Pricing and Stages

Purchase Sale Remortgage
What are the estimated fees?
Our fee for dealing with a standard conveyancing freehold property purchase depends on the purchase price for the property:

Value Fee
Up to £250,000 £750 plus VAT
£250,001 – £500,000 £850 plus VAT
£500,001 – £700,000 £950 plus VAT
£700,001 – £1,000,000 £1,150 plus VAT
Over £1,000,000 At least £1,500 plus VAT – Contact us for a bespoke quote

For standard leasehold purchases, we charge an additional £250 plus VAT.

For new build properties, we charge an additional £175 plus VAT with a minimum of £1,495 plus VAT.

If you will be getting a mortgage, we would normally act for the lender for an additional £250 + VAT fee.

Additional fees may apply for matters that fall outside of a normal conveyancing transaction. Please see “Potential Additional Fees” section below.

AND

You should note that for all new clients of the firm, we will conduct an electronic ID search for anti-money laundering compliance. The administrative fee for arranging these checks is £7.20 per person.

If we are arranging the transfer of funds electronically, we will charge a fee for our time involved in arranging each transfer, for example sending completion money to your seller’s solicitors on completion. Our cost for this is £30 plus VAT.

If your matter requires urgent attention, please let us know at the outset so we can adjust our fees accordingly.

Our fee for dealing with a standard conveyancing freehold property sale depends on the sale price for the property:

Value Fee
Up to £250,000 £650 plus VAT
£250,001 – £500,000 £750 plus VAT
£500,001 – £700,000 £850 plus VAT
£700,001 – £1,000,000 £1,000 plus VAT
Over £1,000,000 At least £1,500 plus VAT – Contact us for a bespoke quote

For standard leasehold sales, we charge an additional £250 plus VAT.

If you will be redeeming a mortgage, we would charge an additional £100 + VAT

Additional fees may apply for matters that fall outside of a normal conveyancing transaction. Please see “Potential Additional Fees” section below.

AND

You should note that for all new clients of the firm, we will conduct an electronic ID search for anti-money laundering compliance. The administrative fee for arranging these checks is £7.20 per person.

If we are arranging the transfer of funds electronically, we will charge a fee for our time involved in arranging each transfer, for example sending the proceeds of sale to you on completion. Our cost for this is £30 plus VAT.

If your matter requires urgent attention, please let us know at the outset so we can adjust our fees accordingly.

Our fee for dealing with a standard re-mortgage on a freehold property is £495 plus VAT. For standard leasehold re-mortgages we charge £595 plus VAT.

AND

You should note that for all new clients of the firm, we will conduct an electronic ID search for anti-money laundering compliance. The administrative fee for arranging these checks is £10 plus VAT.

If we are arranging the transfer of funds electronically, we will charge a fee for our time involved in arranging each transfer, for example sending the proceeds of sale to you on completion. Our cost for this is £30 plus VAT.

If your matter requires urgent attention, please let us know at the outset so we can adjust our fees accordingly.

Average Timescales
How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your new home will depend on several factors.

The average process for a freehold property takes between 6 to 8 weeks to exchange, and a further 2 weeks before completion, dependent on all parties involved being agreeable to the completion date. Leasehold transactions can take longer due to the information packs that are required from the freeholder/landlord.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first-time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could several months. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

How long it will take from you accepting the buyer’s offer to completing sale will depend on several factors.

The average process takes between 6 to 8 weeks to exchange, and a further 2 weeks before completion, dependent on all parties involved being agreeable to the completion date.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are selling to a buyer involved in a chain, or a first-time buyer.

However, if you are selling a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer. In such, a situation additional charges would apply. Leasehold matters often take longer due to the additional parties involved in the transaction, including landlords/managing agents/companies.

The average process for a freehold property re-mortgage to complete can range between 2 to 4 weeks, dependent on when the offer of loan and searches are received.

Leasehold transactions can take longer due to the information that is required from the freeholder/landlord.

