3PB Direct

3PB is committed to being as transparent as possible in relation to price and service standards when instructing one of our barristers.

Please contact us directly using the contact details at the bottom of this page for a quote in relation to your particular matter.

Timescales

Timescales for your case may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your case and work needed, the need for additional documents, the other side’s approach and the Courts availability for listing your matter.

The timings will  also be affected by any agreements/negotiations you have made with the other side, and any external factors such witnesses availability or third party involvement. As a guide the more straightforward cases tend to have a hearing dates listed in Court within 8-12 months of a claim being issued.

Fees

Due to the wide variety of matters, and the individual circumstances which surround cases in which we are asked to advise and represent clients upon, it is not practical to give exact total costs for all services that 3PB provide.

Once we properly understand your circumstances and requirements, we will always give you an individual cost estimate at the start of your instruction with no obligation to instruct, and then for each stage thereafter. In general we offer a variety of ways of charging but most commonly these are using a fixed fee – to which you will agree at the outset – or by hourly rates; again with your agreement and as set out in our quote.

Some indicative cost details are provided below – however please do contact us directly for an accurate quote. Indicative fees on this page include VAT.

Financial disputes in divorce

Our barristers can advise you if you and your former partner cannot agree on settlement of financial matters during, or after, a divorce. For example, you may not be able to agree on how assets should be divided, whether to sell your home or other assets, or decide the right level of maintenance payments.

Timescales for your case may vary depending on factors such as; barristers’ availability, the value and complexity of your assets (whether on one or multiple jurisdictions), whether you have children, how much you have already agreed with your former partner, and their approach to resolving the issues.

Written advice on your financial dispute will be available within two to four weeks where possible. As a guide, court hearings for a financial order tend to take eight to twelve months. This does not include possible appeals and can sometimes take longer depending on several factors – for example whether expert reports are needed, valuations, Court availability, representation availability (both parties).

Fees

Financial remedy, divorce, matters can be relatively straightforward or incredibly complex. Matters could involve minimal assets in one jurisdiction with no children, to multiple assets across several jurisdictions and involving children. The work that is undertaken is broad and is entirely dependent upon the individual circumstances of the divorce. For that reason, it is not practicable for us to provide a total cost of the service covering all eventualities.

Our charges can be based either upon a fixed fee, for certain components, an hourly rate, or a combination of the two depending upon your individual circumstances including your and the other parties’ approach to the matter. It is not possible to provide a fixed price for each component part of a case without knowing the intricacies of each stage of the proceedings. As a guide our Barristers charge an hourly rate ranging between £150 per hour and £750 per hour (plus VAT where applicable) and set fees can be agreed based on the preparation and court time for each specific circumstance.

All fees, for every item of work will be agreed in advance with you, no work will be undertaken without your consent. You have price certainty at every stage.

 Stage of case
Written advice on your financial dispute, any preparatory work for your case, including meetings with you and assistance with drafting of any court documents – £210-£900 including VAT per hour.
 

1)    First appointment (first court hearing exchanging financial information) £1800 – £9000
2)    Financial dispute resolution appointment (second court hearing to reach a financial settlement) £2400– £24,000
3)    First day of final hearing (if no settlement was reached in the financial dispute resolution appointment) £3000 – £30,000
4)    Court appearances per day, after the first day of the final hearing

 

£1200 – £6000

If your case requires Court hearings, you may be required to pay the Court Issue fee. Details of these can be found here. Or if you require an expert this may incur additional costs.

Contact Us

All information is correct as of December 2019, but fees are estimates only. For a quotation, please contact the clerks on +44 (0)3333 231 586 or email. Please also contact the clerks if you and your former partner have joint assets which are worth more than £300,000.

 

Winding Up Petitions

If you are owed £750 or more by a company and are able to prove that the company cannot pay you, you may be able to apply to a court to close or ‘wind-up’ the company.

Our barristers can advise you on the process of issuing a winding-up petition and then represent you at the court hearing. If you are company which has had a winding-up petition issued against you, our barristers can also advise you on the process of defending it and represent you at the court hearing.

Timescales

Timescales may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the need for additional documents to be provided, and court waiting times. However, as a guide the courts generally have a hearing date eight to ten weeks after a winding-up petition is issued. This is however dependent on individual courts.

Fees

We may charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work which we will agree with you in advance. Below are broad estimated ranges of fixed fees for barristers in 3PB Barristers. All fees include VAT (where applicable).

If we agree on charging fixed fees for your matter, these may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or if your matter is more complex. If your matter is particularly complex, the fees may also be higher than the estimates below.

Please also note that if you are issuing a winding-up petition, that even if the company is wound up, you might not get all or any of the money you are owed.

There are also likely to be additional costs such as issue/application fees to the court (which can be found here), travel costs and photocopying. 

