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Regulatory Information

Salehs LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales registration number OC319982. Registered Office as displayed below.

VAT number 437 798 493

Authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA ID 450305

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We use the word “Partner” to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant with the equivalent standing or qualifications. A list of the members of the LLP is displayed at the registered office together with a list of those non-member who are designated as partners.

 

Indemnity Limitation

In the unlikely event of there being any claim against us arising from the services which we provide to you the maximum amount of any claim will be limited to £10,000,000 per claim (being the limit of our indemnity insurance cover), and no greater amount may be claimed in any circumstances. We will provide to you on request the name and contact details of our Professional Indemnity Insurer

 

FCA registration

Salehs is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, we are included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority. The register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website at www.fca.org.uk

 

Applicable Law

Our relationship with you will be governed by English Law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

 

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to equality and diversity in all our dealings with clients, employees and others. Please contact the Practice Manager if you would like a copy of our equality & diversity policy.

 

Professional Rules

The professional rules relating to solicitors’ firms, including the Code of Conduct can be accessed on the website of the Solicitors Regulation Authority at www.sra.org.uk

 

Legal Costs

Our transparent fee scale has been designed to ensure clarity for you as to costs from the outset of your transaction.

Residential Conveyancing Costs

We are aware that as well as being a stressful process, clients are very aware of the need for clarity in costs in selling, buying, remortgaging or transferring a property.

For a sale transaction from £0 to £1,000,000 our costs range from £525 plus VAT and disbursements to £1,000 plus VAT and disbursements.  The likely disbursements incurred on a sale transaction will include the following:-

Land Registry Official Copies

Land Registry Official copy documents

Bank transfer fee

£6 per set

£3 per document

£30 plus VAT

In addition, on a leasehold flat transaction, there may also be additional costs charged by the freeholder/management company which vary from property to property.

For purchase transactions from £0 to £1,000,000 our costs range from £575 plus VAT to £1,250 plus VAT together with disbursements.  The disbursements on a purchase transaction can include the following:-

Stamp Duty Land Tax

Land Registry registration fee

Dependent on purchase price and buyer situation

As per Land Registry fee scale

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

Local search

Drainage search

Environmental search

Bank transfer fee

Infrastructure search

Coal search/Cheshire Brine search

Flood search

Chancel search

NLIS fee

Land Registry search

Bankruptcy search

Dependent on location of the property (local range 75 – £145)

£57.10 (United Utilities)

£51

£30 plus VAT

£30

£48.64

£24

£24

£25.20

£3

£2 (per name)

The fees vary from property to property and specifically are dependent on location. We will be able to give you an accurate breakdown of costs for any transaction once we have specific detail from you. If you require a quote please contact Ben Crouch on 0161 434 9991 or at bpc@salehs.co.uk. For further information as to the services provided please click here http://www.salehs.co.uk/for-you/house-sales-purchases/

 

Estate Administration and Probate Costs

At Salehs we provide an efficient service which is at the same time sensitive and supportive as we take the time to understand your unique needs. We understand how difficult it can be when a loved one passes away and we have considerable experience in administering estates of all types and sizes.

Costs of administering Estates are as follows:-

Straightforward Estate where all assets to a surviving spouse and there is no inheritance tax to pay

From £1,500 plus VAT

Average £2,000 plus VAT

 

Straightforward Estate with issues such as investigating unknown or unusual assets/property, missing Will and/or tracing of family members

From £2,500 plus VAT

Average £4,000 plus VAT

 

An Estate where there is inheritance tax to pay and the Will creates a trust upon death

From £3,750 plus VAT

Average £5,500 plus VAT

 

Complex Estates where the estate exceeds £650,000, business assets, high value assets and inheritance tax negotiations with HMRC or other tax issues

From £6,000 plus VAT

Average £9,000 plus VAT

 

