Our Fees and Cost

Capital Solicitors LLP offer a transparent solicitor fee structure for UK legal advice, immigration, civil litigation, comvayancing, clinical negligence and court work. The prices listed below are for guidance only. We will give you an accurate quote reflecting the complexity and urgency of your case in advance of any work undertaken.

All Prices are subject to VAT @ 20%

Consultation

We offer an initial diagnostic interview/ consultation for a fixed fee of £75 plus VAT. At this meeting we will: -

  1. Ascertain what your legal problem is
  2. Provide you with possible solutions and advise on the best strategy
  3. Estimate the cost and time it will take to resolve your problem

You can also use this appointment to check applications that you have prepared yourself or for a second opinion on your case. Based on the information that we have given you can then decide whether you wish to proceed on your own or instruct us to do further work for you. If you require a detailed letter of advice following a diagnostic interview there will be an additional charge.

Hourly Rates

We charge an hourly rate for all complex or difficult cases including Money Claim, Dispute Resolution, Appeals, Human Rights applications, Asylum applications, Fresh Claims for Asylum, Judicial Review, Bail and detained cases.

Our hourly rate ranges between £150.00-265.00 per hour plus VAT. The rate will depend on the PQE of the Solicitors, complexity of the case and the urgency. We will discuss the rate with you at the initial appointment.

Our fees exclude VAT, Counsel Fees, Court Fees, Home Office application fees, disbursements and expenses.

Fixed Fees

In straightforward cases we can offer fixed fees. Our fees only cover the costs of preparing and making the application. Should an appeal or challenge be necessary we will agree separate fees with you. We will require payment on account upon instruction and accept payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Normally we do not take more than £ 1,000.00 in cash.

CIVIL LITIGATION FEES AND COSTS

Our fees are charged at £265 plus VAT per hour.

All quoted prices exclude VAT. Unless otherwise stated, VAT will be charged at the current rate of 20%.

You will be given an estimate of the costs in your case subject to the amount of work and type of case.

Disbursements

  • Barristers fees – VAT will be charged at the rate of 20%
  • Third party experts fees – VAT will be charged at a rate of 20%
  • All court fees are VAT exempt

DEBT CLAIMS FEES AND COSTS

Court Claims

These costs apply where you wish to issue a claim in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed, and enforcement action is not needed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required, and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary. Such costs could be fixed-fee (e.g. if a one-off letter is required), or at an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

Our fees are charged at £265 plus VAT per hour.

All quoted prices exclude VAT. Unless otherwise stated, VAT will be charged at the current rate of 20%.

  • Debts - Business to Consumer Debts / Individual Debts
  • Debts - Business to Business Debts

The claiming of debts from consumers must comply with the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims, involving an elaborate procedure. Our fees in pursuing such claims, as set out below, are for straight forward claims, and do not include the costs that may be incurred if additional information is sought by the debtor and lengthy correspondence is entered into as a result.

Fees Table

Debt Value Court Fees Our Fees
Up to £5000.00 £205.00 £650.00 plus VAT £130.00
£5001 – £10,000.00 £455.00 £900.00 plus VAT £180.00
£10,001- £50,000.00 5% of the Value of 15% of Value of Claim plus VAT

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  1. Barristers fees – VAT will be charged at the rate of 20%
  2. Third party experts fees – VAT will be charged at a rate of 20%
  3. All court fees are VAT exempt

Our fee includes:

  1. Taking your instruction and reviewing documentation.
  2. Undertaking appropriate searches.
  3. Sending a Letter of Claim.
  4. Receiving payment and sending it to you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing a claim.
  5. Where no Acknowledgement of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgment in Default.
  6. When Judgment in Default is received, writing to the other party to request payment.
  7. If payment is not received within seven days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs.

How long will it take?

  1. Matters usually take between two and four months from receipt of instructions from you, to receipt of payment from the other side; this depends on whether it is necessary to issue a claim, and the speed of the court involved. There is a court-defined protocol for pursuing debts from individuals, which requires a Letter of Claim to be sent giving not less than 30 days to respond, and providing appropriate information concerning the debt. If enforcement action is needed after judgment is obtained, the matter will take longer to resolve.
  2. These prices on the website are indications only, based upon standard types of cases. Following the initial consultation with you, we will provide you with a quote/estimate, which will be contained in our client care letter. This figure will take precedence and is the price you will be required to pay.

IMMIGRATION FEES AND COSTS

Our fees are charged at £265 plus VAT per hour.

All quoted prices exclude VAT. Unless otherwise stated, VAT will be charged at the current rate of 20%.

You will be given an estimate of the costs in your case subject to the amount of work and type of case.

Disbursements

Home Office fees may apply depending upon the nature of your application. For full details of the fees applicable, please follow the link to the UK Government website for Home Office Fees:

Barristers fees – VAT will be charged at the rate of 20%

Third party experts fees – VAT will be charged at a rate of 20%

Normally there are no court fees but if in unusual circumstances a court fee is applicable, they are VAT exempt

Capital Solicitors will deal with your immigration matter in a professional manner. The quality of our service is self-evident from our success rate in our clients’ applications and appeals.

