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A Guide To How 9KBW Charges Fees

 

For clients who wish to instruct Counsel in either privately paid Criminal or Immigration matters, a guide to our fee scales can be found below.

These fees are guidelines only and our clerks will be very happy to discuss specific fees with both professional and lay clients

An estimate of costs will be provided in advance of undertaking any work, If it is not possible to estimate the final figure that will be charged for a specific item of work, an indication will be given as to the basis on which the fee will be calculated e.g. an hourly rate or a budget agreed which will not be exceeded without further discussion with the client.

Any estimate may need to be reviewed upon receipt of the papers.

In cases where a brief fee and/or refreshers are estimated, not agreed, the fee will include a rough estimate of preparation time, conferences, and days in court, the involvement of other counsel and so on.

For other work such as written advices, opinions, views of a locus etc an hourly charging rate can be agreed where it is not possible to provide a fixed time estimate in advance of the work being undertaken.

We hope that you will the find the following scales of assistance but please do not hesitate to telephone either our Senior Clerk, Gary Wright, concerning all non publicly funded criminal fees and our Common Law Practice Manager, David Carter, for fees in any non criminal cases.

 

Fees Paid Privately In Criminal Cases At The Crown Court & Magistrates Courts Where A Solicitior Is Also Instructed 

 

Conferences in any criminal matters                                    

£125 –£350 per hour

 

Written Advice in criminal matters                                      

£125 - £350 per hour

 

Appeals against Conviction in the Crown Court at

the Magistrates Court and appeal listed at the

Crown Court                                                                      

£750 - £2000 for a one day hearing

 

Refreshers in Appeals against Conviction at

the Crown Court where the hearing lasts

More than one day                                                            

£350 - £750 per day

 

Appeals against Sentence from the Magistrates

Court being heard in the Crown Court                                  

£350 - £1000 for the day

 

Committals for Sentence from the Magistrates

Courts to the Crown Courts.                                              

£350 - £1000 for the day

 

Driving Offences Heard In The Magistrates Court:

 

Plea/Special Reasons or Exceptional

Hardship/First Appearance:                                                  

£300-1000 for one day

 

Magistrates’ Court trial                                                        

£350-1000 for one day

 

Magistrates Court trials refreshers                                        

£250 - £500 per day

 

Fees for criminal trials at the Crown Court are dependent entirely upon factors such as the weight and complexity of the case and the level of seniority and expertise of Counsel instructed.

Such fees will be discussed with Instructing Solicitor and client after an initial conference with Counsel.

Counsel can also provide advice and representation in matters relating to potential Applications for Leave to Appeal against Conviction and/or Sentence to the Court of Criminal Appeal. Because of the complexity of such matters fees for preparation and hearing, particularly if Counsel instructed was not Trial Counsel at the Crown Court, would be subject to discussion with the Senior Clerk Gary Wright,

 

Fees for conferences and written work                                    

£125 - £350 per hour

 

Oral Permission hearing:                                                        

£750-2000 one day

 

Appeal against sentence                                                        

£750-2000 one day

 

Appeal against conviction:                                                      

£1000-5000 one day

 

Fee Paid By Clients Instructing Counsel In Criminal Matters Under The Direct Public Access Rules Where No Solicitor Instructed:

 

Conferences in any criminal matters pre hearing                      

£175 – £350 per hour

 

Written Advice in criminal matters                                            

£175 - £350 per hour

 

Appeals against Conviction in the Crown Court

at the Magistrates Court and appeal listed at

the Crown Court                                                                    

£400 - £2500 one day                                    

 

Refreshers in Appeals against Conviction at

the Crown Court where the hearing lasts

more than one day                                                                  

£400 - £850 per day

 

Appeals against Sentence from the

Magistrates Court being heard in

the Crown Court                                                                      

£400 - £1250 one day

 

Committals for Sentence from the

Magistrates Courts to the Crown Courts.                                    

£400 - £1250 per day

 

Driving offences heard in the Magistrates Court:

 

Plea/Special Reasons or Exceptional

Hardship/First Appearance:                                                      

£350 - £1250 one day

 

Magistrates’ Court trial                                                            

£400 - £1250 one day

 

Refreshers in Magistrates Court trial                                          

£300 - £600 per day

 

 

Fees for criminal trials at the Crown Court are dependent entirely upon weight and complexity of the case and the level of seniority and expertise of Counsel instructed.

Such fees would be discussed with Instructing Solicitor and client after an initial conference with Counsel.

Counsel can also provide advice and representation in matters relating to potential Applications for Leave to Appeal against Conviction and/or Sentence to the Court of Criminal Appeal. Because of the complexity of such matters fees for preparation and hearing, particularly if Counsel instructed was not Trial Counsel at the Crown Court, will generally be subject to discussion with the Senior Clerk Gary Wright. However as a guideline, the fees are likely to fall within the following range;

 

Fees for conferences and written work                                      

£175 - £350 per hour

 

Oral Permission hearing:                                                        

£1000 -£3000 one day

 

Appeal against sentence                                                        

£1000 - £2000 one day

 

Appeal against conviction:                                                      

£1000-5000 one day

                                   

 

VAT applies to fees charged in all criminal cases. 

 

Fee Paid Privately In Immigration Cases Where A Solicitor Is Also Instructed:

 

Immigration Bail Application                                                  

£400 - £800 + VAT where applicable.

 

Conferences and written work                                                

£125 - £350 per hour + VAT w/a

 

Immigration Appeal Hearing                                                  

£400 - £1,250) + VAT w/a

 

Immigration Judicial Review:                                                

£1,000 - £3,000) + VAT w/a.

 

Fee Paid By Clients Instructing Counsel Under The Direct Public Access Rules Where No Solicitor Instructed: 

 

Conferences and written work                                              

£300 - 500 + VAT where applicable.

 

Immigration Bail App                                                          

£600 - £1,000 + VAT w/a

 

Immigration Appeal Hearing:                                                

£1,000 - £2,000) + VAT w/a

 

Immigration Judicial Review:                                                

£2,000 - £5,000) + VAT w/a

 

All of the fees above are subject to the nature, complexity and volume of documents and the level of experience of Counsel instructed,

VAT may not be applicable in some immigration matters. This can be discussed with the clerks when instructions received.

 

Our full Terms and Conditions can be found on our website under the About Us section, sub heading Terms of Business 

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