Our Fees

Debt Response Charges

We offer fixed fees but prices quoted on our website will not be binding in that separate and personalised quotes and estimates will be provided to clients once they are formally engaged and provided with a Client Care Letter and Terms and Conditions of Business. The rate of VAT is currently 20%.

Letter before action Amount of Claim Court Issue Fee Court Issue Fee On-Line Fixed costs on issue of claim Fixed rates on applying for judgement
£50 plus VAT* Up to £300 £35 £35 £50  
£50 plus VAT* From £301 to £500 £50 £50 £50  
£50 plus VAT* £501 to £1,000 £70 £70 £70  
£50 plus VAT* £1,000.01 to £1,500 £80 £80 £80 £25 up to £5,000
£50 plus VAT* £1,500.01 to £3,000 £115 £115 £80 £35 up to £10,000
£70 plus VAT* £3,000.01 to £5,000 £205 £205 £80  
£70 plus VAT* £5,000.01 to £10,000 £455 £455 £100  
* Hourly rate charged see below £10,000.01 to £200,000 5% of sum claimed 5% of sum claimed * Hourly rate charged see below  
* Hourly rate charged see below Greater than £200,000 £10,000 £10,000 * Hourly rate charged see below  

A letter before action includes a telephone call to the Debtor to request payment if no initial response is received at the expiry of the 7 days and/or 2nd chaser letter to the Debtor if telephone contact is not made.

Hourly rates for letter before action for debts over £10,000 upwards

  • Diana Crone £123 per hour plus VAT*

If the matter is defended our usual hourly rates apply:

Disbursements

Disbursements
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process
Counsels Fees: Counsels fees are dependent upon the experience of the advocate. We will provide you with a fee estimate for the particular advocate for attending a Tribunal hearing (including preparation (that is selected for your matter)

Personal service of Notice (if needed) extra.

Family Law

Family Law Fees VAT* Court Fees Total
Uncontested Divorce Petitioner £750 £150 £550 £1450
Uncontested Divorce Respondent £700 £140   £840

  • Process Servers fees for Personal service of Documents £90 to £300, (no VAT).
  • Attendance at Court, to argue Costs Order £932 plus VAT* (£186.40) total £1118.40.
  • Contested / Defended Divorce – Charged at hourly rate of £233 plus VAT* (£46.60) total per hour is £279.60. Costs estimate £2,330 plus VAT* (£466.60). Total £2796 plus Barristers Fees (if required) of between £1850 plus VAT* (£370) total £2,220 to £3,500 plus VAT* (£700) total £4200.

Advocacy: Interim Hearings: £1,140 plus VAT* for 1/2 day

Wills & Power of Attorney

Wills & Power of Attorney Fees VAT* Court Fees Total
Basic Will £200 £40   £240
Husband / Wife as mirror Wills £350 £70   £420
Power of Attorney: Single (health & welfare or finances) £350 £70 £82 registration fee £502
Power of Attorney: Both £600 £120 £164 registration fee £884
2x Wills & 2x Power of Attorney £1,200 £240   £1,440
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