Fees

Residential Conveyancing Fees

Our base fee starts from £750 plus VAT and increases to £2,500 plus VAT and disbursements up to a purchase/sale price of £1,000,000. We will provide you with an honest and reasonable estimate of fees at the initiation of a transaction and will endeavor to stick to the estimate given.

Due to the fact that no two transactions are the same, our costs will be tailored to the specifics of your transaction. Dealing with the acquisition of a home in a brand-new development or a leasehold unit, for example, would typically require more work and time than buying a freehold terraced house. This means that we won’t be able to tell you an accurate price for our services until we know all details relating to your specific transaction, including the sort of property you are buying or selling.

Additional charges may be applicable for work and services required over and above the standard legal procedures in a conveyancing transaction. If we are aware of these at the outset, we endeavor to include them in our estimate of charges. Sometimes, however, it only becomes apparent during a transaction that additional work will be required.

In addition to legal fees, you will be liable for disbursements

Usual disbursements on a property sale

Costs
Amount
Why you are paying this
Each bank transfer we are instructed to make
£40.00 plus VAT
Each time we make an urgent transfer, we are charged by the bank. In addition to that, these are admin fees.
Land Registry Disbursements
Each Land Registry title document costs £3.00
Title must be deduced to the Buyer.
ID Check (per person)
Company Search
£12.00 plus VAT
£12.00 plus VAT
To verify your ID
To obtain details of your company that is selling the Property, if applicable.
Postage Costs
£5.00
For sending documents via post to the other solicitors.
Professional Indemnity Contribution
£25.00
Every transaction that we carry out contributes towards the increase in our annual insurance premium. This payment is your contribution towards the same.
Land Registry Disbursements
Each Land Registry title document costs £3.00
Title must be deduced to the Buyer.
ID Check (per person)
Companies Check (per company)
£15.00 plus VAT
£15.00 plus VAT
To verify your ID
To obtain details of your company that is selling the Property, if applicable.
Postage Costs
£5.00
For sending documents via post to the other solicitors.
Professional Indemnity Contribution
£25.00
Every transaction that we carry out contributes towards the increase in our annual insurance premium. This payment is your contribution towards the same.

Usual disbursements on a property purchase

Costs
Amount
Why you are paying this
Each bank transfer we are instructed to make
£40.00 plus VAT
Each time we make an urgent transfer, we are charged by the bank. In addition to that, these are admin fees.
Searches
Between £300 - £500
Searches reveal important information regarding the Property and/or the area in which it is situated. If buying with the help of a mortgage, searches will be a requirement of the lender.
Land Registry Registration Fees
These depend on the purchase price of the Property. There may be additional costs if there are further documents that need to be registered, we cannot envisage these at this stage.
The Land Registry charges a fee whenever a transfer of property is registered.
Land Registry Disbursements
Each priority search costs £3.90 and bankruptcy search costs £2.90
Priority Searches are important. These are caried out to have priority over the property’s title to avoid a third party registering any entry on it.
Bankruptcy Searches confirm whether an individual is bankrupt.
ID Check (per person)
Companies Check (per company)
£15.00 plus VAT
£15.00 plus VAT
To verify your ID
To obtain your company’s details (if buying in the name of a company)
Seller’s Solicitors’ Bank Account Check
£15.00 plus VAT
As a measure against fraud – we check whether the solicitors’ bank details are known to an online database.
Postage Costs
£5.00
For sending documents via post to the other solicitors.
Professional Indemnity Contribution
£25.00
Every transaction that we carry out contributes towards the increase in our annual insurance premium. This payment is your contribution towards the same.
Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”)
The amount of SDLT depends on the price of the Property and your personal circumstances. It will be calculated once you return the Client Introduction Form.
Most buyers of property in England and Wales are required to pay this tax on the purchase of Property.

