Fees - including VAT, will be:


Private Client

Single £270
Couples £360

Lasting Powers of Attorney (additional Registration Fees of £82 per Power apply unless you are exempt)
One single £420
One for a couple £540
Two single £540
Two for a couple £720

Discounts apply for combining Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney please call for a quote. 


Employment Advice

Settlement Agreements – we charge a minimum fee of £350 plus vat which may rise depending on the nature of the issue and agreement to be advised upon. This will include the initial meeting, discussing your employment history, how the settlement agreement came about, any potential claims you may have as well as considering and advising on the Settlement Agreement.

General Employment Advice to Individuals will be based on our hourly rate, taking into account an initial free consultation and the nature of the advice that is provided. We will confirm any specific fees with you when the initial appointment is made.

General Employment Advice to Employers. Again this will be based on our hourly rate. We do offer support packages to Employers starting at £300 plus vat per month which will provide a minimum of 2 hours advice as and when required. If specific work is required thereafter then fees will be agreed for that work.

If an Employment Tribunal claim is to be initiated on behalf of an Individual, then the fees will be £350 plus vat with the balance of the fees on a No-Win, No-Fee damaged based agreement not to exceed 30% of the damages awarded (including vat). The initial fee will be deducted from the damaged based agreement. The work here will include completing the ACAS Early Conciliation Process, initiating the Claim, dealing with any Defence, Preliminary Hearings, Documents and Witness Statements, Hearing Preparation and undertaking the same, as well as any settlement discussions.

If an Employment Tribunal claim is to be dealt with on behalf of an Employer then the fees will be based on a combination of an hourly rate and taking into account the amount of the Claim being defended. The work included mirrors that for the individual above.


Debt Recovery

Initial Letter and chaser £60 including VAT. This will include the initial debt chasing letter and a follow up letter, along with interest calculation and advice on process. If payment or an instalment plan is not agreed then we will advise on the next options, which will invariably be either further correspondence, considering writing the debt off, or commencing court proceedings. In terms of costs, there are many factors to take into account, for example whether it is an individual or company, the nature of the amount and whether it is defended or not. If the claim is not defended then the costs will be based on a percentage of the amount being claimed. If the matter becomes defended then costs will be discussed as the matter progresses. Such costs will include dealing with all aspects of the claim, from issuing, considering and replying to the Defence, Court Forms, Documentation, Witness Statements, any settlement discussions including Mediation as well as preparing and attending any interim and/or final hearings.

Court fees are based on the amount of the Claim. These are as follows:

Claim Value Issue Fee Hearing Fee

Up to £300 £35 £27
£300-£500 £50 £59
£500-£1,000 £70 £85
£1,000-£1,500 £80 £123
£1,500 to £3,000 £115 £181
£3,000 to £5,000 £205 £346
£5,000 to £10,000 £445 £346
£10,000 to £200,000 5% of the value of the claim
Over £200,000 £10,000
Fast Track £545
Multi-Track £1,175

There may also be additional court fees for filing consent orders and enforcement.

Severance of Joint Tenancy - £150 (including vat)


Miscellaneous Fee Information

We will provide you with a written confirmation or estimate of your fees at the outset. This will include what work will be covered by that initial estimate. Due to the nature of the matter, it may not be possible to give a full estimate to the conclusion of the matter.

Hourly Rates

If your matter does not proceed under a fixed fee basis, then the applicable hourly rates are as follows:

Matthew Parker, Solicitor, LLB (Hons) LLM - £261 per hour plus vat, Grade A, 8+ year’s experience

Gurmail Pardesi, Solicitor, LLB (Hons) - £240 per hour plus vat, Grade A, 8+ year’s experience

Juliet Clarke, Solicitor, LLB (Hons) - £240 per hour plus vat, Grade A, 8+ year’s experience


There may be a requirement to pay for certain searches and/or external fees on your matter and we will discuss these with you at the outset and as they arise. The standard searches that may be carried out are set out below. They do not attract vat unless stated.

ID Check Fees - £7
AML Check Fees - £15.47
Land Registry Office Copy Fees - £3 per document plus vat
Bankruptcy Search Fees - £2
Lawyer Checker Fees - £14

Fees for Counsel, Court, Expert and Mediation (amongst others) – will all be dependent on the nature of the matter. They will be discussed with you as your matter progresses.

17 Headlands Business Park, Salisbury Road, Ringwood, United Kingdom, BH24 3PB. Tel: 01425 208418

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Forest Edge Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA No.: 598138. For details of the Solicitors Code of Conduct please click here http://www.sra.org.uk/code-of-conduct.page.

Forest Edge Solicitors is a trading name of Forest Edge Solicitors Ltd registered in England and Wales under number 08225131, registered office
17 Headlands Business Park, Salisbury Road, Ringwood, United Kingdom, BH24 3PB. Tel: 01425 208418
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