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Frantz is the founder/director of Frantz Gregory & Co and became the first authorised CILEx Immigration Practitioner in the country in 2015.

We understand the ever-growing legal challenges people find themselves in everyday. We offer tailored legal advice and assistance in immigration, civil litigation, employment and commercial areas.

Frantz Gregory & Co are tenacious and fearless in defending their clients best interests.

We provides a fixed cost for ID1 (verification of identity of an individual) and ID2 (verification of identity of a corporate body). Our fee for ID1 verification is £50.00 per person and our fee for ID2 verification is £100 per entity.

Please note that our instructions only relate to completion of the ID1 and ID2 forms and verification of identity for the Land Registry. We do not provide advice in relation to the transaction itself and will not witness the signing of any documents.

Contentious Probate – relates to the administration of a deceased person’s estate including contesting a will.

Professional negligence – involves Accountants, Barristers, Financial advisers, Insurance Brokers, Solicitors, Builders, Engineers, Architects, Surveyors, Tax consultants and many other professionals.

Landlord & Tenant – We advise and represent in all manner of Landlord & Tenant disputes including repossessions, disrepair and lease/tenancy agreements.

Land and Neighbour disputes – include Access to a neighbour’s land for repairs; shared amenities; Establishing the boundaries and ownership; Party walls and Nuisance.

We offer legal advice and representation to members of the public and organisations across a range of immigration matters.

Sometimes the cost involved in immigration can be quite high. We offer a professional and regulated service to insure you are completely all of the necessary information correctly, to improve you chance of a successful outcome. The information in this section is a help guide guide to indicate costs. You will always be made aware of any financial implications before proceeding with any services. Frantz Gregory & Co have a comprehensive understanding of UK  immigration laws and ensure that you have the greatest chance of a successful visa application.

Fees

This fee scale details our fees for all immigration advice and services that we are registered to provide to our clients. We charge on a fixed fee basis only. However, should you wish to withdraw instructions part way through your immigration case we reserve the right to charge for work undertaken and calculated on my normal hourly rate of £177 per hour. Routine letters and emails that we write, and routine telephone calls that we make and receive will be charged as units of 1/10th of an hour. Routine letters and emails received will be charged as units of 1/20th of an hour. Please note that our organisation is not VAT registered. Therefore VAT @ 20% will not be added to the fees outlined below. Discounts may be available depending on circumstances and at our discretion.

Type of application Fees charged Description of work included in fixed fee
Consultation £360 Initial advice (non deductible fees).
General applications within the Immigration Rules £1610 Fixed fee includes: All attendances and written and telephone correspondence with the client and relevant 3rd parties; consideration, preparation and submission[i] of application and relevant supporting documents and postage.
Complicated applications within or outside the Immigration Rules £1900 Fixed fee includes: All attendances and written and telephone correspondence with the client and relevant 3rd parties; consideration, preparation and submission of application and relevant supporting documents and postage.
Lodging of Appeal, Associated Work, Long Residence Applications & Business Representation £2000 Fixed fee includes: All attendances and written and telephone correspondence with the client and relevant 3rd parties; consideration, preparation and submission of the Notice of Appeal and relevant supporting documents; informing client of the key dates.
Case Advice £460 Case advice on application (NB: upon being instructed case advice fees are not deducted from fixed fees).
Specialist Advice, Business Consultation & Pre-Tribunal Support £860 Specialist advice on application outside the rules, pre-tribunal advice and support and does not include attendance at any hearing.(NB: upon being instructed consultation fees are not deducted from fixed fees).
Police Station Immigration Advice and Home Office Representations on Asylum & Protection and Human rights matters £177 per hour plus travel costs and expenses. Legal advice on non-criminal immigration and asylum matters to individuals who are arrested and detained at police stations and detention centres in England and Wales. Including legal presentations at asylum interviews.
A combined service - application checking and consultation. £800 Initial advice on the immigration requirements and supporting documents combined with checking your application prior to submitting.
Oral hearings/Full hearings £4000 – £10000 Representation at a final hearing, preparing list of issues and attending preliminary hearing/s, considering, listing and exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents, taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses and preparing bundle index & documents.

