FGSA Charges

We are very conscious that clients want to avoid high legal bills. We always explore the cost benefit with clients and in many cases, we may be able to offer flexible payment options.

The Fee Earners hourly rates range from £140.00 + VAT to £250.00 + VAT depending upon qualifications and experience.

Although we provide clear and tailored costs estimates depending upon the specific needs of your case, our fees can range between the following:

  • Residential Conveyancing
  • £600.00 to £1,600.00 depending upon the value of the transaction + VAT and disbursements

  • Commercial Property / Leases
  • £1,500.00 to £2,500.00 depending upon the value of the transaction + VAT and disbursements

  • Family / Divorce
  • In a straight forward divorce case, we may be able to finalise all matters at an approximate total cost of £2,000.00 + VAT and disbursements. This Firm encourages all parties to settle cases early to bring a swift resolution to an already difficult time.

    If we are unable to settle the matter early, the costs could range between £5,000.00 to £15,000.00 + VAT. We find that most of the Firm’s divorce cases settle within this bracket.

    In a complex and high value case, the costs could be between £25,000.00 to £50,000.00 + VAT and disbursements. At regular stages, we will review the issue of costs to ensure that there is a cost benefit to the client at all stages.

    Children cases can range between £5,000 to £15,000 + VAT and disbursements although if heavily contested this can increase up to £25,000 + VAT and disbursements.

    We will consider all funding options including payment plans, a Lime Finance loan or a Sears Tooth Agreement where appropriate to ensure that clients have access to appropriate legal advice even in circumstances where they cannot afford immediate payment.

  • Commercial / Civil Litigation
  • We can conduct cases such as Personal Injury Matters, Employment Tribunal Claims, Small Track Claims and/or Debt Recover matters on a Damages Based Agreement. Our fee usually ranges between 25% to 35% of the damages recovered.

    Our usual fee estimate for a claim falling within the Fast Track and/or Multi Track can range between £15,000.00 to £25,000.00 + VAT and disbursements. Assuming that the client is successful, we will seek to recover most of those costs from the other side.

    Alternatively our fee estimates can range from £500.00 to £75,000.00 + VAT and disbursements depending upon the issues and the complexities of the case.

  • Company Law
  • We can prepare Shareholders Agreements and advise with regards to company procedures from as little as £1000.00 + VAT depending upon the complexities involved. In some cases, this can increase to £1,500.00 to £3,000.00 if the matter involves a high value transaction.

    We can also advise in relation to Company procedures and/or mergers and acquisitions and our fees usually range from £2,500.00 to £15,000.00 + VAT depending on the value of transaction and the client’s objectives.

  • Wills and LPA
  • £175.00 + VAT single Will

    £275.00 + VAT mirror Wills

  • Probate
  • We usually find that our Probate matters are finalised at a cost of up to £3,000.00 + VAT and disbursements.

    If the deceased’s Estate is of high value, the average cost could range between £5,000.00 to £15,000.00 + VAT and disbursements.

“I have had occasion to use Francis George twice for legal matters, once for a personal injury dispute and once assisting with probate. In both cases, he and his colleagues acted with complete professionalism and integrity. I have no hesitation in recommending Francis George and the rest of his team whenever a legal matter arises and will certainly use them again in the future. ”

Graham Curtis, Owner, Kennet Computer Solutions