SERVICES

Conveyancing

Purchase of a Residential Property

Our fees cover all of the work* required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.

Our Fees

We have a range of fees depending on the purchase price of your new home as follows:

Purchase price:

  • Under £300,000 – Our price is from £750 plus VAT for a freehold property and from £800 plus VAT for a leashold property.
  • Between £300,000 - £500,000 – Our price is from £1,200 plus VAT for a freehold property and from £1,500 plus VAT for a leashold property.
  • Between £501,000 - £750,000 – Our price is from £1,800 plus VAT for a freehold property and from £2,000 plus VAT for a leashold property.
  • Over £751,000 – £1,000,000 – Our price is from £2,100 plus VAT for a freehold property and from £2,200 plus VAT for a leashold property.

VAT is currently charged at 20%

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. The likely disbursement would be as follows:

Freehold Purchase:

  • Bankruptcy search £ 2.00
  • HMLR Final search £ 3.00
  • Telegraphic Transfer £ 30.00
  • HM Land Registry Fee (varies depending on the purchase price of your new home) £ 40.00 – £270.00
  • Search Pack (varies depending on the Local Authority in which the Property is situated) Our standard search pack would include the following: Local Authority Search, Drainage & Water Search and Environmental Search £150.00-£350.00

Leasehold Purchase:

There are certain disbursements which will be set out in the individual lease relating to the Property. The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the term of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease from the seller's solicitors.

  • Bankruptcy search £ 2.00
  • HMLR Final search £ 3.00
  • Telegraphic Transfer £ 20.00
  • HM Land Registry Fee £ 40.00
  • Search Pack (varies depending on the Local Authority in which the Property is situated) Our standard search pack would include the following: Local Authority Search, Drainage & Water Search and Environmental Search around £350.00.
  • Notice of Transfer fee – can be between £100.00 to £200. The precise amount of the fee will depend upon what the lease says and the costs charged by the landlord or his managing agents. We will not know the precise amount until after we have seen the lease and any other relevant paperwork.
  • Notice of Charge fee – can be between £100.00 to £200 again as above.
  • Deed of Covenant fee – can be between £100.00 to £200 again as above.
  • Certificate of Compliance fee – can be between £100.00 to £200 again as above.

Stamp Duty Land Tax (on purchase)

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website here.

Example price

Based on a freehold purchase price of £400,000 and you are a first time buyer with no other properties in the UK or abroad.

  • Our fees: £xxx plus VAT at the current rate of 20% £xxx = £xxx
  • Bankruptcy search £ 2.00
  • HMLR Final search £ 3.00
  • Telegraphic Transfer £ 30.00
  • HM Land Registry Fee £135.00
  • Search Pack £350.00

Sub-total: £520.00

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax £xxxx (5% over a purchase price of £300,000) Currently no SDLT is payable for the poperties up to £500,000. 

Estimated total: £520.00 + £1,200.00 + £240.00 = £1,960.00

*Our fee assumes that:

  1. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  2. the property is not unregistered or parts of the property is unregistered
  3. For leasehold purchases -this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  4. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  5. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  6. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Likely timescale in completing your purchase

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 12-18 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take 8 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3 and 6 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below are examples of the key stages involved in the purchase of a freehold and leasehold property:

Freehold Purchase:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

Leasehold Purchase

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender's solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents, including the lease
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Draft Transfer
  • Advise you on joint ownership
  • Obtain pre-completion searches
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

Freehold Sale

Our fees cover all of the work* required to complete the sale of your home including redeeming any outstanding mortgages.

Our Fees

 We have a range of fees depending on the sale price of your home which varies from £495.00 plus VAT to £1,200.00 plus VAT.

VAT is currently charged at 20%

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. The likely disbursement would be as follows:

Freehold

Office Copy and plan   £6.00

Telegraphic Transfer £30.00

Telegraphic Transfer – mortgage redemption £30.00

Leasehold

Office Copy and plan £6.00

Leasehold copy £11.00

Management Information Pack – the figure would need to be obtained from the Management Company and can be £300 or more.

*Our fee assumes that:

  1. this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  2. For leasehold sales -this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  3. the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  4. all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  5. no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Likely timescale in completing your sale

How long it will take from you accepting an offer until you can move will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 12-18 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if your purchasers are cash buyers, it could take 4-6 weeks. However, if you are selling a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3 and 6 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below are examples of the key stages involved in the sale of a freehold and leasehold property:

  • Provide you with documentation to complete about the property and fixtures and fittings
  • Obtain title deeds and any other documents to prepare a draft contract.
  • If applicable, obtain a settlement figure to repay the outstanding amount on any existing mortgage.
  • Send a contract pack to the Buyer’s Solicitor
  • The Buyer’s solicitor will check the draft contract and raise enquiries with us.
  • We will answer the enquiries together with you.
  • Agree a completion date (date from which you no longer own the property and move out)
  • The Buyer’s solicitors will confirm that they are satisfied with their search results and answers to their enquires.
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • The Buyer’s solicitors will draft and send a transfer deed to us which we will check and send to you to sign in preparation for completion.
  • The Buyer’s solicitor will then send the proceeds of the sale to us and you will need to arrange for the keys to be released to the Buyer
  • We will send the Buyer’s solicitor the title deeds and transfer deed.
  • We will pay the estate agent, repay the amount owing to your mortgage lender and transfer our fees.
  •  The remaining funds will then be transferred to you.

Probate -Uncontested

We anticipate this will take between 15 and 20 hours work at £200 per hour. Total costs estimated at -£3000-£4000 (+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.

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 2 bank or building society accounts
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • There are 2-4 beneficiaries
  • There are no disputes 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

Disbursements include:

  • Probate application fee of £215 (if estate is over £5000)
  • Copy Grant of Probate £7 each (this will depend on the number of copies ordered which in turn depends on what assets are held)
  • £50 Swearing of the oath (per executor)
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
  • £100 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.
  • £50 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims.

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 share holdings (stocks and bonds) there is 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 £7 each (1 per asset usually).
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

What our service includes

  • 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 oath for you to swear
  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
  • Obtain the Probate and securely send two copies to you
  • Collect and distribute all assets in the estate

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 6-9 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes between 3-4 weeks. However, depending on the workload of the Probate Registry, the timescale to obtain a grant of probate can take up to 12 weeks. We will of course keep you updated. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 6-12weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 4-6 weeks.

Family Law:

The breakdown of a relationship can spell tough times for you and your family. Getting in touch with an experienced family law solicitor as soon as possible can help make the process that bit easier to handle.
Whether you are married, living together or have concerns in relation to childcare or financial arrangements, one of our experienced solicitors will provide you with clear, practical advice from day one.
Our Resolution Specialists’ knowledge and compassion will help you work towards concluding a host of family issues, from divorce to dealing with emergency applications, whilst keeping stress and cost levels low. You can be sure that our team will focus on what is best for you and your family at all times.

We provide the following services and also stated prices for each service:

• divorce application or judicial separation - application fee £750 plus VAT however, additional fee of £500 - £1000 may be charged if the matter involves additional works e.g. application for bailiff service and/or find out the respondent whereabout etc.;
• paternity disputes £1200 plus VAT;
• Financial matters (hourly rate applicable ranging from £165 - £317);
• protecting your interest in the family home application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation; 

• transferring rights of occupation application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation;
• Domestic abuse application £750 + VAT plus court fee and representation;
• mental abuse and violence application £750 + VAT plus court fee and representation;
• abuse affecting partner/children application £750 + VAT plus court fee and representation;
• Emergency injunctions application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation.

Immigration Law:

We have set out below the typical immigration applications we are instructed to act upon together with our average fees. If there is a specific application you wish to make which is not set out below, then please contact us and we would be happy to provide you with a tailored quote.

Application for Leave to enter applications - visitor application

Our Fees

Our fees cover all work* required to submit an application to the Home Office at a fixed price of between £350 - £400. No VAT is charged or payable.

Disbursements

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 likely disbursements are:

  • Interpreters fees at £15-£20 per hour. If applicable, this kind of application will normally require between 1-2 hours with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case.
  • 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.
  • Entry clearance fee: for 6 months – £93 / 2 years - £361 / 5 years - £655 / 10 years - £822

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • 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 a certain criterion, whether this can be 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 an interview: if you are asked to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice at the appropriate time.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*Our fee assumes that:

  • This a new application and no previous applications had been made to the Home Office or refusals received.
  • This is a standard case and the matter is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.

*The costs quoted here do not include:

  • If your matter becomes overly complex and more work is required in order to prepare and submit an application. We will advise you if further work is required and the increase in our charges.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will this take?

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within X weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application but you should get a decision within 3 weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre. Please see link for up to date timescales:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk

Application Leave to Enter as a business person from TurkeyECAA

Our Fees

Our fees cover all work* required to submit an application to the Home Office and price varies from £550 plus VAT to £750. VAT is charged at 20%.

Disbursements

There are no anticipated disbursements in relation to this type of application.

The work will involve:

  • 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 a certain criterion, whether this can be 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 an interview: if you are asked to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice at the appropriate time.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*Our fee assumes that:

  • This a new application and no previous applications had been made to the Home Office or refusals received.
  • This is a standard case and the matter is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.

*The costs quoted here do not include:

  • If your matter becomes overly complex and more work is required in order to prepare and submit an application. We will advise you if further work is required and the increase in our charges.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will this take?

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within X weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application but you should get a decision within 12 weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre. Please see link for up to date timescales:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk

Tier 1 applications – such as start up/investors/innovators

Start-up is a new route (essentially replacing Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)) to enable Entrepreneurs to establish their first business in the UK.

  • No Investment required.
  • The Applicant must secure an Endorsement from a Home Office-approved endorsing boding (many of which are UK higher education institutions), verifying that their Business Plan is Innovative, Viable and Scalable.
  • Time spent in the UK does not count towards Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR) and many Start-Up Migrants will wish to progress as soon as possible to the Innovator route. 

Tier 1 Investor enables overseas nationals to reside in the UK by investing at least £2 million in the UK government bonds, share or loan capital, or actively trading UK companies.

  • Invest £2 million– Attain Permanent Residence after 5 years
  • Invest £5 million– Attain Permanent Residence after 3 years
  • Invest £10 million– Attain Permanent Residence after 2 years

Innovator is a new route (replacing Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)) to enable experienced overseas Entrepreneurs to establish a business in the UK.

  • A minimum investment of £50,000 is required in most cases. 
  • The Applicant must secure an Endorsement from a Home Office-approved endorsing boding, verifying that their Business Plan is Innovative, Viable and Scalable.

Our Fees

Our fees cover all work* required to submit an application to the Home Office and varies from a fixed price of £2500 plus VAT to £3500. VAT is charged at 20%

Disbursements

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 likely disbursements are:

  • For applications made in the UK: if there is Home Office interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
  • Home Office fee: £1021 for entrepreneur/ £1623 for investor (Applications made outside the UK) £1277 for entrepreneur/£1623 for investor (Applications made in the UK). Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • 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 a certain criterion, whether this can be 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 ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice at the appropriate time.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*Our fee assumes that:

  • This a new application and no previous applications had been made to the Home Office or refusals received.
  • This is a standard case and the matter is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.

*The costs quoted here do not include:

  • If your matter becomes overly complex and more work is required in order to prepare and submit an application. We will advise you if further work is required and the increase in our charges.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will this take?

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within X weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application but you should get a decision within 3 weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre. Please see link for up to date timescales:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk

Tier 2 applications – general and intra company transfer

Have been offered a skilled job in the UK

Our Fees

Our fees cover all work* required to submit an application to the Home Office at a fixed price of £2000 plus VAT to £2200. No VAT is charged or payable.

Disbursements

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 likely disbursements are:

  • For applications made in the UK: if there is a Home Office interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
  • Home Office fee: Between £482 and £1220 (applications made outside of the UK) and between £482 and £1408 (applications made in the UK). Up to date fees can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/2020

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • 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 a certain criterion, whether this can be 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 ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice at the appropriate time.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*Our fee assumes that:

  • This a new application and no previous applications had been made to the Home Office or refusals received.
  • This is a standard case and the matter is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.

*The costs quoted here do not include:

  • If your matter becomes overly complex and more work is required in order to prepare and submit an application. We will advise you if further work is required and the increase in our charges.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will this take?

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within X weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application but you should get a decision within 3 weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre. Please see link for up to date timescales:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk

Tier 4 and 5

The Tier 4 (General) sub-category is designed to enable overseas citizens aged 16 and over, to study in the UK at a university or college that holds a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence.

The Tier 5 ( Youth Mobility Scheme) is designed if you have certain types of British Nationality or are from a certain country and wish to work and live in the UK for up to 2 years.

Our Fees

Our fees cover all work* required to submit an application to the Home Office at a fixed price of £1200 to £1350. No VAT is charged or payable.

Disbursements

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 likely disbursements are:

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • 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 a certain criterion, whether this can be 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 ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice at the appropriate time.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*Our fee assumes that:

  • This a new application and no previous applications had been made to the Home Office or refusals received.
  • This is a standard case and the matter is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.

*The costs quoted here do not include:

  • If your matter becomes overly complex and more work is required in order to prepare and submit an application. We will advise you if further work is required and the increase in our charges.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will this take?

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within X weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application but you should get a decision within 3 weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre. Please see link for up to date timescales:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk

Leave to Remain applications and extensions – e.g. marriage applications

Seek to accompany or join a Partner who is British or Settled in the UK, Requirements inclusive of:

  • Evidence proof of relationship;
  • Financial Requirement: minimum salary of £18,600.00;
  • Accommodation;
  • English Language.

Our Fees

Our fees cover all work* required to submit an application to the Home Office at a fixed price of between £950 to 1050. No VAT is charged or payable.

Disbursements

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 likely disbursements are:

  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
  • Home Office fee: settlement fee – ILR  £2389 / other £1033.

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • 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 a certain criterion, whether this can be 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 ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice at the appropriate time.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*The costs quoted here do not include:

  • If your matter becomes overly complex and more work is required in order to prepare and submit an application. We will advise you if further work is required and the increase in our charges.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will this take?

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within X weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application but you should get a decision within 12 weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre. Please see link for up to date timescales:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk

EEA Applications

EU Settlement Scheme

Our Fees

Our fees cover all work* required to submit an application to the Home Office at a fixed price of between £450 to 550. No VAT is charged or payable.

Disbursements

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 likely disbursements are:

  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
  • Home Office fee: £65.

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • 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 a certain criterion, whether this can be 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 ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice at the appropriate time.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*The costs quoted here do not include:

  • If your matter becomes overly complex and more work is required in order to prepare and submit an application. We will advise you if further work is required and the increase in our charges.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will this take?

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within X weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application but you should get a decision as soon as possible after attending your appointment at the visa application centre. Please see link for up to date timescales:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk

Citizenship Applications

To apply to become a British Citizen.

Our Fees

Our fees cover all work* required to submit an application to the Home Office at a fixed price of between £550 to £650. No VAT is charged or payable.

Disbursements

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 likely disbursements are:

  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
  • Home Office fee: Naturalisation £1330.

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • 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 a certain criterion, whether this can be 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 ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice at the appropriate time.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*The costs quoted here do not include:

  • If your matter becomes overly complex and more work is required in order to prepare and submit an application. We will advise you if further work is required and the increase in our charges.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

How long will this take?

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within X weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application but you should get a decision within 6 weeks of attending your appointment at the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) centre. Please see link for up to date timescales:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visa-decision-waiting-times-applications-outside-the-uk

 

Employment Law:

Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal is charged on an hourly basis at £250 plus VAT

Simple case: £1,000-£3000 (excluding VAT) -pre-claim conciliation

Medium complexity case: £3,000-£5,000 (excluding VAT) contested 1 day final hearing

High complexity case: £6,000-£12,000 (excluding VAT) contested 2-3 day final hearing

Factors that could make a case more complex:

  • If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
  • Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
  • Making or defending a costs application
  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal

Disbursements

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.

Counsel's fees estimated between £700 to £1100 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)

Key stages

The fees set out above cover all of the 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 claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • preparing bundle of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements
  • agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.

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. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 4-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6-9 month. 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.

Litigation:

For anyone who is involved in litigation it can be a confusing experience about the proceedings and the fees. That is why at Raiyad Solicitors we take the time to sit down with you, understand your situation and take decisions and recommendations based on your circumstances and expectations.

We work in a manner that you will find both cost-effective and efficient. Price involves hourly rate of £165 - 317 (depends on experience of solicitor). We may take the matter over on the basis of 'no win no fee' details of which we will discuss during our consultation with you. 

Landlord and Tenants: Residential and Commercial - We set up a fixed fee for our work following initial advice. However, this fee may vary depending on circumstances of the case and complexity of the matter. Our fixed fee covers initial advice and preparation of application and any reseach involves with the matter. These fees are inclusive of VAT but not any court fee and court representations following the application. 

• Professional Proceedings - application £1250 + VAT plus court fee and representation
• Anti-social Behaviour - application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation
• Rent/Mortgage Arrears - application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation
• Succession - application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation
• Evictions - application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation
• Disrepair - application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation
• Homelessness - application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation
• Challenging Local Authority Decisions on Review and Appeal - application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation; and 
• Unlawful Evictions - application £1500 + VAT plus court fee and representation


Bankruptcy

Personal - Our fee varies, depending on complexity of matters. However, our standard fee starts from £1500 plus court fee and representation in the court. This fee covers from initial advice to preparation of application. The clients are given an estimate on the costs at the initial interview.

Companies - Our fee varies, depending on complexity of matters. However, our standard fee starts from £5000 plus court fee and representation in the court. This fee covers from initial advice to preparation of application. The clients are given an estimate on the costs at the initial interview.

 

We have achieved success in helping our clients and in many cases have improved their financial situations. We are proud of achieving results that have a positive effect in improving our clients’ lives.