Shawstone Associates Fees and Services

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.

 Fees and Services

Our consultation rate is £180 (+ VAT if applicable) for a 60 minute consultation. This meeting will take place in confidence between you and one of our qualified lawyers to establish the full details of your specific circumstances. Noting your full instruction, we will consider all the applicable legislation, policy and any case law that will need to be taken into account in to your case. During our meeting we will advice you of your options and carry out a cost benefit analysis. We will explain our duties towards you and give you the opportunity to raise any further questions. The consultation fee will be deducted from the overall costs of your case should we be instructed to represent you.

We do not offer legal advice over the phone or by email prior to being formally being engaged, although we are more than happy to understand your matter over the phone/by email and offer a consultation if it is required.

The hourly rate for our solicitor Bhaveshri Patel-Chandegra is £250.00 an hour + VAT (20%).  The hourly rates for our paralegals/Caseworkers/Trainee Solicitors are £126.00 + VAT (20%).

Please note that our charges are calculated in accordance to the time spent on your case. Non-qualified staff, caseworkers and trainee solicitors are always supervised by our experienced solicitor Bhaveshri Patel-Chandegra. A profile of each solicitor and caseworker is provided on our website with details of their qualifications and accreditations and examples of cases they have dealt with.

We will only represent you on a fixed and/or agreed fee which we will agree with you during our initial meeting/consultation.

Naturalisation Applications

On average, this type of work takes between 5-10 hours to complete. This means that the average costs range between £1200 + VAT and £2420 + VAT(20%). We will be charging you an agreed fee between £800 + VAT(20%) and £1200 + VAT(20%). This fee does not include any disbursements.

If you can 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.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Influencing Factors to consider and not limited to:

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

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the factors above. All applications are likely to vary we will give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

 

What services are included?

  • Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail, and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and taking into consideration what other options may be available to you.
  • Considering your documents and analysing provided evidence to support your application, which we anticipate will take 2-4 hours.
  • Taking your instructions and providing you with advice in accordance with the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking your statement and of any witnesses.
  • Preparing and submitting your application, 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.
  • We will advise you on timelines and the outcome of your application.
  • The number of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, and whether anything is missing and if so, how long it will take to obtain the missing documents. We will advise you on timelines.

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as naturalisation application fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 2-3 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 deem an expert report as necessary.
  • If there is an interview off site and we are required to attend, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here 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/reconsideration/Judicial review.

 

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 normally be able to submit most applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has sufficient merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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.

EEA Applications 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 + VAT(20%) and £2420 + VAT(20%). We will be charging you an agreed fee between £800 + VAT and £1200 + VAT(20%). This fee does not include any disbursements.

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.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Influencing Factors to consider and not limited to:

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

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.

  

What services are included?

  • Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail, and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and taking into consideration, what other options may be available to you.
  • Considering your documents and analysing provided evidence to support your application, which we anticipate will take 2-4 hours.
  • Taking your instructions and providing you with advice in accordance with the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking your statement and of any witnesses.
  • Preparing and submitting your application, 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.
  • We will advise you on timelines and the outcome of your application.
  • The number of hours depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, and whether anything is missing and if so, how long it will take to obtain the missing documents. We will advise you on timelines.

 

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

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.

  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 2-3 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 deem an expert report as necessary.
  • If there is an interview off site and we are required to attend, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here 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 normally be able to submit most applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has sufficient merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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.

Student and Work Experience Visas

On average, this type of work takes between 5-10 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1200 + VAT(20%) and £2420 + VAT(20%). We will be charging you an agreed fee between £800 + VAT(20%) and £1500 + VAT(20%). This fee does not include any disbursements.

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.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Influencing Factors to consider and not limited to:

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

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the factors above. All applications are likely to vary we will give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

What services are included?

  • Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail, and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and taking into consideration what other options may be available to you.
  • Considering your documents and analysing provided evidence to support your application, which we anticipate will take 2-4 hours.
  • Taking your instructions and providing you with advice in accordance with the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • Preparing and submitting your application, which we anticipate will take 4-5 hours.
  • Where you have an 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 5-8 hours of work.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.
  • We will advise you on timelines and the outcome of your hearing and assess the ongoing merits of your case.

The number 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. We will advise you on timelines.

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

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.

  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 3-4 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 off site and we are required to attend, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here 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 normally be able to submit most applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has sufficient merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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.