We offer a broad range of immigration services. If instructed to represent you, our fees will be fixed (with an additional charge of VAT, currently at 20%, depending on your immigration status). Our services will include the following work on your behalf:

  1. We will discuss your immigration matter with you at length, and advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your immigration matter, while being fully transparent in our advice to you;
  2. We will attend on you and take detailed instructions from you, and advise you about the relevant Immigration Laws, Rules and Regulations. We will follow through your matter and the procedure adopted by the Home Office in your case. We will not charge you extra for any attendances on you or communications and correspondence with you leading up to the date of the Home Office decision;
  3. We will advise you about the relevant supporting documents to be submitted in support of your application, and liaise with your accountant or medical professional to obtain documents if necessary;
  4. We will peruse the supporting documents to be submitted in support of your application, and will discuss the same with you. We will advise you of any additional documents that may be relevant as your matter progresses;
  5. We will advise you and keep you updated of any timelines you will need to comply with;
  6. We will complete the relevant immigration form for your particular circumstances and keep you informed during the completion;
  7. We will prepare comprehensive Further Representations pertinent to your circumstances; these will accompany your application, and will inform the Home Office of how your application and supporting documents satisfy the relevant Immigration Rules;
  8. We will submit your application and supporting documents to the Home Office and adhere to any deadlines that are in place;
  9. We will keep you updated with any correspondence received from the Home Office, and if there are any additional requirements you may need to satisfy; we will also keep you informed of the progress of your immigration matter;
  10. We will write to the Home Office on your behalf if there are any changes in your circumstances, and we will write to the Home Office regularly for updates in your matter;
  11. We will do all the other work that is necessary until a decision is reached on your application;
  12. We will advise you about the outcome and implications as soon as the Home Office provides its decision.

We will charge you a fixed fee starting from £7500 to £1,500 plus VAT (if applicable) for our professional immigration services in relation to the following applications (the agreed fee will depend on the complexity of your matter and the amount of work involved):

  • Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981
  • 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
  • Applications under the Immigration Rules, including:
  • Student and work experience visas
  • Visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends/family)
  • Spouse and partner applications, including fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners
  • Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System
  • Dependent relative and family reunion applications
  • Ancestry visas
  • Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence

It is important to note that all applications are likely to vary according to individual circumstances and the complexities involved in a matter. Therefore, we can provide you with a more accurate fee once we have more information about your specific case. Other factors that may affect the cost of your immigration matter include the following: whether it is a first-time application or extension, if there are multiple dependents, the number of supporting documents (in particular, documents relating to any self-employment), possible attendance at a Home Office interview, and whether your application attracts a premium service charge.

The agreed fee will cover all our work until a decision is made by the Home Office on your application. However, please note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements incurred by us on your behalf; these are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, and include the following:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application for you or your dependants.
  • Translation costs – we will advise you of the fees you will incur, and provide you with an invoice. Please note that fees for translations vary according to the nature, complexity and number of documents being translated. You will not always have to use an interpreter selected by our firm.
  • Interpreters’ fees – we will advise you of the fees you will incur and provide you with an invoice. Please note that fees for interpreters will vary according to the number of hours required and the complexity of your matter. You may elect to use an interpreter of your own preference.

We cannot predict the timescale in which the Home Office will reach a decision in your matter. Please refer to the Home Office website for current processing times, here

IMMIGRATION SOLICITOR

Syed Abu Akbar and Shaista Kalim specialises in Immigration Law. Please see their full credential on the profile page.

These prices on the website are indications only, based upon standard types of cases. Following the initial consultation with you, we will provide you with a quote/estimate, which will be contained in our client care letter. This figure will take precedence, and is the price you will be required to pay.

CONVEYANCING

Purchase of a freehold residential property

Our fixed fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.

Conveyancer’s fees and disbursements for freehold purchases up to £500,000. Please call or email for a quote if the purchase price of your property exceeds this amount as our fees will be subject to incremental increase.

Legal fee £900.00

Legal fee for acting for your lender £350.00 (if applicable) VAT payable £250.00

Subtotal excluding disbursements £1500.00

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website here.

Search fees £150-£500 (this is variable due to the local authority search fee being set by the local authority in which the property is situated in and no fixed estimate can therefore be provided)

HM Land Registry fee please note this is dependent upon the purchase price of your property, you can calculate the fee you will need to pay by using the land registry’s website http://landregistry.data.gov.uk/fees-calculator.html

Electronic money transfer fee £23.00

Please note that if your matter does not complete for any reason, then we will charge you for all work undertaken on a pro-rata basis on the hourly rate of £200.00 per hour +VAT together with all expenses incurred on your behalf.

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6-9 weeks from the offer being accepted, however, this is dependant upon a number of factors such as the parties’ finances and whether you are in a chain as your purchase will then be tied in until all the parties in the chain are ready to exchange and complete. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, completion will not take place until your property is ready for occupation. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 5 and 7 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply.

Stages of the process:

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below is a guide to the key stages.

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

We cannot predict the timescale in which the Home Office will reach a decision in your matter. Please refer to the Home Office website for current processing times, here

Please note that our fee assumes that:

  1. This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  2. All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  3. No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required
  4. Obtain further planning documentation if required

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE

No Win No Fee

Our medical and clinical negligence claims are funded by a No Win No Fee arrangement, which is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means you can pursue your claim without having to risk your finances.

No Win No Fee means that if you do not succeed in your claim, you will not be required to pay fees to your solicitor for the work they have done. But you will have to pay for the Disbursement which includes Fees for Medical record, Expert Fees Council Fees and Court Fees. In addition, if you do win your case, the other party will cover your solicitors’ costs, your disbursements and your compensation. It’s important to bear in mind that you may have to pay something called a ‘success fee’. Usually, this is calculated as a proportion of the money you receive in compensation. We will discuss this with you before you sign the agreement.

All quoted prices exclude VAT. Unless otherwise stated, VAT will be charged at the current rate of 20%.

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* These are approximated guide fixed fees only and may vary significantly depending on the complexities of your case

The prices exclude VAT (where applicable)

Clients should be aware that these prices do not include any fees due to the Court, Home Office, British Embassy, COUNSEL FEES, interpreting and/or translation of documents, costs for psychiatrists, doctors or other professional expert report(s) that may be needed as evidence.

We will normally require a payment on account upon instruction where we are able to offer a fixed fee.