Immigration Fees

Family Visa:
Fees (£):
Spouse / Partner Visa UK _£1500.00 (V
1500.00
ILR As A Victim Of Domestic Violence
1500.00
ILR As A Bereaved Partner
1500.00
Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) Visa
1500.00
Parent Of British Child Visa UK
1500.00
Children Of British Citizens & Settled Persons
1500.00
Adopted Children Of British Citizens / Settled Persons
1500.00
EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS):
Fees (£):
Family Permits
1600.00
Pre-settled Status Application
500.00
Settled Status Application
500.00
Frontier Worker Visa UK
800.00
UK Work Visas:
Fees (£):
Skilled Worker Visa UK
1500.00
Health and Care Worker Visa
1500.00
Graduate Route Visa UK
1500.00
Sole Representative of An Overseas Business Visa-
3000.00
UK Ancestry Visa
1500.00
Hong Kong BNO Visa UK
1200.00
Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK
2500.00
T2 Minister Of Religion Visa UK
2500.00
Domestic Worker Visa UK
2000.00
Tier 1 Investor Visa UK
2500.00
T2 Sportsperson Visa UK
3000.00
Intra Company Transfer (ICT) Visa
3000.00
Start-up Visa UK
3000.00
Innovator Visa UK
3000.00
Global Talent Visa UK
3000.00
Overseas Media Representative Visa UK
2500.00
Turkish ECAA Worker Visa UK
2000.00
Turkish ECAA Businessperson Visa UK
1500.00
T5 Temporary Worker Visas UK
1500.00
Sponsor Licence:
Fees (£):
Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence
3000.00
T2 Minister Of Religion Sponsor Licence
3000.00
T2 Sportsperson Sponsor Licence
3000.00
T5 Sponsor Licence
3000.00
Sponsor Licence Renewal
2500.00
Home Office Sponsor Licence Compliance Visit
To be discussed
Long Residence Applications:
Fees (£):
ILR – 10 Years Long Residence
1200.00
Further Leave To Remain
1200.00
20 Years Long Residence Application
1200.00
Private Life Applications:
Fees (£):
7 Years Child Residence Route
1200.00
Over 18, Under 25 and Spent Half Of Life In The UK
1500.00
Very Significant Obstacles To Integration
1200.00
Discretionary Leave Applications:
Fees (£):
Initial Application For Discretionary Leave
1200.00
Discretionary Leave Application By Adult Dependant Relative (ADR)
1500.00
Extension Of Discretionary Leave-
1200.00
ILR – Discretionary Leave
Study Visa UK:
Fees (£):
Graduate Route Visa UK
1200.00
Student Visa UK
1200.00
Dependants Of Students
1000.00
Child Student Visa UK
1200.00
Parent Of A Child Student Visa UK
1000.00
Short Term Study Visa UK
1200.00
Visitor Visa UK:
Fees (£):
Entry Clearance for Visitor Visa UK
750.00
Pre Protocol (PAP)
800.00
Challenging Refusal of Visitor Visa UK
Hourly basis
Other Immigration Applications:
Fees (£):
NTL Application
1000.00
Returning Resident Visa Entry Clearance
1000.00
Subject Access Request (SAR) To Home Office UKVI
700.00
Replacement BRP Visa Application From Outside The UK
1000.00
BRP Replacement Application
750.00
Travel Documents & Certificates Of Travel
800.00
Application To Allow Access To Public Funds
1000.00
Fee Waiver Application
750.00
Vignette Transfer Application
800.00
Asylum & Humanitarian Protection Applications
To be discussed
Immigration Bail Application
1500.00
Stateless Persons & Their Family Members
To be discussed
Compensation For Unlawful Immigration Detention-
To be discussed
Members Of Armed Forces & Their Family Members
To be discussed
Challenging Immigration Decisions:
Fees (£):
UK Visa Refusal Assessment
250.00
Challenging Refusal of Visitor Visa UK
Hourly basis
Challenging Removal from the UK
3500.00 PLUS DISBURSEMENTS
Deportation From The UK
3500.00 PLUS DISBURSEMENTS
Immigration Appeals
2000.00
Administrative Review (AR)
750.00
Pre Action Protocol (PAP)
800.00
Immigration Judicial Review (JR)
Hourly rate

Debt Recovery Fees

We will always endeavour to charge competitive legal fees. For our debt recovery work, these are usually calculated on an hourly basis. However, we may agree on a fixed fee upon assessment of your case.

