Augustine Clement

Our Fees


We know how important cost is when deciding who to use for your legal services, so we review our fees on a regular basis, taking into account clients’ feedback, so we can make sure we always offer great value.  We offer a range of options depending on the type of service required and the practice area.

  • Fixed fee and Retainer

Every client we work with is unique. We understand that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all pricing structure. Working with our clients we have developed a portfolio of fixed fee and retainer pricing options, allowing us to tailor a bespoke service at a competitive price suitable for most budgets. Our lawyers are qualified and experienced and benefit from professional indemnity insurance. We provide fixed fee and retainer packages to clients of all sizes – whether they are just starting off, whether they are larger corporates with multi-million pound turnovers or individuals who just want certainty as to cost.  Call us today to discuss our fixed fees and retainer options.

  • Property Transactions

Whether you are a first-time buyer, tenant, landlord or an investor, we are here to take the stress out of all your property transactions.

We will guide you through each step of your transaction, tailoring our service to fit your requirements, so you can have complete peace of mind that every detail has been properly handled. Where necessary, we can also recommend other professionals such as Surveyors, IFA’s and property valuers, giving you access to all the expertise you need.

At a time where money really matters, we take care to provide a high quality, value-for-money service you can rely on. We will keep you regularly advised of every detail you need to know so you can make informed decisions and conclude your leasehold property transaction promptly and with the minimum possible stress and hassle.Our fees cover all the legal work required to complete the transaction, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England.  We do not charge separately for completing Stamp Duty Land Tax form.  All prices are exclusive of VAT & Expenses

Description Amount
Legal Fees £1,500.00 -£5,500.00
Bank Charges £40.00 per transaction
  • Contentious matters

Where the instructions involve contentious matters, such as employment dispute, property litigation, immigration Tribunal matters, family matters, we will explore the possibility of agreeing a fixed fee with you, but where that is not possible, we will charge our hourly rate.  The hourly rate will be dependent on the complexity of the matter, the expertise of the fee earner and any other relevant factors including time pressure.  Our hourly rates range from £200.00 to £300.00 per hour excluding VAT.

  • Non-contentious matters.

Where the instruction involves non-contentious matter, such as negotiation and drafting of documents for transactions, advisory and consultancy work, employment, commercial transaction, immigration etc, our fees will be on a fixed fee basis.  The fees will be dependent on the nature of the instructions, including complexity, the experience of the fee-earner and any other relevant consideration including time pressure. Where for any reason, the instruction is aborted prematurely, we reserve the right to charge for the work already completed on our hourly rate basis, provided such charge shall not exceed the agreed fixed fees.

  • Money Claims and Debt Recoveries

    These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed.  If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will charge as a contentious matter as detailed above.

    Debt value Court fee Our fees Total
    Up to £5,000 4% value of the claim £500.00(plus VAT) £600.00
    £5,001 – £10,000 4% value of the claim £1,500 (plus VAT) £1,800.00
    £10,001 – £50,000 4% value of the claim £2,000(plus VAT) £2,400

    Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

    • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor.
    • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost.
    • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.
    Our fee includes:
    • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
    • Undertaking appropriate searches
    • Sending a letter before action
    • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim
    • Where no Acknowledgement of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default
    • When Judgement in default in received, writing to the other side to request payment
    • If payment is not received within 10 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

    Matters usually take 10-12 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.