Transparency Rules Update

We have been asked to provide an update on our website about some of the services we provide.

This firm is VAT registered all legal work will attract VAT, the VAT registrtion number of the firm is present on each invoice generated.

Debt work attracts VAT of 20 percent. Dispersements do not attract VAT. Debt work is carried out by a paralegal under supervision of the principal. In debt work services offered include the pre action stage and the litigation stage. The pre action stage is limited to correspondence and investigation but excludes litigation. The litigation stage as the name suggests includes litigation. Debt recovery is also offered though the Sheriffs Office Transfer Up process.

Motoring law is also subject to VAT as is every legal service offered. Disbursements do not attract VAT unless they are Counsel fees and required by the firm to progress your case – this means that they are the expense of the firm.

Motoring law services offered are representation at Court and at the police station. Appeals, advice, drafting and corresponding with the police/CPS.

Motoring offences generally take less time to deal with than serious criminal offences dealt with by the Crown Court. This is not always the case as if a client is charged with dangerous driving the matter could end up in the Crown Court and if a trial is requested it might take a year to resolve or even longer. A charge of death by dangerous driving would most certainly take over a year to conclude taking into account the investigation stage (pre charge) and post charge. Most summary only motoring matters can be dealt with weeks after charge. Unless the Court hearing the matter has a trial backlog for example. Summary only offences need to be brought within 6 months of the charge. The investigation stage is not time barred unless it is a summary only offence.

The immigration work that we offer consists of representations against deportation, and appeals against deportation orders. We also conduct immigration bail applications. We do not conduct spouse visa applications and no not conduct any asylum work. Disbursements will not attract VAT unless we require the disbursements to progress your case and you cannot order the disbursement yourself such as Counsel’s fees. The VAT amount is 20 percent.

Timescales for immigration work vary widely. We are often at the mercy of the immigration tribunals who as of recently have been backlogged with cases. The last deportation appeal we dealt with (concluded in late December) took 18 months from the date the deportation order was signed to the date of the substantive hearing. Cases dealt with before the COVID-19 pandemic took less time but would generally take one year. Representations against deportation (stage 1) can be drafted by this firm in a short turnaround dependant on other work. The Home Office is not under any obligation to make a decision on the submissions within a specific time scale. Our experience is that it usually takes from 6 months to a year from a decision to be received. We are able to apply for our client to be released on bail if the client is eligible. This means that the client would not need to spend time waiting for a decision in custody (should the bail application be successful).

Koniec drogi dla odwolujacych sie na 'brak suwerenność polskich sądów’.


Setki osób miało ekstradycję wstrzymana do rozpatrzenia sprawy głównej.
Decyzja w sprawach Woźniak / Chlabicz zapadła w wrześniu – Była to klęska dla polaków. Sąd brytyjski uznał ze nie ma wystarczajacych dowodow na to ze prawa polaków będą pogwałcone w polskich sadach.
Apelacja była złożona do sądu 'Supreme Court’ i nadal ekstradycja wszystkich osób które mieli odwołania na ENA były zblokowane.
Teraz sąd odrzucił ostateczną próbę zaangażowania sądu Supreme. To oznacza koniec drogi dla setki osób które mieli wstrzymane ekstradycje przez prawie dwa lata.

Zapadł wyrok Westminster Magistrates Court – Ekstradycja Obalona


Sprawa trwała przez prawie sześć miesięcy. Klient został zatrzymany przez policję i doprowadzony do sądu Westminster Magistrates Court na podstawie  Europejskiego Nakazu Aresztowania wydanego przez Władze Polskie. ENA był wystawiony na poczet dwóch kar; jednego roku pozbawienia wolności za kradzież oraz dwuch lat za posiadanie i handel marihuana. Uzyskał zwolnienie warunkowe do sprawy. Argumentowalem; s2, s10, s14 oraz s21/a8.

Wyrok zapadł na koniec września, sędzia uznała ze z względu na upływ czasu od czynów, opieszałości strony polskiej co do wystosowania ENA, stabilne życie w anglii oraz pozytywny charakter – ekstradycja sie nie odbedzie. Klient pozostaje bezpiecznie w anglii.