Stage of case Ranges of fixed fees (estimates)
Advice on issuing or defending winding-up petition £1,500 – £5,500
Assistance with completion of forms £2250 – £7,500
Preparation for and attendance at court hearing £1,500 – £10,000

Contact Us

All information is correct as of 1 January 2020, but note that fees are estimates only. For a quotation, please contact the clerks on 0330 332 2633 or by email.

Licensing applications

Our barristers can advise you on the following licensing applications for your business: the sale or supply of alcohol, change of opening hours, and entertainment purposes. Our barristers can also represent you when your application is heard by the local authority licensing committee, and in any appeal to the Magistrates’ Court. 

Timescales

Timescales for our services may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your application and the need for additional documents. As a guide, written advice on your application will be available within four weeks where possible. Hearing dates for local authority licensing committees are set in advance, and our barristers will aim to represent you on your preferred hearing date where possible. If the local authority licensing committee refuses your application, appeals must be made to the Magistrates’ Court within 21 days of the decision from the licencing committee.

Fees

We may charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work. Below we provide estimates based on the averages of fixed fees for barristers in 3PB Barristers. All fees include VAT (where applicable).

If we charge fixed fees, these may vary depending on your needs – for example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a more complex application. If you have a particularly complex application, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below. There are also likely to be additional costs such as application fees to the court (which can be found here), travel costs and photocopying.

Stage of case Ranges of fixed fees (estimates)
Written advice on your application £ 900 – £6000
Preparation, including meetings with you and assistance with drafting of application This section will be quoted on an individual basis in advance on an hourly rate, our range is £210 to £600
Local authority licensing committee hearing £ 1200 – £ 12000
Appeal to the Magistrates’ Court – initial hearing £ 1200 – £6000
Appeal to the Magistrates’ Court – full hearing £ 2400 – £ 12000

 

Contact Us

All information is correct as of 1 January 2020, but note that fees are estimates only. For a quotation, please contact the clerks on 0330 332 2633 or by email.

Public Access – Motoring Offences (Summary Only)

3PB has an array of barristers who specialise in road traffic-related matters and can advise and represent you in court if you are charged with a ‘summary only’ motoring offence. This is a motoring offence which can only be heard in the Magistrates’ Court; for example, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, careless driving, failing to stop or report, and speeding. 

Timescales

Timescales for our services may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your case and the need for additional documents. As a guide, written advice on your case will be available within two to four weeks where possible. You may also need representation at short notice. If so, please contact the clerks and our barristers will aim to represent you at the hearing where possible. 

Fees

Our charges can be based on either a fixed fee or each stage of the matter, an hourly rate or a combination of the two. This will depend upon your individual circumstances and an assessment of the complexities of the work required and the level of expertise required. The fees below exclude VAT.

Stage of case Ranges of fixed fees (estimates)
Written advice on your case £600 to £3000
Preparation of case, including meetings with you and assistance with drafting of court documents £210 to £900 (hourly rate agreed in advance)
Guilty pleas £1200 to £6000
First appearance (pre-trial court appearance) £1200 to £6000
First day of trial £1200 to £12,000
Court appearances per day, after the first day of trial £1200 to £6000

Contact Us

All information is correct as of 1 January 2020, but note that fees are estimates only. For a quotation, please contact the clerks on 0330 332 2633 or by email.

 

Inheritance Act advice

 

The Inheritance Act 1975 protects spouses (including former spouses), cohabitants, children and other dependants when a person dies without leaving sufficient money for the dependent’s continued wellbeing. Our barristers can provide you with written advice on whether you can make a claim under the Act. Our barristers can also provide you with written advice when a person dies and you are a beneficiary of the estate, but someone else makes a claim under the Act

Timescales

Timescales for your written advice may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the value and complexity of the deceased person’s estate, your financial needs and those of any beneficiary of the estate. However, claims under the Act must be made within six months of the grant of probate, so as a guide your written advice will be available within four weeks where possible. 

Fees

We may charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the written advice. Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers in 3PB Barristers, where the deceased person’s estate is worth less than £300,000. All fees include VAT (where applicable).

If we charge fixed fees, rather than hourly rates, these may be towards the higher end of the range if your matter requires a more experienced barrister and/or the deceased person’s estate is complex. If the deceased person’s estate is particularly complex, your fees may also be higher than the estimate below. There are also likely to be additional costs, for example: Probate application fee, swearing an oath, any advertising needed to check on unknown creditors, land registry fees (title and transfer), expert reports (valuations) and court issue fees (found here). Inheritance tax may also be payable.

Written advice Range of fixed fees (estimate)
Written advice on making or defending a claim

 

 

£900 – £ 4800
Contact Us

All information is correct as of 1 January 2020. Fees are estimates only. For a detailed quotation, please contact the clerks on 0330 332 2633 (or by email ). Please also contact the clerks if the deceased person’s estate is worth more than £300,000.

 

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