Clive Sutton Solicitors Fee Pricing Structure.

Each fee earner is charged at a different rate dependant on qualification or experience, as follows;

Clive Sutton Principal solicitor.

Qualified 1970. £250 per hr

Michael Edalat Solicitor.

Qualified 2013 - £200 per hr

Debbie Harris Para legal.

22 years experience - £150 per hr

 

All fees attract VAT at 20%

All matters are given individual estimates are tailored to the circumstances of the instructions given. We will be very pleased to discuss an estimate with you in person, by email or by telephone.

Where there are disbursements due such as search fees or court application fees, we will also advise you.

We also offer conditional fee agreements were suitable and payment plans.

Please do feel free to contact us to talk through your options.

Conveyancing

This is dependent on the value of and responsibility for the work and its complexity but in ordinary cases it will range from between £900 and £2800 which can be agreed in advance.

In addition to the costs there are various disbursements that need to be budgeted for.

On a typical sale these will be between £20-£30

On a typical freehold purchase (dependent on the location of the property) between £300-£350.

If the property is Leasehold the Seller will typically be required to provide replies to Landlord/Managing Agent enquiries which dependent on the property and Managing Agent involved can range from £250-£350.

More complex cases will be charged at the £250 hourly rate in addition to the estimated fee and will be discussed with you in advance.

A full breakdown of the anticipated disbursements can be provided to you prior to instruction.

The estimated timescale of an ordinary sale and purchase will vary dependent on various outside factors and the conveyancing chain and will be discussed with you on taking instructions. On average from offer tot completion the process can take between 2 to 3 months.

Wills

Simple Single Will

£225

Simple Double Mirror Will

£350

Wills with trusts or more complicated instructions or advice

£500

 

The estimated timescale for completion can be as quickly as necessary dependent on the urgency

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Single

Financial or welfare LPA - £450
Financial and welfare LPA - £750

Double

Financial or welfare LPA - £750
Financial and welfare LPA - £900

 

Plus registration fees charged by the Office of the Pubic Guardian.
Timescale: as quickly as necessary dependent on the urgency but registration takes potentially two months.

Probate Fees

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.

For a straightforward probate – from £2000-£3500 depending on the complexity. A more exact estimate can be provided at the time of instructions. Additional work will be charged at hourly rate.

The normal timescale is between six months and one year.

Normal disbursements (for professional practitioners only) include:

  • Probate court fee of £155. (No fee if net estate is under £5,000)
  • Cost of copy grant £1.50 (If ordered when lodging grant application)
  • Swearing of the oath £7 (per executor).
  • Post in The London Gazette £70.00 exclusive of VAT

Disbursements

These are expenses incurred on your behalf related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees and search fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

We do not charge a mark up on the disbursements charged to us and only bill you of the disbursements as charged to us.

Litigation including contentious probate litigation and debt recovery

Charged at the hourly rates above. Conditional fee arrangements can be available.

Timescale dependent on the nature of the instructions and the conduct of the opposing party.