Details of my charges are set out below. Please note that if I have to make payments on your behalf such as legalisation fees, translator or interpreter fees, or other costs such as travelling expenses, your approval to these will be obtained and you will normally be required to make payment in advance of any such amounts.
If the matter is straightforward I will charge a fixed fee of £70.00 for the first four documents, and £10.00 for each additional document, together with disbursements such as legalisation fees, postage, consular agent fees, courier fees, travelling expenses and translation costs. I do not charge VAT.
For more complicated or time-consuming matters the fee will be based on my hourly rate of £250.00 subject to a minimum fee of £70.00 plus disbursements. The fee charged may include time spent on preliminary advice, drafting and preparation time, making and receiving telephone calls, correspondence written and received in all formats, arranging legalisation and record-keeping.
Some documents require legalisation before they will be accepted for use in the receiving jurisdiction by obtaining an apostille through the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and, for some countries, additional legalisation is required through the relevant embassy or consulate.
Payment may be made by cash/cheque made payable to Quintin Barry/ bank transfer. Payment of my fee and disbursements is due when the document is been prepared which I may retain pending payment in full.
Occasionally unforeseen or unusual issues may arise during the course of the matter which may result in a revision of my fee estimate. Examples of this could include where additional documents are required to be notarised, additional translations or legalisations are needed to meet the requirements of the receiving jurisdiction, or third party fees are adjusted to reflect external factors. I will notify you of any changes in the fee estimate as soon as possible.
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