Pricing Information

Last updated: 01/06/2023

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Our employment team handles all aspects of employment law matters including bringing and defending employment claims in the employment tribunal.

Every employment case is different and we take pride in delivering a bespoke service. For this reason, we do not have a standard fee and our fees reflect the particular circumstances and features of the case.

We charge for our work on the basis of time spent on a matter at Partner hourly rates of £330 – £380 per hour. All fees are exclusive of VAT which will be added to your invoice where applicable. We are required to charge VATVAT is a government tax that we are required to charge, and will usually be added at 20% to our fees and disbursements, except where we indicate the disbursements are outside the scope of VAT.

Our estimated fees for bringing or defending claims in the Employment Tribunal for unfair or wrongful dismissal are in the following range:

  • simple case: £5,000 – £15,000;
  • medium complexity case: £15,000 – £50,000; or
  • high complexity case: £50,000+.

The wide range in each of these categories comes down to a number of factors, any of which will have a cost implication. Such factors include:

  • The number and complexity of the issues in dispute;
  • The number of documents held by either side and the steps involved in finding, disclosing and reviewing those documents;
  •   The number of witnesses;
  • Whether an opposing party is a litigant in person;
  • Whether there are preliminary issues to be resolved before the final Tribunal hearing and whether such issues require a preliminary hearing;
  • The length of the final Tribunal hearing; and
  •  Making or defending costs applications. 

We aim to give you the best possible information about the likely overall cost both at the time you instruct us and, when appropriate, as the matter progresses.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of disbursements on your behalf to ensure a seamless process. The main third-party cost associated with a Tribunal claim is the cost of instructing a barrister (known as Counsel) to represent you at a Tribunal hearing, and during the course of the matter. This cost will be in addition to our fees.

Counsel’s fees for representing you at a Tribunal hearing depend on the seniority and experience of the barrister and are likely to be in the following range:

  • a brief fee (covering preparation and the first day) of £1,500 – £10,00; and
  •  a daily refresher (for each additional hearing day) of £1,000 – £5,000.

Key stages

The fee estimates set out above cover 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 the claim or response;
  • reviewing and advising on the claim or response from the other party;
  • corresponding with the Employment Tribunal and the other party;
  • preparing or considering a schedule of loss;
  • preparing for (and attending) a preliminary hearing;
  • exchanging documents with the other party
  • agreeing and preparing a bundle of documents for use at the Tribunal hearing;
  • taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses;
  • reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements;
  • agreeing and preparing a bundle of documents for use at the Tribunal hearing;
  • preparing and agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list;
  • instructing and liaising with Counsel; and
  • preparation for and attendance at the final Tribunal hearing. 

The stages set out above are indicative only and are not a comprehensive list of the steps that may be required, some of which may be dependent on your objectives.

Stages not covered by our estimate

The fee estimates set out above do not include the following work. If any of these issues are relevant to your claim, or arise as part of it, it may increase the fee payable: advising on or engaging in settlement negotiations or preparing and negotiating any paperwork connected with settlement of the claim;

  • advising or acting in respect of any claims other than unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal including, e.g., discrimination or detriment due to whistleblowing etc;
  • any issues under the General Data Protection Regulations;
  • any orders against you to pay the other side’s costs or preparation time relating to any dispute over costs; or
  • advising on or participating in any form or mediation other than mandatory pre-claim conciliation.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved, and the length of time it takes the Employment Tribunal to process your claim. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 1 –3 months. If your claim proceeds to a final Tribunal hearing, your case is likely to take 9 –15 months, depending on how long it takes the Tribunal to schedule the hearing. Delays at the Employment Tribunal mean that it can take longer than this for claims to reach a final hearing. This is just an estimate and we will be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information as the matter progresses.

Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets

We anticipate this will take between 10 and 12 hours work at £340.00 per hour. Total costs estimated at £3,400 – £4,080. All fees are exclusive of VAT which will be added to your invoice where applicable. We are required to charge VATVAT is a government tax that we are required to charge, and will usually be added at 20% to our fees and disbursements, except where we indicate the disbursements are outside the scope of VAT.

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end. Please note that this quote does not include tax advice or any variation to the Will nor does it include any conveyancing fees or disbursements.

We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:

  • There is a valid Will
  • There is no more than one property  There are no more than 4 bank or building society accounts
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • There are 2-6 beneficiaries
  • There are no disputes over the Will or between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
  • There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
  • There are no claims made against the estate
  • There are no foreign assets or foreign domiciled persons (including the testator) 

Disbursements included in this fee:

Probate application fee – £155

Swearing of the oath (per executor) – £7.00

Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches – £2.00 per beneficiary)

Post in The London Gazette to protect against unexpected claims from unknown creditors – £101.52

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Potential additional costs.

