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IMMIGRATION

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PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE

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HOUSING

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ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION AT THE MAGISTRATES COURT

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PERSONAL INJURY

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COMPANY LAW

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WELFARE BENEFITS

GENERAL GUIDELINE OF THE IMMIGRATION FEES
GENERAL GUIDELINE OF THE IMMIGRATION FEES
Please see our hourly charges below

The cost of the service being provided to you would depend on the number of hours it will take, which will take into account the complexity of your case by considering the following:

 

  • The amount of supporting evidence that would need to be considered

  • The timeframe in providing all the supporting evidence

  • Languages spoken by the client

  • The number of dependants applying with the client

GENERAL GUIDELINE FOR HOUSING MATTERS

 

We work privately funding basis. Our fees are based on an hourly rate or on Fixed Fees. Please see our hourly rates

Our services includes but are not limited to the following: 
 

 

GENERAL GUIDELINE FOR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS


We cover both in fast tracks (claims less than £25,000) and multi- tracks (claims more than £25,000) areas:-


We work privately funding basis. Our fees are based on hourly rate or on Fixed Fees. Please see our hourly rates

Our services includes but are not limited to the following: 

ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT   (No win No Fee) PLUS Success fees up to 25% of your total damages received.
 

 
ACCIDENT AT WORK (No win No Fee) PLUS Success fees up to 25% of your total damages received.
ACCIDENT AT PUBLIC PLACES (No win No Fee) PLUS Success fees up to 25% of your total damages received.
SLIP & TRIPS (No win No Fee) PLUS Success fees up to 25% of your total damages received.
GENERAL GUIDELINE FOR WELFARE BENEFITS

We work privately funding basis. Our fees are based on hourly rate or on Fix Fees. Please see our hourly rates

Our services includes but not limited to the following: 
 
General Fees Guidelines:
Fixed Fee Matters - We aim to provide a low cost fixed price by offering high quality service which is affordable to you and your family. 
On Hourly Rate: please see below our charges
 
Disbursements
The anticipated disbursement generally involve the costs of instructing barrister and expert witnesses. We will provide the anticipated costs depending on the seniority of the barrister or expert prior to instructing them on your behalf.

Recovery of your legal costs
In some circumstances where the case made against you may be discontinued by the Crown or if you are found not guilty following a trial, we may be able to recover a refund of a portion of your legal costs and disbursement incurred in your matter.

 
 

Once we have reviewed your circumstances and satisfied that you are eligible to apply, we usually agree a Fixed Fee for our service in most situation. Alternatively, we may charge on an hourly rate, in complex cases, which would be limited up to £230 plus VAT per hour. VAT will be added to our fees below for all in-country applications and other applications VAT will be determined in accordance with the HMRC rules on VAT.  
The fees below are excluding Home Office fees or other disbursements.

The anticipated disbursements that may apply on your matter:
These are costs payable to third parties in respect to your matter, which may vary depending on the course of action that will be taken on your behalf. We usually handle the payment of your disbursements to ensure a smoother process.

Disbursements 

VAT Applicable

Home Office immigration and nationality fees: 29 March 2019 – Various depending on the type of application and where the application is made. 
Please see the Home Office Fees by clicking on the link below:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-29-march-2019

Non-Vatable

Postage fees – various

Interpreter fees – various

Medical Report Fees - various

Vatable

Vatable

Vatable

 

The work will involve:

>Discussing your circumstances in detail and advising on the most appropriate application on your matter;
>Other options that may be available to you;
>Providing you advice on your eligibility of a possible application you may submit; 
>Perusal and considering  your supporting documents;
>Assisting you in obtaining further evidence (outside your control) such as medical records obtaining statements of any other witnesses etc.;
>Preparation and submission of your application;
>Advising and assisting you on the possible interviews that may be held by the Home Office;
>Providing advice on the outcome of your application.

 

IF YOU NEED COUNSEL’S ADVICE, YOU MUST REQUEST IN WRITING. 
 

Please note that we aim to submit all applications as soon as possible which would usually be within 2 weeks depending on how quickly you are able to provide all the supporting documents required on your matter. Your cooperation is essential. In the event that your matter requires urgent attention our fee are likely to be increased. Please also see below the Home Office processing times in respect to your application by following the link below:


https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration/about-our-services

GENERAL GUIDELINE OF THE GRANT OF PROBATE OR ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE FEE SCHEDULE
 
 

Our fees for grant of Probate or Administration of the Estate in the collection and distribution of the assets in the administration is generally 3% of the total value of the Estate, subject to the size of the Estate PLUS our hourly rate. Please be informed that the hourly rates of our Partners, solicitors or the para-legal who work on the file can range from £120.00 +VAT - £300.00 +VAT. 
Please note that these figures are estimates only and is subject to and conditional upon the terms set out and AGREED with you in our Client Care Letter, which will be provided upon obtaining instructions.

