Below is an explanation of how we charge for many of the services we provide. Our charges will vary depending on the complexity of each case. We are committed to being transparent and open about the cost of our advice to clients. This means we will always keep you fully informed of the likely cost to you of any advice as your case progresses.
One- Off consultation
The charge for this service is £150 – £275 not including VAT or interpreting, where relevant, depending upon the seniority of lawyer you are seeking to consult.
The charge for this service is £150 -£275 excluding VAT, interpreting costs and other disbursements, the range relates to the seniority of lawyer you wish to consult.
The below are estimates of fees payable for certain types of applications. The actual cost will depend on a number of factors including the complexity of your case and seniority of the lawyer dealing with the matter:
- Spouse / family members applications from £1200
- Tier 4 student applications from £1000
- Applications based on long residence in the UK and other applications outside of the Immigration Rules from £1000
- EEA applications from £600
- Applications to naturalise or register as a British Citizen from £1000
The above fees are exclusive of VAT, disbursements and the Home Office application fee.
If you wish to instruct this firm to represent you in your appeal at either the First Tier or Upper Tribunal level, our fees start at £150 per hour not including VAT, court fees, barrister fees or other disbursements. It should be noted that we offer in-house advocacy services which will normally mean our clients do not have to pay separately for representation at court.
It will be rare that we would be in a position to adequately represent a client at an immigration appeal for less than £3000. If we are contacted for the first time prior to the appeal then the cost is likely to be £3000-£5000. These are approximate figures and the actual cost will depend on the facts in each individual case as well as the seniority of the lawyer who is acting.
We have an in house barrister that helps us to ensure that clients get a full service at a competetive rate
Often a decision of the Home Office will not attract a right of appeal about the remedy of administrative review would be available. Our fee for this service would be from £900 not including VAT or disbursements (Home Office fee)
Asylum And Protection Claims
As legal aid funding remains available for asylum claimants, we will generally not charge clients who are eligible for free representation however the rules on financial eligibility mean that clients need to produce evidence to show their entitlement to legal aid and without such evidence, fees would be payable.
Judicial Review And Higher Court Work
Where public funding is available and a client’s case meets all of the financial and other eligibility requirements we will endeavour to represent an individual under the legal aid scheme.
However, if an individual is not eligible for public funding, or their case is not included within the scope of legal aid, our fees range from £200-£275 per hour not including VAT, court fees, barrister’s fees or other disbursements.
If you are not sure whether there is merit in your case, you are welcome to instruct us to provide you with an assessment as to the merits of your case and whether it is worth taking forward. The cost for consultation on these more complex cases is at an hourly rate of between £200-£275 (plus VAT).
In recognition of the fact that most of our clients will be in prison or detained when they are informed that the UKBA wishes to deport them, and with the increasing unavailability of legal aid in this type of work, we offer a very competitive hourly rate of £150 per hour not including VAT.
The overall cost of representation at this stage will normally be £3000-£5000 depending on the complexity of the case and will normally include a prison or detention centre visit for an initial consultation. Please note that this cost does not include VAT or disbursements (for example, translation costs, travel costs etc). We will be in a better position to provide you with an estimate of the costs of the case after our first meeting.
If you wish to instruct this firm to represent you in your appeal at either the First Tier or Upper Tribunal level, our fees for this stage of representation are charged at £200 per hour not including VAT or disbursements (this means that court fees, interpreting fees, barrister’s fees, and any other disbursements are not included in the rate). The overall cost of representing a client in a deportation appeal can vary enormously and will normally depend on how much preparatory work has been done prior to the decision to deport has been made.
It will be rare that we would be in a position to adequately represent a client at a deportation appeal for less than £3000, even if this firm has undertaken the first stage preparatory work as explained above. If we are contacted for the first time prior to the appeal, then the cost is likely to be £4000-£6000. This is an approximate figure and will depend on the facts in each individual case. We will regularly be in a position to conduct our own advocacy (representation) at the Tribunal helping to reduce the overall cost to our clients.
If you wish to discuss the likely cost of your case, please contact us online or by phone on 020 3393 7713.