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Price information

This information set out below is to tell individuals about our fees for immigration and nationality applications.

The below rates and fee estimates are exclusive of VAT. Professional fees will be subject to VAT at 20% where this is applicable.

  • Partners - £350
  • Consultant Solicitors £350
  • Solicitors: £250 to 300
  • Legal Assistants: £170
  • Paralegals: £150

Each matter is supervised by a Supervising Senior Solicitor. Work will be completed by lawyers of varying experience depending on the complexity of the matter. The estimated fee quoted depend on the time spent by lawyers.

The estimates set out below have been provided are not case specific. Once we have had the opportunity to take full instructions about the circumstances the firm will be in a position to provide with a more accurate cost estimate.

What services are included?

The work will involve:

  • Taking full instructions, strategizing to provide the best way to proceed.
  • Providing a comprehensive list of documents and information to be provided, providing templates where appropriate
  • Considering, reviewing and collating supporting documents
  • Coordinating with third parties where required to obtain additional evidence
  • Completing the relevant application form(s), submitting these on your behalf and arranging any necessary appointments
  • Drafting a comprehensive representation letter in support of your application setting out the your circumstances, the law and how the applicant(s) meets those requirements
  • Liaising with the Home Office and other partner organisation after the submission of your application
  • Follow on advice along with information about on-going requirements to meet the immigrations rules for an extension and indefinite leave to remain applications

The costs quoted here do not include any disbursements related to your matter. You will be responsible for Home Office Fees, courier fees, translation/interpreting costs and all other fees associated with the processing of your application.

Applications to become a British Citizen under the British Nationality Act 1981

On average, this work takes between 8-20 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2000 - £4000 excluding VAT.

Applications on behalf of EU nationals and their family members for applications for registration certificates, residence cards and/or permanent residence

On average, this work takes between 10-25 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2,000 - £4000 excluding VAT.

Applications for study

On average, this work takes between 8-15 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2,400 - £5,000 excluding VAT.

Application for work, study and business

On average, this work takes between 8-40 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2,400 - £15,000 excluding VAT.

Visit visas (for tourism or visiting friends/family)

On average, this work takes between 8-20 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2,400 - £5,000 excluding VAT.

Family Applications – permission to enter/remain/settle in the UK

On average, this work takes between 8-25 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2,500 - £6,000 excluding VAT.

Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence,

On average, this work takes between 12-25 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £3,000 - £6,000 excluding VAT.

UK Ancestry

On average, this work takes between 5-12 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2,400 - £4,000 excluding VAT

Appeals

On average, this work takes between 20-65 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £4,000 - £15,000 excluding VAT.

Probate Fees

Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets

We anticipate this will take between 5 and 20 hours work at £350.00 per hour. Total costs estimated at -£1,500-£7,000 (+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 included in this fee:

  • Probate application fee of £155
  • £5 Swearing of the oath (per executor)
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£3 per beneficiary)
  • £150-£300 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.
  • £150 - £250.00 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 £0.50 (1 per asset usually).
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 6-12 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 3-12 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 3-12 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 3-16 weeks.

Fixed fee

Probate

We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf. We will also undertake the collecting and distributing of assets.

How much does this service cost?

TOTAL: fixed fee of £3,500 (excluding. VAT).

This includes: obtaining the grant, collecting assets and distributing them.

Breakdown of costs:

Legal fees £3,500

VAT on legal fees £700.00

Disbursements (£X in total):

  • Probate court fee of £155.
  • £5 Swearing of the oath (per executor).
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary).
  • £150.00 -£300.00 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.
  • £150.00 - £250.00 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.

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 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

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 6-12 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 3-12 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 3-12 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 6-12 weeks.

Contact Us

We serve clients in the following areas of London: Brentford Brentford End Chiswick Hillingdon Heath Ruislip Gardens Ruislip Manor South Ruislip Uxbridge Richmond Upon Thames Barnes Cole Park East Sheen Fulwell Ham Hampton Hill Hampton Wick Kew Mortlake North Sheen Petersham Richmond St Margarets Strawberry Hill Teddington Twickenham Whitton Kingston upon Thames Kingston Vale Wimbledon Park Canary Wharf Docklands East Smithfield Spitalfields Wapping Camden Agar Town Belsize Park Bloomsbury Camden Town Chalk Farm Dartmouth Park Fitzrovia Fortune Green Frognal Gospel Oak Hampstead Haverstock Highgate Holborn Kentish Town Kings Cross Primrose Hill St. Giles St Pancras Somers Town South Hampstead Swiss Cottage Tufnell Park West Hampstead Highgate Muswell Hill Chelsea Harbour Fulham Hammersmith West Kensington White City Islington Clerkenwell Farringdon Highgate Islington Kensington and Chelsea Albertopolis Bayswater Belgravia Brompton Chelsea Chelsea Harbour Earl's Court Holland Park Kensal Town Kensington Knightsbridge Ladbroke Grove North Kensington Notting Hill South Kensington West Brompton West Kensington World's End Bayswater Belgravia Covent Garden Fitzrovia Hyde Park Knightsbridge Lisson Grove Maida Vale Mayfair Marylebone Millbank Paddington Pimlico St James's St John's Wood Soho Victoria Westbourne Green West End of London Westminster City Centre Barnet Arkley Barnet Barnet Gate Brent Cross Brunswick Park Burnt Oak Childs Hill Church End Cockfosters Colindale Colney Hatch Cricklewood East Barnet East Finchley Edgware Finchle Friern Barnet Golders Green Grahame Park The Hale Hampstead Garden Suburb Hendon The Hyde Mill Hill Monken Hadley Muswell Hill New Barnet New Southgate North Finchley Oakleigh Park Osidge Southgate Temple Fortune Totteridge West Hendon Whetstone Woodside Park Ealing Acton Dormer's Wells Ealing East Acton Greenford Hanwell Horsenden Hill Montpelier North Acton Northfields Northolt Norwood Green Perivale Pitshanger South Acton Southall West Ealing West Twyford Park Royal