Our Fees

We presently have expertise in the following areas. Please note that this list will grow as we have more solicitors joining the Firm:

  • Immigration
  • Divorce & Family
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Employment

As required by our regulators, we publish our price guides for the services we offer:

Immigration

On average, this type of work takes an average of between 5-8 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £1,000.00 and £1,600.00. We are not VAT registered.

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 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 2 to 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 3 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 5 and 8 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.

Disbursements (not included in costs set out above):

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

  • visa fees. We will advise you on the method to make the payments.
  • Interpreters fees (where applicable) at £120.00 per hour. This kind of application will normally require between 3-6 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.

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 this type of application within 2 weeks of you instructing us, but 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.

Divorce and Family

Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage.

We charge a fixed fee for uncontested divorce: £750.00; we are not VAT registered.

Where a divorce is contested, our fees would depend on the number of hours we spend on the matter.

There is disbursement, presently £550.00, being the fee payable to the Courts

Family include application under the Children’s Act for contact with children, non-molestation order applications, forced marriage applications etc.

Our fee depends on the number of hours we spend on doing your work, typically about 8-15 hours including attendance at £200.00 per hour.

Our fees includes

  1. Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation.
  2. Preparing and filing the relevant forms and paperwork with the court.
  3. Attending court to present your case

Employment tribunals (claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal)

Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal

Simple case: £2,000.00-£3,000.00. We are not registered for VAT

Medium complexity case: £5,000.00-£8,000.00. We are not registered for VAT

High complexity case: £15,000.00 -£20,000.00X. We are not registered for VAT

Factors that could make a case more complex:

  • If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
  • Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
  • Making or defending a costs application
  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal

There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £750.00 per day We are not registered for VAT Generally, we would allow 2-10 days depending on the complexity of your case.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees.

Counsel’s fees estimated between £750.00 to £1,500.00  per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)

Key stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
  • Preparing claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • preparing bundle of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take x-x weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take x-x weeks. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.

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