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. Due to the Government announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020 please DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME to attend the offices. You will not be allowed to enter the offices and will be travelling at your own risk of being fined as you will be defying the Government guidance in relation to STAY AT HOME.  Only some of the work we undertake is considered “key” so you would have to justify that your trip was absolutely necessary-for example to execute a WILL which we could only witness through a window-and you will not be seen in person or allowed to enter the Offices which will be manned by a skeleton staff for reduced working hours.
  2. Some personnel have been furloughed and others who are able to are working remotely. 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 particularly in regard to the fact that some staff are taking risks by leaving their homes to attend at our offices to deliver a service to you.
  3. If telephoning for a new appointment, you will be asked to provide an E-mail address in addition to your telephone number. Appointments will ONLY be conducted either by video conference (Skype, Watts App or Zoom) or by telephone.  We cannot offer Face-to-face appointments during the Covid-19 crisis – this is beyond our control.

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 closed. Telephone messages are being taken and passed on.  However, please note that due to the personnel changes we have made then there may be some delay in responding to you and that the response may come from different personnel to whom you would usually expect to receive a reply from.
  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 of 9.30am-3.30pmText messages are not received by this phone number

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

V.3.0. 3rd April 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.