FEES & FUNDING
Please note that the areas of Immigration, Family and Housing and Welfare benefits will be charged on a fixed fee basis unless agreed on an hourly rate. For a full list of the fixed fees please see the section on our website named our fees.
Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience £282.00
Solicitors and legal executives with over 4years experience £232.00
Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience £178.00
Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee £129.00
NO WIN NO FEE
At Advantage Solicitor, the majority of our personal injury claims are based on a “conditional fee agreement” known as No Win No Fee. This means that there is no financial risk to the client if they have suffered an injury following someone else’s negligence.
Disbursements are costs that are payable to third parties and include such payments as Home Office fees for making the application or appeal as set out on the Home Office’s website, interpreter’s fees (which are on average £20- £30 per hour depending on language and availability plus travelling and waiting time) and fees for expert reports. We will decide with you in advance whether any disbursement is necessary and how much you want to pay.
We will handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
If at an appeal hearing Counsel is required we will instruct high quality barristers to represent you. We work closely with the barrister and in most appeals will arrange a meeting with you and the barrister prior to the hearing (known as a “conference”). We will discuss with you the options and offer you a range of experience and price. Costs for the barrister are likely to be in the range of £750-£2,000 plus VAT if payable.
All figures including disbursements exclude VAT which will be charged at 20%. In general, if you reside outside of the European Union or have no current permission to be in the United Kingdom no VAT is chargeable.