Our hourly rates are as follows: –

Position of Solicitor
Rates per Hour
Partners
£325 to 375 (£390 to 450 incl. VAT)
Solicitors
£250.00 (£300.00 incl. VAT)
Paralegals, Legal Assistants and Trainee Solicitors
£200.00 (£240.00 incl. VAT)

We will provide you with an overall fee estimate at the start of your matter and shall aim to keep you updated throughout.

Small claims up to £10,000 - Our fee would be in the region of £3,000.00 to £4,500.00 plus VAT

In a small claims matter, legal fees other than fixed costs are generally not recoverable from the other party. What this means is that you will usually be responsible for your own legal costs whatever the outcome of the Court action.

Disputed claims (depending on the value) can take up to 6-12 months to resolve under the small claims track.

Breakdown of small claim fees:

Pre-action letters and follow up correspondence: £500 – £1,000 plus VAT

Issuing proceedings: £500 plus VAT – £750 plus VAT

Disclosure/witness statements: £1,250 – £1,850 plus VAT

Trial preparation: £750 – £900 plus VAT

Recovering debts of more than £10,000 to £25,000 (Fast Track) - Our fees would be in the region of £8,000.00 to £15,000.00 plus VAT

In these cases, it is possible for a successful party to recover its legal costs from the other side. However, please note, even where you are successful in your debt action, you are unlikely to recover 100% of your legal costs.

Disputed claims (depending on the value) can take up to 1-3 years to resolve in the fast track or multi-track.

Recovering debts of more than £25,000 to £100,000.00 - Our fees would be in the region of £30,000.00 to £60,000.00 plus VAT

Disputed claims (depending on the value) can take up to 1-2 years to resolve in the fast track or multi-track.

Not sure whether to pursue a claim?

We can offer an initial consultation at a fixed fee of £150.00 plus VAT to advise you on your situation. You are under no obligation to instruct us any further after the appointment.

Statutory demand for debts owed by companies/individuals

In certain circumstances, it may be appropriate to draft and serve a statutory demand claiming payment of an undisputed debt.  Our fees for doing this (including the cost of arranging for personal service of the demand on the debtor) will be in the region of £875 plus VAT.  We can discuss this method (and the costs and disbursements involved) in further detail during our initial consultation.

Disbursements

These are out-of-pocket expenses we may need to pay to third parties on your behalf as part of the debt recovery process.

Should it become necessary to issue proceedings for recovery of an undisputed debt, the following Court fees will apply:

Value of your claim
Court Issue claim
Filed via MCOL
Up to £300.00
£35.00
£25.00
£300.01 to £500.00
£50.00
£35.00
£500.01 to £1,000.00
£70.00
£60.00
£1,000.01 to £1,500.00
£80.00
£70.00
£1,500.01 to £3,000.00
£115.00
£105.00
£3,000.01 to £5,000.00
£205.00
£185.00
£5000.01 to 10,000.00
£455.00
£410.00
£10,000.01 to £100,000.00
5% of the claim
4.5% of the claim
£100,000.01 to 200,000.00
5% of the claim
You cannot make a claim online
More than £200,000.00
£10,000.00
You cannot make a claim online

The exact cost these disbursements shall vary on a case-by-case basis. They include: –

  • Barrister’s fees
  • Expert’s fees

For your peace of mind, any additional fees will be discussed with you before they are incurred so that you may approve the expenditure.