Information on Fees

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At Stanley House Solicitors, we offer a number of flexible payment options to suit your unique needs. Depending on your issues, we may offer the following funding options;

  • Fixed Fee Options– We offer fixed fee options on some matters. This essentially means that your situation will be assessed and you will be provided with a fixed fee structure by our lawyers to assist you with your case.
  • Agreed Hourly Rate –This is the traditional fee structure that means that your case will be assessed by a lawyer and you will be provided with a fully flexible option on an hour to hour basis. Information will be provided to you about the overall cost of your matter and you will be updated as to these costs.
  • Legal Expense Insurance–The possibility of funding your case through a legal expense insurance policy will be investigated by our lawyers. Some insurance policies and financial products offer this service. It can be used to cover part or all of your costs. If available, you can avail this option.
  • Membership Organisations–Legal cover is offered by some membership organisations within the membership benefits. In case you are a member of any organisation that offers such benefits, you need to inform your legal advisor to provide you assistance and advice on the options available.

Cost Figures

  • Qualified one-way costs shifting – According to this law, defendants are ordered to pay the costs of successful claimants. However, the law is subject to certain exceptions. Your lawyer will provide you assistance in this matter.

Price Transparency

  • Motor Offences
    Dangerous and carelessness, Drink Driving & Penalties, Mobile phone driving, Speeding fines & Offences
    Guilty Plea – £250 – £500 + VAT
    Guilty Plea and Special Reasons – £500 – £1000 + VAT
    Not Guilty Plea and trial – £1500-£2500 +VAT
    Representation costs are between £750-£1500 +VAT
    For written representation on a speeding offence, defence costs are between £200 and £400 + VAT.Representation for a guilty plea in Court will cost between £300 and £600 +VAT

    **Please note all cases are based upon their own merits and this will be discussed within the initial consultation. Time frame of each case differs as guilty plea cases depend on the court dates for the final hearing. As for non-guilty plea cases an average time frame of between 3-6 months however this is an estimate as this depends upon the complexity of the case.**

  • Probate Costs – Lasting power of Attorney-Wills-Deed poll
    The costs involved in drafting a will depend upon the complexity of your estate and wishes.  Our team are happy to provide a quote for drafting all kinds of wills from simple or mirror wills to more complex wills, so you are informed of the costs involved from the outset. This is usually discussed within the initial consultation.
    LPA – To appoint a trusted relative or friend to take care of your personal affairs, they may be legal, financial or health related.In many cases the estimated hours of work required to administer an estate is 10-20 work hour at a cost of £195 per hour.The costs can range from £1950.00-£3900.00 (+VAT) inc any additional costs which can include

    Probate application fee – £155.00

    Additional copies of the Grant may be required per asset – £0.50 (per copy)

    Swearing of the oath, per Executor – £7.00

    Swearing of the oath, per Administrator – £5.00 (where there is no will)

    Bankruptcy-only search fee – £2.00 per beneficiary (additional fees apply if any beneficiary is resident abroad)

    To protect against unexpected claims from unknown creditors

    Please note, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. Costs will be larger if there are multiple beneficiaries, at least one property, or multiple bank accounts.

    Deed Poll change of name £50.00 + VAT

    **Please note all cases are based upon their own merits and this will be discussed within the initial consultation**

  • Immigration Costs
    Spouse Visa £800 + VAT
    Visit Visa £600 + VAT
    EEA Family permits and residence cards £650 + VAT
    Indefinite Leave to remain £1000 + VAT
    Naturalisation /Citizenship £1000 + VAT
    Appeals £1000 + VAT*
    Asylum £1000 + VAT*
    Bail & Deportation £600 + VATHuman rights applications (in particular Article 8 – right to a private life, and Article 3 – protection against inhumane and degrading treatment) £750 + VAT

    Judicial review   £1200 + VAT

    **Please note all cases are based upon their own merits and this will be discussed within the initial consultation**

  • Employment Tribunals
    Employment law is highly complicated area and the costs will depend on if the matter is going to Court and/or an Employment Tribunal.Costs can be incurred through two methods. The first is a static cost for paperwork and filing fees. The second is a variable cost which includes the time spent on the case and the hourly rate associated with person doing the work or appearing in Court or Employment Tribunal.

    **Please note all cases are based upon their own merits and this will be discussed within the initial consultation**

  • Debt Collection
    Debt recovery 25% of recovery with fixed set up fees of £250 + VATDepending on complexity of the case, every case will be assessed on its own merits.

    **Please note all cases are based upon their own merits and this will be discussed within the initial consultation**

  • Licensing Costs
    For appeals against private hire licence suspension or ban:
    Review and consideration of papers and preparation of
    written submission  £350 + VAT

    **Attendance at the hearing one day**        

 

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