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Free Consultation in Immigration & Family Matter

Our Fees

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Immigration

 

We can agree to charge fixed fees but can also agree to work on an hourly rate basis; we are able to provide average costs that you can incur during your matter. Below is an estimate of costs as a guide only, but we can give an accurate cost assessment once we have full details of your matter: -

 

Type of Application and Average fee:

 

1.   Free consultation first 20 minutes then charge £50.00 which is adjustable in final fee

2.   Premium same day service / average Fees is £300-£600

3.   Visit Visa application / Average Fees is £300-£1500

4.   Asylum matter / Average Fee is £500-£2000

5.   Asylum appeal / Average Fee is £500-£2000

6.   Tier 1 all application / Average Fee is £500-£2000

7.   Tier 2 initial application further leave, or settlement / Average Fee is £500-£2000

8.   Home Office interview attendance / Average fee is £250.00 to £500.00

9.   Tier 4 All type of application / Average Fee is £300-£2000

11.   All type of EEA application Average Fee is £300-£1500

12.   Registration certificate of an EEA nation / average fee is £200-£1000

13.   Spouse visa applications further leave, or settlement / Average Fee is £300-£1500

14.   Applications outside the immigration rules / Average Fee is £300-£1500

15.   Settlement application under the 10-year rule / Average Fee is £300-£1500

16.   Leave to remain under the family or private life route / Average Fee is £300-£1500

18.   Applications for retained rights of residence / Average Fee is £300-£1500

20.   Applications for British citizenship / Average Fee is £300-£2000

21.   Lodging grounds of appeal to the First Trier Tribunal Average Fee is £300-£2000

22.   First Tier Tribunal appeal / Average fee is £300-£1500

23.   Applications for permission to appeal to Upper Tribunal / Average Fee is £300-£2000

24.   Judicial Review (Pre-action) against Home Office / Average fee is £500-£1000.00

25.   Judicial Review against Home Office / average fee is £500-£1500

26.   Appeal to The Court of appeal / average fee £00-£3000

All visa application fees will cover the following work: -

  • Instructions
  • Initial Advice
  • Assessing the relevant required documents
  • Preparing legal representation
  • Preparing Applicant’s statement (if necessary)
  • Preparing application bundle
  • Preparation and Submission of Application
  • All necessary correspondence with the Home Office

When you provide us all the requested documentation, we should be able to submit your application in 1-2 weeks. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Normally the Home Office takes three to six months.

However, we do chase a response on your behalf.

 

VAT is chargeable on all our fees and disbursements @ 20% and disbursement i.e. counsel’s fee, IHS Surcharge, Home office fee, which vary depending on your application. Some clients are exempted from VAT i.e. visit visa application, spouse visa from outside UK, human rights application etc.

 

Our fees are calculated by reference to the law society guideline hourly rates, all rates are subject to VAT (where VAT Applies) where a company is VAT registered.

 

For hourly rate basis, our charges are set below:

 

Solicitors/legal executives with over 8 years post qualification experience Grade A £267.00
Solicitors/legal executives with over 4 years’ experience grade B £229.00
other qualified solicitors / legal executives grade C £165.00
Trainee/paralegal Grade D £121.00

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

Our clients are responsible for expenses to be incurred on their matter.  These expenses are separate from our own costs and are payable in addition. Depending upon the nature of your matter we will explain to you what those expenses are. Please note that the fee will not cover any disbursements. The nature of disbursements differs from case to case for example Court Fee, application Fee to the Home Office and Immigration Health Surcharge, medical expert fee, interpreter fee, social worker fee or counsel fee. All the disbursements will be paid by you separately.

 

 

Debt Recovery

 

We can agree to charge fixed fees but can also agree to work on an hourly rate basis; we are able to provide average costs that you can incur during your matter. Below is an estimate of costs as a guide only, but we can give an accurate cost assessment once we have full details of your matter: -

 

We have split the costs on three main stages.

 

(1)  Debt recovery before court proceeding:

 

 

  • We will take initial instructions, study relevant documentation and advice.
  • Write to the other party for debt payment within a specified period
  • Letter of claim in accordance with the pre-action protocol
  • Receipt of money

 

 

 

 

 

Our Estimated Fees for claims before court proceedings:

 

 

VAT is chargeable on our fees @ 20% and VAT also applies on some disbursement @20%.

