Shawstone Associates Fees

How can we help you?

At Shawstone Associates, we believe in quality and understand that the cost of your case is cost-efficient. We thrive in providing you with dedication to your case and understand that the costs of your case is important to you and to those involved in your case. We have therefore provided you with a breakdown of our charges. We operate to provide you with an agreed fee and a range of the costs involved in a typical case. We take time to agree the costs with you by understanding you, your case and the work involved.

We also provide legal services through Legal Aid. Please speak to us and we can assess your case and financial situation to ascertain if legal aid is available to you.

Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards, and registration certificates.

On average, this type of work takes between 5-10 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1200 -£2420 plus VAT. We will be charging you an agreed fee between £800 -£1200 Plus VAT. The fee agreed would depend on the time we believe is to be spent on your case.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependants

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range.

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how. Considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 2-4 hours;
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
  • Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf, which we anticipate will take 4-5 hours;
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

The amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents .

Applications under the Immigration Rules, including:

  • Student and work experience visas
  • Visit visas (for tourism, or visiting friends / family)
  • Spouse and partners applications, including fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners
  • Dependent relative and family reunion applications
  • Ancestry visas
  • Other categories, such as applications on the basis of long residence, private and Family life under Article 8 of the ECHR and appendix FM

On average, this type of work takes between 10-15 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2420 -3630. We would charge you an agreed fee of between £1200-£1500 plus VAT.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependants

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range.

What services are included

The work will involve:
  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 2-3 hours;
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 2-3 hours
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
  • Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf, which we anticipate will take 3-4 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 1-2 hours of work.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

Advice and Representation at the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)

Where you require our expert advice and assistance in relation to an appeal matter, our costs can average between 20-40 hours. Appeal’s can be complex and therefore we would agree a fee between £2500-£7000 plus VAT. Counsel may also need to be instructed to assist with your Appeal and their costs can range between £500-£2000 plus VAT.

Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System;

On average, this type of work takes between 15-20 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £3630-£4840 plus VAT. We would charge you an agreed fee between £2500-£4000 plus VAT.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak
  • Whether you are applying with other dependants

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable Immigration Rules, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range.

What services are included

The work will involve:

  • Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 5-6hours;
  • Considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 3-5 hours;
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
  • Preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf, which we anticipate will take 3-4 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 2-3 hours of work.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

The amount of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents Disbursements are not included in costs set out above:

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Disbursements are paid in addition to the costs of your case:

  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 5 hours with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case.
  • Independent expert reports e.g. medical experts. These are not required in many cases: we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary.
  • If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
  • Counsel’s and other experts

The costs quoted do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuse your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.

We will aim to be able to submit applications within 3 months of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. There are certain types of application which can be completed within 3-4 weeks. When you instruct us we will provide you with an estimation of timeline on how an when your case is likely to be submitted and when a decision is likely to be reached.

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.

All our fess does not include VAT. If you reside outside of the European Union no VAT is chargeable.

Get in touch

Get in contact with us today for a solution to all your immigration related problems. We are specialist immigration solicitors who can assist you with a range of applications. Contact us either by filling out our contact us page below, or you can telephone us and we will be able to offer you a suitable appointment. Either way where we are able to assist we can offer you a suitable appointment. We also offer legal advice and assistance through Legal Aid, therefore contact us to see if you are entitled for your case to be conducted via legal aid.