If there is no Will or the estate consists of any shareholdings (stocks and bonds) there are likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how an item in question is dealt with. Also, where there is any overseas element we can advise of likely further costs once the position is known.

If the Executors/Administrators wish to claim the transferable nil rate band and/or the Residence/transferable Residence Nil Rate Band there will be additional costs. We may advise that in some such circumstances or if considered appropriate that tax issues and calculations be referred to our independent accountants or an accountant of your choosing We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.

If any additional copies of the grant are required, they will cost £0.50p (1 per asset usually).

Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 4-6 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 10-12 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take a further 10-12 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets.

Other Estates

If the estate does not fall within the matters set out above, then we will agree a fee estimate with you before starting work and will update you on all costs as matters progress in line with our standard terms and conditions. 

Our experienced property team understands the stress involved buying a property. Whether you are going through an estate agent or privately we will make everything as clear as possible. Property matters can be complex, our team are made up of highly qualified solicitors who have the legal and technical “know how” to resolve any issues as they arise in a professional and efficient manner.

We are proud to hold CQS Accreditation, issued by the Law Society. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous application procedure which ensures we maintain high levels of client care.

All fees are exclusive of VAT which will be added to your invoice where applicable. We are required to charge VAT VAT is a government tax that we are required to charge, and will usually be added at 20% to our fees and disbursements, except where we indicate the disbursements are outside the scope of VAT.

Our legal Fees

Our legal fees cover all the usual work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Land Tax (Stamp Duty Land Tax “SDLT”)) if the property is in England, or (Land Transaction Tax “LTT”) if the property is in Wales.

Property Value

Freehold

Leasehold

£0 to £499,000

Starting from £1,500 – £1,649

£1,750- 1849.00

£500,000 to £999,999

£1,650 – £3,300

£1,850 – £3,499

£1m – £2 m

£3,500 – £4,999

£3,600 – £5,499

£2m – £5m

From £5,000 +

From £5,500 +

£5m +

TBC on application

TBC on application

 

Pricing of our legal fees

The fees involved in any transaction are important and we review our fees on a regular basis, also considering client feedback.

Our fees are fixed, however, there may be factors which could typically increase the cost of the fees estimated above such as if :

  • a legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
  •  you discover building regulations or planning permission has not been obtained
  •  crucial documents, we have previously requested from you have not been provided to us in a timely manner.
  •  the property is a new build the property is less than 10 years old
  • you require to exchange on a leasehold property within 4 weeks of instruction
  •  you require completion on a leasehold  within 4-6 weeks of instruction
  •  you require simultaneous exchange and completion
  • of unforeseen complications delaying
  •  Indemnity policies are required
  • Your lender is represented by their own solicitor

The additional fees can vary depending on the work required or new developments occurring outside our control which would require additional advice, drafting, processing or implementation. Please see list of ‘Other Additional Charges’.

We are required to charge VAT. VAT is a government tax that we are required to charge, and will usually be added at 20% to our fees and disbursements, except where we indicate the disbursements are outside the scope of VAT.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. These fees may be subject to change if further information relating to your property becomes available.

Standard Disbursements charges relating to Freehold and Leasehold

  • Standard AML ID Checks – £6.30 inclusive of VAT per person
  • Enhanced AML ID Checks – £7.20 inclusive of VAT per person
  • AML Source and Wealth of funds check – £13.50 inclusive of VAT per person
  • SDLT / LTT – this will depend on the value of the property or land. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using the HMRC’s website if located in England and the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website. If located in Wales.
  • Combined Search Pack (Local Authority, Environmental and Drainage) – £300.00 – £600.00 (vat inclusive dependent on local authority
  • Land Registry Priority Search per title – £3.oo
  • Bankruptcy Search – £2.00 per person
  • Land Charges Search (if property / land is unregistered) – £1.00 per name.
  • Telegraphic Transfer (TT) fee charged by the Bank – £tbc
  • Land Registry Registration  Fee (dependent on the value and type of transfer) £20.00 – £1,105.00

Notice of Transfer fee (applicable under leasehold and usually chargeable by the leaseholder/freeholder) – usually between £6.0 to £200.00 (VAT dependant on recipient

Ground Rent and Service charge (applicable under leasehold and can be chargeable by the leaseholder/freeholder throughout the term of the lease) – the amount is usually dependent on terms of lease.

