Immigration Law

Immigration Services Fee (for our fees for other services please click here)

We will always be transparent with our costs from the outset and want to ensure that we provide the very best service at the most competitive rates and if you are not eligible for legal aid, we can offer a range of private rate packages to suit you from Hourly Rates to Fixed Fees.  We appreciate that every person and every case is different, and we will work with you to understand your needs and expectations.

1 HOURLY RATE

This service will allow you decide on choosing the level of lawyer that you would like to represent you.  Your chosen lawyer will have the requisite experience in the type of case that you have instructed this firm on and will attend all court hearings or other appointments and will be your single point of contact within the firm. You will be assured by the fact that you will always deal with the same individual. The hourly rate service ensures that you only pay for what service you receive and nothing more. We will provide you with a quotation before any work starts and you will receive regular statements setting out work done and costs to date.  Typical fees for cases can range between £500 to £5000 however depending on the type of case it can exceed the typical fee and where this occurs, we will advise you.  Also all our fees exclude disbursements such as experts’ reports, travel, and mileage.

2 FIXED FEE

Some of our clients prefer to pay a Fixed Fee and for that reason that we offer a fixed fee service, meaning that you will know price you have been quoted is the price you will pay. This will offer you certainty from the outset.   We can also offer a fixed fee for stages in a case or for the entirety of a case and will discuss these options with you.  Typical fees for cases can range between £500 to £5000 however depending on the type of case it can exceed the typical fee and where this occurs, we will advise you.  Also all our fees exclude disbursements such as experts’ reports, travel, and mileage.  We also offer service packages as a Fixed Fee, these can be tailored to suit your particular needs.

All of our fees attract VAT at 20% and all disbursements will attract fees at 20%.

Private client charging rates per hour

Please note that our private fees (whether Fixed Fees or Hourly Rates) do not include any disbursement (payments to third parties) such as barrister’s fees, expert’s fees or court fees. 

Solicitor’s and FILEx Level of Experience  Hourly Rate (excl. VAT)
10 Years plus 250 (£)
5-10 Years 225 (£)
0-5 Years 195 (£)
Trainees and Paralegals 175 (£)
Travel to Court or Prison…etc. 65p per mile or the cost of train fare
Fixed Fees are agreed by negotiations, please ask us if you prefer a Fixed Fee. 

Legal aid

We can advise you as to whether legal aid is available, whether it is suitable for your case and whether we are prepared to undertake your case on a publicly funded basis.

In some cases, it may not be economically viable for us to conduct your case on a legally aided basis

Fees excluding VAT, but we will inform you if VAT is payable in your case because some cases are not subject to VAT.

Please note that our private fees do not include VAT or any fees to third parties such as Home Office fees , expert’s fees, translation fees or Tribunal and Court fees  . 

Our services typically include: Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects of success, reviewing all documents, advising on the relevant law and specific evidence, helping you obtain relevant additional evidence such as DNA or Expert Reports, drafting written legal representations to support the application, submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and outcome of application.

SERVICE PACKAGE

FEE

WORK INCLUDED

General Advice in person
or via telephone or social media or Skype

£100

Case specific advice on a one-off basis with written confirmation

Application Packages

EEA Residence Card / Certificate
of Registration

Derivative Rights Residence Card

EU Settled or Pre-Settled status document

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£500-1000

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

EEA Family Permit

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£700-1000

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

10 Years’ Long Residence application

£800-1000

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

Discretionary Leave Outside the Immigration Rules

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£800-1200

Assessment of client’s prospects of success, to include advising on
the relevant law and documentary evidence, written representations, and
submitting application to the Home Office.

In country applications under the Immigration Rules if not specified
elsewhere

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£800-1200

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

Entry Clearance Applications

Visitor (Family / Business / Medical / other purpose)

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£800-1000

Assessment of client’s prospects of success, to include advising on
the relevant law and documentary evidence, written representations, and
completing online application as well as booking biometric appointment.

Providing application and supporting evidence to
client to forward to the applicant abroad.

Entry Clearance other

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£800-1200

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

PBS Applications

Tier 1 (Investor) initial in-country application, ILR or Entry
Clearance

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£2500

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application
.