Client facing extradition allowed to apply for passport

Most everyone arrested on a EAW (European Arrest Warrant) who is granted bail must adhere to strict conditions. A daily electronically monitored curfew and retention of travel documents by the police are standard conditions implemented to ensure that the authorities are aware of the wherabouts of the requested person.

My client is a Polish national and had an aplication under the EU settlement scheme dormant as no valid identity document has been supplied to the Home Office. The Court not only allowed my client to retreive the expired national ID card, but also allowed by client to apply for a fresh passport in order to satisfy the Home Office and receive settled status. Excellent result for my client today.

New Transperancy Rules 2

As part of our commitment to provide you with the best possible service we have implemented the Solicitors Regulation Authority mandatory new transparency rules in 2019. In practice this means that we have provided clear set prices on our website relating to motoring offences and immigration matters.

As we are now able to offer representation in new areas of law we are taking this opportunity to set out our fees. Generally, during consultation with the client we tend to estimate the amount of work and usually are able to proposed a fixed fee for any required service. The hourly rate for a solicitor with 10+ years of post qualification experience is 300 GBP per hour. The hourly rate for a caseworker is 150 GBP per hour. However, we understand though experience that our clients would much rather receive a proposed fixed fee quote which would set out exactly the work that would be covered. This is preferable as the client does not need to be concerned about fees which are ever increasing. In a fixed fee situation we would not charge for additional telephone calls / emails or consultations.

Probate – Usually can be funded by way of DBA/CFA 15-20 percent

Debt Recovery – Pre Action stage is usually 750-1500 GBP without any DBA/CFA which means that the client keeps all funds recovered. If pre action is unsuccessful, Court fees are payable and also fixed fees based on each step of litigation. For a small track matter, issuing fees for drafting particulars of claim will usually be 1500 GBP. A Defence in a small track matter will also usually be 1500 GBP. Court attendances will be from 500 to 2000 for a day depending on if the matter is listed for trial or directions etc. Matters in the fast track are more expensive and a estimate will need to be obtained in each case. The same relates to multi-track matters.

aplilikacja o rezydenture UK z więzienia


Dla tych co siedzą w zakładach karnych w UK i nie mają dostępu do telefonów komórkowych oraz dokumentow aplikacja o EU settled status nie była możliwa do tej pory.


Wczoraj Home Office udostępnił na stronie internetowej papierowa formę która może być wypełniona przez osoby co nie maja dostepu do telefonow lub sa bez aktualnych dokumentow tożsamości.


Dwa tygodnie zostało więc nie ma na co czekać!

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-to-the-eu-settlement-scheme-by-post-or-email

łagodny wyrok w sprawie jazdy pod wpływem alkoholu

Dozwolony limit alkoholu dla kierowców w Anglii i Walii to 35 mg / 100 ml powietrza wydychanego. Prokurator nie wyznacza sprawy jeśli wynik jest do 39 mg.
Bronilem kierowcę który podczas zatrzymania mial w wydychanym powietrzu 95 mg / 100 ml powietrza. Według przyjętych sądowych wytycznych groziło klientowi oprócz długiego zakazu od 23 do 28 miesięcy także kara robot socjalnych tzw 'odrobek’ około 100 godzin lub ewentualnie areszt domowy na 'tagu’.

Sędziowie pokoju po wysłuchaniu co mam do powiedzenia na temat klienta zgodzili sie na 24 miesiące zakazu ale uwaga, zero godzin socjalnych, zero godzin na tagu. Robiąc to musieli wyjść poza bramki wytycznych aby nadać łaskawy wyrok. 24 miesiące zakazu będzie też pomniejszone o 6 miesięcy dzięki ofercie 16 godzinnego kursu alkoholowego. Tak więc wyszło 18 miesięcy zakazu oraz kara finansowa.

Jazda pod wpływem alkoholu jest niebezpieczna, ale czasami dobrym ludziom może sie taka sytuacja w życiu sie zdarzyć.