Time Scales

For any transaction, the timescales are subject to change depending on factors involved such as:

  • Number of parties in the chain
  • mortgage/ financing arrangements
  •  the acquisition of  new build property
  • Whether the property or land involves leasehold interests

A typical transaction can take between 10-12 weeks, however if any of the above apply or there are other factors we need to take into consideration, it may increase the time by a further 4-6 weeks and additional charges may occur. We will notify you in advance of any increases to our fees

Key Milestones

With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:

  • Take your instructions and give initial advised based on the information provided.
  • Carry out Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checks and source of funds and wealth verification  .
  • Receive and advise on contract documents.
  • Investigate the title to the property / land you are purchasing.
  • Undertake searches.
  • Make any necessary enquiries of the seller’s solicitor.
  • check that your finances are in place to fund the purchase and contact the lender’s solicitors if needed.
  • Advise you of the mortgage offer conditions.(please note we are not , authorised to provide  financial advice.
  • Provide advice in the form of a Report on Title  on all documents and information received.
  • Finalise contracts and transfer deeds and send to you for signature.
  • Agree completion date (the date which you legally own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened.
  • Ensure all monies have been received from you and the lender(s)
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Complete and submit application for registration at the Land Registry

Exclusion We do not undertake tax and financial advice.

 

Our experienced property team understands the stress involved selling a property. Whether you are going through an estate agent or privately we will make everything as clear as possible. Property matters can be complex, our team are made up of highly qualified Solicitors who have the legal and technical “know how” to resolve any issues as they arise in a professional and efficient manner.

We are proud to hold CQS Accreditation, issued by the Law Society. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous application procedure which ensures we maintain high levels of client care.

All fees are exclusive of VAT which will be added to your invoice where applicable. We are required to charge VAT VAT is a government tax that we are required to charge, and will usually be added at 20% to our fees and disbursements, except where we indicate the disbursements are outside the scope of VAT.

Our Legal Fees

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the sale of your sale including redemption of first mortgages.

Property Value

Freehold

Leasehold

£0 to £499,000

£1,600 – £1,649

£1,700 – £1,849

£500,000 to £999,999

£1,650 – £2,800

£1,850 – £3,499

£1m – £2m

£3,000 – £4,499

£3,500 – £4,999

£2m – £5m

£4,500 +

£5,000 +

£5m +

TBC on application

TBC on application

Pricing of our legal fees

The fees involved in any transaction are important and we review our fees on a regular basis, also considering client feedback. Our fees are fixed, however, there may be factors which could typically increase the cost of the fees estimated above such as:

  • If a legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
  • If you require to exchange within 6 weeks of instructing us
  • If you require completion within 6 weeks of instructing us
  • If you require simultaneous exchange and completion
  • If the transaction is not concluded in a timely manner because of unforeseen complications.

The additional fees can vary depending on the work required or new developments occurring outside our control which would require additional advice, drafting, processing or implementation. Please see list of ‘Other Additional Charges’.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. These fees may be subject to change if further information relating to your property becomes available.

Standard Disbursements charges relating to Freehold and Leasehold

  • Standard AML ID Checks – £6.30 inclusive of VAT per person
  • Enhanced AML ID Checks – £7.20 inclusive of VAT per person
  • AML Source and Wealth of funds check – £13.50 inclusive of VAT per person
  • Telegraphic Transfer (TT) fee charged by the Bank – £tbc
  • Land Registry Title Register – £3.00 per title
  • Land Registry Title Plan – £3.00 per title

Time Scales

For any transaction, the timescales are subject to change depending on factors involved such as:

  • Number of parties in the chain and their circumstances
  • Whether the property or land involves leasehold interests
  • Removal of non-standard financial charges

A typical transaction can take between 10-12 weeks, however if any of the above apply or there are other factors we need to take into consideration, it may increase the time by a further 4-6 weeks and additional charges may occur. We will discuss this with you.

Key Milestones

With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:

  • Take your instructions and give initial advised based on the information you have provided.
  • Carry out Anti-Money Laundering checks as required by law.
  • Consider the title to the property / land.
  • Draft Contracts
  • Collate and pre-prepare additional documents.
  • Deal with standard enquires raised by the buyer solicitor.
  • Contact your lender if the property / land is subject to a charge.
  • Contact the freeholder / management company if the property / land is leasehold.
  • Finalise contracts and transfer deed and send to you for signature.
  • Agree completion date.
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened.
  • Complete Sale
  • Deal with redemption of charges

Exclusions

We do not undertake tax and financial advice.

A re-mortgage is when you either renegotiate with your current lender or change the mortgage on your property to a new lender. It is important to speak to a mortgage adviser to go through the options with you. There are many reasons you may wish to re-mortgage such as:

  • To reduce the interest rate on your mortgage
  • To fix your monthly payments and protect against possible future rate rises.
  • Raising money to carry out home improvements.
  • Raising a cash lump sum by releasing equity from your home
  • Change in personal circumstances such as a marriage or divorce.
  • Consolidate your debts.

Our experienced property team understands the stress involved re-mortgaging. Property matters can be complex, our team are made up of highly qualified Solicitors who have the legal and technical “know how” to resolve any issues as they arise in a professional and efficient manner.

We are proud to hold CQS Accreditation, issued by the Law Society. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous application procedure which ensures we maintain high levels of client care.

All fees are exclusive of VAT which will be added to your invoice where applicable. We are required to charge VAT VAT is a government tax that we are required to charge, and will usually be added at 20% to our fees and disbursements, except where we indicate the disbursements are outside the scope of VAT.

Our Legal Fees

Our fees cover all the work required to complete the re-mortgage of property / land.

Property Value

Freehold

£0 to £549,999

From £950 – £1,149

£500,000 to £999,999

£1,150 – £1,999

£1m +

From £2,000

£2m – £5m

From £3,000

£5m +

TBC on application

 

Pricing of our legal fees

The fees involved in any transaction are important and we review our fees on a regular basis, also considering client feedback. Our fees are fixed, however, there may be factors which could typically increase the cost of the fees estimated above such as:

  • If a legal title is defective or complicated
  • If the property is leasehold
  • If you require completion within 4 weeks of instructing us
  • If the transaction is not concluded in a timely manner because of unforeseen complications.

The additional fees can vary depending on the work required or new developments occurring outside our control which would require additional advice, drafting, processing or implementation. Please see list of ‘Other Additional Charges’.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. These fees may be subject to change if further information relating to your property becomes available.

Standard Disbursements charges relating to Freehold and Leasehold

  • Standard AML ID Checks – £6.30 inclusive of VAT per person
  • Enhanced AML ID Checks – £7.20 inclusive of VAT per person
  • AML Source and Wealth of funds check – £13.50 inclusive of VAT per person
  • Telegraphic Transfer (TT) fee charged by the Bank – £25.00
  • Land Registry Title Register – £3.00 per title
  • Land Registry Title Plan – £3.00 per title
  • Combined Search Pack (Local Authority, Environmental and Drainage) – From £300.00- 600.00 depending on Local authority ); or
  • Combined Search Indemnity Insurance (Local Authority, Environmental and Drainage) may be acceptable to certain lenders. Cost dependant on value of property
  • Land Registry Priority Search per title – £3.00
  • Bankruptcy Search – £2.00 per person

Time Scales

For any transaction, the timescales are subject to change depending on factors involved such as:

  • Whether the property or land involves leasehold interests
  • If the lender has their own solicitor

A typical transaction can take between 6-8 weeks, however if any of the above apply or there are other factors we need to take into consideration, it may increase the time by a further 2-4 weeks and additional charges may occur. We will discuss this with you.

Key Milestones

With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:

  • Take your instructions and give initial advised based on the information you have provided.
  • Carry out Anti-Money Laundering checks and source of fund and wealth verification. 
  • Consider the title to the property / land.
  • Consider the terms of the new mortgage and provide feedback.
  • Contact your current lender for a redemption statement.
  • Contact the freeholder / management company if the property / land is leasehold.
  • Agree completion date.
  • Complete the re-mortgage.
  • Deal with redemption of charges

Other Additional Charges

Additional legal charges where the matter may involve the following elements:

  • Help To Buy Equity loan – £300.00
  • Help To Buy ISA – £50
  • Trust Deed – from £450.00
  • Voluntary Leasehold extension – £850.00
  • Bridging loans (individual) – from £1,750.00
  • Bridging loans (Company) – from £2,250.00
  • Lender’s Legal Representatives – from £950.00
  • Declaration of Solvency – from £150.00
  • Deed of covenant – from £150.–
  • Deed of postponement – from £250.00
  • Deed of variation/rectification – from £950.00
  • TT Review and Processing Fee – £25.00 ( inc. Vat)

Exclusions

We do not undertake tax and financial advice.