Costs

Here at Kinetic Law, we aim to be transparent with our fees. From the outset we will detail costs and disbursements so you know exactly how much the service will cost you. There are no hidden fees. Only once fees have been agreed, will we commence the work for which you have instructed us.

Wills:

ServiceFixed Fee
Standard Single Will£130 + VAT
Standard Mirror Will£190 + VAT
Single Codicil£100 + VAT
Mirror Codicil£120 + VAT
Trust Wills SingleStarting at £230 + VAT
Trust Wills MirrorStarting at £275 + VAT

*if you wish to make a Trust Will, we will provide you with the fixed fee cost at the appointment once we have discussed the type of Trust Will you require. You can then made a decision as to whether you wish to continue.

Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney:

Our fees for Lasting Powers of Attorney are fixed and are as follows:

ServiceFixed Fee
Single Person – One Lasting Power of Attorney (Either for Financial Decisions or Health and Care Decisions)£400 + VAT
Couple – One Lasting Power of Attorney (Either for Financial Decisions or Health and Care Decisions)£600 + VAT
Single Person – Both Lasting Powers of Attorney for Financial Decisions and Health and Care Decisions£600 + VAT
Couple – Both Lasting Powers of Attorney for Financial Decisions and Health and Care Decisions£1,200 + VAT
Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney£250 + VAT

*There is a Court fee payable when registering the Lasting Powers of Attorneys and Enduring Powers of Attorneys with the Office of the Public Guardian for £82.00 per application but there are exemptions and remissions available. Our experienced team will discuss this with you during the appointment.

Estate Administration

Our fees are as follows:

ServiceFixed Fee
Extract of Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration for a non-taxable estate£450 + VAT + Disbursements
Extract of Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration for a taxable estate£1,250 + VAT + Disbursements
Full estate administration – this is charged on an hourly basis£201 Per Hour + VAT
Estate based on a non-taxable estate£1,500-£5,000 (estimated cost) + VAT + Disbursements
Estate based on a taxable estate£2,500-£10,000 (estimated cost) + VAT + Disbursements

The figures provided are estimates only and costs will vary on a case by case basis. You would be provided with a cost estimate from the outset depending on the work that needs to be undertaken. During the course of the administration of the estate, you would be provided with an itemised bill detailing all work that has been undertaken on your behalf.

The anticipated disbursements usually consist of the following:

  • Probate Court Fee – £273.00;
  • Office Copies of the Grant – £1.50 per copy. Generally, one copy would be needed per asset;
  • Valuation fees for properties, jewellery, personal items, shares etc. (if required) – fees would be determined by the valuer;
  • Land Registry Title search fees – £3.00 per search.

The list of disbursements above are not exhaustive. The disbursements that would be incurred is dependent on the estate and you would be advised of these at the outset and when they arise during the course of the administration of the estate.

The typical steps a simple administration case are, but are not limited to:

  • An experienced solicitor dealing with your matter and advising and assisting in each step of the way;
  • Identifying the person(s) legally entitled to administer the estate;
  • Obtaining valuations for all assets such as bank accounts, shares, properties, personal items, etc;
  • Arranging relevant notices (if required);
  • Identifying the correct application that needs to be submitted;
  • Calculating whether Inheritance Tax is payable and arranging payment of the same;
  • Preparing and submitting the appropriate application to the Probate Registry and the relevant tax forms;
  • Collecting in all assets;
  • Paying all liabilities due;
  • Finalising the income tax position of the estate;
  • Dealing with any Department for Works and Pension queries;
  • Paying out any legacies and actioning any other wishes made in the Will of the deceased;
  • Preparing Estate accounts detailing the monies that have come in and out the estate and the final distributions due;
  • Distributing the estate;
  • Dealing with all correspondences in and out, postage and all telephone calls;

It would typically take 6-12 months to administer a simple estate, however, this is very much dependent on third parties coming back to us in a timely manner. You would be advised of a likely timescale at the outset of the matter as this varies on a case by case basis.

The department is headed up by Fatima Musa, Solicitor. Fatima qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 but has been specialising in this area since 2011. Fatima is supervised by Shabaz Hussain, Solicitor and Director. Shabaz qualified as a Solicitor in 2009. From the outset, you will be provided with a breakdown of the charging rate for the person dealing with your matter.

Family Law

We offer a range of fixed fee services, please find indicative costs below:

  • Our fixed fee includes taking initial instructions from you, up until the end of your case
  • If your case does not fall within the fixed fee range, then we will provide you with a clear cost estimate before you agree to proceed so there are no hidden costs.
  • Please note any disbursements such as court fees, process server fees are not included in the fixed fee.
  • All fixed fees are subject to change depending on the individual circumstances of your case and depending on how your matter proceeds. You will be provided with updated interim estimated costs during the course of your matter.
ServiceFixed Fee
Application for a divorce£500 + VAT
Respondent in divorce proceedings£250 + VAT
Applicant in financial proceedings£1,500-£3,500 + VAT
Respondent in financial proceedings£1,000-£3,000 + VAT
Applicant in Child Arrangement Orders£1,500-£3,500 + VAT
Respondent in Child Arrangement Orders£1,000-£3,000 + VAT
Consent Orders£250-£500 + VAT
Clean Break Orders£250 + VAT
Pre-Nuptial Agreements£500 + VAT
Post Nuptial Agreements£500 + VAT
Application for a Non-Molestation Order£500-£1,000 + VAT
Cohabitation Agreements£500 + VAT
Separation Agreements£500 + VAT
Issues with finances/children whilst cohabiting (unmarried couples)£1,000-£3,000 + VAT
Help with attending Court hearings£500-£1,000 + VAT
  • Our fixed fee includes taking initial instructions from you, up until the end of your case
  • If your case does not fall within the fixed fee range, then we will provide you with a clear cost estimate before you agree to proceed so there are no hidden costs.
  • Please note any disbursements such as court fees, process server fees are not included in the fixed fee.

