From 6th December 2018, our regulator, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), requires all firms to publish transparent pricing in certain areas of law in which we deliver legal services. For our firm these are listed below.
These figures may however vary in cases with particular complexities. That is why will always give you a cost estimate based on your individual transaction that takes into account the actual features of your transaction.
Of course, if any unexpected complications arise that have an impact on our fees, we would immediately inform you of this and would discuss with you the potential consequences before you incur any extra fees.
There are a number of types of cases where we can offer a fixed fee so you may have certainty.
However, you can use our online enquiry form on the contact page so we can ascertain the circumstances of the matter and your needs and let you have either a fixed price quotation or an estimate based on our hourly rates.
Sometimes the nature of the matter is such that in the early stages it is very difficult to estimate the eventual cost and that can remain the case until all the facts and/or evidence become known. In such cases we give our best estimate at the outset and update that from time to time as matters progress. Obviously in such matters we can only give our best estimate at the time and cannot give a quotation or any other form of fixed price.
Our hourly rates are as follows:
Manzoor Ahmad Shah
– Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted January 2003 £300 + VAT
– Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted 2004 – £300 + VAT
– Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted 2005- £250 + VAT
– Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted December 2005 – £250 + VAT
Naseer Ahmad Shah
– Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted October 2013 – £220 + VAT
– Trainee Solicitor will also assist under the supervision of
Manzoor Ahmad Shah
– £200 + VAT
– £150 + VAT
Fees and charges will be calculated on the time we have spent in dealing with your case. This includes advising, attending on you and your witnesses, if any, dealing with incoming and outgoing correspondence and telephone calls, travelling, waiting, advocacy and preparation times.
Preparation, or time expended in considering and dealing with incoming and outgoing communications such as Routine letters, telephone calls, emails, text messages, faxes both incoming and outgoing will be charged at 1/10th of the hourly rate. Complex and/or longer communications will be charged on the basis of the actual time involved.
Mileage for travelling is charged at a rate of £0.45 plus VAT per mile.
We will give you an estimate of how much the costs in a particular matter will be.
You may set a limit on the charges and expenses to be incurred. This means that you must pay those charges incurred up to the agreed limit without our needing to refer back to you. We will inform you as soon as it appears that the limit may be exceeded and will not exceed the limit without first obtaining your consent.
There are number of factors which may increase the costs of the service in any particular matter
We will inform you if any unforeseen additional work becomes necessary (for example, due to unexpected difficulties or if your requirements or the circumstances significantly change during the course of the mater). We will also inform you of its estimated costs in writing before any extra charge and expenses are incurred. Whilst we would hope that, in such circumstances, you would continue to instruct us, at such a point you would have a right to discontinue your instructions. Whereupon we would cease to act for you.
We will only enter into fee agreements that are legal, and which we consider are suitable for your needs and which take into account your best interests.
Below we give you information so that you can clearly see the basis of the way we calculate our fees including some typical examples in respect of:
- Conveyancing (Residential Sales only)
- Matters subject to a time/work done charge
- Probate (uncontested)
- Motoring offences dealt with in a Magistrates Court
- Immigration excluding asylum matters
- Employment tribunals where the matter relates to unfair/wrongful dismissal
Remember that we carry out other types of legal work as described elsewhere on this web-site. If in doubt give us a call on 0208 900 9529 or use our online enquiry form on the contact page.
Please find more specific details by clicking the links below –
Probate (Uncontested): Motoring offences (summary offences): Immigration: Employment Tribunals (Unfair/Wrongful dismissal, Discrimination and/or Victimisation): Personal injury (Road Traffic Accident, Employer’s Liability, Public/Occupier’s Liability) and Clinical Negligence:
Our hourly rates will be reviewed on 12th February every year. In addition to the time spent, we may take into account a number of factors which include the complexity of the issues and the speed at which action must be taken, the expertise of the specialist knowledge that the case requires and if appropriate the value of the property or subject matter involved.
Our legal fees are reviewed each year and thus if this matter is not concluded prior to the next review date takes place, then we will notify you of our new revised charges which will apply to all work done from the review date.