We have built a strong reputation for resolving disputes efficiently and successfully, whether in the Courts, through mediation or other ADR mechanisms.

Our clients include multinational corporations, professional firms, banks, medium sized businesses and private clients.

We undertake a variety of contentious work, including but not limited to:

  • Complex commercial and corporate actions
  • Contract disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Insurance
  • Trusts
  • Defamation
  • Civil/commercial fraud
  • Construction
  • Professional negligence
  • Service charge disputes including section 20 consultation
  • LVT applications
  • Tenancy disputes
  • Possession proceedings
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Leasehold and Freehold Enfranchisement claims
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Debt recovery matters
  • Cross-border disputes and international arbitration


Our dedicated team of experienced lawyers are able to handle our clients’ needs efficiently, effectively and always with an eye to the commercial reality of any given situation.

 

SRA Transparency Rules: Motoring Offences (summary only offences)

Introduction

We must clearly express our charges & state whether VAT or disbursements are included.

Avoid estimating charges at unrealistically low levels.

Do not advertise estimates/fixed fees without stating additional charges might apply.

 

Price Information

Total Cost

 

Average/Range (if total not available)

From a fixed fee of £500 plus VAT for advising on entering a guilty plea by post in straightforward matters where we are not instructed to represent you at Court. 

 

In more complex matters our standard hourly rates will apply and costs can be up to £10,000 plus VAT where you require representation at Court and/or when you instruct us to defend the charges.

Disbursements Total

Subject to the nature of the offence and whether or not the prosecution is to be defended.

Average Disbursements (if total not available)

£750 to £5,000

Conditional/Damages based fees

Not available

 

Mandatory Requirements

Does price include VAT?

VAT is not included and is payable where stated.

Specify exactly what is included in the price displayed

The fixed fee for advising on entering a guilty plea by post includes initial advice, completing and filing the relevant forms. 

 

For more complex matters charged at our standard hourly rates our fee includes providing advice, corresponding with the Court and/or Police and/or the DVLA as appropriate, instructing counsel, preparation of witness evidence, disclosure, instruction of experts, preparation for trial and attending at trial (where applicable).  Fees calculated at our standard hourly rates.

Range of costs or basis for charges (to include hourly rate(s))

Partner £395 plus VAT

Associate £275 plus VAT

Paralegal £150 plus VAT

 

Service Information

What services are included for the quoted price?

The fixed fee for advising on entering a guilty plea by post includes initial advice, completing and filing the relevant forms. 

 

For more complex matters charged at our standard hourly rates our fee includes providing advice, corresponding with the Court and/or Police and/or the DVLA as appropriate, instructing counsel, preparation of witness evidence, disclosure, instruction of experts, preparation for trial and attending at trial (where applicable).  Fees calculated at our standard hourly rates.

Highlight any services that aren’t included in the price but the client may expect to be

The fixed price for pleading guilty in straightforward matters does not include advising on any reply from the Police, Court or DVLA or representation at any hearing.

Key stages & timescales

Notification of intended prosecution

Summons (for summary offences the summons must be issued within the six calendar months of the offence, subject to certain exceptions)

Entering plea by post

Disclosure

Witness statements

Expert reports

Trial preparation

Trial

Mitigation

 

SRA Transparency Rules: Debt Recovery

Introduction

We must clearly express our charges & state whether VAT or disbursements are included.

Avoid estimating charges at unrealistically low levels.

Do not advertise estimates/fixed fees without stating additional charges might apply.

 

Price Information

Total Cost

 

Average/Range (if total not available)

From £500 plus VAT for an initial letter in simple debt recovery matters. In complex and/or defended claim an hourly rate will apply.

Disbursements Total

Subject to the nature of the claim and whether or not the matter is defended. Court and Barristers fees will be payable, the cost of which are linked to the value and complexity of the matter

Average Disbursements (if total not available)

 

Conditional/Damages based fees

These may be available in certain circumstances subject to the value and complexity of the claim and the prospects of enforcing the debt.

 

Mandatory Requirements

Does price include VAT?

Prices do not include VAT, which is payable where stated.

Specify exactly what is included in the price displayed

Fixed price initial letter covers a meeting and review of documents of up to one hour and the preparation of an initial letter before action.

Range of costs or basis for charges (to include hourly rate(s))

Hourly rates as follows:

From £150 plus VAT up to £395 plus VAT

 

Service Information

What services are included for the quoted price?

Fixed price initial letter covers a meeting and review of documents of up to one hour and the preparation of an initial letter before action.

Highlight any services that aren’t included in the price but the client may expect to be

The fixed price letter before action does not include advising on any reply, next steps or enforcement.

Key stages & timescales

The following stages apply:

 

Pre-Action correspondence

Issue of Proceedings

Costs and Case Management Conference

Disclosure

Witness statements

Trial

Enforcement

 

The litigation would take at least 12 months to conclude, subject to how busy the courts are.

 

Key Contact
Max Ansell Partner