Immigration

Please find below details of our average fee estimates for the most common types of applications.

Our fees are will vary depending on the lawyer carrying out your work and their level of experience. The hourly rates typically vary from £111.00 to £250.00 per hour. This is exclusive of VAT (chargeable at 20% where applicable). This will be discussed with you at the outset of your case.

WHO WILL CARRY OUT YOUR WORK:

Your work will be carried out by our qualified solicitors assisted by support staff and will be supervised by Mr. Shabaz Hussain, a solicitor and director of Kinetic Law Limited.

The individuals who will/may have conduct of your matter are:

Mr. Shabaz HussainSolicitor/DirectorPracticing as a Solicitor since 2009
Mr. Kamran AhmedSolicitors/DirectorPracticing as a Solicitor since 2015
Mr. Yasar KhanTrainee SolicitorPracticing since 2018

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria, If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how;
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided *;
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
  • Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf, which we anticipate will take 3 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

*The amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.

DISBURSEMENTS – NOT INCLUDED IN OUR FEES SET OUT BELOW

Disbursement are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees, Counsel fee, Interpreter fee etc. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

These costs can be:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. These vary depending on the type of application you are making. Further details of these fees can be found here.
  • Fees of any independent expert witnesses*, where required;
  • Interpreter fees, which vary depending on the language you speak and the amount of time spent by the interpreter;
  • Official translation fees*, which vary depending on the language and the number of documents requiring translation;
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

Disbursements other than Home Office fees may attract VAT, chargeable at 20%. This will depend on your individual circumstances and whether or not the individual/company providing the service is VAT registered.

OTHER FACTORS THAT CAN COMPLICATE YOUR CASE

The following are examples of issues that may impact on the cost of your case:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider.
  • Whether you have had a previous adverse immigration matter, such as a visa refusal.
  • Which language(s) you speak.
  • Whether you are applying with dependants and the number of dependants involved.
  • How easily you are able to provide all of the supporting evidence.
  • How clearly you meet the eligibility criteria for the relevant application.
  • The urgency of your case.
  • In relationship cases, where you are not married or where there are stepchildren.

Fees

Type Of ApplicationFee/hrs (Excluding VAT)Estimate working HoursFixed Fee
Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act 1981£ 165 / Hr4 – 5 Hours£500 + VAT
Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards, and registration certificates£ 165 / Hr5 – 6 Hours£ 400 + £ 250 per application + VAT
Student and work experience visas£ 165 / Hr4 – 5 Hours£500 + VAT
Visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends/family)£ 165 / Hr4 – 5 Hours£500 + VAT
Spouse and partners applications, including fiance(e)s or proposed civil partners£ 165 / Hr4 – 5 Hours£500 + VAT
Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System;£ 165 / Hr10 – 12 Hours£1,500 + VAT
Dependent relative and family reunion applications£ 165 / Hr4 – 5 Hours£500 + VAT
Ancestry visas£ 165 / Hr5 – 6 Hours£600 + VAT
Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence£ 165 / Hr5 – 6 Hours£600 + VAT
Any other which is not mentioned in this table, Client can contact us directly by email or phone call, we will be able to give best of quote.N /AN /AN /A

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times here. We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 1-4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note

The anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Debt Recovery:

DescriptionFixed Fee
Letter Before Action (Up to 3 Debtors and 2 Guarantors)£50 + VAT
Additional Letters (per Letter)£17.50 + VAT
Each Telephone Call£17.50 + VAT
Drafting and Issuing Court Proceedings (and applying for default judgement if no response)£245 + VAT
Conducting a contested claim after issue of proceedings (and applying for default Judgement if no response)£245 + VAT
Typical Disbursements include: 
Search Fee£40 + VAT
Court Fees (dependant on the value of the claim) Details can be found on the Court Services£35.00 TO 5% of claim
Barrister or agent attendance at Court (ex Vat)£120.00 to £250.00 + VAT
Enforcement – Writ of Control Court Fee (recoverable from debtor)£71
Compliance fee (if unrecoverable)£75 + VAT

The costs may also be subject to a success fee of up to 25% of the debt amount.

Please find below the Court fee’s in a claim for recovery of money or goods – you can also find the Court Fee’s by following this link:

https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part45-fixed-costs#sectionI

Claim AmountFee
Up to £300£35
£300.01 to £500£50
£500.01 to £1,000£70
£1,000.01 to £1,500£80
£1,500.01 to £3,000£115
£3,000.01 to £5,000£205
£5,000.01 to £10,000£455
£10,000.01 to £200,0005% of the claim
More than £201,000£10,000