Pricing Structures

At Arlingsworth Solicitors, we offer transparent pricing structures across all our services so that our clients know exactly what they are getting. In accordance with the SRA Transparency Rules we have set out below our fee estimates for our legal services in relation to probate, immigration and employment tribunal claims. We have also provided time estimates where appropriate. Fee estimates and timescale estimates in relation to our other service areas will be made available upon request.

Non-contentious probate and estate administration

Fixed fees are offered from £2,500 (+ VAT and disbursements) or £300 plus VAT per hour.

Disbursements are likely to be in the region of £500 to £750.

Our services in dealing with probate and the administration of an estate would typically include the following:

  • Providing advice about the law and procedure in relation to the administration of estates upon the death of an individual.
  • Sending a detailed letter of engagement (client care letter) explaining the process involved.
  • Writing to third parties to obtain valuations.
  • Preparing a schedule of assets and liabilities.
  • Preparing the necessary IHT forms and probate application forms as necessary.
  • Preparing the Oath.
  • Submitting the application for probate.
  • Dealing with the publication of notices following the grant of probate.
  • Collecting in the estate.
  • Distributing the estate.

Dealing with the grant of probate and administration of an estate typically takes 6-12 months on average but is dependent on a variety of different factors such as the size and complexity of the estate. A firmer time estate will be provided upon being instructed once we are aware of all the relevant circumstances of your case.

Visa Applications

Fixed fees are offered from £1,500 (+ VAT where applicable + disbursements) or £300 (plus VAT where applicable plus disbursements) per hour.

Disbursements are likely to be in the region of £500 to £2500.

Our services in preparing a visa application would typically include the following:

  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules for the type of application being made.
  • Sending a detailed letter of engagement (client care letter) explaining the requirements under the Rules, the supporting documents required and advising in relation to the case plan.
  • Considering the supporting evidence provided and preparing an itimised schedule of the supporting documents.
  • Where necessary, helping you to obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • Preparing your application (to include preparing the necessary application form and representations – a detailed legal framework document setting out the applicable law and facts in the case.
  • Attending you on the phone, by email, in person and by letter.
  • Providing advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps to take.
  • Our professional care and conduct throughout.

The timescales for the preparation and processing of visa applications vary considerably depending on the type of application and submission method.  A firmer time estate will be provided upon being instructed once we are aware of all the relevant circumstances of your case.

Immigration Appeals

Fixed fees are offered from £5,000 (+ VAT where applicable + disbursements) or £300 (plus VAT where applicable plus disbursements) per hour.

Disbursements are likely to be in the region of £500 to £2500.

Our services in dealing with an immigration appeal would typically include the following:

  • Giving you advice about the merits of pursuing an appeal following a decision made by the Home Office.
  • Sending a detailed letter of engagement (client care letter) explaining the process involved in pursuing an appeal.
  • Preparing and lodging Grounds of Appeal and the appeal forms.
  • Advising you in relation to the supporting evidence required for the appeal and reviewing the same.
  • Where necessary, helping you to obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • Preparing the appeal bundle.
  • Briefing counsel to represent you at the hearing of the appeal.
  • Attending you on the phone, by email, in person and by letter;
  • Providing advice about the outcome of the appeal and any further steps to take;
  • Our professional care and conduct throughout.

Immigration appeals generally take 1-2 years to be processed and heard at Court. A firmer time estate will be provided upon being instructed once we are aware of all the relevant circumstances of your case.

Employment Tribunal Claims

Fixed fees are offered from £5,000 (plus vat plus disbursements) or £300 (plus VAT plus disbursements) per hour.

Disbursements are likely to be in the region of £500 to £2500.

Our services in dealing with an employment tribunal claim would typically include the following:

  • Giving you advice about the merits of pursuing a claim at an employment tribunal.
  • Sending a detailed letter of engagement (client care letter) explaining the applicable law and the process involved in pursuing an employment claim.
  • Preparing and lodging the claim form and particulars of claim to commence court proceedings.
  • Responding to a defence (if applicable).
  • Advising you in relation to the supporting evidence required for the court hearing.
  • Where necessary, helping you to obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • Preparing the court bundle.
  • Briefing counsel to represent you at court.
  • Attending you on the phone, by email, in person and by letter;
  • Providing advice about the outcome of the court hearing and any further steps to take;
  • Our professional care and conduct throughout.

Employment tribunal claims generally take 4-8 months to be processed and heard at Court. A firmer time estate will be provided upon being instructed once we are aware of all the relevant circumstances of your case.

NB: all prices quoted are approximate and can vary depending on the individual facts of a client’s case.

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