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OUR FEES

OUR FEES

As a forward-thinking law firm, we believe that our clients should be in control of what they pay, when they pay and how they pay for our legal services.

That’s why, rather than giving you a single fee quote, we will always provide you with a range of fee options to choose from, based on the level of service that you prefer.

You’ll also have control over when you pay our professional fees.  Whether you wish to pay for everything in advance or agree a flexible instalment plan, the choice is yours.

Paying our professional fees is easy too, via our online payment gateway.  We accept Paypal and all major credit cards, but if you’d rather arrange a bank transfer then that’s also fine.  Again, it’s entirely up to you.

Fixed Fees

We conduct all our work on an agreed fixed fee basis.  There are no hourly rates and no hidden extras.

At the outset, your barrister will take time to understand your needs and agree both the scope of work and a timeframe for the work to be completed.  Once we know what you need and by when, we will offer you a range of fixed fees that will cover all of the work required.

Our quote will assume that you will provide us with the necessary information to deliver the agreed scope of work within the agreed timeframe.  In discussion with you we may charge additional fees if the scope of work or timeframe changes for reasons beyond our control.

Competitive Fees

Our fees are highly competitive because, unlike many traditional barristers, we work directly with our clients, without the involvement of a solicitor.  This means that our clients only need to pay for one lawyer rather than two. We also keep our overheads and fixed costs down by using electronic case-management systems and other technologies that ensure a streamlined service for our clients.  

Most Expenses Included

We do not bill separately for the usual running expenses of a law firm such as telephone calls, photocopying, printing, stationery, document storage, postage or travel within London.

Our fees do not include costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties (known as disbursements), such as Home Office fees, Court or Tribunal fees, independent expert fees and translation/interpretation fees.  Where such costs arise, you will be responsible for these, so that you always know exactly what is being paid and to whom.

VAT

All fees quoted below are exclusive of VAT.  VAT will be added at 20% where this is required by law.  For example, VAT will be added where you are in the UK and have, or previously had, leave to remain.  If you normally reside outside the UK then VAT will not be added.

OUR PROFESSIONAL FEES

  • Initial Consultation Meetings

    Our professional fees for a 1 hour initial consultation meeting with an immigration barrister are typically as follows:

    • Senior Immigration Barrister (typically 10+ years experience): £350
    • Mid-Range Immigration Barrister (typically 3-10 years experience): £300
    • Junior Immigration Barrister (typically up to 3 years experience): £250

    Whichever level of barrister you choose, we will ask for payment in advance of the meeting in order to confirm the appointment.   

    We may need to charge more if your matter requires significant additional legal research or an extended meeting.  If this is the case then we will let you know before confirming your appointment.

    We would be happy to discuss the most appropriate barrister for your initial consultation meeting, as well as for any further work going forward.  

  • Application Preparation & Submission

    Because we approach each case individually and no two cases are the same, our professional fees for preparing and submitting visa and immigration applications also vary from case to case.  

    Our professional fee for preparing and submitting a simple visa or immigration application is typically between £1,000 and £3,000.  An application of medium complexity will typically cost between £3,000 and £6,000. Our professional fee for preparing and submitting a more complex application is likely to be between £6,000 and £9,000.  

    Factors that may increase or decrease our overall fee quote include:

    • the seniority of the barrister;
    • the complexity of the issues in the case;
    • the number of applicants, including any dependants;
    • the volume of supporting documents or witnesses;
    • the timeframe for completion of the application;
    • whether it is a standard, priority, super priority or VIP application;
    • whether we were instructed to prepare an earlier initial or extension application;

    We accept payment in advance or by instalments and offer preferential rates where there are multiple main applicants, multiple dependants and for returning clients.

    We will be pleased to provide you with a range of fixed fee options to choose from, based on the circumstances of your case and the level of service that you require, once we have more information about your matter.

    For details of the work that we typically include as part of our visa or immigration application preparation and submission service, please see Our Services page.

  • Appeal Preparation & Representation

    No two appeal cases are the same and we approach each case individually.  Because of this, our professional fees for preparing immigration appeals and providing representation at immigration appeal hearings also vary from case to case.  

    Our professional fee for preparing a simple visa or immigration appeal to the First-tier Tribunal and providing representing at an appeal hearing before the First-tier Tribunal is typically between £2,000 and £4,000.  An appeal of medium complexity will typically cost between £4,000 and £6,000. Our professional fee for preparing a more complex immigration appeal and providing representation at the appeal hearing is likely to be between £6,000 and £8,000.  

    Factors that may increase or decrease our overall fee quote include:

    • the seniority of the barrister;
    • the complexity of the legal issues in the case;
    • the number of appellants, including any dependants;
    • the volume of supporting documents or witnesses;
    • the timeframe available to prepare the appeal;
    • the location of the appeal hearing;
    • whether we were instructed to prepare an earlier visa or immigration application;

    We accept payment in advance or by instalments and offer preferential rates where there are multiple appellants and for returning clients.

    We will be pleased to provide you with a range of fixed fee options to choose from, based on the circumstances of your case and the level of service that you require, once we have more information about your matter.

    For details of the work that we typically undertake as part of our visa or immigration appeal preparation and representation service, please see Our Services page.  

    If you would like a quote for an appeal to the Upper Tribunal or above, for Administrative Review or Judicial Review proceedings or if you are a legal representative looking to instruct counsel to attend a hearing only then please contact us for further details of our fees.

WHAT CAN WE HELP YOU WITH?

To arrange an initial consultation meeting, call our immigration barristers on 0203 617 9173 or fill out the form below.

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