Fees, Pricing and Transparency

Our approach is to always seek to agree a fee with you at the commencement of our work with you. We will look to agree that fee as part of our digital engagement process with you. If for any reason we can not agree a fee with you for the solution that we are providing, we will default to charging you on an hourly basis, reflecting the nature and complexity of the matter but also taking into account our efficiency and skill in delivering the solution you need. We are happy to agree a prior limit on our charges and expenses but we won’t carry on any further work beyond that limit without your express authorisation to incur additional costs.

As part of our digital onboarding process you will receive a fee estimate for the solution to be provided for your needs. Our onboarding process is delivered through LEGL and the cost of this process (£50 + VAT if you are an individual and £150 + VAT if you are a corporate, partnership or other organisation) will be paid through LEGL within the onboarding process as a disbursement.

We may also incur fees with third parties such as search agencies, experts and occasionally barristers and will expect you to fund these disbursements prior to them being incurred. There may also be additional charges for bulk photocopying, travel and courier fees. We will notify you of these fees wherever possible prior to our incurring them. We also charge an administration fee of £40 + VAT for each transfer of funds made by us through our bank. Any charges from your own bank or a bank of a transferee will be payable by you or by the transferee. Where applicable, VAT will be charge at the prevailing rate on our costs.

We also use Shieldpay Limited as our preferred third party managed account operator for client account funds. There will be a minimum charge of £15 for funds processed through Shieldpay Limited or 0.06% of the value of the money processed by Shieldpay on our behalf, whichever is the greater.


Online payments

Our secure, online payment facility allows you to make a payment on account or pay an invoice through our preferred partner Legl


 The Solicitors Regulatory Authority requires us to publish more specific price information about the costs associated with certain types of work:

Click here to get an estimated quote for the sale of a freehold home.

Click here to get an estimated quote for the purchase of a freehold home.

Click here for our remortgage service costs.

Our solutions are more focused to employers rather than employees and, as such, we will defend unfair dismissal claims rather than bring them. We will, however, publish appropriate rates should the position change.

Given how variable the size and complexity of estates can be, we are unable to provide fixed fee costings at the outset of a matter. In most cases at the outset of the matter we will look to provide a range within which the fee is likely to be, based upon our standard member charge out rate of £400 plus vat per hour. Factors that we will take into account will include the number of beneficiaries, whether any intentions have been properly documented, the tax position of the estate, whether there are any claims against the estate and the number and type of assets involved together with any accompanying liabilities. Certain disbursements such as probate application fees (circa £155), Oath Fees (£5) and Trustee Act 1925 Notice fees (circa £100) may also apply. Additional charges will also be made for dealing with any property related matters in accordance with our fee schedule above.

Our charges for debt recovery will tend to be on an agreed hourly rate with our clients ranging from £100 per hour  plus vat at 20% to £500 per hour plus vat at 20% dependant upon the complexity of the matter. Your arch.portfolio member may agree a cap or fixed rate with you. In addition to the hourly charge, capped or fixed rate, there will be additional disbursements including court issue fees which will generally be up to 5% of the value of the claim. There is also likely to be a hearing fee of up to £1,090. A contested application fee may be imposed at £255 Counsel’s fees and expert’s fees may be charged in addition but these fees will be agreed with you in advance.