There are three main areas in administering an Estate and these are as follows:-

  1. Initial enquiries and valuations which is to ascertain what the Estate is worth. This includes contacting any bank or other financial institutions holding assets for the deceased, confirming the ownership and value of the assets of the Estate and identifying and valuing any liabilities or debts.
  2. The Probate application following the above process it needs to be established whether there is a valid Will or no Will at all. An application for a Grant of Representation (Probate or Letters of Administration), prepare the Inheritance Tax Return form to submit to HM Revenue & Customs and submit the application to the Probate Registry.
  3. Encashment and administration of assets to include once a Grant of Representation is available, close bank accounts, claim insurance policies, sell or transfer shares investments, houses, land or buildings and pay any debts or liabilities. To also include preparing Estate Accounts for the approval of the Personal Representatives and distribute the estate to the beneficiaries in accordance with the Will or the Intestacy Rules.

Costs of obtaining a Grant of Probate/Grant to Letters of Administration only are as follows:-

We tailor our services to suit you and can assist in obtaining a Grant of Probate/Grant to Letters of Administration only. Our service will consist of preparing Oath for Executors or Administrators, preparing IHT205 form and submitting the probate application to the District Probate Registry.

Costs will increase depending on complexity and if the estate is taxable. If taxable an IHT400 form and accompanying forms will be required resulting in further work being carried out. These costs do not include estates which have disputes regarding division of assets and claims against the estate.

Our costs start from £750 plus VAT and disbursement.

Disbursements are also payable and we may ask for payment on account, however you will be reimbursed once the Estate is in receipt of funds and these include:-

  • Probate application fee £155
  • Additional copy of Grant of Probate 50p each
  • Oath swearing fee £5
  • Land Registry title information £3
  • Bankruptcy searches £2 per each beneficiary
  • Valuation fees
  • Statutory Notices in the London Gazette and local Newspaper £100 – £250 plus VAT

 

All Estates are different and vary in size and complexity which means costs vary. We will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of costs once we have specific detail from you. If you require a quote please contact Lois Channon on 0161 434 9991 or at lc@salehs.co.uk. For further information as to the services provided please click here http://www.salehs.co.uk/for-you/probate/

Debt Recovery Claims Costs up to £100,000

Court Claims

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one off letter is required), or on an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

Our Fees excluding VAT (which will be added to the invoice).

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, how soon into the process the matter is settled. Also, our solicitors and fee earners have different levels of expertise and hourly rates ranging from £90 to £250 per hour plus VAT.

On average, the estimated time to deal with undisputed debt recovery matters can range from 1 or 2 hours for matters that settle early to around 5 hours plus for cases that settle later, such as after court proceedings have been issued.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees, counsel’s fees and Land Registry fees. Where court proceedings are issued the following court fees are payable in addition to our fees:

Debt Value Court Fee
Up to £300 £35
Greater than £300 but no more than £500 £50
Greater than £500 but no more than £1,000 £70
Greater than £1,000 but no more than £1,500 £80
Greater than £1,500 but no more than £3,000 £115
Greater than £3,000 but no more than £5,000 £205
Greater than £5,000 but no more than £10,000 £455
Greater than £10,000 but no more than £100,000 5% of the value of the claim

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor.
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost.
  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Our fee includes:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation;
  • Undertaking appropriate searches;
  • Sending a letter before action;
  • Receiving payment and sending on to you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim;
  • Where no Acknowledgement of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgment in default.
  • When judgment in default is received, write to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 14 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Our quoted fees above assume the following:

  • The debtor’s location is known and is based in England or Wales;
  • The debt is evidenced in writing;
  • The debt is not disputed; and
  • Counsel does not need to be instructed.

How long will the matter take?

Matters usually take 6-8 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of judgment in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.

