Contact Us:

Basingstoke Office 01256 322911

Guildford Office 01483 900150

Email: legal@wills-chandler.co.uk

We offer a range of payment options that best suits our client's financial circumstances and the types of work that we will be undertaking on your behalf. During your first meeting one of our solicitors will discuss with you the charges that you are likely to incur and you will be informed of the funding options open to you such as legal aid, pay per hour, fixed fee or a conditional fee arrangement. After the meeting you will be provided with a copy of our terms of business which will set out in writing a cost estimate for the work we will undertake on your behalf as well as an estimate of all the disbursements such as court and search fees that you are likely to incur.

We recognise that not everyone is familiar with how solicitors charge for their time and therefore we have put together a short summary to assist new clients with how our fees are calculated.

OUR LEGAL FEES EXPLAINED

We have set out below some key points related to the following areas.

  1. Hourly Rates
  2. Fixed Fees
  3. Meet our team - free 30 minute appointment
  4. Legal Aid
  5. Methods of Payment

Hourly Rates

Our fees are based on the Guideline Hourly Rates which are reviewed yearly by the Civil Justice Council. We have set out below a break down of the hourly rates that apply to our team.

Band A - Solicitors with over 8 years experience – up to £217 per hour

Band B - Solicitors or Legal Executives, over 4 years qualified experience –up to £192 per hour.

Band C - Other qualified Solicitors or Legal Executives – up to £161 per hour

Band D - Trainee solicitors, paralegals and equivalent – up to £118 per hour

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Fixed Fee Services

We are continually reviewing our services and where feasible providing those on a fixed fee basis to offer our clients value for money. We have set out below the most common areas that we offer a fixed fee package.

Buying or Selling Property From £595
Transfers of Equity Quote available on request.
Uncontested Divorces (undefended) divorce as Petitioner from £600 + current Court fees of £410 for issuing the divorce petition.
Uncontested (undefended) divorce as Respondent from £200
Wills From £200 for a single Will
From £345 for a pair of Wills
Lasting Powers of Attorney from £310
Landlord & Tenant Possession Claims from £1,000
Debt Recovery (Service charges) from £150
Road Traffic Offences From £300

(All our fees are subject to VAT)

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No obligation meeting with a member of our team

We recognise that our clients want to feel confident that they can trust and confide in a Solicitor before proceedings to formally instruct our firm to undertake any work. We are very confident that our solicitors will make your feel at ease and reassured that you have found an expert that can deal with your matter. However, why take our word for it. In many cases we invite clients to make an appointment for a free 30 minute consultation with one of our team. You can come and meet one of our solicitors that specialise in the area of law that you require advice on before deciding on whether you would like to formally instruct our firm to deal with your affairs.

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If you are on a low income you may qualify for legal aid. Our firm is able to offer housing and debt legal advice under the legal aid scheme to individuals that meet the qualifying criteria. We have set out below some of the areas of law that qualify for legal aid:

  • Possession proceedings – i.e when a landlord seeks to evict a tenant;
  • Assisting people who are made homeless;
  • Resolving issues relating to disrepair and condition of a property;
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions;
  • Harassment claims;
  • Disputes over the tenancy agreement;
  • General advice on tenancy rights.
  • Issues involving rent arrears;
  • Issues related to the Mobile Homes Act 1983;
  • Setting a side a legal charge;
  • Personal Injury;
  • Disability and sex discrimination;
  • Professional negligence actions relating to the handling of a housing claim;
  • Issues relating to Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

For further information about how our firm calculates its charges please telephone one of our team. You can find their contact details by clicking here.

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Methods of Payment

Clients are able to pay our fees by way of direct debit, cheque or by telephoning our reception and paying with their credit or debit cards. Please note that any credit card payments are subject to a 3% surcharge.

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