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PRICING

We provide a completely transparent pricing structure for each of our services, giving you the confidence and clarity you need.

 

WILLS

Our dedicated Wills and Probate team are here to help you every step of the way.

 

 Prices 

Up to 21 working days

Simple Will (Single)– meeting with you to take instructions and provide any necessary advice, drafting your Will, sending you your draft Will to make sure you are happy with the content along with a covering letter confirming your instructions and explaining the clauses of your Will, meeting with you to sign your Will (or sending them out with full signing instructions). £150 + VAT

Simple Will (Mirror) – meeting with you and your spouse or partner to take instructions and provide any necessary advice,  drafting your Wills, sending you your draft Wills to make sure you are happy with them along with a covering letter confirming your instructions and explaining the clauses, meeting with you both to sign your Wills (or sending them out to you with full signing instructions).  £250 + VAT

Life Interest Wills – Meeting with you to take your instructions and discuss your estate (including your assets), drafting your Wills and including a life interest trust of property or your residuary estate,  providing you with a letter of advice detailing your instructions and the advice given in the meeting in relation to your estates and Wills, if you are happy with the Wills arranging a meeting to sign them (or sending them out to you with full signing instructions) 

£400 + VAT

Discretionary Trust Wills (including business property relief wills, disabled persons wills, agricultural relief wills) – meeting with you to discuss your estate and provide advice regarding full estate planning and identifying the type of trust needed, providing additional advice regarding shareholders agreements or benefits if needed, drafting your will and accompanying letter of wishes and sending this to you with an explanatory letter regarding the clauses in your will and a letter of advice, further telephone calls to provide advice or assistance regarding your Will if needed and finally making an appointment to sign your will and letter of wishes.

Based on Fee Earners Hourly Rate 

EXTRAS 

Letter of Wishes / Statement £50 + VAT

Severance £50 + VAT 

Express Wills Up to 5 working days

All Prices (Excluding VAT)

Simple Will Single £200 / Mirror £300

Life Interest Will £500

CONVEYANCING

Sale

Up to £150,000 - £420.00 + VAT + Disbursements

£150,001 - £200,000 - £470.00 + VAT + Disbursements

£200,001 - £250,000 - £530.00 + VAT + Disbursements

£250,001 - £300,000 - £595.00 + VAT + Disbursements

£300,001 - £350,000 - £640.00 + VAT + Disbursements

Over £350,000 – 0.2% of the sale price + VAT

 

Purchase

Up to £150,000 - £440.00 + VAT + Disbursements

£150,001 - £200,000 - £495.00 + VAT + Disbursements

£200,001 - £250,000 - £550.00 + VAT + Disbursements

£250,001 - £300,000 - £615.00 + VAT + Disbursements

£300,001 - £350,000 - £660.00 + VAT + Disbursements

Over £350,000 – 0.2% of the sale price + VAT

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Hourly rates

Michael Mauro £250 per hour

Neil Richards £400 per hour

Potential fees to bring/defend claims in Employment Tribunal

Approx. £15,000 - £25,000 excl. VAT and disbursements

(Alternative funding may be available through cover under an insurance policy)

Key Stages

All timescales stated below are approximations of the time it is expected to take to complete each stage. The total time from beginning to conclusion of the claim will vary case by case dependent on the specific circumstances of each case.

First appointment

(it would assist if any paperwork is made available prior to initial attendance)

Take instructions from client/review any paperwork relating to the matter /advise on potential merits of claim

0-4 weeks

Enter pre-claim correspondence with other party if appropriate/ attempt early conciliation

Claims must generally be brought within 3 months of e.g. dismissal

Prepare claim (ET1) or response (ET3) as appropriate

0-2 weeks

Review response received from other party to the claim / advise accordingly

Ongoing

Consider possibility of settlement before any hearing becomes necessary

2-4 weeks

Take witness statements etc. and prepare for Tribunal hearing including preparing Trial bundles etc.

Finally

Instructing a Barrister and attending at Final Hearing

Sport Stadium

SPORTS LAW

Club Services
• Advertising, sponsorship, and hospitality
• Employment law services
• Stadium and commercial property issues
• Brand protection and intellectual property
• Licensing
• Corporate matters
• Commercial disputes
• Player disputes
• Player/coaching agreements
• Arbitration

 

Player/Coach Services
• Employment law services
• Image rights
• Contract negotiations
• Disputes
• Personal injury

 

Private Client Services
We offer a full range of legal services to sportsmen and sportswomen in their family and commercial lives, including:
• Conveyancing
• Wills
• Probate
• Family
• Property
• Licensing

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

£400 + VAT x 1

£560 + VAT x 2

£680 + VAT x 3

£800 + VAT x 4

PROBATE

Applying for the Grant, Collecting and distributing the assets

 

What follows is a typical example of our pricing structure in the Probate Department for work on an uncontested probate matter. We can offer flexibility on the charging on any individual file. What follows is an example of an hourly rate charge, but fixed fees or percentage fees can be agreed instead.

 

We anticipate that an uncontested probate matter will cost in the region of £2,500 - £5,000 plus VAT, plus 1% of the gross value of registered land in the estate and 1.5% of the gross value of all other assets (including unregistered land)

 

We handle the entire process from start to finish for you.