If you would like to instruct us, or learn more about our Dispute Resolution services, please contact Michael Carter on 0161 434 9991 or at mdc@salehs.co.uk  Alternatively, for further information about the services provided by the Dispute Resolution team please click here http://www.salehs.co.uk/business/commercial-litigation-dispute-resolution/

Privacy Notice

1. Introduction / Purpose of this Policy
At Salehs LLP we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting what personal data (information) we collect from you.
Under the data protection legislation we are required to notify you of the information contained in this privacy policy (“the Notice”).
This Notice explains how and for what purpose we collect, use and share personal information, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

2. About us
By accepting the service we offer and using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this Notice in respect of the information collected about you.
It applies to Clients, Associates, Suppliers, Third Parties and Website Users.
Salehs LLP of 748 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2DW is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you.
We may update this Notice at any time.

3. Use of cookies
Please note that our website uses google analytics to compile statistics from our cookies, which help up to measure how many people visit our site, how long people stay on specific pages, what people clicked on and which parts of the website they find most useful.
The use of cookies helps us make our website more relevant to you by developing new content and to monitor the performance of our website to provide a better user experience.
For more information on how we use cookies you can access a copy of our Cookie Policy by visiting
http://www.salehs.co.uk/cookie-policy/

4. What personal information do we collect?
All personal information that we collect in the course of our business (including through our website) will be recorded, used and protected in accordance with this Notice and applicable data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation.
By instructing us or submitting your details on our website you are requesting us to process your personal data to enable us to provide information or assistance to you and we will use and store your information for that purpose.
To undertake the above we may process the following information:
• Name
• Name of your organisation (if applicable)
• Address(es)
• Date of birth
• Gender
• Email address(es)
• Telephone numbers(s)
• Details of your instructions.
• Other information relevant to the provision of our services.
This is a non-exhaustive list which is reflective of the varied nature of the personal information processed as part of a law firm providing legal services.

5. How we collect your personal information
The information we collect may be gathered from a variety of sources including directly from you, email, through online contact forms on our website, information you have made public or from a third party.
The information we collect, process and store will be done so in accordance with applicable data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation and the purposes set out in this Notice.

6. How we use your personal information:
We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in, but not limited to, the following circumstances:
• The carrying out of legal advice and services.
• Carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between us.
• Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
• Compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations.
• Passing your information to experts, including counsel and other professionals for the purposes of obtaining professional advice and complying with our contractual obligations.
• Ensure good governance.
• Improve our products and services.
• Provide you with the information, products, and/or services you request from us.
• Sending you information, or newsletters and legal updates on the law which you may find of interest where you have indicated your wish to be contacted for such purposes.
• Network and information security.
• Direct marketing
• Determining the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising.
7. Marketing Communications

We may use your personal data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products and services may be relevant to you.
Opting out
You can update your marketing preferences or unsubscribe from receiving marketing communications from us at any time by sending an email to enquiries@salehs.co.uk or contacting us by phone or post.

8. Sharing Information
We may have to share your personal information with third parties, including but not limited to :
• To investigate or progress your case.
• If we are under a legal or regulatory duty to do so.
• If it is necessary to do so to enforce our contractual rights.
• To lawfully assist the police or security services with the prevention and detection of crime and terrorist activity
• Where such disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of any person
• Where otherwise permitted under applicable law.
• We will not pass on personal information to any individual or company for marketing purposes.

9. International Transfers
We may on occasion need to transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
In the event there is a requirement to transfer your information outside the EEA this will be subject to agreement and the same safeguards and controls as those applied within the EEA to help protect your privacy.

10. Data Retention
We store some files digitally and others in hard copy. We will keep your personal data for as long as it is reasonable and necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. We will also retain your data in order to comply with our legal and business requirements.

11. Your Rights
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of rights. If you want to exercise these rights in summary these include:
• The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal information
• The right to access your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”
• The right to correct any mistakes in the information which we hold
• The right to erasure of personal information in certain circumstances
• The right to restrict processing of your personal information
• The right to move, copy or transfer of your personal information
• The right to object to the processing of personal information or the continued processing of personal information.
• The right to object to direct marketing
• Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
For further information on each of the rights under the General Data Protection Regulation can be found at www.ico.org.uk
If you would like to make a request to exercise any of those rights, please email our Data Protection Officer requesting a Data Access Request Form at enquiries@salehs.co.uk or write to us at:FAO The Data Protection Officer, Salehs LLP. Didsbury House 748 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury Manchester M20 2DW
When contacting us please let us have enough information to identify you (e.g. full name, address, matter reference) and state the right to right that you wish to exercise. Once we have received your appropriately completed Data Access Request Form we will respond to you within one calendar month of receipt.

