We are also aware and understand financial burden and worries that the legal process can present and want to ease that burden and help you manage the legal costs of your case in a clear and simple cost structure
Kirwan’s fees for bringing and defending cases on Housing/Landlord and Tenant matters:
Simple case like defending possession £500.00 - £1,000.00**
Medium complexity case £3,000.00 – £5,000.00**
High complexity case £8,000.00 – £10,000.00**
Factors that could make a case more complex:
There will be an additional charge for attending a Court Hearing of £2,000.00 per day (excluding VAT where applicable). Generally, we would allow 1-3 days depending on the complexity of the case.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel’s fees estimated between £2,500.00 to £5,000.00 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)
The fees set out above cover all the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
We also provide a Settlement Service. The costs of approving a straightforward Settlement Agreement are normally between £250.00- £500.00**
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of the stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.
How long will my matter take?
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take months. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take about a year or more depending on the Court’s Timetabling. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the mater progresses.
** all fees are Excluding Court fees/VAT and any out of pocket expenses such as travel costs and parking and any process servers fees where documents need to be served personally