Pricing Transparency

Conveyancing (residential)

Vas Solicitors Limited do not pay referral fees or charge hidden extras.

We provide a dedicated fee earner to every property client. On a standard conveyancing transaction our costs will typically be in the region of £650.00-£3,000 excluding VAT and disbursements.

Our charges are based on the time spent on the matter but as we specialise in residential property work we are normally able to provide a fixed estimate.

Contact us today to instruct and we will provide you with a fixed estimate tailored to your particular transaction safe in the knowledge we do not pay referral fees and are an independent leading firm committed to providing a first class service.

Probate (uncontested)

Dependant on how involved you wish our private client department to be in the administration of the estate we charge between on an hourly basis.

Hourly rates (excluding VAT)

Mr Veeravagu Vaaheesan – £250.00 per hour
Mr Akshya Kumar – £250.00 per hour
Ms Evanjalin Vivekanandarajah – £165.00 per hour
Ms Anjalie Bala – £165.00 per hour
Mr Sunjay Issur – £121.00 per hour

Motoring Offences (summary offences)
We offer an initial consultation which is offered on an hourly basis. There are so many offences covered under this heading it would be difficult to specify the cost for each and every case. They also depend whether you are pleading guilty or not guilty. A trial will depend on whether experts are required to challenge drink driving evidence, or drug driving and we will tell you how much those disbursements are at the start of the case.

We will always discuss the fees with you at the start of the case.

Hourly rates (excluding VAT)
Mr Veeravagu Vaaheesan – £250.00 per hour
Mr Akshya Kumar – £250.00 per hour
Ms Evanjalin Vivekanandarajah – £165.00 per hour
Ms Anjalie Bala – £165.00 per hour
Mr Sunjay Issur – £121.00 per hour

Employment tribunals (unfair/wrongful dismissal)

The costs on such matter would be charged on an hourly basis.
Likely disbursements, and their costs
Counsels Fees – dependant on seniority of Counsel
Key stages and typical timescales of these
**Stages may vary dependant on complexity of case and timeline may vary according to Tribunal availability **

Issue Claim
Response (4 weeks)
Preliminary Hearing for Case Management **if applicable** (approximately 6 months from issue of Claim – all other stages would be delayed should a Preliminary Hearing be listed)
Claimant’s information of remedy seeking (approximately 4 weeks from issue of Claim)
List of Documents (approximately 6 weeks from issue of Claim)
Bundle (approximately 8 weeks from issue of Claim)
Witness Statements (approximately 10 weeks from issue of Claim)
Statement of Issues (approximately 5 months from issue of Claim)
Hearing (approximately 6 months from issue of Claim)

Hourly rates (excluding VAT)
Mr Veeravagu Vaaheesan – £250.00 per hour
Mr Akshya Kumar – £250.00 per hour
Ms Evanjalin Vivekanandarajah – £165.00 per hour
Ms Anjalie Bala – £165.00 per hour
Mr Sunjay Issur – £121.00 per hour

Debt Recovery (up to £100,000)

The range could be between anywhere between £250 to up to 5% value of the claim depending on whether pre action steps are taken and result in resolution – it is the case that a carefully drafted letter can result in resolution, however sometimes for the more complex and higher value cases that end up at Court, the upper level of costs could be incurred, however we keep you informed as to the costs position and would aim to achieve the right result for you before costs reach those levels, if at all possible. We set out below indicative costs of the various elements involved.
Likely disbursements, and their costs
Counsel’s Fees – dependant on seniority of Counsel
Expert reports – fees depend on expert and level of reporting required

Key stages and typical timescales of these
**Stages may vary dependant on complexity of case and timeline may vary according to Court service availability **
Pre Action Protocol steps – up to 3 months for letter of claim and letter of response to be dealt with Mediation **
if no resolution pre action**

Issue Claim
Defence (4 weeks)
Reply to Defence (2 weeks)
Directions Questionnaires (4 weeks)
Costs Budgets (6 weeks)
Costs and Case Management Conference (approx. 4 – 6 months after issue of claim)
Disclosure (4 weeks)
Reply to Disclosure (2 weeks)
Expert Reports and discussions (4 weeks)
Witness Statements (4 weeks)
Hearing (approximately 12 – 18 months from issue of Claim depending on court timetable and whether mediation is used)

Hourly Rates (excluding VAT)
Mr Veeravagu Vaaheesan – £250.00 per hour
Mr Akshya Kumar – £250.00 per hour
Ms Evanjalin Vivekanandarajah – £165.00 per hour
Ms Anjalie Bala – £165.00 per hour
Mr Sunjay Issur – £121.00 per hour

Licensing applications (business premises)

The costs of applying for a new premises licence or to vary a premises licence can vary depending upon the particular needs of the establishment in question. For that reason, we cannot provide a fixed fee for such work. It will be appreciated that the variety of establishments can differ massively in respect of the type and size of premises, what licensable activities will be taking place, whether it is located in a residential area, whether a large public event and so on. Fees for a newspaper advert is likely to be £350.00 – £650.00, and the application fee is likely to be £190.00, but this may be higher or lower if the local authority states this. We will let you know from the outset of such fees for you to come to a decision before you instruct us.

The prices above cover such matters as:

 

  • Taking your instructions;
  • Advising you on the promotion of the licensing objectives within your application;
  • Advising on the type of plans required;
  • Completing and submitting the application to the local authority and all other responsible authorities;
  • Making arrangements for the advertising of the application; and
  • Dealing with objections from local residents.

The disbursements involved may include Counsel’s fees for the more complex cases (particularly if there is an appeal process instigated) and also the various Licensing Department fees will be payable and can be found on your local council website, together with the costs of advertising the licence application in the local newspapers.

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Complaints Guidance

We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage.
Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like alleged dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.

You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

What do to if we cannot resolve your complaint

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:

 

  • Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint; and
  • No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
  • No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.
  • If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.

Contact details
Visit: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm
Email: [email protected]
Address: Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ


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