HOWLETT CLARKE SOLICITORS SRA ID: 547210

QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke are Brighton and Hove’s oldest solicitors firm.

Solicitors for Brighton and Southwick

QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke are Brighton and Hove's oldest solicitors. We have been looking after the personal and business legal needs of the residents of Brighton, Hove and Sussex for over 240 years. Our Brighton office can now be found on Church Street, whilst our newer office resides in Southwick Square, Southwick.

A Tailored Personal Service

We aim to make talking to your lawyer more accessible, this is why you get their name and contact details. Our promise of a 'same day response' means your question is never an inconvenience. We are real people, just like you, and whatever life throws your way we are here to help and promise to take the time to fully understand your needs before providing sound, jargon-free, professional advice. We never hide our costs. If you are not sure if we can help then please contact us as our initial discussion is free.

Fixed Fees

We offer a range of fixed fee prices across all our services so that our clients know exactly what they are getting. At QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke we keep to our promise to have no hidden costs and that's why we inform you before we begin and always keep you informed throughout.

 

 

 

Main Areas Covered

Fixed Fee Services

£ 360.00 | Wills - Single will | Level 2

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Preparation of a straightforward basic will for an individual. A Basic Will includes appointment of executors, appointment of guardians for minor children, if necessary and a gift of your estate to one person or divided between more than one person.

What's included:

Appointment to discuss your requirements

Consideration of whether Inheritance tax will be payable on your estate

Preparation of the draft Will for approval

Once approved arranging for the Will to be signed and witnessed

What's not included:

Any tax planning issues or solutions other than inheritance tax levels and the likely tax due on the basis of your current assets

No trusts or property rights of residence will be included

 

 

£ 720.00 | Divorce and Dissolution - Petitioner | Level 2

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If you wish to start divorce proceedings or dissolve your civil partnership, you are the Petitioner. This fixed fee will enable you to issue the divorce and obtain a Decree Absolute (the final Order confirming the Divorce) provided, it is not contested, ie your spouse or civil partner also agrees to the divorce. It does not cover any work in relation to dealing with any financial matter or issues with children.

What's included:

An initial meeting with you

Preparation of the relevant court forms

Issuing the divorce at the Court

Obtaining the Decree Nisi

Applying for the Decree Absolute

What's not included:

Court Fees

Obtaining a copy marriage certificate if needed

Translation of any marriage certificate

Any negotiation or settlement of financial and property issues

Dealing with any child issues

Amending the divorce petition

Any costs associated with a contested divorce

 

 

£ 330.00 | Divorce and Dissolution - Respondent | Level 1

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If you have received divorce papers, or dissolution of civil partnership papers, you are the Respondent.This fixed fee will enable you to obtain a divorce provided, it is undefended. It does not cover any work in relation to dealing with any financial matter or issues with children.

What's included:

Advice on the process and options available

Responding to Divorce Proceedings issued

Completion of the Acknowledgment of Service and filing with the Court

Notifying you of the key dates (Decree Nisi/Decree Absolute)

Sending you the Divorce Order

What's not included:

Court Fees (only payable by Respondent if you need to obtain the Decree Absolute)

Any negotiation or settlement of financial and property issues

Dealing with any child issues

Amending the divorce petition

Any costs associated with a contested divorce

 

 

£ 480.00 | Lasting Power of Attorney - Single Lasting Power of Attorney | Level 2

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Preparation of a single Lasting Power of Attorney for either Health and Welfare or Property and Financial Matters.

What's included:

Meeting with you to discuss your requirements

Preparation of the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) that you require

Ensuring the necessary signatures are obtained to enable the LPA to be registered

Completion of the application to register the LPA

Registration of the LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian  

What's not included:

Registration fee x 1 (view fees)

 

 

£ 720.00 | Lasting Power of Attorney - Double Lasting Powers of Attorney | Level 2

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Preparation of two Lasting Powers of Attorney either one of each type (Health and Welfare & Property and Financial Matters) or for couples two of the same type of Lasting Power of Attorney.  

What's included:

Meeting with you to discuss your requirements

Preparation of the Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPA) that you require

Ensuring the necessary signatures are obtained to enable the LPAs to be registered

Completion of the application to register the LPAs

Registration of the LPAs with the Office of the Public Guardian  

What's not included:

Registration fees x 2 (view fees)

 

 

£ 900.00 | Landlord & Tenant - Accelerated Possession | Level 2

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Obtaining a Possession Order from the Court using the accelerated possession process in the County Court.

What's included:

Receiving instruction from Landlord following a Section 21 notice having been previously dealt with.

Completion of necessary application

Issue at the County Court

Confirm Order once authorised

What's not included:

Preparation and service of Section 21 Notice

Service of documents if a process server is required

Attendance at a hearing (not necessary in accelerated possession proceedings)

 

 

£ 354.00 | Small Claims Court - Witness Statements | Level 2

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During small claims it may be necessary to prepare a witness statement. Assistance with this can be obtained for a fixed fee.

What's included:

Meeting you to discuss the statement that is required

Advising you on the infomation that should and can be included in the statement

Preparation of the draft statement for your approval

What's not included:

Correspondence with the other party or the Court

Completion of any documents or forms

Court fees

 

Please note the above standard costs exclude any court fees and barrister’s fee that may be due. All cases are different and the prices given are an indication of the costs of each stage so that you have an idea of your commitment throughout the process.

 

 

 

Attendance at hearings

 

 

£ 120.00 | Change of Name Deed - Change of Name Deed for an Adult | Level 1

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If you wish to change your name officially you will require a Change of Name Deed

What's included:

Meeting you to take your instructions

Preparation of the Change of Name Deed

What's not included:

Sending the deed to any institution on your behalf

Further copies

 

 

£ 99.00 | Small Claims Court - First Appointment or Advice | Level 1

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