Price Transparency

Conveyancing (residential) 

Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP 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 £750-£1500 plus 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.

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Probate (uncontested)

Dependant on how involved you wish our private client department to be in the administration of the estate we typically charge between £750.00 – £1,500 plus VAT and disbursements for an application for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration only. If you wish Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP to deal with the whole of the estate administration then, where there is a Will, we normally charge on a time spent basis.

Hourly rates

Lee Hibell – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted October 2006 – £250 + VAT

Jonathan Saunders – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted September 2013 -£240 + VAT

Victoria Messent – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted January 2016 – £225 + VAT

Motoring Offences (summary offences)

We offer an initial consultation which is in the region of £150 plus vat. 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. If it’s an exceptional hardship hearing the cost is approximately £900 plus vat depending on the location of the hearing. 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. The cost of a trial will start at £1800 plus vat, but will depend on a number of factors including trial length, complexity and location.

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

Hourly rates

Michelle Breindel – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted July 1998 £280 + VAT

Emma Grewock – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted Sept 2009 – £280 + VAT

Seth Collins – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted December 2008 – £220 + VAT

Serena Berry – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted February 2009 – £220 + VAT

Trainee Solicitors will also assist under the supervision of Michelle Breindel

Employment tribunals (unfair/wrongful dismissal)

Typically the costs on any matter would be in the region of £1,500 plus VAT and costs are charged on a time spent basis. If the matter went to a Final Hearing costs could be in the region of £10,000 plus VAT plus Disbursements

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

Fiona Colwell – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted June 2001 – £270 + VAT

Debt Recovery (up to £100,000)

The range could be between anywhere between £500 – £5,000 + VAT 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

Fiona Colwell – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted June 2001 – £270 + VAT

Natasha Kelt – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted September 2018 – £190 + VAT

Trainee Solicitors will also assist under the supervision of Fiona Colwell

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. We set out below a range of potential costs but will be able to tailor them more to your specific enquiry once we understand your requirements:

Simple application: £1,500 – £5,000 + VAT and disbursements (based on 5 – 18 hours at £270 + VAT per hour)

Medium complexity: £3,000 – £7, 000 + VAT and disbursements (based on 11 – 25 hours at £270 + VAT per hour)

High complexity: £5,000 – £15,000 + VAT and disbursements (based on 18 – 55 hours at £270 + VAT per hour) – this could include an appeal to the Licensing department with a full hearing.

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.

Hourly rates

Fiona Colwell – Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales – admitted June 2001 – £270 + VAT

Trainee Solicitors will also assist under the supervision of Fiona Colwell

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I would like to thank you for the way in which you dealt with this matter all the way through. Particularly I would express my thanks for your prompt replies to all enquiries that I raised and for keeping me so well informed of the progress of the case.

Natasha Kelt, Litigation

I would like to thank you for a superb job well done. When you have never been in the position I found myself in, it was your calm and confident manner that reassured me you would do your very best. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who requires legal advice.

Jemmar Attfield, Commercial

We would like to thank you and your team so much for all the help and advice we received and for acting in a courteous and professional manner at all times. Thank you also Lee for patiently addressing all the issues we raised and for explaining everything to us so clearly, sometimes repeatedly, until you were satisfied we fully understood the more complex issues with our Wills; you personally, were highly recommended to us by one of your grateful clients. Likewise, we too would not hesitate to highly recommend you to anybody planning to make a Will.

Lee Hibell, Private Client
I cannot praise you and your team enough for the professional way you handled my situation, you have been so kind and reassuring in what has been a very emotional and distressing time.
Melanie Steeples, Family

I must say her handling of the transaction was first rate and very professional. Always available and she was never afraid to pick up the phone and share information when it was better to communicate that way rather than just email, a blessing in this day and age. Though both parties were keen for a quick exchange she never allowed that pressure to mean she cut any corners with her enquiries and was always working in my best interests.

I will be more than happy to work with her again in the future and will certainly recommend her to friends and associates who require similar services.

Amber Day, Property

Thank you for your prompt and concise response. That certainly makes things very clear and straight forward. Overall thank you for all your help and advice……. Should I need a solicitor in the future I will be sure to call your firm.

Michelle Breindel, Crime & Motoring