12. Data Security
We are committed to keeping your personal information confidential. We have put in place appropriate security measures to protect against your personal information from being accidentally lost, used, accessed in an unauthorised way, altered, disclosed or destroyed.
In addition, your personal information will only be handled by employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have the business need to know and integrity to keep your personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which it was collected.
We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

13. Complaints
For more information about this policy, or if you would like to make a complaint regarding any aspect of your personal data please write to us via : enquiries@salehs.co.uk or at the below address:
Salehs LLP Didsbury House 748 Wilmslow Road Didsbury Manchester M20 2DW
We will endeavour to resolve any of your concerns or complaints, however if we are unable to do so to your satisfaction, you may write to the Information Commissioner’s Office by visiting their website: www.ico.org.uk or contacting them on telephone number 0303 123 1113.

14. Changes to this Privacy Notice
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time in order to reflect changes to our operations or changing legal or regulatory requirements. Where practicable we will notify you, usually in writing or by publishing updated content to our website or by other appropriate means.
 

Complaints Policy

We are committed to providing a high quality legal service. If something goes wrong or you are unhappy with your bill we want you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards

If you have a complaint please contact us in writing with the full details of your complaint to

Mr A Hawkes, Practice Manager, Salehs LLP, Didsbury House, 748 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2DW, or email, ah@salehs.co.uk

On receipt of your complaint:

  • We will send you an acknowledgement of your complaint within 3 days.
  • We will pass your complaint to your complaint handler
  • A full detailed reply will be sent or a letter explaining when you can receive this will be sent to you within 14 days of your complaint.
  • If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint you may make ask for a review of the decision to our Practice Manager within 7 days.
  • Our Practice Manager will then pass your complaint to the Senior Partner for further consideration.
  • A detailed reply will be sent to you within 7 days.
  • If still unresolved at this stage, you may take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. Normally, you will have to bring your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within 6 months of receiving a final response from us about your complaint and 6 years from the date of the act or omission giving rise to the complaint or alternatively 3 years from the date you should reasonably have known there are grounds for complaint (if the act/omission took place before 6 October 2010 or was more than 6 years ago).

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What people have to say

  • I have engaged John Appleby to complete my numerous property development sales and purchases for the last 3 years.  I’ve found him to be extremely efficient and keen to expedite sales.  John is readily accessible and problem solves in a clear and concise manner – a skill not all solicitors possess.

    Mrs B, Property Developer
  • Jay has provided us with expert and practical advice on secured lending matters over a number of years. He has a client focused approach and combines technical expertise and commercial judgment in equal measure in order to meet deadlines while ensuring our interests are always protected. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

    Mr T, Operations and Risk Director, Finance Sector
  • Thank you for your advice and guidance, it’s been enjoyable watching you make a national company squirm.

    Mr I, Director
  • Richard helped us through a particularly traumatic transaction on the disposal of a group subsidiary.  He remained calm and persistent when I was letting my simmering anger with the other party, show and his firm advice proved to be the right course of action which led to a successful completion.

    Mr H, Chairman of Trading Company
  • Eleanor was responsible for my clients whilst my representative solicitor was on holiday. I found Eleanor extremely efficient, focused and keen to assist me in delivering to targeted dates. The team at Salehs are always incredibly helpful and it is apparent this is a culture amongst all colleagues, thank you again Eleanor for your support.

    SD, Sales Negotiator, Estate Agent

Looking for some help?

Whatever legal issue you may be facing, our highly qualified and knowledgeable team are on hand to guide you. Simply contact us on 0161 434 9991 today or email us at enquiries@salehs.co.uk.