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An estimated cost for your matter will be provided before taking instructions. Below are our standard hourly rates however we will take your matter on a fixed fee basis depending on several factors. To get a quote please call 020 3773 5116 or email us at [email protected] or through the contact form.

 
 

Probate Fees

All work undertaken on your behalf will be conducted either on a fixed fee basis or at an hourly rate.

Our hourly rates (plus VAT)

Solicitor (Over 4 years experience) £333.00 (+ 20% VAT)
Solicitor (1-4 years experience) £189.00 (+ 20% VAT)
Paralegal £134.00 (+ 20% VAT)


An estimated cost for your matter will be provided before taking instructions.

What probate services do we provide?

We carry out the work for obtaining probate in cases where the deceased has left a valid will or letter of administration (with or without a will) and for the appointment of administrator by the court. However, we do not undertake estate administration work.

Applying for the grant of probate

We anticipate this will take between 10 to 15 hours of work at £189.00 per hour plus VAT at 20%. Total cost is estimated to be £1,890.00 – £2,835.00 plus VAT (20%).

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. We will handle the full process for you. Our above cost estimate is for estates where:

  • There is a valid will.
  • There is no more than one property.
  • There is no more than 1 bank or building society account.
  • There are no other intangible assets.
  • There is 1 beneficiary.
  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on the 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.

Disbursements not included in this fee (where applicable VAT is included at 20%):

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.

  • Probate application fee of £273.00.
  • Swearing of the oath (£2.00 per executor)
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2.00 per beneficiary)
  • Notice to be posted in The London Gazette £87.30 plus VAT (20%) – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.
  • Notice Posted in a Local Newspaper £240.00 plus VAT (20%) – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims.

Potential additional costs

  • If there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds), there are likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. 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 £1.50 (1 per asset usually).
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

What services are included in our fixed fee? 

As part of our fixed fee, we will:

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate solicitor to work on your matter.
  • Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries.
  • Accurately identify the type of probate application you will require.
  • Obtain the relevant documents required to make the application.
  • Complete the probate application and the relevant HMRC forms.
  • Draft a legal statement for you to sign.
  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf.
  • Obtain the probate and securely send two copies to you.

How long will this take?

We will normally be able to submit the probate application within 2-3 weeks of you instructing us and providing all the required documents, but we will let you know if it is likely to take longer than this. The grant of probate is usually issued within 16 weeks of submission of the application.

Fee Earners

Saleem-ul-Haq Khan – Director and Principal Solicitor with over 18 years of international experience in multi-disciplinary areas of law. He has over 5 years of post-qualification experience. Saleem has a proven record of providing indispensable advice and delivering positive outcomes to his clients.

Debt Recovery Fees

In most matters, we will provide you with our hourly rate and a cost estimate at the outset. However, this may be revised depending on the nature and complexity of the case.

Our hourly rates (plus VAT)

Solicitor (Over 4 years experience) £333.00 (+ 20% VAT)
Solicitor (1-4 years experience) £189.00 (+ 20% VAT)
Paralegal £134.00 (+ 20% VAT)
 
 

What debt recovery services do we provide?

We provide information regarding debt recovery for amounts up to £100,000.00, specifically for cases involving undisputed unpaid invoices where no enforcement action is necessary.

In case the opposing party disputes the claim, we will discuss any additional work needed and may adjust the debt recovery costs. Additional work could be covered by a fixed fee, such as for an extra letter, or an hourly rate for more extensive tasks.

The initial fixed fee is £400.00 plus VAT (£80.00) – Total £480.00. This covers:

  1. Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation.
  2. Conducting appropriate searches.
  3. Sending a letter before action.
  4. Receiving any payment and forwarding it to you.

If there’s no response to the letter before action, an additional fixed fee of £1,000.00 plus VAT (£200.00) – Total £1,200.00 covers:

  1. Drafting the claim form and particulars of the claim.
  2. Issuing the claim at court.
  3. Applying to the court for judgment in default of a defence when no acknowledgement of service or defence is received.
  4. Writing to the other side upon receiving judgment in default to request payment.
  5. Providing advice if payment is not received within the specified time.