 

The average fees are based on the matter if running smoothly with other party. If the other party does not respond to our letter before claim or agree to pay the debt, then we initiate court proceedings for recovery of the outstanding debt. If the matter goes to Court for the recovery of the debt, then our average fee will be different.

 

Our Estimated Fees for claims involving court proceedings:

 

Value of Debt

Estimated Fees

Our average fees Debt up to £5000.00   -

£ 1,500 .00 - £4000.00

Our average fees Debt up to £ 10000.00 -

£2500.00 - £8000.00

Our average fees Debt up to £ 25000.00 -

£10,000.00 -   £23,000.00

Our average fees Debt up to £ 50,000.00   -

An hourly rate will be applicable as the fees vary greatly due to complexity and costs for fees can be estimated in the region of £40,000.00.

 

 

(2)  We provide following services for court proceeding:

 

Issuing claim

  • Where there is a lack of defence, court application for default judgement,
  • Request payment from the other party once default judgement received
  • Receipt of debt
  • Further advice if payment is not received within time periods
  • Representation at a court hearing

 

 

The table below shows court fees payable which are subject to revision

 

Value of your claim

Court issued claim

Filed via SDT/MCOL*

Up to

£300

 

 

£35

£25

Greater than

£300

but no more than

£500

£50

£35

Greater than

£500

but no more than

£1,000

£70

£60

Greater than

£1,000

but no more than

£1,500

£80

£70

Greater than

£1,500

but no more than

£3,000

£115

£105

Greater than

£3,000

but no more than

£5,000

£205

£185

Greater than

£5,000

but no more than

£10,000

£455

£410

Greater than

£10,000

but no more than

£200,000

5% of the value of the claim

4.5% of the value of the claim

Greater than

£200,000

 

 

£10,000

N/a

*Maximum amount for Secure Data Transfer (SDT) or Money Claim OnLine (MCOL) £99,999.99

Secure Data Transfer is a secure system to enable customers issuing in bulk to upload and transfer data files directly from their systems to HM Courts & Tribunals Service systems.

 

 VAT is chargeable on our fees @ 20% and VAT also applies on some disbursement @20%.

The average fees are based on the matter if running smoothly with the other party. But if we receive any defended debt claim or any other possible action then the fee will be different and will increase.

 

(3) Enforcement proceedings: -

 

Where we are successful in obtaining a court judgement or settlement in your favour but the other party defaults in making a payment, it may be necessary to instigate enforcement proceedings:

 

The following services may apply:

 

  • Providing advice on the best course of action for enforcement
  • Issuing a writ
  • Liaising with Bailiffs/ Enforcement Officers
  • Instructing Private Investigators
  • Enforcement action
  • Instructions to Counsel for example for representation at a court hearing

 

 Time periods:

 Usually matters are concluded without a court application in 1-2 months of initial instructions but where we issue court proceeding, they can be concluded in 3-6 months. This time period is based upon the cooperation by the other party. If enforcement action is needed, then the matter can be longer.

 

For hourly rate basis, our charges are set below:

Our fees are calculated by reference to the law society guideline hourly rates, all rates are subject to VAT where a company is VAT registered.

  • Solicitors/legal executives with over 8 years post qualification experience Grade A £267.00
  • Solicitors/legal executives with over 4 years’ experience grade B £229.00
  • Other qualified solicitors / legal executives grade C £165.00
  • Trainee/paralegal Grade D £121.00

 

Expenses: 

Our clients are responsible for expenses to be incurred on their matter.  These expenses are separate from our own costs and are payable in addition. Depending upon the nature of your matter we will explain to you what those expenses are.

They could be for example court fees, barrister’s fees, bailiff fees etc.

 

Employment (unfair   or wrong dismissal, settlement agreements)

 We can agree to charge fixed fees but can also agree to work on an hourly rate basis; we are able to provide average costs that you can incur during your matter. Below is an estimate of costs as a guide only, but we can give an accurate cost assessment once we have full details of your matter: -

In unfair and wrongful dismissal, settlement agreements from employment cases, we set out average fees:

Our average fee: £100-£5000.  If the matter is not solved in early conciliation and is more complicated or we are required to start tribunal proceedings, then our fee can be on average £1000 - £5000. VAT is chargeable on all our fees and disbursements @ 20%.

We provide following services:

 

Initial instructions

  • Review of documents
  • Advice on the merits and likely compensation.
  • Advice on entering conciliation

 

Tribunal proceeding: If the matter does not resolve at the conciliation stage and we file or defend a claim, this will increase the costs and the following services will be provided:

 

Preparing claim or response

  • Reviewing and advising on claim
  • Response from other party
  • Negotiating for settlement
  • Preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking and drafting witness statements
  • Preparing bundle
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements
  • Preparation for Final one day Hearing,
  • Instructions to Counsel
  • Drafting settlement agreements

 

 

The above said cost estimate is only a guideline and may not apply to all claims. Our average fee is set out below: 

For claims of up to £100000.00 our costs are between £1000-£50000.

VAT is chargeable on all our fees and disbursements at 20%.

Complex claims and the issue   of proceedings can increase our fees which would factor in:

 

·   Complexity of the claim

·   Other employment claims

·   Number of documents requiring review and advice

·   Allegations of discrimination

·   Acting against a litigant in person (someone who is not legally represented in their claim)

·   Number of witness statements

 

Time periods: Mostly these matters resolve in the pre-conciliation stage, then we should be able to resolve the matter in 6-8 weeks and if your claim proceeds to final hearing then it could be resolved in 4-6 months. This is an estimated time period that will depend on the cooperation from all parties. We will be in a position to provide clearer time periods once we have further details of your matter.

For hourly rate basis, our charges are set below:

Our fees are calculated by reference to the law society guideline hourly rates, all rates are subject to VAT where a company is VAT registered.

 

·   Solicitors/legal executives with over 8 years post qualification experience Grade A £267.00

·   Solicitors/legal executives with over 4 years’ experience grade B £229.00

·   Other qualified solicitors / legal executives grade C £165.00

·   Trainee/paralegal Grade D £121.00

 

Expenses:

Our clients are responsible for expenses to be incurred on their matter.  These expenses are separate from our own costs and are payable in addition. Depending upon the nature of your matter we will explain to you what those expenses are.

Funding options: You may have legal expenses cover attached to a home or car insurance policy, a business protection policy, credit card insurance or you may be a member of a Union. These institutions may be willing to fund your matter through your legal expenses insurance cover if you obtain authority from them. It is your duty to check any policy that you have and to make a claim.

 

Motoring Offences 

If you are to be disqualified due to under Part I of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and s89 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and any  driving offence, due to which your licence was revoked and you want to request to court to assess your financial and family circumstance please contact us. We also represent those people whose circumstance are such that without driving licence it is difficult for him and his family to survive.

 

Following work will cover your fees: -

Instructions

Initial Advice relation to plea and likely sentence

advice on the options available to the court in relation to sentencing

advice on whether an exceptional hardship, or special reasons argument should be made

Assessing all the circumstances

Preparing statement (if necessary)

Preparing statement from independent witness

Instruct an expert where necessary

Preparing bundle where necessary

Preparation and Submission of bundle in court or relevant department

Representing you or send a counsel (where necessary)

Representation at a single hearing

discuss the outcome with you.

Apply to higher court against lower court judgement If required (this will carry an additional cost)

 

We can agree to charge fixed fees but can also agree to work on an hourly rate basis; we are able to provide average costs that you can incur during your matter. Below is an estimate of costs as a guide only, but we can give an accurate cost assessment once we have full details of your matter: -

 

Our Average fees:

 

From initial instruction to court proceeding: £300-£1500

VAT is chargeable on all our fees @20%. Disbursement including VAT i.e. counsel’s fee, expert witness advice

 

Time periods:

It varies for different matters; we will provide clearer time periods once we have received all your instruction.

Our hourly rates are set below:

Our fees are calculated by reference to the law society guideline hourly rates, all rates are subject to VAT where a company is VAT registered.

 

·   Solicitors/legal executives with over 8 years post qualification experience Grade A £267.00

·   Solicitors/legal executives with over 4 years’ experience grade B £229.00

·   Other qualified solicitors / legal executives grade C £165.00

·   Trainee/paralegal Grade D £121.00

 

Expenses:

Our clients are responsible for expenses to be incurred on their matter.  These expenses are separate from our own costs and are payable in addition. Depending upon the nature of your matter we will explain to you what those expenses are.