The service
In acting for you in respect of your purchase of a freehold residential property, we will:

  • Provide a member of our residential property team to work on your matter
  • Take your initial instructions and give you initial advice
  • Conduct anti-money laundering checks and where necessary make further enquiries in respect of source of funds
  • Receive and advise on draft contract and related documents
  • Carry out the requisite searches, applicable to the property you are purchasing
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Provide you with an initial report on title and a search report on all documents and information received
  • If you are buying with an aid of a mortgage, we shall review your offer of loan and advise you on the terms of the conditions or special conditions and provide you with a report, to include the mortgage deed
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree a completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Advise you of the monies needed for completion
  • Submit the certificate of title to your lender in order to request the mortgage advance
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
  • Send you your registration documents once the registration formalities have been concluded
  • Please note the fee is based on all documents and communications being sent to you electronically

In relation to leasehold properties we will also:

  • Review your lease and report to you on the terms of the lease
  • Advise you of any additional costs required pursuant to the lease in respect of landlord/ managing agents/ management company involved, as appropriate
  • Advise on service charge and ground rent pursuant to the lease
  • Make enquiries with the landlord or their agents via the seller’s solicitors in respect of the arrangements for management/maintenance of the building in which your property is located, including common parts

 

In acting for you in respect of your sale of a freehold residential property, we will:

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced member of our team to work on your matter
  • Take your initial instructions and give you initial advice
  • Obtain title documents from the Land Registry and prepare the contact pack once you have completed the initial property information forms for the property you are selling
  • Draft your contract for sale and issue to the buyer’s solicitors
  • Take your instructions on any enquiries raised by your buyer’s solicitors
  • Obtain an interim redemption statement if you have a mortgage on the property
  • Send you the final contract and arrange for you to sign in readiness for exchange
  • Agree completion date (date from when you will no longer own the property and will have had to vacate the premises)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Approve transfer from the buyer’s solicitors and send to you for signature and witnessing
  • Request your estate agent’s commission account for settlement on completion
  • Request a final redemption statement from your lender
  • Complete your transaction and send you the proceeds of sale once all fees and balances due have been paid, to include the redemption of your mortgage
  • Send the executed transfer to the buyer’s solicitors
  • Obtaining discharge documents and sending to the buyer’s solicitors following completion
  • Please note the fee is based on all documents, communications being sent to you electronically

In relation to leasehold properties we will also:

  • Obtain a copy of your Lease from the Land Registry/ you
  • Contact the landlord/managing agent for replies to standard leasehold enquiries and raise any specific enquiries raised by your buyer’s solicitors to the landlord or their agents
  • Advise you of any additional costs required pursuant to the lease in respect of landlord/managing agents/ management company involved, as appropriate
  • Advise on service charge and ground rent pursuant to the lease
In acting for you in respect of a re-mortgage of freehold residential property, we will:

  • Provide a member of our residential property team to work on your matter
  • Take your initial instructions and give you initial advice
  • Receive and advise on offer of loan and any special conditions and provide you with a report.
  • Carry out the requisite searches required by your lender
  • Send mortgage deed to you for signature
  • Agree a completion date
  • Complete the certificate of title and request draw down
  • Advise you of the monies needed or surplus for completion
  • Complete the matter
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry
  • Send you your registration documents once the registration formalities have been concluded
  • Please note the fee is based on all documents and communications being sent to you electronically

In relation to leasehold properties we will also:

  • Review your lease and report on the terms of the lease in accordance with the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Handbook
  • Advise you of any additional costs required pursuant to the Lease in respect of landlord/ managing agents/management company involved, as appropriate
  • Request and review your buildings insurance policy
  • Make enquiries with the Landlords or their agents via the seller’s solicitors in respect of any outstanding service charge or ground rent arrears
Information on Estimated Fees
Your fee will reflect work involved in your transaction. Our fee assumes that:

  • This is a normal conveyancing transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise, including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction.
  • If a leasehold purchase, this is the assignment of an existing lease and not the grant of a new lease in leasehold matters.
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arises
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required
  • There may be additional documents and, requirements of your specific purchase, based on the documentation required to transfer the title into your name, or to deal with specific parties involved in your transaction.