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) in-country switching application or Entry
Clearance

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£2000

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

Tier 1 extensions or ILR (Entrepreneur / Investor)

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£2000

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent / Exceptional Promise

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£1500

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

Tier 2 Applications

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£1000-£1200

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and outcome
of application.

Tier 4 (Student)

(Add £300 for each dependent if applicable)

£600-800

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

Tier 5 (temporary worker)

£800-1000

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

PBS Dependent (applying separately from their sponsor)

£600-800

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

Asylum / Humanitarian Protection Claims

Asylum / Humanitarian Protection

£700-1200

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

Fresh Claim (Asylum / Humanitarian Protection)

£700-1200

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and documentary
evidence, written representations to support the application, submitting
application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and outcome of
application.

Asylum ILR/FLR (HP/DL extensions)

£300-500

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

Attendance at Home office interview

£120 p/h

To attend with a client on request at any Home Office interview

Other Types of Applications

British Citizenship

Naturalisation / Registration

as British Citizen

£500-800

Meeting client to take instructions, assessment of client’s prospects
of success, reviewing all papers, advising on the relevant law and
documentary evidence, written representations to support the application,
submitting application to the Home Office and advising on timescales and
outcome of application.

Travel Document (Refugee)

£300-400

Advising and assisting including completing and submitting application
to the Home Office

Transfer of Conditions

£500-1000

Advising and assisting including completing and submitting application
to the Home Office

Certificate of Travel (Non-Refugee)

£500

Advising and assisting including completing and submitting application
to the Home Office

Document Checking

£400-800

Checking applications completed by clients to include advice and
checking of evidence

Sponsor License Services

Sponsorship Licence application

£2000-£4000

Applying for sponsorship licence to include advising on RMLT

Sponsor License Application and attendance at Sponsors premises

£3000-£6000

Travel to client office and advise client on Sponsorship licence
application and audit to include submitting the application

Attending Sponsors Home Office Compliance visit

£3000

Pre Licence Audit or Post-Licence Compliance Audit

Revoked Sponsor License Reinstatement

£4000

Reinstatement of licence to include complying with action plan set by
HO

Administrative Review Service

Administrative Review

£400-600

Written representations where no right of appeal PBS entry clearance
applications.

Appeal Packages

Appeal package (where application was not submitted by us)

£1000-1500

Advice, lodging appeal, preparing appeal bundles and representing
before the FTT

Appeal where we have submitted application

£1000-1200

Advice, lodging appeal, preparing appeal bundles and representing
before the FTT

Written adjournment request (if we are not instructed in the appeal
matter)

£200

Seeking adjournments from the FTT when client unable to proceed.

Oral adjournment request at Tribunal

£300

Seeking adjournments (at a hearing) from the FTT when client unable to
proceed.

Bail Packages

Bail application (to Tribunal including hearing at Tribunal)

£1600

Advising assisting, submitting bail application and representing at Bail hearing

Bail application (to a Chief Immigration Officer)

£800-1200

Written application to CIO for bail.

Higher Appeals (Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal)

Application for Permission to Appeal to the Upper Tribunal

£500

Paper application for permission to the First Tier Tribunal or Upper
Tribunal against the First Tier determination

Error of Law hearing and subsequent Substantive hearing

£1000

Following grant of permission on paper – representing at error
of law hearing and a substantive hearing at Upper Tribunal.

Paper Application for Permission to Appeal to the Court of Appeal made
to the Upper Tribunal or to the Court of Appeal by Counsel

£1000

Advice and preparation and lodging of PTA application

Oral Application for Permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal made
to the Court of Appeal by Counsel

£1500

Oral Application for Permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal made
to the Court of Appeal by Counsel.

Substantive Hearing at Court of Appeal (by Counsel)

2500

Advice, preparing appeal bundles and conducting the hearing by
Counsel.

Judicial Review

Pre-Action Protocol Letter

£300-600

Letter before action (PAP Letter) and advice on Home Office response
to the Letter before Judicial Review

Paper Application for Permission to Apply for JR

£1000-1400

Advice, preparing application and filing at Upper Tribunal or high
Court as appropriate.

Oral hearing for permission to apply for JR

£1000

Substantive Hearing for JR by Counsel

£2500

Emergency Injunction Application

£1000

Advice and preparation and filing of application for Injunction

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