Winside and Freeman, is a law firm established in 2018, but has behind it over 32 years of private and in-house practice experience. Our office is based in London.
Our Principal, is qualified to practise both in the UK and Nigeria, specialises in diverse areas of the law. We offer specialist services to individuals and organisations across the UK and the world in civil matters and niche practice of corporate governance, GDPR, Charity Law, and other areas.
We are often able to act for individuals on a 'no win, no fee' basis. Our offices have excellent transport links. We are able to arrange home visits if necessary.
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Tayo Arowojolu is the Principal Solicitor at Winside and Freeman Solicitors, a boutique law firm operating from London. Popularly known as PTA, Tayo is an exceptionally outstanding lawyer. A versatile and inspirational speaker with 32 years of combined legal practise both in the UK and Nigeria. Tayo Arowojolu is vast with extensive knowledge in many areas of the law gained in private and in-house practise. He has tried and tested abilities in advocacy, training, mentorship, leadership, and management. Tayo obtained a law degree (LLB) from the University of Lagos, and Barrister at Law (BL)at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos. After a stint of practise as a Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria, he proceeded to England where he obtained a Masters of Law degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from the prestigious University College London (UCL). He was called to the English Bar in 1993 and enrolled as a Solicitor in 1998. He is the winner of the 2002 best lawyer award. Tayo Arowojolu is a (EU) GDPR Certified Practitioner with expertise in Data Protection, Freedom of Information Act; Environmental Information Regulations Act. He has advised many organisations including Local Government Authorities in Corporate and Information Governance, monitoring and has acted as a RIPA (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act) Gate Keeper. Tayo helps major organisations in developing/ maintaining policies and procedures, reviews potential risks, identifies changes in legislation and contractual changes related to Information security and data protection in line with DPA, GDPR, PECR and other standards. Tayo has taken up several high profile and reported cases including well known money laundering and big money divorce cases. Tayo is an author of the best sellers Prayer Book; ‘Make that move right now’ and Wealthy Ways. He is a blogger on www.tayoarowojolu.blogspot.com, a Conference Pastor and the President of the Covenant Men International
Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
Immigration and Nationality
Wills and Probate
Family and Matrimonial
Landlord and Tenant
GDPR and Governance
Corporate and Commercial advice
Expert on Nigerian Law and practice
We are committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all our clients. When something goes wrong we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.
If you have a complaint, please contact Tayo Arowojolu, our client care Principal. You can write to him at our London office. If the complaint is in relation with a matter dealt with by him then he will refer you accordingly.
What will happen next?
1. A letter acknowledging your complaint and asking you to confirm or explain the details will be sent to you. We will also let you know the name of the person who will be dealing with your complaint. You can expect to receive our letter within two days of us receiving yours.
2. We will record your complaint in our central register and open a file for your complaint. We will do this within a day of receiving your complaint.
3. We will acknowledge your reply to our acknowledgement letter and confirm what will happen next. You can expect to hear from us within three days of
4. We will then start to investigate your complaint. This may involve one or more of the following steps:
i. we may ask the member of staff who acted for you to reply to your complaint within five days;
ii. we may examine the reply and the information in your complaint file.
iii. we may then ask them for more information. This will take up to three days from receiving the reply and the file.
5. We will invite you to meet our client care principal to discuss and, it is hoped, resolve your complaint. We will do this within three days of receiving all the details we need from the member of staff who acted for you.
6. Within two days of the meeting we will write to you to confirm what took place and any suggestions we have agreed with you.
7. If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible, we will send you a detailed reply to your complaint. This will include our suggestions for resolving the matter. This will happen within five days of us completing the investigation.
8. At this stage, if you are still not satisfied you can write to us again. We will then arrange to review our decision. This will happen in one of the following ways:
Tayo Arowojolu will review his own decision within five days;
We will arrange for someone in the firm who has not been involved in your complaint to review it. He or she will do this within 10 days;
Tayo Arowojolu, our client care Principal, will review your complaint within 10 days;
We will ask our local Law Society to review your complaint within five days.
We will let you know how long this process will take;
We will invite you to agree to independent mediation. We will let you know how long this process will take.
9. We will let you know the result of the review within five days of the end of the review. At this time we will write to you confirming our final position on your complaint and explaining our reasons. We will also give you the details of the Legal Ombudsman service at email@example.com, or by post to Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ or by telephone on 0300 555 0333. If you are still not satisfied, you can contact them about your complaint.
All reference above to 'days' means business days when our office is normally open. If we have to change any of the timescales above, we will let you know and explain why.
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Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets
An approximate estimate of our costs will be 1.5% of the gross value of the general assets of the Estate, plus .75% of the gross value of the flat, together with vat and expenses.
The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.
We reserve the right to charge additional fees at our hourly rate if the matter becomes extraordinarily complicated, difficult or time consuming. Naturally, we shall inform you of any variation from any estimate should this arise.
Should the transaction fail to complete (for whatever reason) the firm's abortive fees for the transaction will be such sum as is reasonable having regard to the amount of work done by that stage, together with VAT and the disbursements incurred. The fees charged will be referable to our hourly charge out rate of £300.00
From time to time it may be necessary for some parts of your matter to be dealt with by a Clerk, Paralegal or Assistant Solicitor, in which case their work will be supervised by a Partner. Our hourly charging rate for a Clerk or Paralegal is £150.00 and £200.00 for an Assistant Solicitor.
We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:
Disbursements included in this fee:
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. On some rare occasions we can arrange an agreed fees. Please discuss with our Principal.
Potential additional costs
On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 12 - 18 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 1 – 2 months. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 6 – 12 months. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2 - 3 weeks.
As part of our fee we will:
Types of Applications we cover:
1) Initial Application As A Parent Of A Child Who Has Lived In The UK Continuously For Seven Years
2) Family Members Of British Citizens And Settled Persons including Fiancée and Spouse UK, Proposed, Civil Partner and Unmarried, Same Sex Partner visa applications.
3) Indefinite Leave to Remain as victim of Domestic Violence or Bereaved Partner
4) Parent of a British Child or Children of a parent with limited leave to remain
5) EU Law applications
6) Long Residency applications
7) British Citizenship applications
8) Turkish Worker and Self-employed visa applications
9) UK Visitor visas
Hourly rate: £300.00 per hour plus VAT however most applications are quoted on a fixed fee basis.
On average, the above types of work takes between 6-7 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2,000 and £2,500. All figures include VAT unless specifically stated.
The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:
If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range or slightly lower between £1,500 - £2,000.
What services are included
The work will involve:
*the amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
The costs quoted here do not include:
How long will my application take?
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.
We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.
Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal
Simple case: £3,000.00-£5,000.00 (excluding VAT)
Medium complexity case: £6,000.00 -£8,000.00 (excluding VAT)
High complexity case: £9,000.00 -£12,000.00 + (excluding VAT)
Factors that could make a case more complex:
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of between £750.00 - £1,000.00 per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we would allow 1 - 2 days depending on the complexity of your 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 £900.00 to £1,200.00 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)
The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of 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 4-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 4 -8 months. 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 matter progresses.
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1. Do you charge consultation fees? Yes. We charge a fixed sum of £100 as consultation fees. However, the first 15 mins consultation is free of charge. The maximum time you can spend with any fee earner as consultation is 45 mins.
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Our offices are closed for the Xmas and New Year holidays from the 20th December 2019 to the 6th of January 2020. We wish you a good seasonal celebrations and tidings.
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