Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Our Fees

We offer a particularly bespoke, client-focussed service and are careful at all times to provide the best possible information about our professional charges and any other expenses.  

Whenever we are able to do so, we give a written estimate of fees at the outset of a matter.  We are transparent about fees and never apply any hidden charges.

If our fees are likely to exceed an estimate (for example, due to unforeseen complexity or instructions leading to additional work) we bring this to the attention of our clients at the earliest opportunity and provide revised costs information.

Where appropriate, we are happy to agree an upper limit in respect of our fees, which will not be exceeded without prior consent.

In common with many firms of solicitors, our fees are usually calculated by reference to a standard hourly rate for those who carry out the work.  However, we are always willing to discuss our charges and the possibility of alternative fee arrangements.

Before accepting instructions on any matter, we consider whether the potential outcome is likely to justify the expense or risk involved.

No two clients or matters are the same and the fees payable for our services will always be determined by the particular circumstances.  We do not offer "volume" services of any kind.

Typically, our clients are businesses, trusts, charities and wealthy individuals with complex needs and significant assets, who require in-depth, specialist assistance.  As a result, our fees are often higher than those of a conventional high-street firm carrying out similar work.

More detailed information about the fees charged for specific types of work appears below. This is presented for illustrative purposes only and is not intended to bind any party. It is a guide to assist potential clients.

Information provided in our client care letter (or other formal correspondence to a named person or organisation) will always govern the actual fees payable.

The list of departments and work types appearing below is not exhaustive and we have experts specialising in various other areas of law who would be happy to assist.

Property

The conveyance of residential real property or real estate which comprises freehold/leasehold sales or purchases or mortgages/re-mortgages.

Click here to see Property Fees. 

Probate

The collection and distribution of money, property and other assets belonging to a person following their death, where these are within the UK and the matters are not contested.

Click here to see Probate Fees.

Immigration

The preparation and submission of immigration applications, excluding asylum applications.

The provision of advice and representation at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in relation to appeals against Home Office visa or immigration decisions, excluding asylum appeals.

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Employment

The provision of advice and representation to employees in relation to the bringing of claims before the Employment Tribunal against an employer for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal.

The provision of advice and representation to employers in relation to defending claims before the Employment Tribunal brought by an employee for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal.

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