Our Fees/Documents (inc COVID-19 UPDATE)

EASTGATE CHAMBERS COVID-19 BUSINESS CONTINUITY POLICY

Following Government Guidance please note that Eastgate Chambers remains open for business however, we have made the following changes with immediate effect.

ALL OFFICES.

  1. We have taken the decision to reopen our offices on Monday 15th June 2020.

At our English offices we are taking steps to keep our clients and colleagues safe by Staying Alert and Safe (social distancing).  Please only attend at our offices if you have been requested to and have an appointment booked.  You will be asked to maintain a 2-metre distance and to wear a face mask (following recent WHO advice).  Please do not attempt to shake hands with our staff. 

At our Wrexham office in Wales, we are following Welsh Government Regulations to take all reasonable measures to ensure that a distance of 2 metres is maintained between persons on the premises and waiting to enter the premises (except between members of the same household or a carer and person cared for).  You will be asked to wear a face mask (following recent WHO advice).  Please do not attempt to shake hands with our staff.  Please only attend at our office if you have been asked to and have an appointment booked. 

If you are living in Wales, please continue to follow the Welsh Government guidance before visiting our office in Wrexham.  Stay local and keep Wales safe:

  • always observe social distancing
  • wash your hands regularly
  • if you are meeting one other household, stay outdoors and stay local
  • work from home if you can

2.  Please note that whilst our offices are now open that we currently do not have a manned reception at any of our offices (this is subject to change) and so please telephone or press the intercom (Stafford office) when you arrive to be let in to the building by a member of staff.

3.  Although our offices will now be open Monday-Friday, they will continue to be manned by a skeleton staff for reduced working hours. Some personnel have been furloughed and others who are able to are working remotely.  Government advice remains that if work can be undertaken from home it should be and some staff are “shielding” due to pre-existing health conditions.  All offices and work that is undertaken will be continuously supervised. Telephones may be diverted to our other offices or to the out of hours numbers where appropriate.  This may inevitably lead to a delay in you receiving a response to enquiries made by e-mail or telephone.  Please be assured that all messages are being passed on and e-mails are monitored.  However, we ask for patience and understanding at this difficult time.

4.  When telephoning for a new appointment, you will be asked to provide an E-mail address in addition to your telephone number. Appointments will IN THE FIRST INSTANCE be conducted either by video conference (Skype, Watts App or Zoom) or by telephone.  We will only offer Face-to-face appointments where this is not possible or practical and is at the discretion of the individual who is dealing with your case.

Cannock Office

  1. Post can be sent to the office marked “Private & Confidential Eastgate Chambers”.
  2. E-mail eastgatechambers@btinternet.com or call 01543 496828.

Stafford Office

  1. Post can be sent to the Office or can be dropped in-to the secure silver letter box (at your own risk) located next to the front entrance – checked regularly by staff.
  2. Email eastgatechambers@btinternet.com/call 01785 241944/01785 213143.

Wrexham Office

  1. The office building is locked so please telephone when you arrive at the front entrance door to be let-in to the building.
  2. Post can be sent to the office marked “Private & Confidential Eastgate Chambers”.
  3. Please E-mail eastgatechambers@btinternet.com or telephone our Immigration Emergency number 07872 117 144.  The landline 01978 355818 is still in use and messages will be passed on to our staff however, please contact the Emergency  phone number in the first instance with any queries during reduced office hours which may vary dailyText messages are not received by this phone number

PLEASE NOTE – THIS POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON FURTHER GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE OR INSTRUCTION

V.4.0. 9th June 2020

OUR FEES

If we are unable to offer Legal Aid, Eastgate Chambers’  fees for private clients are;

Magistrates Court – First Hearing – (Summary only Motoring cases)

  • From £200+ VAT (£240) per hour

Please note; the above is based on 1 hearing with a minimum of £300 inc VAT payable on account in cleared funds before or on the day of the hearing.  This includes representation by an experienced Criminal Defence Solicitor and follow-up advice.

Conveyancing

  • Fixed fees available upon request depending upon the property sale/purchase price.

Disbursements such as Searches and Office Copy Entries are NOT included in our fees.

Probate

  • Hourly rate £200 + VAT (£240), plus 1% of Estate Value and 0.5% Value of Property to be Sold (if applicable).

Immigration (non-Asylum)

  • Initial Consultation £100 + VAT (£120).

(includes appointment and detailed advice letter)

  • Entry  Clearance (single applicant) – from £600 + VAT (£720).
  • Leave to Remain (single applicant) – from £600 + VAT (£720).
  • Appeals lodged from £250 + VAT (£300).
  • Detailed Grounds of Appeal from £250 + VAT (£300).
  • Appeal Hearings from £500 + VAT (£600)  (Price range is £500-£1000 + VAT).

Please Note;

  • the Price range for Appeal Hearings depends on the complexity of the case.
  • Fixed Fee packages are available for all aspects of an Appeal or on an individual stage basis as above.
  • Disbursements such as postage are included in the above prices.
  • Home Office/UKVI application fees and Health Surcharge are NOT included in the above prices
  • Discounted rates are offered for adding more than 1 applicant/dependant to a case

All Immigration fees include advice from a Senior Immigration Caseworker or Solicitor accredited by the Law Society, in person, in writing, all appointments and correspondence.

  • THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS.
  • ALL FEES QUOTED ARE OUTLINED FULLY IN OUR TERMS OF BUSINESS LETTERS.
  • SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED ARE OUTLINED FULLY IN OUR TERMS OF BUSINESS LETTERS OR AS AGREED ON TAKING INSTRUCTIONS ON URGENT CASES.