At KM Solicitors Ltd, we operate fixed fee prices in most of the cases. The costs vary according to the complexity of the matter.
- Naturalisation or Registration as a British citizen under the British nationality Act 1981- £650-£2000 depending on the complexity of the matter
- Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or immigration rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards, and registration certificates – £600-£1500 depending on complexity of the matter.
- Visit visas – £350-£1000 depending on the complexity of the matter.
- Student visas – £550-£1000 depending on the complexity of the matter.
- Business Visas – £1000 – £3000 depending on the complexity of the matter.
- Spouse and partner applications, including fiancé(e)s and proposed civil partners – £1000-£2000 depending on the complexity of the matter.
- Dependent relative applications – £800-£2000 depending on the complexity of the matter.
- Appeals – £1500 – £3000 depending on the complexity of the matter of the matter.
Family Law matters
Our Family Law and Divorce Solicitors charge an hourly rate fee depending on the experience of the person that is dealing with the case.
We’re completely open and transparent when it comes to our Solicitor and Lawyer fees, so you won’t ever be caught out by surprise legal costs
Children Disputes Fixed Fee Packages
Disputes in relation to child law can be expensive and if you are on a tight budget or are looking for certainty in relation to how much your case will cost, then you may wish to take advantage of our children disputes fixed fee packages.
How much will it cost to resolve my children dispute with a fixed fee?
Our fixed fee package is £750 + VAT (£150) and court fee.
What is included?
- Our children dispute fixed fee covers the preparation of an application for you and the steps up to, but not including the first court hearing.
- Up to two hours work in taking your instructions, corresponding with your partner or solicitor.
- Referral to mediation.
- Drafting the court application on your behalf.
- Service of the application upon your partner or their solicitor.
- Providing advice in relation to the first court appointment.
What is not included in a children dispute fixed fee?
- Attendance at court. If you require us to attend court on your behalf then we will charge at an hourly rate or if you would prefer, we will agree a further fixed fee to cover the costs of the hearing.
- Our fixed fee does not include any experts reports that may need to be commissioned.
- Our fixed fee does not cover cases which proceed beyond the first court hearing. If the case does progress beyond this then we will either charge an hourly rate or will discuss an alternative fixed fee arrangement. You may also be interested in using our pay as you go service.
Fixed Fee Parental Responsibility Agreement Packages
In circumstances where a step parent is married to the child’s father or mother and the other parent provides written consent, a parental responsibility agreement can be prepared. On acquiring parental responsibility, a step parent has the same obligations and responsibilities as a natural parent.
How much does it cost to obtain a step parent parental responsibility agreement?
Our fixed fee is £300 + VAT (£60)
What is included:
- Legal advice on Parental Responsibility and how to get it.
- Completing your Parental Responsibility application.
- Legal advice on having your Parental Responsibility agreement document witnessed.
- Corresponding with the Court and anyone with Parental Responsibility.
- This agreement assumes that everything is agreed between the parties and that there is no need for further negotiations.
What is not included:
- Any further court applications or attendance at court hearings.
If you have any questions regarding our fixed fee service or wish to arrange a free, informal and no obligation consultation then call Km Solicitors Ltd on 0161 7955651 or by email email@example.com
How much does it cost to file for divorce?
On the basis that your divorce proceeds on an undefended, uncontested basis and you have jurisdiction to issue proceedings in England and Wales then you can take up our divorce fixed fee package which is £750 + VAT (£150) + court fees (£550). Total cost £1,450.00.
How much does it cost for a divorce respondent?
On the basis that you are not defending the divorce proceedings our divorce fixed fee package is £250 +
VAT (£50). Total cost £300.
What is included in your fixed fee divorce service?
- An initial consultation and advice from a specialist solicitor
- Your solicitor will go on court record as acting on your behalf
- Writing on your behalf to your spouse or their solicitor
- Completing the acknowledgment of service
- Notifying you of the court date for pronouncement of Decree Nisi
- Forwarding your Decree Nisi and Absolute.
