We charge an hourly rate for the following immigration applications;
Applications under the Immigration Rules including
The hourly rates we charge depend on the seniority and experience of your chosen lawyer and are in the following range:
A higher rate may need to be charged if you require urgent or out of hour’s work to be undertaken.
On average, these types of case take between 5-20 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are £875 – £3,500 if the work is done by a junior Solicitor, and up to £1,750 – £7,000 if the work is done solely by one of our most experienced partners. Some cases are suitable for a mix of senior and junior lawyers working as a team. All figures exclude VAT which is charged at 20%. If you reside outside of the European Union no VAT is chargeable.
The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:
The work will involve:
In some cases it may be appropriate to delegate tasks to a trainee solicitor or caseworker. We will seek your agreement before doing so. Work done by a trainee solicitor or caseworker will be charged in the range £100-£150 per hour depending on their experience.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties.
We will handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
The costs quoted here do not include:
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 1-3 weeks of you instructing us depending on the availability of the required documents, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. If your case is urgent with a deadline for submission within 1 week we will discuss with you the practicalities of meeting the deadline and if we are able to do so agree an appropriate plan of action.
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.
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).
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 £3,500 and £7,000 where the work is undertaken by a junior Assistant Solicitor and between £6,000 and £12,000 where the work is undertaken by an experienced 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 £1,000-£5,000 plus VAT depending on the seniority of the barrister and the complexities of the case.
Details of the experience and qualifications of all those who will carry out the work on your case are to be found in our immigration team profiles.
If you wish to instruct us in respect to an application please call us on 020 8808 7535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clients usually start with a one hour consultation with either a partner or solicitor to take your initial instructions and give you our preliminary view on the merits of your case and options. We can also give you a more informed estimate for your particular case after an initial consultation. After the initial consultation you can decide whether you wish to instruct us further in the matter.
Consultations can be in person in either our Tottenham or Chancery Lane office, by Zoom, Skype, Teams or by phone.