FEES

Our Fees

Our fees are mainly agreed or fixed, however where billed by the hour, it is calculated using an hourly rate, which is set according to our fee earners’ knowledge and experience.

Our fixed price service provides certainty of costs throughout the application or appeal. We will undertake whatever work is required to give your application/appeal the best chance of success. If more work is required, we will not ask you for more money. Our fixed prices are competitive and will save you money in the long run.

Our fixed fees do not include Home Office or Tribunal fees and fees for third party assistance such as interpreters and independent experts.

Our current hourly rates range from £100 to £250, but we are happy to discuss our fees directly with you to give a closer estimate of the likely costs bearing in mind your individual circumstances, including the level and complexity of your case as well as the level of service that you require.

We have set out below more information on some of the mainstream applications that we undertake. The guide price range envisages us providing an office-based service and excludes in person attendance at Home Office premium appointments or interviews. We are happy to discuss in greater detail the steps likely to be taken, and timescales, or to provide a bespoke quote.

We are transparent about our fees and will give our best estimate at the outset and throughout the case, so that you can remain in control of the funding. In some instances. In most cases we can agree a fixed fee.

We do not currently offer a no win/ no charge arrangements or other contingency fee or damage-based arrangement.

Where VAT is chargeable (generally persons with lawful residence) this is charged at 20%

 

One-Off Immigration Consultation

Immigration law can be complicated. For those considering an application, the rules and regulations are often confusing and bewildering. If you wish to formalise your status in the UK or are unsure about the steps you need to take in a case you are involved in, it is crucial to make the correct application at the right time.

Our goal is to ensure that any application you make proceeds smoothly. Clients who take advantage of our one-off consultation benefit from the following:

  • One-to-one advice from an experienced adviser
  • An assessment of your personal situation
  • Identification of possible solutions
  • Advice on the steps you should take
  • An estimate of the cost to you of resolving your case
  • Guidance on the time frames involved in resolving your immigration case

Partner Visa, Dependent Adult Relatives, Dependent Children

 

Type of fee: Agreed/Fixed Fee

 

Costs: Average cost from £1500-£2000

 

(All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated)

 

Who will carry out the work?

 

  • Senior Partner assisted by solicitor
  • Solicitor assisted by a caseworker
  • All work supervised overseen by Senior Partner

 

On average, this type of work takes 20 hours.

 

The exact time spent depends on the circumstances in your case. Example:

 

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Number of applicants
  • Complexities of the case examples refusals, criminal convictions, adverse immigration history

 

What services are included in this?

 

  • Initial attendance, review of evidence general advise and consideration of options and assessing most appropriate application (if any ) based on client’s circumstances
  • Advising on requirements of the immigration rules /guidance and specified evidence
  • Advising on method of submission priority. Premium standard servicing.
  • Assessing supporting evidence and advising on the same
  • Assisting with obtaining further evidence including, engaging with 3rd parties where permitted to etc. medical experts/ banks/employers
  • Preparing application with supporting evidence
  • Preparing detailed representations with index and finalising application submission.
  • Further submission/ providing updates on progress
  • Advising on outcome of application /implications of status/application and next steps.

 

The costs quoted here do not include:

 

  • Any Home Office Fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Other expenses where applicable such as VAT, Disbursements for medical/expert evidence/ barristers.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeals/reconsideration/ dependents.

We will let you know at the earliest opportunity and before any such fees are incurred by yourself, if any of these are applicable.

Timescale to submit application: Applications from instructions take up to 2 – 4 months on average depending on complexity of applicant’s immigration history. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Timescale on return of application submitted: We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.

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.

Appeals Advice and representation at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in relation to appeals against Home Office visa or immigration decisions (excluding asylum).

 

The work involved in an appeal against a Home Office refusal of an immigration application can vary enormously. However, it will normally include the following:

  • Taking a detailed statement from you and any other family members or friends relevant to your appeal.
  • Assembling the relevant documentary evidence in support of your appeal.
  • Liaising with the court and ensuring compliance with any directions made by the court.
  • Arranging representation at the hearing. (We can often reduce the cost by undertaking the advocacy ourselves.)

If you require advice and representation at an appeal, we will charge the same hourly rates as above.

The time taken to prepare an appeal varies considerably depending on the issues of the appeal.

The time required is likely to be in the range of 20-40 hours preparation time.  It will be rare that we would be in a position to thoroughly prepare your appeal in less than 20 hours. This means that on average costs are between £1800 and £2400 depending on whether the work is undertaken by a solicitor or partner. These figures exclude VAT which is charged at 20%. If you reside outside of the European Union, no VAT is chargeable.