 

Commercial Lease matter

We can agree to charge fixed fees but can also agree to work on an hourly rate basis; we are able to provide average costs that you can incur during your matter. Below is an estimate of costs as a guide only, but we can give an accurate cost assessment once we have full details of your matter: -

 

Our average fee for commercial lease matters is: £500-£1500

 

Plus, DISBURSEMENT, VAT is chargeable on our fees @ 20% and VAT also applies on some disbursement @20%. Other costs in addition to our fees, some time if you are a buyer then you must pay the Landlord solicitors fee as well. It depends upon your agreed terms and conditions with the seller.

Time Period: From the date of your instruction we estimate it will take 6-8 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties’ cooperation to each other or the complexities that arise during the transaction.

We provide following services:

 

·   Initial instructions and advice

·   Review and advice on lease documents

·   Carry out searches

·   Obtain further planning documentation if required

·   Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor

·   Give you advice on all documents and information received

·   Send final contracts to you for signature

·    Agree completion date (date from which you own the lease property)

·   Exchange contracts

·   Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you

·   Complete purchase

·   Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax

·   Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

 

Stamp Duty Land Tax

 

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website.

Our hourly rates are set below:

Our fees are calculated by reference to the law society guideline hourly rates, all rates are subject to VAT where a company is VAT registered.

 

  • Solicitors/legal executives with over 8 years post qualification experience Grade A £267.00
  • Solicitors/legal executives with over 4 years’ experience grade B £229.00
  • Other qualified solicitors / legal executives grade C £165.00
  • Trainee/paralegal Grade D £121.00

 

Expenses:

 

Our clients are responsible for expenses to be incurred on their matter.  These expenses are separate from our own costs and are payable in addition. Depending upon the nature of your matter we will explain to you what those expenses are.

 

Conveyancing (residential Sale/Purchase)

 

We can agree to charge fixed fees but can also agree to work on an hourly rate basis; we are able to provide average costs that you can incur during your matter. Below is an estimate of costs for

  • Freehold sale or purchase
  • Leasehold sale or purchase
  • Mortgages or re-mortgages

as a guide only, but we can give an accurate cost assessment once we have full details of your matter: -

 

Sale:

If you are selling your property and we represent you in this matter, then our fees will be as we describe below.

 

Our average fee for sale is: £500-£900

PLUS, DISBURSEMENT, VAT is chargeable on our fees @ 20% and VAT also applies on some disbursement @20%.

 

Purchase:

If you are borrowing money and we are not on the panel for your chosen lender, the lender may appoint their own solicitor who will render separate charges.

Our average fee for Purchase is: £500-£900

Plus, disbursement, VAT is chargeable on our fees @ 20% and VAT also applies on some disbursement @20%.

 

·   HM Land Registry fee. The fees chargeable by the land registry can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hm-land-registry-registration-services-fees

 

Conveyancer's disbursements

  • Search fees £250 (approx.)
  • HM Land Registry fee - based on the value of the transaction
  • Electronic money transfer fee minimum £30.

 

 

Sale:

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf, although you are responsible for providing the funds.

If your Property is leasehold, additional costs may arise and there are some additional disbursements as well.

*Fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents. Please note any specified disbursements for fixed amounts may be subject to change.

 

Time Period:

 

From the date of accepting your offer normally it will take 5-8 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties cooperation to each other or the complexities that arise during the transaction.

 

We provide following services:

 

  • Initial Instruction and advice
  • Check finances are in place and the source of funds and contact
  • Lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller's solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of the mortgage offer with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax

 

Stamp Duty Land Tax: This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website.

 

For hourly rate basis, our charges are set below:

Our fees are calculated by reference to the law society guideline hourly rates, all rates are subject to VAT where a company is VAT registered.

 

  • Solicitors/legal executives with over 8 years post qualification experience Grade A £267.00
  • Solicitors/legal executives with over 4 years’ experience grade B £229.00
  • Other qualified solicitors / legal executives grade C £165.00
  • Trainee/paralegal Grade D £121.00

 

 

Expenses:

 

Our clients are responsible for expenses to be incurred on their matter.  These expenses are separate from our own costs and are payable in addition. Depending upon the nature of your matter we will explain to you what those expenses are.

 

Please note that we have provided an estimate of our costs above.  Our clients still have to pay disbursement separately in addition to our fees.

 

Important Notice:

 

Please call our office no: 01753463786 / 07581407774 and make an appointment with the relevant person for a quote of our fees.