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We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent level of service to our clients. Our excellent service means we listen and work in our clients’ interest to win. Our unique approach ensures that our clients are represented by the best team to enable them to be successful with their matter.
It is vital we provide complete transparency on our services and prices. We prefer to give our clients pricing and payment choices rather than presenting them with an option. This helps us to generate effective solutions to the legal issues of our client.
Bestway Solicitors offer professional service with a very reasonable fees and flexible payment terms for all of our clients. If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of your instruction, we are happy to accept half of the agreed fee at the time of initial instructions with the balance to be paid via monthly instalments.
Our agreed fee is exclusive of Value Added Tax, disbursement, and counsel and it covers all the work until we receive a written decision for the stage of the application or appeal for which you have instructed us.
Please note that if you decide to withdraw your instruction at any stage before conclusion of your matter, you will be charge for work already done, based on our hourly rate of £150.00. No refunds will be issued. . Our fees for various applications, appeals and judicial reviews are given below
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Legal aid is not available for the vast majority of immigration application. Our Immigration Consultants and Lawyers offer reasonable fees and have effective solution to your legal issues. Our hourly rate is £150.
Legal fee varies from case to case and also depending on the circumstances of the matter. If you are able to meet the Immigration Rules and provide relevant documents, the cost is likely to be the lower end of our set fee. Please note that the amount of hours worked on a case varies depending on the number applicants or dependents involved in the application, the quantity of supporting documents required and whether there are missing documents and how long it may take to obtain them.
Discussing client’s circumstances in full detail and advising on the most appropriate application to make and outlining all available options for the client;
Advising client on Immigration Rules and whether they meet the criteria;
Completing the relevant application form and submitting it to the Home Office with relevant supporting documents;
Advising client on the possible Home Office application and any further steps required
Expenses are also known as disbursements and are usually incurred costs payable to third parties. Examples of such expenses are Home Office application fees on an application. We give our clients the options of either paying on their behalf or ask them to obtain Bankers’ draft or Postal Order from the post office or allow them to pay via their Bank card.
Please note the above quoted fee does not include the Home Office fees for making an application. It does not also include any Refusal Application, Appeal Application or Reconsideration Application fee to the Home Office.
We cannot give the exact time Home Office will take to process each application. Our Immigration Consultants or Lawyers can give you a rough guide on the time scale of you application based on their experience with a similar application to your matter.
Our practice here at Bestway Solicitors is to submit our clients’ application within 1-2 weeks from the date of their instructions to us but we will always let you know if this is likely to take longer than the usual time scale.
Kindly note that we have fixed Fee options available for other area of law that we our practicing that we did not display in our price list. This means that a lawyer will assess your situation and provide you with a fixed fee to assist your case this will give you a level cost certainty to get you a particular resolution
Set out below is a guide to our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and wrongful dismissal/unlawful deduction of wages claims.
Fees are based on time spent on a matter (current hourly rate of £250 exclusive of VAT).
These Figures are base on blended rate of solicitors and caseworkers (up to £150)
For other types of claim, a separate estimate will be provided based on hourly rates. For guidance, a claim for breach of contract / unlawful deduction of wages will cost in the region of £7,000 - £15,000 (excluding VAT) depending on the complexity of the case.
There will be additional charges for attending Tribunal hearing of £1600 per day which will include preparation of cost. Generally the number of days will include the complexity of the case.
On certain occasion we may be able to offer you damage base agreement (ABA), it takes us up to 2 weeks to screen cases if there are a large number of document before we can confirm that they are expecting for such funding.
Usually we charged £100 Consultation to do this and it involves having a face to face conference to discuss the case assessing prospect of success and likely compensation.
In some circumstances, where it appears from taking initial detail that the case has a strong prospect of success and you are in a position where you simply are unable to fund the initial review fee we will do your assessment at no cost.
The level of taken from your compensation if you are successful is under a (DBA) is 35% including VAT.
In addition you are responsible for payment made to others involved in your case on your behalf (disbursement) example
Any medical evidence (not usually required in an Wrongful dismissal claim)
Copies of medical record
Counsel Fees for the cost of a barrister to represent you at a tribunal hearing in complex and lengthen hearing.
If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
If the person making the claim is not an employee or worker.
Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person or trade unions
Making or defending application (such as for additional disclosure, costs or for further and better particulars)
A new point of law is being explore rather than an established one
The extension of contract from you as our client
Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)
The number of witnesses and documents
If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal
There will be an additional charge for attending a judicial mediation if agreed between the parties and the Tribunal. Fees for one day mediation will be £2,500 (excluding VAT) inclusive of preparation and attendance.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
Entering into pre-claim conciliation with ACAS where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
Preparing claim or response
Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
Preparing or considering a schedule of loss
Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
Disclosure of documents and exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
Drafting and preparation of witness statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
Preparing and agreeing a joint bundle of documents
Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements
Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel and submissions
You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the key stages. This can be arranged on your individual needs
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation with ACAS, your case is likely to take up to 4-6 weeks.
If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6 – 15 months depending on the time estimate for hearing and availability of the Tribunal at which the claim be will be heard. Where a separate remedy is listed, this can add a further 4 months to the above estimates.
This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.