartlett - Cilex conveyancing practitioner
Wendy Smith – Licensed Conveyancer
Kirsten Vincent - Licensed Conveyancer
Kerry Webb - Conveyancing Executive
Kaylee Beedon - Paralegal
Christina Ciccarelli - Paralegal
Charlotte Cutter - Paralegal
Kate Dutton - Paralegal
Fiona Sinclair - Paralegal
Alexandra Perrin - Paralegal
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. As such our fees will vary from case to case; however, shown below are our average fees.
Limited grant only no IHT400
Starting from £1,250 + VAT
Average £1,750 + VAT
Grant only no IHT400
Starting from £1,750 + VAT
Average £3,000 + VAT
Grant and IHT 400 only
Starting from £2,250 + VAT
Average £4,000 + VAT
Full administration no IHT 400
Starting from £3,000 + VAT
Average £4,500 + VAT
Full administration and IHT 400
Starting from 4,500 + VAT
Average £6,500 + 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 partner level to £125 + VAT at paralegal level.
Our people in the Wills, trusts, tax & probate team:
Catherine Mowat - Senior Partner
Letitia Glaister - Partner
Nicola Havers - Executive Partner
Sarah Walker - Executive Partner
Cathy Izzard - Partner
Genevieve Gallager - Senior Associate
Ian Johnston - Senior Associate
John Southan - Senior Associate
Carl Frost - Associate Trust & Tax Accountant
Chris Claxton-Shirley - Associate
Heather Fuff - Associate
Frances Gill - Associate
Jennifer Kock - Associate
Natalie Liversidge - Associate
Luck Luck Ooi - Associate
Victoria Sweeting - Associate
Katharine Parsons - Associate Trust & Tax Accountant
Lorna Boorman - Solicitor
Matthew Church - Solicitor
Rebecca Daniels - Solicitor
James Daynes - Support Lawyer
Lauren Glynne - Solicitor
Victoria Morgan - Solicitor
Angela Sewell - Solicitor
Nicholas Corderoy - Trainee solicitor
Charlotte Middleditch - Trainee solicitor
Harry Calder - Paralegal
Sharon Chan - Paralegal
Lynsey Gray - Paralegal
Joanne Henry - Paralegal
Andrew MacDonald - Paralegal
Marta Sikora - Paralegal
Nicole Reid - Paralegal
Sophie Shirley - Paralegal
Lucy Sugar - Paralegal
Teri Olley - Trust and Tax Manager
Lauren Jacob - Trainee Trust and Tax Accountant
James Murray - Trust & Tax Accountant
Oscar Russell - Trainee Trust and Tax Accountant
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. 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 of £50)|
|£5,001 - £10,000||£455||£500 (plus VAT of £100)|
|£10,001 - £25,000||5% value of the claim||£1,000 (plus VAT of £200)|
|£25,001 - £100,000||5% value of the claim||
£1,000 to £3,000 (plus VAT of £200 to £600)*
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.
* This is a range and hourly rates apply and the advisor dealing with the matter will be identified depending on the complexity of the matter and value of the claim.
The present hourly rates are:
Darren Perks - £240 plus VAT
David Perry - £250 plus VAT
Caroline Metcalf - £250 plus VAT
Polly Kerr - £225 plus VAT
Sara Stabler - £225 plus VAT