We have set out in the “Potential Additional Fees” section situations that may arise which would attract additional fees. We will of course notify you of any additional costs and disbursements before they are incurred.

Please note that if for any reason we are unable to proceed, or you choose to close your matter after you have instructed us, you will still be charged for any work (including additional work) that we have carried out.

Preferential rates may apply to returning clients and those that are recommended to us by one of our business partners. Please contact us to find out more about any discounts that may be applicable.

Your fee will reflect work involved in your transaction.

  • There may be additional documents and requirements of your specific sale, be it based on the documentation required to transfer the title into the buyer’s name, or to deal with specific parties involved in your transaction.
  • We have set out in the “Potential Additional Fees” section situations that may arise which would require us to charge you additional fees. We will of course notify you of any additional costs and disbursements before they are incurred.
  • Please note that if for any reason we are unable to proceed, or you choose to close your matter after you have instructed us, you will still be charged for any work (including additional work) that we have carried out.

Preferential rates may apply to returning clients and those that are recommended to us by one of our business partners. Please contact us to find out more about any discounts that may be applicable.

Likely disbursements and expenses (these are payable to third parties by us on your behalf)
  • Searches £210 for the standard search package
  • Land Registry priority searches £3 (no VAT)
  • Bankruptcy searches (£2 per person purchasing (no VAT))
  • Land Registry Fee – this will depend on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the fee on the Land Registry’s website
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax – this will depend upon the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay on HMRC’s website
  • Land Registry title documents £3 each (no VAT). Normally we would need to get the title register and the plan. Sometimes, there are additional document that need to be obtained.
  • Land Registry title documents (Landlord’s property) £3 (no VAT). In a leasehold transaction, we would also need to obtain office copies for the landlord’s property.
  • Land Registry title documents (Freehold) £3 each (no VAT)
  • Land Registry title documents (Leasehold) £3 (no VAT)
  • Searches £210 for the standard Search Package
  • Land Registry priority searches £3 (no VAT)
  • Bankruptcy searches (£2 per person purchasing (no VAT))
  • Land Registry fee – this will depend on the value of the mortgage you are obtaining. You can calculate the fee you will on the Land Registry’s website
Potential Additional Disbursements
In leasehold matters, there are additional payments that may need to be made, which vary depending per property. These are:

  • Notice of assignment/notice of charge (if the property is to be mortgaged). These normally cost from £30 to £100 each and additional VAT may be payable.
  • Deed of Covenant. If required by the lease, this normally costs from £30 to £150 and additional VAT may be payable.
  • Certificate of Compliance. If required by the lease, this normally costs from £100 to £250 and additional VAT may be payable.
  • Stock transfer form. If proprietor for the freehold is a limited company and a share in the company is being transferred.

Other disbursements may apply depending on the terms of your lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease from the seller’s solicitors.

In leasehold matters, there are additional payments that may need to be made, which vary depending per property. These are:

  • Landlord’s Property Enquiries form. This usually ranges between £100 – £500 plus VAT
  • Landlord’s consent. The landlord/management company/agent may charge a fee for preparing this document and provide additional requirements. We will advise you of this cost, if appropriate, however the cost could range between £25 to £200 plus VAT

Other disbursements may apply depending on the terms of your lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease from the seller’s solicitors.

In leasehold matters, there are additional payments that may need to be made, which vary depending per property. These are:

  • Landlord’s Property Enquiries form. This usually ranges between £100 – £500 plus VAT
  • Notice of charge. This normally cost from £30 to £100 each and additional VAT may be payable.
Potential Additional Fees
We always provide clients with a fee estimate at the start of each new matter, therefore if you would like a bespoke estimate for your matter, please contact us to discuss.