We offer legal advice and representation to business and companies across a range of civil and commercial matters.

Sometimes the cost involved in commercial disputes can be quite high. We offer a professional and regulated service to insure you are completely aware all of the necessary information correctly, to improve you chance of a successful outcome. The information in this section is a help guide to indicate costs. You will always be made aware of any financial implications before proceeding with any services.

Fees

This fee scale details our fees for all civil and commercial advice and services that we provide to our clients. We charge on a fixed fee basis only. However, should you wish to withdraw instructions part way through your case we reserve the right to charge for work undertaken and calculated on my normal hourly rate of £177 per hour. Routine letters and emails that we write, and routine telephone calls that we make and receive will be charged as units of 1/10th of an hour. Routine letters and emails received will be charged as units of 1/20th of an hour. Please note that our organisation is not VAT registered. Therefore VAT @ 20% will not be added to the fees outlined below. Discounts may be available depending on circumstances and at our discretion.

Type of application Fees charged Description of work included in fixed fee
Consultation £360 Initial advice is based on our standard hourly rate and it is not a deductible fees
Receiving standard letters and emails £44 Fixed fee includes: Receiving standard letters including letters before action threatening Civil and Court Proceedings
Sending standard letters and emails £88 Fixed fee includes: Sending standard letters including letters before action threatening Civil and Court Proceedings
Undefended claims £395 Fixed fee includes: Settlement negotiations, issuing proceedings and entering judgement on the money claim
Undefended proceedings £495 Undefended return of goods (RoG) proceedings – issuing and obtaining judgement
Other claims £120 Entering judgement in all other claims excluding RoG and money claims.
Application to court £500 Application for Summary Judgement; Strike out of claim
Defended claims £195 Defended Claims: Case Review & Advice on prospects
Small claims
Up to £3,000.00
£3,001.00 - £7,000.00
£7,000.00 - £10,000.00
£450.00
£1050.00
£1500.00
All preparation up to trial.

 

Fast/Multi Track £250 per hour One day trial

We offer legal advice and representation to members of the public and organisations across a range of private and property disputes. Our fee is £80.00 inclusive of any VAT per person.

  • Contentious Probate – relates to the administration of a deceased person’s estate including contesting a will.
  • Professional negligence involves Accountants, Barristers, Financial advisers, Insurance Brokers, Solicitors, Builders, Engineers, Architects, Surveyors, Tax consultants and many other professionals.
  • Landlord & Tenant– We advise and represent in all manner of Landlord & Tenant disputes.
  • Land and Neighbour disputes include Access to a neighbour’s land for repairs; shared amenities; Establishing the boundaries and ownership; Party walls; and Noise nuisance

Fees

This fee scale details our fees for private and property disputes that we provide to our clients. We charge on a fixed fee basis only. However, should you wish to withdraw instructions part way through your case we reserve the right to charge for work undertaken and calculated on my normal hourly rate of £177 per hour. Routine letters and emails that we write, and routine telephone calls that we make and receive will be charged as units of 1/10th of an hour. Routine letters and emails received will be charged as units of 1/20th of an hour. Please note that our organisation is not VAT registered. Therefore VAT @ 20% will not be added to the fees outlined below. Discounts may be available depending on circumstances and at our discretion.

