Ask Cartridges Law… about our prices

This page is dedicated to informing our clients of our pricing structures, approximate timescales (where possible) and details of our services.These are example prices for your information – please feel free to contact us for a more personalised quote.

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Unfair / Wrongful Dismissal Cases – Employers Fees

Have I got a case? My case involves What will you charge me? Will there be any other fees I have to pay?
Review Fixed Fee £250.00  

Breach of Contract
or
ACAS Procedure

Notice Failure

Simple Complexity Case £1,000 – £2,500 +VAT Counsel’s Fees £1,500-£2,500 per day Medical Reports
 

Redundancy

Severe Procedural Failure

Capability

Medium Complexity Case £2,500 – £10,000 +VAT
 

Discrimination

Victimisation

High Complexity Case £10,000 – £25,000 +VAT

 

The fees set out  cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits  (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Engaging in pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached
  • Preparing response to claim
  • Reviewing and advising on employee’s claim
  • Considering schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or witness list
  • Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.

Unfair / Wrongful Dismissal Cases – Employee Fees

Have I got a case? My case involves What will you charge me? Will there be any other fees I have to pay?
Initial Opinion From £150.00  

Damages Based Agreement (DBA)

(available in limited cases at our discretion following mandatory review)

25-35% of damages recovered Counsel’s Fees £1,500-£2,500 per day Medical Reports
 

Breach of Contract
or
ACAS Procedure

Notice Failure

Simple Complexity Case £1,000 – £2,500 +VAT
 

Redundancy

Severe Procedural Failure

Capability

Medium Complexity Case £2,500 – £10,000 +VAT
 

Discrimination

Victimisation

High Complexity Case £10,000 – £25,000 +VAT

The fees set out  cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached
  • Preparing claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • Preparing a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or witness list
  • Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.

Probate

Can you help me? My case involves What will you charge me? Will there be any other fees I have to pay?
Initial Probate Review – Free  

Small uncomplex estate

Approx. £2,500 – £3,500 +VAT Probate Application Fee £155.00

Oath Fee per Executor £7.00

Post in the London Gazette and Local Newspaper £200.00

Additional copies of grant £9.00

 

Two or more properties

No Will or Will is invalid

Inheritance Tax Payment Required

Estate includes share holdings

Approx. £6,000 – £8,000 +VAT
 

Claim made against the estate

Disputes between beneficiaries

International elements

Investigation from Department of Work and Pensions

Sale or transfer of property

Approx. £6,000 +VAT upwards

 

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. The lowest prices are reserved for the less complex matters.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We have listed some common disbursements above but these will vary from case to case.

On average, less complex estates are dealt with within 12 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 6-12 weeks. Collecting the assets then follows, which can take between 6-12 weeks. Once this has been done and notification has been given the HMRC, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2-4 weeks.

Debt Recovery

Can you help me? My case involves a debt of:

(including any interest or compensation)

What will you charge me? Will there be any other fees I have to pay? Can I apply to recover my costs from the other side?
Review Fixed Fee From £250.00  

Small Claim up to £5,000 excluding enforcement

£500 – £1,000 +VAT Issue Fee £205.00 Counsel’s Fees £1,500 – £2,500 per day Hearing Fee £25 – £335 No you cannot recover your costs from the other side in a Small Claim.
 

Small Claim up to £5,001 – £10,000 excluding enforcement

£1,000 – £2,500 +VAT Issue Fee £455.00 Hearing Fee £335
 

Fast-Track Claim up to £10,001 – £25,000 excluding enforcement

£1,500 – £5,000 +VAT Issue Fee 5% of claim Hearing Fee £545 Yes, you can make an application for costs (excluding VAT) from the other side for Fast-Track Claims and Multi-Track Claims.
 

Multi-Track Claim £25,001 and above excluding enforcement

10% – 25% of the value of the debt +VAT Hearing Fee £1090

These costs apply where your claim is 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 worth required and provide you with revised advice about costs, if necessary.

Anyone wishing to pursue a claim should note:

  • The VAT element of our fee is not recoverable from the Debtor;
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost;
  • The costs quoted above are not for matter where enforcement action, such as a bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Our fee will include the following, unless otherwise agreed:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation;
  • Undertaking appropriate searches;
  • Sending a letter before action;
  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing the claim;
  • Where no Acknowledgement of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default;
  • When Judgement in default is received, write to the other party to request payment; and
  • If payment is not received, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs.

Residential Conveyancing

Residential conveyancing costs can be complex to work out. We have listed our average fees and disbursements in the document below. Our examples have been based on an average single title transaction in Exeter City Centre. For a more tailored quotes, please contact our residential conveyancing team.Click here for our breakdown of residential conveyancing costs