If your case involves unexpected complications, we will always inform you, including any additional fees that may apply, so that you can make an informed decision as to how to proceed. You should be aware that additional fees will apply in the following situations:

Fees are listed without VAT (20%) which will be payable.

Additional Work Fee (excluding VAT)
Acting for an additional lender £150
Administering service charge retentions in leasehold matters £50
Administration fees if you require your documents by post £25
Approving a lease extension £300
Approval of a tenancy agreement £250
Additional bank transfer costs (per transfer) £30
Administration fees for unpaid cheques £25
Administration costs for cheques stopped at client request £25
Dealing with share of freehold involving a transfer £250
Dealing with share of freehold involving a share certificate £75
Dealing with off-plan or new build purchases £250
Dealing with sitting tenants or occupiers £150
Dealing with trust property £150
Deed of covenant £150
Deed of easement £150
Deed of gift £75
Deed of grant or variation £200
Deed of guarantee £150
Drafting statutory declaration or statement of truth £75
File retrieval from storage £50
General power of attorney £100
Investigating bankruptcy entry £75
Land Registry restriction(s) £75
Letter of postponement or deed of postponement £75
Liaising with third party solicitor/ conveyancer (including those acting on a related sale or in a matrimonial dispute) £200
Liaising with trustee in bankruptcy £100
Mutual deed of covenant for flying freehold £150
Obtaining indemnity insurance £50
Purchase at an undervalue £200
Registration at Companies House £75
Reviewing a surveyor’s report £75
SDLT supplemental fee £75
Shared equity / Help to Buy £150
Shared ownership £150
Staircasing £150
Unregistered land £150

This list is not exhaustive, and there may be additional fees. In addition to our legal fees for some items above you may incur an associated disbursement, such as additional Land Registry fees, or landlord fees (if appropriate). We will inform you accordingly.

We always provide clients with a fee estimate at the start of each new matter, therefore if you would like a bespoke estimate for your matter, please contact us to discuss.

If your case involves unexpected complications, we will always inform you, including any additional fees that may apply, so that you can make an informed decision as to how to proceed. You should be aware that additional fees will apply in the following situations:

Fees are listed without VAT (20%) which will be payable.

Additional Work Fee (excluding VAT)
Acting for an additional lender £150
Administering service charge retentions in leasehold matters £50
Administration fees if you require your documents by post £25
Administering service charge retentions in leasehold matters £250
Administration fees if you require your documents by post £25
Dealing with lease extension £200
Approval of a tenancy agreement £250
Additional bank transfer costs (per transfer) £30
Administration fees for unpaid cheques £25
Administration costs for cheques stopped at client request £25
Dealing with sitting tenants or occupiers £150
Dealing with share of freehold for a leasehold property involving a transfer £250
Dealing with share of freehold for a leasehold property involving a share certificate £75
Dealing with trust property £150
Dealing with solar panel leases and unusual leases £75
Dealing with private charge holders £75
Dealing with ground rent or service charge (if you are not up to date) £75
Drafting certificate of consent/ compliance £75
Drafting RX3/4 form to remove a restriction on the title £75
Drafting/dealing with deed of covenant £150
Drafting and dealing with deed of easement (to grant or reserve rights) £150
Drafting additional contract packages for sale contract race £125
Drafting statutory declaration or statement of truth £75
File retrieval from storage £50
General power of attorney £100
Liaising with third party solicitor/ conveyancer (including those acting on a related purchase or in a matrimonial dispute) £200
Matrimonial disputed sale £250
Mutual deed of covenant for flying freehold £150
Obtaining indemnity insurance £50
Removal of registered restriction from the Land Registry records £75
Removal of the registered caution from the Land Registry records £75
Repaying a legal charge/ mortgage over another property £150
Returning original documents £10
Sale at an undervalue £150
Share equity / Help to Buy £100
Shared ownership £150
Staircasing £150
Unregistered land £125
Updating your name and address on the Land Registry records £50
Voluntary first registration for a sale £150

This list is not exhaustive, and there may be additional fees. In addition to our legal fees for some items above you may incur an associated disbursement, such as additional Land Registry fees, or landlord fees (if appropriate). We will inform you accordingly.

