CONVEYANCING FEES

Summary of costs

All rates and fee estimates are exclusive of VAT.

Property Prices

Property Price (£)Freehold Fees (Not including VAT)Leasehold fees (Not including VAT)
0 -299,999£1000£1200
300,000 -499,999£1200£1300
500,000 – 749,999£1300£1400
750,000 – 999,999£1700£1800
1,000,000+£2000£2500
Disbursements
Disbursements   In addition to our fees, you will need to budget for the following:  SDLT  VAT  Search fees (buyer only) £400–£700  HM Land Registry fee £40–£900 depending on value (per registration)  Electronic money transfer fee £40 (national) and £75 (international) per transfer  Energy performance certificates £100  Instructing a surveyor, environmental auditor and valuer as appropriate •Any indemnity policies required  Any fees and penalties for redemption to be charged by your bank (these vary widely, but apply only to mortgage-funded purchases)  Selling agents’ fees or buying agents’ fees  Mortgage brokers’ fees

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as search fees. We would usually discuss these additional third-party costs and services with you in advance and incur those costs on your behalf when necessary. You are responsible for these costs, though we would usually handle their payment for you to ensure a smoother process and add these costs to your invoice. 

EMPLOYMENT FEES

The rates and fee estimates are exclusive of VAT and do not include barristers’ fees. This can range from £1,000 to £4,000 (inclusive of VAT) per day (depending on experience of the barrister and the complexity of the issues involved) for attending a tribunal, preliminary, final or remedy hearing (including, perusal, advice, drafting and preparation of documents).

We offer agreed fees for specific items of work if you prefer to instruct us on this basis.

FEES FOR EMPLOYEES.

Consultation & Instruction
ServiceFees
60 minutes Consultation with employment lawyer£150
Preparation of instructions to counsel£400
ET1 Preparation
ServiceFees
Preparation of ET1 and particulars of claim£450
Documents Preparation
ServiceFees
Preparation of List of Documents£150 – £250
Schedule Preparation
ServiceFees
Preparation of a Schedule of Loss£200 – £300
Witness Statement Preparation
ServiceFees
Preparation of a witness statement£450 – £700

FEES FOR EMPLOYERS.

Consultation and Instruction  
ServiceFees
60 minutes Consultation with employment lawyer£150
Preparation of instructions to counsel£400
ET3 Preparation  
ServiceFees
Preparation of a basic ET3 and response to claim£400 – £500
Documents Preparation  
ServiceFees
Preparation of List of Documents£150 – £250
Schedule Preparation
ServiceFees
Preparation of basic counter-schedule of Loss£200 – £300
Witness Statement Preparation  
ServiceFees
Preparation of a witness statement£450 – £700

IMMIGRATION FEES

We provide our clients’ an estimate of costs after our initial assessment of the case as part of the engagement process.

Most of our services are billed on an hourly rate basis. and for your matter are complex and often involve multiple parties. Cases we take on are rarely typical as our clients’ cases may be complex and involve multiple parties.

However, in line with our support of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) guidance on transparency, we have published below price and service information where we are able to be more indicative about charges even though we do not have all the details of the case.

The rates and fee estimates are exclusive of VAT and any fees payable to the Home Office or any other authorities related to your matter.

These rates are subject to annual review.

Immigration ApplicationsType of ApplicationFEES
Leave to RemainFLR (FP) No Leave£1,100.00
 FLR (FP) Leave£1,100.00
 FLR (M) No leave£1,100.00
 FLR (O) No leave£1,100.00
   
AppealsDraft & Lodge Appeals£300.00
 Draft of Witness Statement£250.00
 Preparation of Court Bundle£500.00
 Appeal (Drafting)£1000.00
 Appeal (Oral)£1,500.00
   
Judicial ReviewsLetter Before Action Only£350.00
 JR Application excluding Court Attendance & Disbursement£750.00
 JR Preparation for Hearing (Court Bundles)£750.00
 JR Hearing£750.00
  
Entry Clearance EEA Family Permit£1,000.00
 Settlement£1,000.00
 Visitor’s Visa£500.00
 Adult Dependant Relative app£1,000.00
   
NationalityForm (T)£1,200.00
 Form MN1£1,200.00
 Form AN£1,200.00
 Additional Applicant£300.00
 Registration£1,200.00
 Naturalisation£1,200.00
   
PBSTier 1 (General) Entrepreneur£1,500.00
 Tier 2 General£1,500.00
 Tier 4 (Student) Visa£1,200.00
   
