Our Fees/Documents (inc COVID-19 UPDATE)

EASTGATE CHAMBERS COVID-19 BUSINESS CONTINUITY POLICY

  1. Our offices are now fully reopen.

Following Government Guidance and the lifting of many restrictions, please note that Eastgate Chambers is open for business however, we have made the following changes with immediate effect.

ALL OFFICES.

1.  We have taken the decision to fully reopen our offices on Friday 1st October 2021.  We continue to take steps to keep our clients and colleagues safe by Staying Alert and Safe (social distancing).  You will be asked to maintain a 2-metre distance and may be asked to wear a face mask. Please do not attend our offices if you have symptoms of Covid-19 and have not taken a PCR test to rule-out Covid-19. You will not be expected to show proof of this or of a lateral flow test however, encourage you to help us to stop the transmission of any viruses.

2.  Please note that whilst our offices are now open that we have made changes to the reception areas to comply with guidelines for safe reopening and following Covid-19 Risk Assessments. We no longer have a manned reception at our Stafford office – please press the intercom when you arrive to be let in to the building by a member of staff. At our Cannock office we have a shared reception area that is sometimes manned. At other times please telephone to be let in to the building on arrival.  At our Wrexham Office, we expect the shared reception area to be manned shortly however, please only attend the office if you have booked an appointment.

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

V.5.0. 1st October 2021

 

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 of many years experience supervised by another Solicitor with considerable years of experience, and follow-up advice.

If it is necessary to incur additional case specific disbursements such as instructing an Expert or Interpreter/Translator, we will  give you prior notification of the amount and indicate whether if is subject to VAT.  Alternative quotes will be provided on request and will be discussed and agreed with you beforehand.

Immigration (non-Asylum)

  • Initial Consultation £125 + VAT (£150).

(includes appointment and detailed advice letter)

  • Entry  Clearance (single applicant) – from £750 + VAT (£900).
  • Leave to Remain (single applicant) – from £750 + VAT (£900).
  • British Citizenship (single applicant) – from £700 + VAT (£840).
  • Business related applications/Skilled Worker – from £750 + VAT (£900)
  • Appeals reviewed & lodged (only) from £300 + VAT (£360).
  • Detailed Grounds of Appeal from £500 + VAT (£600).
  • Appeal Hearings from £500 + VAT (£600)  (Price range is £500-£1500 + VAT).
  • Appeal Hearings (acting for instructing Solicitors) from £350 + Vat (£420).  Case Management Review Hearings from £175 + VAT (£210)

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/instalments as above.
  • Disbursements such as postage are included in the above prices.
  • If it is necessary to incur additional case specific disbursements such as instructing a Country Expert, Interpreter or Translation of documents (in non Legal Aid funded cases), we will  give you prior notification of the amount and indicate whether if is subject to VAT.  Alternative quotes will be provided on request and will be discussed and agreed with you beforehand.
  • Home Office/UKVI application fees, Biometric Enrolment and the Immigration Health Surcharge are NOT included in the above prices
  • Discounts may be offered to existing clients making repeat/alternative category applications.
  • Timescales for individual cases will be outlined in our Terms of Business and Advice letter that will be sent to you at the beginning of your case

All Immigration fees include advice from a Senior Immigration Caseworker or Solicitor accredited by the Law Society since 2012 (Simon Clark), supervised by another experienced Solicitor, in person, in writing, all appointments and correspondence.

  • FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE EXPERIENCE OF OUR STAFF PLEASE SEE THE TEAM SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE
  • 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 AND INCLUDE TIME-SCALES FOR INDIVIDUAL CASES
  • COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE;
    If you wish to make a complaint about your matter, you should 1. contact Chris Clark who is the Client Care Director. He will then try to resolve the matter between you and the fee earner concerned. If your complaint is about Mr. Clark, please contact Emma Ellis.  As set out in our complaints procedure (available on request) if after investigation you are not happy with the proposed resolution, you have the right to a redetermination by another Director. You may also have the right to object to our bill by applying to the court for an assessment under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974.  2. If you are not satisfied with our handling of it you can ask the Legal Ombudsman of PO Box 6806 Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ to consider the complaint. Email [email protected] Telephone 0300 555 1777. Website www.legalombudsman.org.uk. Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within twelve months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint or within six years of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring (or if outside of this period, within three years of when you should reasonably have been aware of it).  3. If you have cause to complain about our behaviour you should contact our Regulator, the SRA. Please visit their website for details on how to raise such concerns with them.