We always provide clients with a fee estimate at the start of each new matter, therefore if you would like a bespoke estimate for your matter, please contact us to discuss.

If your case involves unexpected complications, we will always inform you, including any additional fees that may apply, so that you can make an informed decision as to how to proceed. You should be aware that additional fees will apply in the following situations:

Fees are listed without VAT (20%) which will be payable.

Additional Work Fee (excluding VAT)
Approval of a tenancy Agreement in accordance with your lender requirements. £250
Additional bank transfer costs (per transfer) £30
Administration fees for unpaid cheques £25
Administration costs for cheques stopped at client request £25
Dealing with sitting tenants or occupiers £150
Dealing with trust property £150
Dealing with solar panel leases and unusual leases £75
Dealing with private charge holders £75
Dealing with ground rent or service charge (if you are not up to date) £75
Drafting RX3/4 form to remove a restriction on the title £75
Drafting and dealing with deed of covenant £150
File retrieval from storage £50
General power of attorney £100
Liaising with third party solicitor/conveyancer (including those acting on a related transaction or in a matrimonial dispute) £200
Mutual deed of covenant for flying freehold £150
Obtaining indemnity insurance £50
Redeeming a lender’s charge (per redemption) £100
Removal of registered restriction from the Land Registry records £75
Removal of the registered caution from the Land Registry records £75
Repaying a legal charge/ mortgage over another property £150
Returning original documents £10

This list is not exhaustive, and there may be additional fees. In addition to our legal fees for some items above you may incur an associated disbursement, such as additional Land Registry fees, or landlord fees (if appropriate). We will inform you accordingly.

Residential Lease Extension (landlord)

Stages

The length and steps of a lease extension depends largely upon whether a formal notice is served or not. Our fees are based on a lease extension initiated by notice. If the lease extension is dealt by way of notice, the tenant can be made to the pay the landlord’s costs and disbursements.

  • Get instructions from you
  • Serve a counternotice on the tenant after obtaining a valuation of the property from a surveyor.
  • Once the premium is agreed, either by notice or not, the lease extension deed can be prepared and completed.

Our Fees

Premium Base Price (£) VAT (£) Total (£)
< 50,000 1,250 250 1,500
£50,000+ 1,500 300 1.800
Additional Expected Fees
Surveyor’s Fee In the process of most lease extensions, both parties instruct a surveyor to assess the value of the property. This usually ranges from around £700 – £1,200. The tenant is usually required to pay this.

Residential Lease Extension (tenant)

Stages

The length and steps of a lease extension depends largely upon whether a formal notice is served or not. Our fees are based on a lease extension initiated by notice.

  • Get instructions from you. This would be after you have appointed a surveyor is the extension is to be initiated by a notice.
  • Serve notice on the freeholder, if applicable
  • Wait up to two months for a counternotice with a different offer
  • Either agree to or dispute the premium for the lease, if applicable. This can be referred to the Property Tribunal after six months of receiving the counternotice if no response is received. In this eventually, we will charge additional fees
  • Once the premium is agreed, either by notice or not, the lease extension deed can be prepared and completed.