Bail ApplicationCompletion of Bail Application£500.00
 Representation to Home Office£500.00
 Bail Hearing (Oral)£1,000.00
 Imm. Removal Centre VisitTBA
   
Revocation of Deportation orderRepresentation£2,500.00
  
SettlementSET (O)£1,200.00
 SET (M)£1,200.00
 SET (DV)£1,200.00
 SET (F)£1,200.00
 Biometric NTL (No Time Limit)£1,200.00
 Biometric TOC (Transfer of Condition)£1,200.00
   
European ApplicationsEEA Resident Card£1,000.00
 EU Settlement Scheme£1,000.00
 EEA (PR)£1,200.00
 Retained Right of Residence£1,200.00
 EEA Derivative residence card£1,200.00

WILLS & PROBATE FEES

Wills
FEES FOR WILLS Prices quoted exclude VAT. single person: £150.00 couple: £250.00    
Probate  
RATES FOR PROBATE Your case will be conducted by a Solicitor. All rates are exclusive of VAT. The rates are only an estimate and each case is unique. An accurate estimate will be provided upon receipt of instructions and evidence.   See our rates below:  Solicitors with over 8 years’ experience – £300.00 plus VAT Solicitors with over 4 years’ experience- £250 plus VAT Paralegals -£121 plus VAT (supervised by a Solicitor)   Administration of Estate where there is a Will, and the estate is non-taxable    The matter will be conducted on a Fixed Fee basis which ranges from £2,500-£6,500 plus VAT.   The above fee is on the assumption that:  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 1-2 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  Potential additional costs    Obtaining the grant of probate typically takes 7-27 weeks. Collecting assets can take 6-20 weeks depending on the circumstances. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2-4 weeks. Administration of Estate where there is a Will in a taxable estate   Fixed fee estimate- £3,000 – £9,000. The fee will depend on the amount of work involved and each case will be treated on its own merit. In addition, 0.75% of property value and 1.5% of liquid asset value in accordance with the Law Society Guidelines.     Administration of an Estate where there is no Will in a non-taxable estate.   Fixed fee estimate- £4,000 – £10,000. The fee will depend on the amount of work involved and each case will be treated on its own merit.     Fixed fee estimate- £4,500 – £11,000. The fee will depend on the amount of work involved and each case will be treated on its own merit. An average fee for this matter is estimated to be £8,000 plus VAT (depending on the amount of work involved). In addition, 0.75% of property value and 1.5% of liquid asset value in accordance with the Law Society Guidelines   Obtaining the grant of probate typically takes 9-28 weeks. Collecting assets can take 6-18 weeks depending on the circumstances. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2-4 weeks.  

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

Grand & Machyle Solicitors Complaints Procedure

Our complaints policy

We are committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all our clients.  When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it.  This will help us to improve our standards.  If you have a complaint, please contact us with the details.

What will happen next?

  1. We aim to resolve your complaint within eight weeks of your notification.  We will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your complaint within three days of receiving it, enclosing a copy of this procedure.
  1. We will then investigate your complaint. This will normally involve passing your complaint to our client care Principal, Peter Osahon, who will review your matter file and speak to the member of staff who acted for you. Eyo Itam our business continuity partner will be responsible for handling complaints about Peter Osahon.
  1. Peter Osahon will then invite you to a meeting to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint. He will do this within 14 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.
  1. Within three days of the meeting, Peter Osahon will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions he has agreed with you.
  1. If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible, Peter Osahon will send you a detailed written reply to your complaint, including his suggestions for resolving the matter, within 21 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter. 
  1. At this stage, if you are still not satisfied, you should contact us again and we will arrange for another person unconnected with the matter at the firm to review the decision.
  1. We will write to you within 14 days of receiving your request for a review, confirming our final position on your complaint, and explaining our reasons.
  1.  If you are still not satisfied, you can then contact the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ about your complaint. You can also e-mail the Legal Ombudsman at enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk or telephone them on 0300 555 0333 or +44 121 245 3050 if calling from overseas.  For further information, please access the Legal Ombudsman’s website: www.legalombudsman.org.uk.
  1. Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint or within six years of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring or if outside of this period, within three years of when you should reasonably have been aware of it.

If we have to change any of the timescales above, we will let you know and explain why.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided, then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behavior. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.

You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

What do to if we cannot resolve your complaint

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:

  • Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint

and

  • No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
  • No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.

Contact details
Visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