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
Winside and Freeman Solicitors’s data protection experts have extensive experience of helping clients to comply with the myriad of legislation in this complex area. We have advised a very broad range of businesse and Charitiess on an even broader range of data protection and privacy issues. These include but not limited to:
drafting all manner of privacy policies;
advising numerous organisations of their data processor and data controller obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
assisting various organisations with regulations over the
data processor obligations/clauses in contracts with its customers and suppliers.
advising clients on their current processors to ensure they are GDPR compliant.
advising a organisation that provides ‘know your customer’ services on how to comply with the legislation;
assisting numerous providers to comply with their obligations under data protection and privacy law and PECR
advising on cookies, behavioural advertising and other marketing activities; and
we canadvise multi-national corporations regarding their obligations in the EU.
We have the detailed knowledge to help our clients through the data protection minefield. We use this knowledge to make practical suggestions, helping our clients to manage their risks and ensuring that the requirements of the legislation don’t stymie their businesses.
Businesses have a legal obligation to ensure that staff understand their obligations when handling personal information. Winside and Freeman Solicitors conducts staff data protection training, usually in the form of short workshops using real life examples taken from the relevant client’s business. The workshops can be tailored so that they are suitable for anyone from a junior member of the sales team to in-house counsel.
More recently, Winside and Freeman has been running GDPR seminars and workshops – please get in contact to enquire about availability.
If you would like to have a chat will our data protection specialists, please contact us on 07956858654
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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 £275.00.
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 Fiancee 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: £296.00 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.
Example for a business to business debt that is undisputed
We will charge at our hourly charge out rate of £275.00.
These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed, and enforcement action is not needed.
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 the Principal. Our hourly charging rate for a Clerk or Paralegal is £150.00 and £200.00 for an Assistant Solicitor.
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.
Please note that the current court fees that you will have to pay are £185.00 based on a debt of £3,000.00 - £5,000.00; £410.00 based on a debt of between £5,001 - £10,000.00 and 4.5% value of the claim if the debt is between £10,001 - £50,000.00
Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:
Our fee includes:
Matters usually take 4 - 12 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 Judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.
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.
We are currently not registered for VAT.
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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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65 Churh Street, N9 9PY, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
10:00 am – 05:00 pm
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.