Our Fees

Premium Base Price (£) VAT (£) Total (£)
< 50,000 1,250 250 1,500
£50,000+ 1,500 300 1.800
Additional Expected Fees
Surveyor’s Fee In the process of most lease extensions, both parties instruct a surveyor separate from the solicitor to assess the value of the property, though when a notice is served, it is the tenant’s responsibility to pay for both sets of surveyor’s fees. The fees usually ranges from around £700 – £1,200 per surveyor.
Deed of Substituted Security Fee
If you have a mortgage on your property, we will need to obtain a deed of substituted security from your lender. Your lender may also charge a fee for this. It is normally less than £120.
75 15 90
Tribunal Application fee
If we cannot reach an agreement with the landlord, we will be required to make an application to the Property Tribunal
200 40 240
Landlord’s Legal Costs When a notice is served to obtain a lease extension, the tenant would normally pay the landlord’s costs as well as their own.
Disbursements
Office Copies (freehold) 6 6
Office Copies (leasehold) 9 9
Management Pack / LPE1 (leasehold) This is set by the landlord and would normally range from around £100 – £300.

Probate

Stages

For the base price, we will obtain the grant of probate, close the accounts of the deceased, sell or transfer any shares and arrange for payment of Inheritance Tax from the assets of the Estate. These fees could be higher if there are a considerable number of distribution payments to make or the deceased has a large number of shares or accounts. The sale of any properties of the deceased are not dealt with within the estimate. These fees are only for uncontested probate.

The length of a probate matter is heavily dependent upon the size of the estate. For a small estate, the matter could complete in around 3 to 6 months. For larger estate with, the process could take 2 years or more. The stages in a probate matter are as follows:

    • Obtain instructions from you
    • Create a schedule of assets of the deceased
    • Complete the relevant IHT forms
    • Pay the whole or first instalment of IHT
  • Prepare an oath to be sworn by the executors.
  • Apply for the grant of probate
  • Once probate is received, the estate can be distributed. This involves closing bank accounts, transferring or selling shares and selling or transferring any properties.

Our Estimated Fees

Our fees are dependent upon the number of assets in the estate and the number of beneficiaries. In order to provide a more accurate estimate, we would need to discuss the estate with you.

Estate Size Base Price (£) VAT (£) Total (£)
Small
An estate with a few bank accounts, no shares and no property.
1,500 300 1,800
Medium
An estate with several bank accounts, some shares and some property.
3,500 700 4,200
Large
An estate with many bank accounts, many shares and several properties.
5,500 1,100 6,600
Disbursements
Probate Fee
This will be required in all cases and is paid to HMCTS.
155 155
Additional copies of grant of probate.
We normally get 5 to 10 of these.
50p 50p
Swearing the oath
Each of the executors need to have the oath sworn by an independent solicitor
7.00 each 7.00 each
Bankruptcy searches 2.00 per beneficiary 2.00 per beneficiary
Notice of Death
A notice published in the local paper and London Gazette of the death to protect against unexpected claims from unknown creditors
The fee for this is normally around £200
Potential Additional Costs
Accountant Costs The costs of an accountant to prepare Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax return
Accountant Costs The cots of an accountant to prepare Estate Accounts of required

Business debt recovery

Our fee is based on the sum of money being claimed.

Stages

The work we would do in a normal debt recovery case are:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Undertaking appropriate searches
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default
  • When Judgement in default in received, writing to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 14 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Our Fees

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.

Sum Claimed Base Price (£) VAT (£) Total (£)
< £5,000 950 190 1,140
£5,001 – £10,000 1,250 250 1,500
£10,001 – £50,000 1,500 300 1,800
Other Fees
Court Fees This will be required in all cases and are paid to HMCTS. The fee is based on the sum of money being claimed. Details are available here

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.

Unfair Dismissal

Our fees for unfair dismissal are based upon the complexity of the case, ranging from a simple defence to lengthy hearings.

Factors that could make a case more complex:

  • If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
  • Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
  • Making or defending a costs application
  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal

Stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
  • Preparing claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • preparing bundle of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel

Our Fees

Case Complexity Base Price (£) VAT (£) Total (£)
Simple 1,500 300 1,800
Medium 2,250 450 2,700
Complex 3,000 600 3,600
Other Costs
Counsel’s Fee If we need to instruct counsel, they will charge a fee for reviewing the matter. This could be roughly between £400 and £1,250 + VAT