 

This quote is for estates where: -

·         There is a valid Will

·         There is no more than one property

·         There are no more than six banks or building society accounts

·         There are no other intangible assets

·         There are 1-5 beneficiaries

·         There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs

·         There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC

·         There are no claims made against the estate

 

Disbursements included in this fee: -

·         Probate application fee of £155 plus 50p for each additional office copy of the grant. Please note that the Probate fee is likely to go up soon following the introduction of a Statutory Instrument by the Government

·         Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2.00 per beneficiary)

·         Other disbursements include circa £350 to cover Statutory Notices – which protect against unexpected claims from unknown creditors

 

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable by 3rd parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Potential additional costs

·         If there is no Will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stock and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give a more accurate quote once we have more information

·         Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

 

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with, within 3-9 months. Typically, obtaining the Grant of Probate takes 6-10 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 2-6 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets if there is no potential inheritance claim.

FEES FOR LANDLORD MATTERS

Fixed fees for possession (excluding VAT)

Stage 1 - Serving notices Section 8 or Section 21:

1 notice served on 1 tenant £100

1 notice served on 2 tenants £150

1 notice served on additional tenants thereafter: £25

If you require both a Section 8 and Section 21 to be served simultaneously, our fees are:

2 notices on 1 tenant: £150

2 notices on 2 tenants: £200

2 notices on each additional tenant thereafter: £50

If you require us to draft a rental statement (if you do not employ an agent), our fixed fees are below and include reviewing your bank statements, or other evidence of rent paid and are based on the length of time your tenant has been in your property:

  • 1-2 years: £50

  •  2-4 years: £75

  • 4-6 years: £100

  • 6+ years: £125

Any work conducted after the serving of the notices and prior to the issuing of proceedings will be charged at the hourly rate (see below): Our fixed fee for preparing a claim for possession and submitting to County Court: Drafting a claim form and submitting to Court: S8 (Rent Arrears: £350 S21 (Accelerated Proceedings): £350 S8 (Any other ground): £450 S21 (Not Accelerated Proceedings): £450 Court fee: £325 Court fee: £355

Stage 2A – Issuing Proceedings DPA Law LLP 10-2 Queen Victoria Road, Llanelli Carmarthenshire SA15 2TN

Stage 2B- Issuing a Possession Order

Landlord & Tenant Services

Hourly Rate Kathryn Devonald-Davies & Neil Richards £400

Hourly Rate Kirsty John £250

Once the possession claim has been issued by the Court, any additional work undertaken on the file is charged at the hourly rate. This includes (but is not limited to) corresponding with the tenant or any other third parties, proving additional client advice, telephone calls, attending court hearings, drafting a reply to defence and witness statements: (Hourly Rates are subject to change)

Stage 3 – Enforcing Possession

Our fixed fee for preparing an application for a Court Bailiff to enforce a possession order: Bailiff Application: £80 Court fee: £121 This includes the drafting of the warrant and filing at court and arranging a time for the bailiff to attend. Any work over and above will be charged at our hourly rate (see above). Landlord Retainer clients receive a 10% discount on all fees

PRIVATE CRIME

Pricing

Guilty Plea £500+Vat

Non-Guilty Plea £750+Vat

 

Fees Include

  1. Initial Advice pre summons (or postal requisition)

  2. Review prosecution initial disclosure and advise on plea

  3. Explaining the court procedure to you

  4. Providing advice on likely sentencing

  5. Preparation of a bundle of documents to support your case

  6. Taking proof of evidence from you

  7. Taking proof of any witness who may support your case

  8. Representation at Magistrates Court for a hearing entering plea's and mitigation

 

What does this fee Assume/Exclude:

 

  • That a guilty/not guilty plea has been entered and you have a date for your hearing

  • The prosecution, police, HMCTS (Court Service) and client will deal with matters expeditiously

  • The matter can be dealt with one attendance at the Magistrates Court, matters adjourned for pre-sentence reports or for additional disclosure to be served will incur additional charges

  • If material is disclosed at first hearing with indicates that a not guilty plea is appropriate the matter will not be concluded at first appearance

  • That you will communicate with us when asked to and provide full instructions when required

 

If any of these key assumptions are incorrect or change over time, we will need to provide you with a revised scope of work, revised timetable and revised fee.

 

Despite our efforts to ensure that our role is clear, clients sometimes make incorrect assumptions about what we are and are not going to do for them. To help avoid any such misunderstanding, we bring to your attention the fact that we are not providing you with any advice on the below.

 

  • Attendance at the police station

  • Advice on whether exceptional hardship or special reasons applies to your case

  • Attendance at appointments with the probation service

  • Attendance after court for the purpose of fines enforcement

  • Attendance at court when produced in custody following a failure to appear on bail or response to summons

  • Any appeals against sentence

  • Attending on or dealing with the press

  • Booking or advising on a speed awareness

  • Taking proof of evidence from more than 3 witnesses

  • Drafting any documentation (including a notice of appeal) in relation to an appeal to the Crown Court

  • Representation at the Crown Court

  • Booking or advising on a drink drive rehabilitation course

If applicable, we will price these and any other requirements separately for you. When necessary, we will, in consultation with you obtain such additional advice as is required from appropriately qualified 3rd parties. Experts fees are not included in this fixed fee.

Fees for Landlord Matters

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DPA Law LLP trades as Davies Parsons Allchurch and is registered in England & Wales as a Limited Liability Partnership under number OC 347 961.

Registered Office: 10-12 Queen Victoria Road, Llanelli, South Wales SA15 2TN.

VAT No. 122243518.

Authorised and Regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 535069.

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