Immigration Pricing Information
We provide a range of advice and assistance services for individuals and businesses looking for advice on legal immigration issues. On this page, we have set out our typical range of prices for our services and details of what is included.
How much will immigration advice cost?
For all immigration cases, we will fully consider the matter with any client in order to understand their specific requirements, which will inevitably vary between clients. Below we have set out our estimated fixed fee ranges (excluding disbursements) for a typical immigration matter covering the main types of cases. The precise estimated fee can only be determined after the initial consultation when client’s specific requirements have been determined.
When we start work for you we will provide you with details of our terms and an estimate of cost and timescales that is specific to your circumstances. Estimates are not binding but we should not exceed these costs without good reason or warning you in advance that extra cost is likely to be incurred.
If a fixed fee is not determinable, then we will charge on an hourly basis.
Vat will apply to those who have status in the UK and we reserve the right to consider discretionary reductions or increases to the brackets detailed in line with particular client circumstances or case complexities.
Types of Immigration Case and the range of costs
|Visit or Spouse Visa||
£150 – £750
|Further Leave to Remain||
£250 – £1,000
|Indefinite leave to remain||
£250 – £750
|Tier 1 Investor/Entrepreneur||
£1,000 – £2,000
|Asylum / Deportation||
£250 – £1,000
|Human Rights Applications||
£250 – £1,000
|Citizenship / Right of Abode||
£100 – £600
£100 – £750
|Appeals to First-Tier Tribunal||
£200 – £1,000
|Challenges to FtT / UT||
£100 – £500
How we charge for this work
We usually work on a fixed fee basis. Our fees are based on various factors, including the complexity of the matter and the relevant circumstances. As our fees are based on an assessment of the time that we expect each application to take due to the anticipated work involved, and since each application is different, we provide a quote for a fixed fee following our initial consultation.
Other fee arrangements
We do not offer any conditional fee agreements, damages based agreements or so-called “no win no fee” agreements for this area of work.
Disbursements: costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties
Each application may be subject to a relevant Home Office application fee / Health Surcharge / Court fee / Counsel fee etc. applying at the time of submission or in relation to the case. You may also be charged additional fees for any interpreters.
Services that are included
Typical key stages in immigration advice
- Initial consultation with the client
- Advice on legal framework, process, supporting documents and timings
- Preparation of the application (with form if applicable)
- Review of supporting documents
- Submission of the application
If any of the stages are not required, the fee will be reduced accordingly. You may wish to handle some aspects of the application yourself and only have our advice on some of the stages. This can also be arranged to meet your individual needs.
Personal Injury & Housing Disrepair Pricing Information
Our Personal injury and Housing Disrepair claims are based upon a No Win no Fee Agreement.
A no win no fee agreement – often referred to as a conditional fee agreement (CFA) – is a written agreement between you and your solicitor which allows you to bring a personal injury compensation/housing disrepair claim without having to pay your solicitor anything if you lose your case.
Once your solicitor has agreed to take your case on a no win no fee basis, there will be no upfront costs that you are required to pay and you only have to pay your solicitor anything if your case is successful and you are awarded compensation.
No win no fee agreements are regulated by the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (as amended by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012). This provides that solicitors are allowed to charge a ‘success fee’ from their compensation claim client if they win their case.
There is a cap on the amount of success fee that a solicitor is allowed to charge which is set by the Lord Chancellor. This cap is currently set at 25 per cent of your final compensation package. This means if you are awarded £2,000 in compensation, the law firm representing you would keep £500 (25 percent).
Your solicitor cannot charge you more than 25 percent of the compensation you are awarded for your injury. Most will charge you 25 percent, but some charge less. You will agree the amount of the success fee your solicitor will take before they start your case. They will ensure that you understand everything involved in the process and answer any questions you have before you sign the no win no fee agreement.
Are there any other hidden costs involved that I will have to pay?
There may be some costs you will have to pay your solicitor back for when your case is successfully concluded. This would include things like expert medical reports, barristers’ fees and court fees.
If you are not already insured for legal costs (many people are already covered as part of their motor or house insurance policy), you will usually be required to take out after the event (ATE) legal expense insurance to cover any such costs and to allow your solicitor to provide the no-win no-fee service.
Your solicitor will arrange this policy for you. If you do take out an ATE insurance policy, you won’t have to pay for it upfront and you only pay the premium for it if your claim is successful.
ATE insurance will also cover the legal fees and costs you would need to pay if your case is abandoned part way through your claim. This could happen, for example, if it becomes clear following expert evidence that your case is not as strong as was initially thought.
Put simply, if you lose your case there is generally nothing that you have to pay. The risk is transferred from you to the solicitor when you sign the no win no fee agreement, which is why solicitors will only take your case on this basis if your case has a good chance of success.
In exceptional circumstances, you may be ordered by the court to pay the other party’s legal expenses. This will usually only arise, however, if the court feels your case was dishonest or fraudulent – as long as you are completely honest with your solicitor though, you have nothing to fear.
Similarly, you may be required to pay a termination fee to your solicitor if your case doesn’t proceed because you don’t fully cooperate with your legal representative. This could arise if you deliberately lied to your solicitor, if you don’t turn up at a court hearing, or if you failed to go to your expert medical examination.
The termination fee will be based on the amount of time your solicitor has already spent on your claim, but again, you don’t need to worry about this as long as you tell your solicitor the truth and do what she or he asks you to do.
What sort of claims can be brought on a no win no fee basis?
Most personal injury compensation and housing disrepair cases can be brought on a no win no fee basis, with some of the most common ones including: