Fees and Funding

Funding Your Case

Depending on your circumstances, funding may be available to help you pursue your case. Please contact us for an initial appraisal at no cost, and we can help you to explore your options.

Price Transparency

In line with the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, we publish details of our pricing structures, approximate timescales (where possible) and details of our services for the following areas of law:

These are example prices for your information – please contact us for a personalised quote.

Business Fees

Please contact us for a personalised quote.

Probate

 

Have I got a case?My case involvesWhat will you charge me? Will there be any other fees I have to pay?

Initial Probate Review – Free

 

Small uncomplex estateApprox. £2,500 – £3,500 +VAT

Probate Application Fee £155.00

Oath Fee per Executor £7.00

Post in the London Gazette and Local Newspaper £200.00

Additional copies of grant £9.00

Two or more properties

No Will or Will is invalid

Inheritance Tax Payment Required

Estate includes share holdings

Approx. £6,000 – £8,000 +VAT

Claim made against the estate

Disputes between beneficiaries

International elements

Investigation from Department of Work and Pensions

Sale or transfer of property

Approx. £6,000 +VAT upwards

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. The lowest prices are reserved for the less complex matters.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We have listed some common disbursements above but these will vary from case to case.

On average, less complex estates are dealt with within 12 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 6-12 weeks. Collecting the assets then follows, which can take between 6-12 weeks. Once this has been done and notification has been given the HMRC, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2-4 weeks.

Debt Recovery

 

Can you help me?My case involves a debt of:
(including any interest or compensation)
What will you charge me?Will there be any other fees I have to pay?Can I apply to recover my costs from the other side?
Review Fixed Fee From £250.00 + VATSmall Claim up to £5,000 excluding enforcement£500 – £1,000 +VATIssue Fee £205.00Counsel’s Fees £1,500 – £2,500 per dayHearing Fee £25 – £335No you cannot recover your costs from the other side in a Small Claim.
Small Claim up to £5,001 – £10,000 excluding enforcement£1,000 – £2,500 +VAT Issue Fee £455.00Hearing Fee £335
Fast-Track Claim up to £10,001 – £25,000 excluding enforcement£1,500 – £5,000 +VATIssue Fee 5% of claimHearing Fee £545Yes you may be able to recover all or partial costs (excluding VAT) from the other side for Fast-Track Claims and Multi-Track Claims.
Multi-Track Claim £25,001 and above excluding enforcement10% – 25% of the value of the debt +VAT Hearing Fee £1090

 

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 worth required and provide you with revised advice about costs, if necessary.

Anyone wishing to pursue a claim should note:

 

  • The VAT element of our fee is not recoverable from the Debtor;
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost;
  • The costs quoted above are not for matter where enforcement action, such as a bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

 

Our fee will include the following, unless otherwise agreed:

  • 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 the claim;
  • Where no Acknowledgement of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter
  • Judgement in default;
  • When Judgement in default is received, write to the other party to request payment; and
  • If payment is not received, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs.