We aim to be entirely transparent with our fees, so our clients can understand what we are charging and why. We also strive to give our clients confidence that what we say we will charge is exactly what we will charge, and not a penny more.
 

DEBT RECOVERY – PRE-ACTION STAGE

Initial review of client documentation Service of pre-action letter of claim
£150.00 plus VAT (includes general advice). £150.00 plus VAT.
 

DEBT RECOVERY – CLAIM STAGE

Value of Claim Indicative Initial Cost Indicative Contingent Cost
Up to £10,000.00 5% plus VAT of claim value with a minimum charge of £250.00 plus VAT (if claim undefended). 5% to 10% plus VAT of claim value (if claim defended).
Over £10,000.00 but less than £25,000.00 10% plus VAT of claim value (if claim undefended). 10% to 15% plus VAT of claim value (if claim defended).
Over £25,000.00 but less than £50,000.00 15% plus VAT of claim value (if claim undefended). 15% to 20% plus VAT of claim value (if claim defended).
Over £50,000.00 but less than £100,000.00 20% plus VAT of claim value (if claim undefended). 20% to 25% plus VAT of claim value (if claim defended).
Over £100,000.00 POA POA
 

DEBT RECOVERY - COURT COSTS

Claim Value Court Issued Claim MCOL
Up to £300.00 but no more than £500.00 £35.00 £25.00
Over £500.00 but less than £1000.00 £50.00 £32.00
Over £1000.00 but less than £1500.00 £70.00 £60.00
Over £1500.00 but less than £3000.00 £80.00 £70.00
Over £3000.00 but less than £5000.00 £115.00 £105.00
Over £5000.00 but less than £10,000.00 £205.00 £185.00
Over £10,000.00 but less than £15,000.00 £455.00 £410.00
Over £15,000.00 but less than £100,000.00 5% of the claim value 4.5% of the claim value
 

VARIABLE FEES

On occasion, due to the nature of the work we undertake, our fees are calculated and charged on an hourly rate basis. The charge is determined by the complexity of the work and the experience of the person dealing with that work.

Comprehensive details of the person who will be dealing with your matter will be provided in our letter of engagement, the following sets out the general charges of those who may work on or otherwise supervise your file.

Role Qualification Experience Hourly Rate (Excluding VAT)
Solicitor Solicitor/ Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives 12+ years Post Qualification Experience £250.00
Solicitor Solicitor/ Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives 8-10+ years Post Qualification Experience £250.00
Solicitor Solicitor/ Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives 6-10+ years Post Qualification Experience £240.00
Solicitor Solicitor/Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives 3-6 years Post Qualification Experience £210.00
Solicitor Solicitor/ Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives 0-3 years Post Qualification experience £200.00
Trainee Solicitor Has completed LPC and working towards qualification No Post Qualification experience, but may have experience of working within the legal processes and procedures £150.00
Paralegal No formal professional qualification No Post Qualification experience, but may have experience of working within the legal processes and procedures £125.00
 

COSTS RELATING TO PROBATE APPLICATIONS

Our fees of probate applications vary depending on the complexity of the work involved.

Type of work Cost £ Timescale
Obtaining a grant of probate in an estate 1000 + VAT 3-6 Months
Administering an estate and obtaining a grant where there is a valid Will and no inheritance tax to pay 2000 – 6000 +VAT 6-12 Months
Administering an intestacy and obtaining letters of administration. No inheritance tax to pay 1500 – 5000 + VAT 6-12 Months
Full administration of a fully taxable estate 2000 – 7500 + VAT Within 12 months but depending upon HMRC
Fee Earner hourly rate 250 per hour + VAT