LINCOLN OFFICE
01522 539111
142 High Street, Lincoln, LN5 7PJ
lincoln@andrewjay.co.uk

Prices for our services are detailed on this page. 

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Criminal law

Motoring offences

We offer fixed fees for some matters to help you budget for your case.  Our fees for dealing with summary only motoring offences will vary, depending on whether the plea is Guilty or Not Guilty and the number of hearings involved.  We will need to obtain all the facts and details of your personal circumstances and will liaise with the Court and the CPS in advance and on the day of any hearing.

 Matter type   Fee* 
 Guilty plea matters dealt with on the first hearing   £250 to £350 plus VAT
 Exceptional Hardship  £500 to £750 plus VAT
 Half day Special Reasons Hearing or Trial  £650 to £800 plus VAT
 Full day Special Reasons Hearing or Trial  £1,000 to £1,400 plus VAT
 Second day of trial (half day)  £350 to £500 plus VAT


* Dependent on the seniority of the lawyer acting.

Our fees will typically include:

• All telephone calls, letters and emails.
• Attendance/preparation.
• Considering evidence.
• Providing advice in relation to plea and likely sentence.
• Advice on whether an exceptional hardship, or special reasons argument should be made.
• Where we cannot anticipate the likely sentence, advice on the options available to the court in relation to sentencing.
• Representation at hearings at the Lincoln or Boston Magistrates Court.

Exclusions

Our fixed fees include the items detailed above, however there may be factors which would increase the fees involved in your case. Where there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.

The following expenses are not included in our fixed fee:

• The cost of travelling to any court other than Lincoln or Boston. This would be charged at 45 pence per mile plus VAT and £50 per hour plus VAT travelling from Lincoln office. 
• The costs of an expert report which may be required to support the defence.
• Obtaining witness statements, whether expert or other.
• Acting for you in an appeal.

Conveyancing

Purchase of a residential property

 Item   Fee   Notes 
 Legal fees  from £500 to £1,000 plus VAT
 Local Search fees  from £100 to £300  Dependant upon location.
 Search Pack fees  £126.30  To include a Water and Drainage Search, an Environment report and a Chancel Check report.
 HM Land Registration Fees  £20 to £910  Dependant upon the purchase price.
 HM Land Registry Search fees  £3 plus VAT per title
 Bankruptcy Search fees   £2 plus VAT per name  
 Electronic Transfer fees  £25 plus VAT per transfer 
 SDLT (commonly called Stamp Duty)  Payable at the rate relevant at the time of purchase.  Further information will be provided at the time of instructions. SDLT rules are quite complex and the rules do change.

  
If the property is freehold but subject to a service charge further fees will be payable to obtain such information from the Management Company/Manging Agents.

If the property is leasehold further fees will be payable dependant upon whether the property is held under a lease or a shared ownership

Additional fees may also be payable for obtaining a compliance certificate under the terms of a lease or preparing a deed of covenant.

None of above additional fees will be apparent under the sales documents have been received.

Sale of a residential property

 Item   Fee   Notes 
 Legal fees   From £500 to £1,000 plus VAT  
 HM Land Registry title fees  £6 to £30 plus VAT  Dependant upon the number of titles and documents required.
 Electronic Transfer fees  £25 plus VAT per transfer  

 

If the property is freehold but subject to a service charge further fees will be payable to obtain information from the Management Company/Manging Agents to proceed with the sale.

If the property is leasehold further fees will be payable dependant upon what documents are required to be obtained from the Landlord and/or Management Company.

The Landlord and/or Management will also inevitably require a further fee for obtaining sales/assignment documents.

Re-mortgage of a residential property

 Item   Fee   Notes 
 Legal fees  From £330 to £600 plus VAT
 Search fees  Dependant upon the mortgagees requirements  
 HM Land Registry title fees  £6 to £30 plus VAT  Dependant upon the number of titles and documents required.
 HM Land Registration fees  £20 to £250 
 HM Land Registry Search fees   £3 plus VAT per title  
 Bankruptcy Search fees  £2 plus VAT per name  
 Electronic Tranfer fees  £25 plus VAT per transfer  


If the property is leasehold further fees will be payable dependant upon what documents are required to be obtained from the Landlord and/or Management Company. A compliance certificate may be required which will incur further fees.

Wills and Probate

Wills

 Item   Fee 
 Straightforward Single Will  £140 plus VAT
 Straightforward Mirror Wills  £250 plus VAT 

 

Prices for more complex Wills are prepared on a time basis and will be discussed at the time of instruction. 

Probate fees

Probate charges are based upon a time basis and an estimate of costs will be discussed at the point of instructions.Probate charges are based upon a time basis and an estimate of costs will be discussed at the point of instructions.

Our charging rate is £200 per hour.  Not all administration of estates are the same. An administration with minimal assets, one beneficiary and no property involved our charges will be at the lower end but an estate with a numerous assets, numerous beneficiaries and a property to be transferred or sold will be at the higher end of the charges. 

Also if Inheritance Tax is payable or a claim for unused Nil Rate Band allocation is required further charges will be payable.

The lower rate would be somewhere in the region of £1,000 plus VAT plus disbursements and the higher rate would be somewhere in the region of £3,000 to £4,000 plus VAT

It is very difficult to be exact but indications can be given at the point of instruction.

Other fees are payable such as:

 Item   Fee 
 Probate Registry fees  £155
 Office copy Grants  £1.50 per office copy if applied for at the time of application
 Bankruptcy Search fees  £2 plus VAT per beneficiary
 Trustee Act Notices  Between £150 and £200
 HM Land Registry Office copy entry fees  £6 plus VAT per title


Other probate charges

To apply for a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration only: £400 to £500 plus VAT dependent upon information given.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

 Type   Fee 
 Single person  £350 plus VAT
 Married couple  £500 plus VAT

 

Further fees will be payable to the Office of the Public Guardian but these will dependent upon each persons financial position. Further information will be given at the point of instruction.

Court of Protection

To apply for a Deputyship Order: £950 plus VAT.

Other fees are payable for medical certificates and Court of Protection fees.