For the appeal hearing itself it is our usual practice to instruct high quality barristers to represent you. We work closely with the barrister and in most appeals will arrange a meeting with you and the barrister prior to the hearing (known as a “conference”). We will discuss with you the options and offer you a range of experience and price. Costs for the barrister are likely to be in the range of £350-£1000 plus VAT if payable.

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate remedy for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules, EEA Regulations or citizenship laws and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, all of which on average takes 1-5 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence, you have provided, which on average takes 1 – 5 hours. 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;
  • where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses, which on average takes 1 – 5 hours ;
  • preparing your appeal and submitting it on your behalf, which on average takes 1-2 hours;
  • preparing your statements and paginated bundle
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the appeal and any further steps you need to take, which on average takes 1-2 hours

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All appeals are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Applications for EEA Family Permit /EEA regulations /EEA Registration /Permanent residence

 

Type of fee: Agreed/Fixed Fee

 

Costs: Average cost from £1500-£2000

 

(All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated)

 

Who will carry out the work?

 

  • Senior Partner assisted by solicitor
  • Solicitor assisted by a caseworker
  • All work supervised overseen by Senior Partner

 

On average, this type of work takes 15 hours to complete.

 

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

 

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependents
  • Complexities such as past refusals, criminal convictions, adverse immigration history

 

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 the range.

 

What services are included in this?

 

  • Initial attendance and consideration of the options and assessing most appropriate application ( if any ) based on client’s circumstances
  • Advising on requirements of the immigration rules /guidance and specified evidence
  • Advising on method of submission priority. premium standard servicing
  • Assessing supporting evidence and advising on the same
  • Assisting with obtaining further evidence including, engaging with 3rd parties where permitted to etc. medical experts/ banks/employers
  • Preparing application with supporting evidence
  • Preparing detailed representations with index and finalising application submission.
  • Further submission/ providing updates on progress
  • Advising on outcome of application /implications of status/application and next steps

 

The costs quoted here do not include:

 

  • Any Home Office Fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Other expenses where applicable such as VAT, Disbursements for medical/expert evidence/ barristers.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeals/reconsideration/ dependents.

 

We will let you know at the earliest opportunity and before any such fees are incurred by yourself, if any of these are applicable.

 

Timescale to submit application: Applications from instructions take up to six – eight weeks on average depending on complexity of applicant’s immigration history. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

 

Timescale on return of application submitted: We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.

 

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.

Visitor Visa (all types family, tourism, medical etc)

Type of fee: Agreed/Fixed Fee

 

Costs: Average cost from £1800

 

(All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated)

 

Who will carry out the work?

 

  • Senior Partner assisted by solicitor
  • Solicitor assisted by a paralegal
  • All work supervised overseen by Senior Partner

 

On average, this type of work takes 12 hours to complete.

 

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

 

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependents
  • Complexities such as past refusals, criminal convictions, adverse immigration history

 

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 the range.

 

What services are included in this?

 

  • Checks are carried out during a single appointment at our offices.
  • An expert assessment of the application is made.
  • All relevant immigration rules are considered.
  • Advice is given on how the application may be improved with additional evidence.
  • Guidance is provided on how to obtain additional supporting evidence.
  • Compliance with application requirements is assured.

The costs quoted here do not include:

 

  • Any Home Office Fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Other expenses where applicable such as VAT, Disbursements for medical/expert evidence/ barristers.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeals/reconsideration/ dependents.

 

We will let you know at the earliest opportunity and before any such fees are incurred by yourself, if any of these are applicable.

 

Timescale to submit application: Applications from instructions take up to six – eight weeks on average depending on complexity of applicant’s immigration history. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

 

Timescale on return of application submitted: We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.

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.

Visitor Visa (all types family, tourism, medical etc)

Type of fee: Agreed/Fixed Fee

Costs: Average cost £800-£1200

(All figures exclude VAT unless specifically stated)

Who will carry out the work?

  • Senior Partner assisted by solicitor
  • Solicitor assisted by a paralegal
  • All work supervised overseen by Senior Partner

On average, this type of work takes 12 hours to complete.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependents
  • Complexities such as past refusals, criminal convictions, adverse immigration history

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 the range.

What services are included in this?

  • Checks are carried out during a single appointment at our offices.
  • An expert assessment of the application is made.
  • All relevant immigration rules are considered.
  • Advice is given on how the application may be improved with additional evidence.
  • Guidance is provided on how to obtain additional supporting evidence.
  • Compliance with application requirements is assured.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office Fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Other expenses where applicable such as VAT, Disbursements for medical/expert evidence/ barristers.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeals/reconsideration/ dependents.

We will let you know at the earliest opportunity and before any such fees are incurred by yourself, if any of these are applicable.

Timescale to submit application: Applications from instructions take up to six – eight weeks on average depending on complexity of applicant’s immigration history. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

 

Timescale on return of application submitted: We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application.

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.

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