Our fee structure is set up so as to give you a clear understanding of what our services cost from the very outset, and what the maximum amount you would have to pay is.
This means that you will know, before we begin to work on your case, what our charges will be, and these charges will not change, unless there is a change of circumstance in your case and the nature of the work we need to do changes. We will always inform you before we begin any such work, and give you an estimate of the additional fees. We will also inform you before we bill you for any disbursements we make on your behalf, such as interpreter and translation costs, expert reports and unusual travel expenses.
All our work is privately funded even though the clients are made aware of their entitlement to have public funding. Unfortunately we do not undertake any Legal Aid Work.
We recognise that seeing a solicitor often comes at a difficult and stressful time in a person’s life. We aim to provide high quality legal advice combined with value for money.
Our cost commitment is as follows:
- A Transparent fee structure agreed in advance
- Regular fully itemised billing
- Value for money for service
- No hidden extras at any time
All fees exclude disbursements and expenses.
Our fees are mainly calculated using an hourly rate, which is set according to our fee earners’ knowledge and experience. Please refer to our fee earning categories below and to our individual profile pages.
Our current hourly rates range from £140 to £350, 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.
For convenience 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. The prices listed below are for guidance only. We can give you a quote reflecting the complexity and urgency of your case in advance of any work undertaken. 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, we are able to agree a fixed fee, the fees we quote will be tailored to your case. We do not currently offer a no win/ no charge arrangements or other contingency fee or damage-based arrangement.
Fee earner category and applicable rates:
|Solicitors with 3 years + experience||£250|
|Solicitors with 3 years – experience||£165.00|
|Trainees and paralegal||£140|
|Consultation by appointment||£60|
|Where VAT is chargeable (generally persons with lawful residence) this is charged at 20%|
Type of Service
|Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)||£5000|
|Tier 1 (Investor)||£5000|
|Tier 2 initial application||£1200|
|Tier 4 initial application or extension of stay||£1000|
|PBS Dependant’s visa (applying separately from/with the main applicant)||£1000|
|Dependants of EEA migrants other than spouse or child||£1200|
|Entry Clearance Applications (Spouse, Fiancé, Dependent Children under 18, Adult Dependant Relatives)||£1500|
|Applications for leave to remain outside the immigration rules||£1200|
|Applications for indefinite leave to remain – SET (O) / SET (M)||£1800|
|Applications for indefinite leave to remain – All other categories||£1500|
|Applications for leave to remain under the family or private life route||£1200|
|Applications for an extension of stay under the family or private life route||£1200|
|EEA Family Permit||£1200|
|Applications for an EEA residence card for a partner or child of an EEA national||£1200|
|Applications for retained rights of residence||£1500|
|Applications for permanent right of residence||£1500|
|Applications for British citizenship||£1200|
|Replacement residence Card (BRP NTL)||£500|
|Completing and submitting an application for Administrative Review||£750|
|Further Representations, Reconsiderations, Statement of Additional Grounds||£500-£1000|
|Deportation (excluding advocacy)||£750 -£3000|
Type of Service
|Bail applications to the First Tier Tribunal||£1000-£1500|
|Lodging grounds of Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal||£500|
|All appeals preparation of case (excluding advocacy)||£650|
|Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal||£500|
|Paper appeals to FTT||£800|
|Judicial Review Oral Renewal/Reconsideration Hearing||£500-£750|
Type of Service
|Residential Conveyancing (free hold)||£750|
|Residential Conveyancing (lease hold)||£850|
|Commercial grant of a new lease||£1300|
|Assignment of a lease||£1000|
Type of Service
Fees starting from*
|Petitioner Divorce – Undefended||£1000 – £1200|
|Responded Divorce – Undefended||£750|
* these are rough guides only.
These services do not include:
- Negotiating the family finances
- Difficulties in serving your spouse with the divorce petition or other complexities that arise regarding this.
- Bailiff fees for personal service of the divorce petition or any other court fees in relation to service
- Instructing tracing agents and personal service of the divorce petition or any other fees in relation to this
- Resolving childcare arrangements
- The Petitioner’s costs if a costs order is made against the respondent
- Any required attendance at Court
- The court fees
Any case that is defended (contested) or the matter is not covered by our above services, all work will be conducted and billed at our hourly charging rates which ranges from £165 to £350 plus VAT depending on the legal qualifications, experience and expertise of the person dealing with your case.
During the initial consultation or any subsequent meetings, we will be able to advise you about your options including the hourly rates or providing fixed fee quotes for specific items of work.
* These are approximated guide fees only and may vary significantly depending on the complexities of your individual case.
The prices exclude VAT (where applicable).
We will normally require a payment on account upon instruction where we are able to offer a fixed fee.
Additional charges may apply for travel time and waiting at the tribunal at the rate of £60 per hour. Travel expenses are not included for out of London venues.
All disbursements will need to be paid for separately in addition to the fees for our services. Examples of disbursements include home office/visa application fees, court application fees, postage, interpreting/translation services, medical reports fees, expert report fees, mileage/travel expenses etc. This is not an exhaustive list and is meant purely as a guide.
*Initial consultation fee will be deducted from the final bill if we then go on to deal with your case.
**Immigration applications for more than one individual will be charged at an extra 50% per application for each additional person