The following circumstances will be taken into consideration when deciding on the cost of the matter


⦁    Whether the Deceased died leaving a  Will or not;
⦁    Whether the  Will is contested;
⦁    The number of beneficiaries within the Will 
⦁    Whether there are any disputes between the beneficiaries;
⦁    Whether there are any intangible assets;
⦁    Whether there are Inheritance Tax  involved in the matter;
⦁    The number of assets and its complexity and  whether they are within the UK or outside;
⦁    Bank accounts, where there is no more than 2 bank or building society accounts;
⦁     Whether there are any  claims made against the Estate;
⦁    Whether there are share investments;
⦁    Any reliefs being claimed etc. 

The following work will be made on your behalf during an administration of estate:

⦁    Applying for the grant of probate/letters of administration;
⦁    Calculation of the Inheritance Tax;
⦁    Liaising with the HMRC and the Probate Court;
⦁    Administering the estate post grant of probate/letters of administration
⦁    Distribution of the Estate on liquidating the same. 

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The anticipated disbursements that may apply on your matter (which are subject to changes)

Time frame involved:

Please note that it would not be feasible to provide an estimate of the time frame as it would depend on your individual circumstances, however we will be able to provide regular updates on the timeframes during each procedure of the administration.

⦁    Pre grant of probate/letters of administration

⦁    Obtaining initial instructions;
⦁    Considering documentation in respect to the Estate; 
⦁    Advising you on your duties as executor/administrator;
⦁    Corresponding with third parties in respect to the assets i.e. banks, companies etc.;
⦁    Preparing the oath for executors/administrators; and
⦁    Lodging the oath for executors/administrators with the probate registry and obtaining the grant of probate/letters of administration.

 

2. Post grant of probate/letters of administration:


⦁    Liaising with you as to the completion of the account ;
⦁    Paying any liabilities;
⦁    Paying legacies under the Will/intestacy (if applicable);
⦁    Preparing and submitting statutory notice for creditors (if applicable);
⦁    Producing full estate accounts, for your approval;
⦁    Contacting the beneficiaries and providing interim and/or final distributions of the estate;
⦁    Liaising with you throughout; 
⦁    Disbursing costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as probate fees; 
⦁    We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf. 

GENERAL GUIDELINE OF THE ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION AT THE MAGISTRATES COURT


We are able to advise and represent clients at the Magistrates Court in relation to summary only road traffic offences which would include but not limited to the following:

Speeding offences  

 Failing to provide driver identity information 12 point disqualification issues    Failing to stop or report an accident
Speeding offences
   Failing to provide a specimen of breath/blood/urine for analysis    Driving license and insurance offences
Drink driving offences  OR
Drug driving    Careless or dangerous driving
   Use of mobile phones in a motor vehicle

Fixed Charges
Matters    Costs
Guilty plea cases     £600.00 - £800.00  (excluding VAT)
Not Guilty Plea cases    £1,500.00- £5,000.00 (excluding VAT)

Please note that our costs are exclusive of VAT (currently [2019] at 20%) and any disbursements incurred in your matter.


Key stages:
The following stages will be followed when dealing with your individual matter, which are not intended to be exhaustive:
Taking your initial instructions and providing initial advice
Reviewing the papers and advising you on merits
Instructing of barristers or experts
Preparation of you trial bundle
Regularly updating you on your matter
Liaising with the CPS, Tribunal, witnesses and experts
Solicitors    Fees 
Grade A Solicitor over 8 years’ experience    £300 + VAT (£60) 
Other Solicitors under 4 years’ experience     £185 + VAT (£37) 
Paralegal/Caseworker    £125 + VAT (£25)


Disbursements
The anticipated disbursement generally involves the costs of instructing barrister and expert witnesses. We will provide the anticipated costs depending on the seniority of the barrister or expert prior to instructing them on your behalf.
Recovery of your legal costs
In some circumstances where the case made against you may be discontinued by the Crown or if you are found not guilty following a trial, we may be able to recover a refund of a portion of your legal costs and disbursement incurred in your matter.