Type of Application Fees charged
Consultation £177 per hour
Enquiries i.e. land registry searches; bankruptcy searches; enquiry agent £88
Preparation work presenting winding up petition including work to and attending first hearing £2,300
Statutory Demand £200
Small Claims Trial representation (Debt claims only) £600
Fast & Multi Track (Debt claims only) £1,400.00 – £2,250.00 (based on claim value)
Setting Aside Judgement £500
Summary Judgement £700
Charging Order Hearing £250
Order for Sale £250 per hour
Attachment to Earnings £250
Charging Order £395.00 (1st Property) £150.00 per additional
Application for charge removal Land Registry £250
Oral examination £250
County Court Bailiff/High Court Enforcement instructions £250
Order for Sale £250 per hour
Final case review £60
Immigration, Employment and Disputes
Immigration, Employment and Disputes
Immigration, Employment and Disputes

We offer legal advice and representation to members of the public and organisations across a range of employment disputes and these include.

  • Taking initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (ongoing review of merits and prospects throughout the matter)
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached
  • Drafting, reviewing and preparing claim or response Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • Drafting & considering a schedule/counter-schedule of loss
  • Preparation list of issues and attending Preliminary Hearing/s
  • Considering, listing and exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • Preparing bundle index & documents

Fees

For certain matters, especially non-contentious ones, we can work with you to arrange a fixed fee.  We will endeavour to do this wherever possible, to give you certainty as to the fees involved.

We have always prided ourselves on being completely transparent, honest and open when discussing our fees. Therefore, we are one of the very few firms who publish our hourly rates. We see little point in keeping these fees from potential clients or competitors. We have also provided below the basis of of charges.

We aim to give you the best information possible about the fees and expenses that you are likely to incur.  We have set out stages in order to understand our charges.

STAGE 1

Advice and assistance for free. This is on initial assessment of the case findings. We would examine information obtained to provide you with any possible outcomes.

STAGE 2

After assessment of the case findings, if we are required to submit your claim to ACAS for conciliation then there is a fixed fee of £500. This includes case review, investigation and presentation of your claim to ACAS.

STAGE 3

After we have presented your claim to ACAS, we will continue to act on your behalf to attempt to reach an agreement. If a settlement is reached through our assistance there will be a fixed fee of £1000 (This excludes Stage 2 fees).

STAGE 4

If no settlement is reached and the case is unresolved, ACAS will issue a certificate which will allow us to pursue the claim in an Employment Tribunal. Any work carried out between the date the certificate is issued and the date of the tribunal hearing will be referred to as ‘pre-hearing services.’ This will include continuous case review and/or negotiations. There are 2 fee options at this stage:

Option 1 – “Hourly rate”

You pay my fees based upon my hourly rate of £177 per hour. Letters sent and telephone calls made and received will be charged at 1/10th of my hourly rate. I will send you monthly interim invoices as your case progresses and only for work done. You will be responsible to pay my bill in full once work has been carried out.

Option 2 – “Fixed rate”

You pay my fees based on a fixed rate of £3500 leading up to the date of the final hearing or if settlement is agreed. This does not include legal representation at the final hearing. (Excludes Stage 3 fee).

STAGE 5

There are 3 fee options at this stage:

Option 1 – “Damage Based Agreement”

If you decide to pursue your claim in a final hearing under a Damaged-Based Agreement. You will need to sign our Damaged Based Agreement.

Option 2 – You Pay My Fees

If you require legal representation at the final hearing you will be responsible to pay the bill in full upon conclusion of your final hearing. To give you an estimate of my likely costs, a full hearing lasting one day, my cost will be £3,500. Should the final hearing last for more than one day, my costs will be £500 for each additional day.

Option 3 – Legal Expenses Insurance

Several Household insurance policies now include Legal Expenses insurance. Subject to certain conditions being met we can act for you with our fees being met by your Insurers. If you wish me to investigate this possibility, then please let me have a copy of your policy.

This does have the advantage of you having not having to fund the case yourself or our fees reducing any compensation payment to you, subject to being able to satisfy the requirements of your indemnity insurance policy and provider.

Information will be updated as work progresses, and we will be happy to provide you with any additional information you request, in relation to fees and expenses. We will inform you when any stage has been finalised. There will be no confusion relating to progress of your case and no fees will be incurred without prior written confirmation from us.