Visit Visas (for tourism, or visiting friends / family) Applications

On average, this type of work takes between 5-10 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1200 + VAT(20%) and £2420 + VAT(20%). We will be charging you an agreed fee between £800 + VAT(20%) and £1500 + VAT(20%). This fee does not include any disbursements.

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.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Influencing Factors to consider and not limited to:

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

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.

What services are included?

  • Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail, and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and taking into consideration what other options may be available to you.
  • Considering your documents and analysing provided evidence to support your application, which we anticipate will take 2-4 hours.
  • Taking your instructions and providing you with advice in accordance with the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • Preparing and submitting your application, which we anticipate will take 4-5 hours.
  • Where you have an 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 5-8 hours of work.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.
  • We will advise you on timelines and the outcome of your Hearing and assess the ongoing merits of your case.

The number 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. We will advise you on timelines.

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

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.

  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 4-5 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 deem an expert report as necessary.
  • If there is an interview off site and we are required to attend, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here 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 normally be able to submit most applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has sufficient merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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.

Spouse and Partners Visa Applications, including Fiancé(e)s or proposed Civil Partners

On average, this type of work takes between 5-10 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1200 + VAT(20%) and £2420 + VAT(20%). We will be charging you an agreed fee between £800 + VAT(20%) and £1500 + VAT(20%). This fee does not include any disbursements.

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.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Influencing Factors to consider and not limited to:

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

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.

  

What services are included?

  • Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail, and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and taking into consideration what other options may be available to you.
  • Considering your documents and analysing provided evidence to support your application, which we anticipate will take 2-4 hours.
  • Taking your instructions and providing you with advice in accordance with the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • Preparing and submitting your application, which we anticipate will take 4-5 hours.
  • Where you have an 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 5-8 hours of work.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.
  • We will advise you on timelines and the outcome of your Hearing and assess the ongoing merits of your case.

The number 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. We will advise you on timelines.

 

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

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.

  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 4-5 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 deem an expert report as necessary.
  • If there is an interview off site and we are required to attend, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here 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 normally be able to submit most applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has sufficient merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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.

Dependent Relative and Family Reunion Applications

On average, this type of work takes between 5-10 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1200 + VAT(20%) and £2420 + VAT(20%). We will be charging you an agreed fee between £800 + VAT(20%) and £1500 + VAT(20%). This fee does not include any disbursements.

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.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Influencing Factors to consider and not limited to:

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

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.

What services are included?

  • Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail, and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and taking into consideration what other options may be available to you.
  • Considering your documents and analysing provided evidence to support your application, which we anticipate will take 2-4 hours.
  • Taking your instructions and providing you with advice in accordance with the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • Preparing and submitting your application, which we anticipate will take 4-5 hours.
  • Where you have an 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 5-8 hours of work.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.
  • We will advise you on timelines and the outcome of your hearing and assess the ongoing merits of your case.

The number 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. We will advise you on timelines.

 

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

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.

  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 4-5 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 deem an expert report as necessary.
  • If there is an interview off site and we are required to attend, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here 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 normally be able to submit most applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has sufficient merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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.

Ancestry Visas

On average, this type of work takes between 5-10 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1200 + VAT(20%) and £2420 + VAT(20%). We will be charging you an agreed fee between £800 + VAT(20%) and £1500 + VAT(20%). This fee does not include any disbursements.

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.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Influencing Factors to consider and not limited to:

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

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.

What services are included?

  • Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail, and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and taking into consideration what other options may be available to you.
  • Considering your documents and analysing provided evidence to support your application, which we anticipate will take 2-4 hours.
  • Taking your instructions and providing you with advice in accordance with the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how,
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • Preparing and submitting your application, which we anticipate will take 4-5 hours.
  • Where you have an 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 5-8 hours of work.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.
  • We will advise you on timelines and the outcome of your Hearing and assess the ongoing merits of your case.

The number 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. We will advise you on timelines.

 

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

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.

  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 2-3 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 deem an expert report as necessary.
  • If there is an interview off site and we are required to attend, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here 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 normally be able to submit most applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has sufficient merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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.

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 5-10 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1200 + VAT(20%) and £2420 + VAT(20%). We will be charging you an agreed fee between £800 + VAT(20%) and £1500 + VAT(20%). This fee does not include any disbursements.

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.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Influencing Factors to consider and not limited to:

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

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.

What services are included?

  • Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail, and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and taking into consideration what other options may be available to you.
  • Considering your documents and analysing provided evidence to support your application, which we anticipate will take 2-4 hours.
  • Taking your instructions and providing you with advice in accordance with the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses.
  • Preparing and submitting your application, which we anticipate will take 4-5 hours.
  • Where you have an 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 5-8 hours of work.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.
  • We will advise you on timelines and the outcome of your Hearing and assess the ongoing merits of your case.

The number 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. We will advise you on timelines.

 

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

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.

  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 3-4 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 deem an expert report as necessary.
  • If there is an interview off site and we are required to attend, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

The costs quoted here 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 normally be able to submit most applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has sufficient merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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)

On average, this type of work takes between 10-15 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £2420 and £3630 + VAT(20%). We would charge you an agreed fee of around £1500 to £2500 + VAT(20%) for relatively straight forward appeals. Where there are additional hearings an additional court hearing fee may also be added to these costs. Additional hearings can incur where a matter is adjourned at court. Additional hearings are charged at an agreed fee of £302.00 This fee does not include any disbursements.

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.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Influencing Factors to consider and not limited to:

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

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.

 

What services are included?

Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail, and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and taking into consideration what other options may be available to you.

  • Considering your documents and analysing provided evidence to support your application, which we anticipate will take 2-4 hours.
  • Taking your full instructions and providing you with advice in accordance with the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements from you and of any witnesses.
  • Preparing and submitting your bundles to court, which we anticipate will take 4-5 hours.
  • Attendance at court and representing you at a Hearing. Attending upon you after the hearing. Advising and discussing any matters arising from the hearing
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application/Court hearing and any further steps you need to take.
  • We will advise you on timelines and the outcome of your Hearing and assess the ongoing merits of your case.

The number 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. We will advise you on timelines.

 

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

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.

  • 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 deem an expert report as necessary.
  • If there is an interview off site and we are required to attend, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
  • Where counsel is instructed, we will discuss the option of counsel representing you at a hearing and any such costs involved for instructing counsel.

The costs quoted here 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.
  • The Tribunal fees/court fees for submitting applications

How long will my application take?

An appeal can be a lengthy process, most appeals are considered, and an outcome reached within 6-12 months. This does very much depend on the courts/listings and any circumstances arising from your matter. We would be in a much better position to advice you of the timeframes once we have taken full instructions.

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.

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 and £4840 + VAT(20%).  We would charge you an agreed fee of around £2500 to £4000 + VAT(20%). This fee does not include any disbursements.

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.

The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances of your case. Influencing Factors to consider and not limited to:

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

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. 

 

What services are included?

  • Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail, and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and taking into consideration what other options may be available to you.
  • Considering your documents and analysing provided evidence to support your application, which we anticipate will take 4-5 hours.
  • Taking your instructions and providing you with advice in accordance with the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
  • Where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking your statement and of any witnesses.
  • Preparing and submitting your application, which we anticipate will take 5-10 hours.
  • Where you have an 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 5-8 hours of work.
  • Giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.
  • We will advise you on timelines and the outcome of your application and assess merits of your case.

The number 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. We will advise you on timelines.

 

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

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.

  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 4-5 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 deem an expert report as necessary.
  • If there is an interview off site and we are required to attend, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

 

The costs quoted here 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 normally be able to submit most applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has sufficient merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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.

Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney Applications

On average, this type of work takes between 5-10 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1000 and 1500 + VAT(20%).  We would charge you an agreed fee of around £300 to £800 + VAT(20%). This fee does not include any disbursements.

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.

 

What services are included?

  • Attendance with you, taking instructions, discussing your case and circumstances in detail – this could take around 1-2 hours
  • Considering your instructions and documents – this could take around 2-3 hours
  • Taking your Full instructions and providing you with advice – this could take around 1-2 hours
  • Preparing your Will/LPA and assisting with the correct execution of your Will; this could take around 2-3 hours
  • We will advise you on timelines of the preparation of your Will/LPA

The number 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. We will advise you on timelines.

 

Disbursements not included in the costs quoted above

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as:

  • Fees for storage of your Will.
  • Application submission costs for your LPA
  • Interpreters fees at £25 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 2-3 hours with an interpreter, depending on the complexity of your case.

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • The storage costs of your Will: Please note that we do not provide storage facilities for your Will. Upon full preparation of your Will, you will be advised of the cost for storage.

How long will my application take?

We will normally be able to prepare your Will/Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) within 4-6 weeks of instructing us. The time frame depends on whether you have instructed us with all relevant information to prepare and draft your Will or LPA application. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE SERVICES IN PROBATE WORK

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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.