Funding

SRA PRICING TRANSPARENCY

As part of our professional obligations we aim to ensure that anyone wishing to use our services have all the information to be able to make an informed decision as to which legal provider they would like to proceed with. This includes the likely costs for our services.  

We are able to provide legal aid for eligible criminal cases only. 

LEGAL AID

 

Legal Aid is state funded financial assistance designed to provide for free legal advice from a solicitor at a police station during questioning, the costs of a solicitor preparing a case, and the costs of representation for a defendant in criminal cases at the Magistrates' Court.

 

You may be entitled to free legal aid for your case. Anyone can apply for Legal Aid, but whether you qualify will depend on your financial situation (‘Means’) and the nature of the case (‘Interests of Justice’).  Even if you own your own home and have some savings in the bank, you could still get some financial help. Over 90% of our criminal clients obtain Legal Aid. The legal aid scheme is fairly complicated, and is subject to frequent change, so we will take the time to complete your application with you and submit this on your behalf for assessment. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

 

If you are granted legal aid, you will not have to pay your own defence costs, unless you are convicted in the Crown Court, where the judge may order you to pay all or part of those costs.

PRIVATE FUNDING

 

If you are not granted legal aid in the Magistrates Court er can still offer our services on a private basis

Our Costs for cases in the Magistrates Court are as follows:

Type of Hearing                                                                              Fees Charged

 

Case Management Hearing excluding trial                                  £150 plus vat.

Half day trial at the Magistrates Court                                          £600 plus vat

Full Day Trial at the Magistrates Court                                           £1200 plus vat 

Exceptional hardship and/or special reasons argument                    £400 plus vat 

VAT IS CURRENTLY CHARGED AT 20%

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 

  • Attendance and/or preparation,

  • Considering evidence,

  • Taking your instructions,

  • Providing advice on likely sentence,

  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court.

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

 

  • Travel for out of town cases,

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses,

  • Taking statements from any witnesses,

  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal.

 

ROAD TRAFFIC

Our Road Traffic Law Department covers the following areas:

 

  • Death by Dangerous Driving*

  • Death by Careless Driving*

  • Dangerous Driving*

  • Careless Driving*

  • Construction and Use

  • Drink Driving

  • Drug Driving*

  • Driving Whilst Disqualified*

  • Driving Whilst Uninsured

  • Driver's Hours

  • Drunk in Charge

  • Exceptional Hardship

  • Failing to Stop/Report

  • Failing to Provide Driver Identification

  • Special Reasons

  • Speeding

  • Speed Camera/Radar

  • Tachographs

  • Taxi Drivers

  • Totting Up

  • Traffic Signs

* You may be eligible for legal aid for this offence subject to means testing. 

Our Costs for Motoring Offences are as follows:

Type of Hearing                                                                              Fees Charged

 

Case Management Hearing excluding trial                                   £150 plus vat.

Half day trial at the Magistrates Court                                          £600 plus vat

Full Day Trial at the Magistrates Court                                           £1200 plus vat 

Exceptional hardship and/or special reasons argument                    £400 plus vat 

VAT IS CURRENTLY CHARGED AT 20%

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 

  • Attendance and/or preparation,

  • Considering evidence,

  • Taking your instructions,

  • Providing advice on likely sentence,

  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court.

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

 

  • Travel for out of town cases,

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses,

  • Taking statements from any witnesses,

  • Advice and assistance in relation to a Special Reasons hearing,

  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal.

IMMIGRATION 

Type of Application                                                                          Fees Charged

Asylum claim (including fresh claim)                                                      £1200.00

Attendance at Home Office interview                                                    £250.00

Human rights claim (including deportation representations)                          £1500.00

Long residence applications                                                               £900.00                                          

Registration and naturalisation                                                              £720.00

Travel documents                                                                             £180.00                 

Refugee family reunion                                                                     £700.00

European applications                                                                      £600.00                  

Family and relationship based applications                                            £1500.00

Extension of current visa                                                                    £720.00

Switching to a partner visa                                                                £720.00

Dependant relatives                                                                         £650.00

Indefinite Leave to Remain                                                                 £750.00

Tier 1 & Tier 2(in country applications)                                                  £720.00

Tier 4 (in country applications)                                                              £720.00

Tier 5 Temporary workers(in country applications)                                    £720.00

Spouse, fiancés and partners (Entry Clearance)                                       £700.00

Other relatives (settlement, Entry Clearance)                                            £700.00

Visitors (Entry Clearance)                                                                    £350.00

Tier1 & Tier 2 (Entry Clearance)                                                           £700.00

Tier 4 and Tier 5 (Entry Clearance)                                                       £700.00

Asylum appeal                                                                                 £1500.00

Deportation appeal                                                                            £1500.00

Entry clearance appeals                                                                      £1200.00

EU appeal                                                                                       £1200.00

Home Office bail application                                                                £350.00

Tribunal Bail                                                                                     £1000.00  

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 

  • Attendance,

  • Obtaining Instructions,

  • Advice,

  • Correspondence with third party ,

  • Preparation and submission of application

  • Postage

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

 

  • Travel for out of town cases,

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses,

  • Instruction of counsel

  • Taking statements from any witnesses,

If you would like to instruct us please call us on 0800 999 247 2 to arrange a free initial consultation.

Disclaimer

 

The contents of this website are intended to provide general information only and do not constitute the provision of legal advice. BKP Solicitors does not accept responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information given in this site. You should always seek specialist legal advice for your particular circumstances.

 

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