Our fixed fees exclude disbursements, any payments to third parties on your behalf, notably the court fee for issuing a claim.
 
Disbursements (not included in costs set out above)
 
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. For undisputed debt claims, there does not tend to be any disbursements, other than court fee for issuing the claim if legal proceedings are needed. If a payment to a third party is required, we will notify you as to the reason and amount in advance. 
 
Court Fees
 
Debt Value Court Fee
Up to £5,000 From £35
£5,001 – £10,000 From £455
£10,001 – £100,000 5% value of the claim
 
It’s important to note:
  • For claims of £10,000.00 or less, you can’t recover legal fees, even if successful.
  • Interest and compensation may increase costs.
  • The quoted fees don’t cover enforcement actions like instructing bailiffs or the Sheriff.

Our fixed fees apply to straightforward, undefended debt recovery matters. A revised cost estimate will be provided if the case falls outside this scope.

How long will this take?

Undisputed Debt Recovery matters can take between 2 weeks to 6 months, from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim form at court. Our fees are also based on the other side paying promptly on receipt of default judgment (where they have not defended a claim form). If enforcement action is needed as they do not settle the judgment, the matter will take longer to resolve and will involve further fees. This is just an estimate, and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.

 Fee Earners

Saleem-ul-Haq Khan – Director and Principal Solicitor with over 18 years of international experience in multi-disciplinary areas of law. He has over 5 years of post-qualification experience. Saleem has a proven record of providing indispensable advice and delivering positive outcomes to his clients.

 

Immigration Fees

Our hourly rates (plus VAT)

Solicitor (Over 4 years experience) £333.00 (+ 20% VAT)
Solicitor (1-4 years experience) £189.00 (+ 20% VAT)
Paralegal £134.00 (+ 20% VAT)
 
All work undertaken on your behalf will be conducted on a fixed fee basis.
 
What immigration services do we provide? 
 
We only take the immigration work limited to the following applications on a fixed fee basis:
 
  • Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981
  • Applications under the Immigration Rules, including:
    • Visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends/family)
    • Spouse and partner applications, including fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners
    • Dependent relative and family reunion applications
    • Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence
    • Asylum applications
    • Human rights / private life application
    • Judicial review, such as claims for unlawful detention
 
What work is included in our fixed fee?

The following work is included in our fixed fees:

  • Considering and reviewing the documents
  • Attending to the client
  • Taking their instructions and providing advice
  • Preparing and submitting the application
  • Advising the client on timelines and the outcome of their application
  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you.
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the immigration rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether you can overcome and how.
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided*
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office asks you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents

What work is not included in our fixed fee?

Where the Home Office refuses your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal, or any judicial review is not included in our fixed fee costs quoted here.
 

Our Fixed Fees for applications

Visit Visa – £2,000 + 20% VAT

Spouse or partners – £1,800 + 20% VAT

Dependant / family reunion – £1,800 + 20% VAT

Long residence – £2,500 + 20% VAT

Asylum – £2,000 + 20% VAT

Human rights – £2,500 – £3,000 + 20% VAT

Our fixed fee is exclusive of any disbursements e.g. Application fee, Home office fee, Barrister’s fee, Interpreter’s fee etc.


Disbursements (not included in costs set out above)

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for submitting the application. These vary depending on the type of application you are making. Please see the following link for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table
  • Interpreters fees can be anything between £25 – £180 per hour (including travel time), + VAT if applicable. These kinds of applications will normally require between 3-4 hours with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case.
  • Official translation fees vary depending on the language and the number of documents requiring translation. VAT at 20% may be chargeable on translation fees
  • Independent expert reports e.g. medical experts. These are not required in many cases: we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary. 
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
  • Counsel’s fees which may be incurred for ad hoc advice on complex issues, or representation at First-Tier Tribunal hearings, at £250-£400 per hour (VAT at 20% may be chargeable)
 
How long will your application take?
 

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 2-3 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Fee Earners

Saleem-ul-Haq Khan – Director and Principal Solicitor with over 18 years of international experience in multi-disciplinary areas of law. He has over 5 years of post-qualification experience. Saleem has a proven record of providing indispensable advice and delivering positive outcomes to his clients.

 

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