* All these amounts does not include disbursements to third parties
* Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees, interpreters, translations, country expert reports, medical reports, and of course the Home Office fee and the NHS surcharge, if applicable. The name of the interpreting agency we use is Verbatim Interpreters. We handle the payment of disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smooth process.
You are not liable for VAT if you have no permission to live in the UK, if you are a visitor or if you are making an application from abroad for entry clearance. Therefore, our prices sometimes include VAT and sometimes do no, depending on your personal circumstances and the nature of the application.
We charge on a time-spent basis – calculated by reference to hourly rates.
Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience = £217
Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience = £192
Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience = £161
Trainee solicitors, paralegals, and other fee earners = £118
Our rates are reviewed annually and any changes notified to clients. In addition to the rates above, VAT is charged at the rate applicable, currently 20%.
In order to provide a cost and time-efficient service, the majority of the routine work on estates is carried out by paralegals and junior solicitors and is supervised by more senior colleagues.
The key stages of the work involved in administering an estate are as follows:
- Valuing the assets and liabilities in the estate;
- Completion of the relevant inheritance and income tax forms and payment of tax;
- Completion of the Probate Registry forms/required affidavits/statements of truth to apply for a Grant of Representation;
- Obtaining the Grant of Representation;
- Collecting in the assets of the estate;
- Settling any debts and liabilities of the estate;
- Preparation of estate accounts; and
- Distribution of the assets. The average timescales involved are as follows:
- From initial instruction to receipt of the Grant of Representation: 3-6 months
- Collecting and distributing the assets: 3-6 months
For a straightforward probate matter, we estimate our fees would likely be in the region of £2,000 – £4,000 + VAT. (Please note the costs for the sale of a property are additional).
The following is a non-exhaustive list of examples that make a probate matter straightforward:
- There is a valid Will;
- There is no more than one property;
- There are no legal issues with the title to the property;
- There are a small number of the bank or building society accounts;
- There are a small number of shareholdings or one share portfolio with a single investment manager;
- Where applicable, there are share certificates for all shareholdings;
- There are no other intangible assets;
- There are a small number of beneficiaries;
- There are no disputes between beneficiaries;
- There are no claims made against the Estate; and
- There is no inheritance tax to pay and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC.
- Probate Court Fee – £155
- Additional copies of the probate for each asset holder – 50p each
- Land Registry search – £3
- Missing asset search – £155 +VAT
- Legal notices to creditors – est £200 + VAT
- Bankruptcy searches – £2 per name searched
Claims for wrongful dismissal (breach of contract) and unfair dismissal can be funded by a fixed fee agreement or a damages-based agreement (‘no win no fee’ agreement).
Due to the fact that every case is different the work involved will also differ considerably depending on the evidence and circumstances.
The fees below are for guidance purposes only.
Approximate cost of pursuing a claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal:
- Simple case: £2,000 to £5,000 (excluding VAT)
- Medium complexity case: £5,000 to £20,000 (excluding VAT)
- High complexity case: £20,000 to £50,000 (excluding VAT)
Many cases tend to settle prior to a hearing. The pre-litigation costs for negotiating a settlement are approximately £1,500-£7,500 (plus VAT).
Any quote may need to be altered upwards if an unanticipated complexity occurs.
There will be an additional daily charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £1,200 to £3,500 (excluding VAT) (depending on the experience of the advocate). Generally, you should allow 1 to 3 days for a Tribunal Hearing depending on the complexity of the case.
In All the matters dealt at KM Solicitors Ltd we try our best to do our job on ASAP basis. There are matters where it is not possible for us to give any time frame as the matters are out of the control of our firm such as an application to the Home Office is supposed to be decided within 6 to 8 weeks but sometime it takes much more time than the prescribed time. Likewise sometime we cannot predict about the length of the cases to be finalise in the courts of law as it is up to the courts to fix the cases according to their schedule. we can only provide an estimate of the time scale in each matter on the basis of the complexity of the matter. 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 matters progresses.