Fees and Funding

Our Fees

We have been providing immigration advice to our clients since 1993. Our highly experienced team will be able to offer you a bespoke service tailored to your individual needs. We aim to balance our high quality service with competitive rates.


In this section you will find information on the following: 


1. Guidance on Fees

2. Legal Aid and Private Work

3. Private Work: Hourly and Fixed/Agreed Fees

4. Value Added Tax (VAT)

5. Fixed/Agreed Fees Information

6. Table of Fees

7. Additional Costs

8. Timescales

Guidance On Fees

As per the SRA transparency rules and guidelines, we are providing the following information that will assist you to understand the service provided and estimated costs so that you can make an informed choice. The information is meant to be a guide explaining the estimated average fees range we would wish to charge. Nothing on our website or these pages binds us to offer you a service at a particular price.


Our aim and priority is to provide a high-quality service. We would consider your case to decide on the action required to provide you the best quality work. The fee quoted would be dependent on the work that needs to be done to achieve this. 


The work will be carried out by our immigration team who are all Accredited Senior Caseworkers and Supervisors, each with many years of immigration and asylum casework experience. Please see the about us section for more information.

Please click the button below to be taken to our table of fees.


We aim to provide a high-quality service at affordable rates wherever possible.

We will normally offer a fixed/agreed fee. This means that you will pay a known amount for your case. The fixed/agreed fee will be dependent on the work that needs to be done in your case and the complexity of the work.  

​Click the button below for more information on fixed/agreed fees


Where not otherwise specified,

we charge the following hourly rates:


Solicitors with over 8 years experience:

£300 per hour


Solicitors with over 4 years experience:

£250 per hour


Solicitors with less than 4 years experience: 

£200 per hour


Fee earners with over 10 years experience:

£200 per hour



VAT may be applicable to your case.


We have noted on our fee table where VAT is usually applied, but this is not limited to just these applications.


VAT will be dependent on where you live and your immigration permission. Depending on the circumstances of each individual client, we will advise on whether VAT will be applicable to you.


VAT is currently calculated at 20%

Fixed/Agreed Fees

We aim to provide a high-quality service at affordable rates wherever possible.

We will normally offer a fixed/agreed fee. This means that you will pay a known amount for your case.

The fixed/agreed fee will be dependent on the work that needs to be done in your case and the complexity of the work.

Services usually included in the fixed/agreed fee:

  • Obtaining initial instruction and advice. 

  • Advising you on the application process and also considering whether there are any other options available to your particular circumstances

  • Advising you on the immigrations rules, policy and case law that may be applicable. 

  • Advising you on the evidence that you may need to provide

  • Advising you on additional evidence you may require 

  • If you do not meet certain criteria, advising you on possible ways to overcome this

  • Preparing online or paper form application with supporting evidence

  • Preparing any necessary representations

  • Submitting the application 

  • Advising you on the likely outcomes and implications 

  • Liaising with you and updating you on the progress whilst application is pending 

  • Advising you on the likely time it will take at each stage.

  • Advising on the decision


Each case is different and therefore will be considered on its own merits.  In order to determine the fee for your cases, a number of factors will be taken into account including but not limited to, the complexity of the case, the hours needed to deal with the matter, the legal issues involved, level of documents/evidence that may need for be considered and collated.We will discuss your case and agree with you the work that needs to be done and the fixed fee. We will also advise you on what is not included in the fixed fee. 


The fees quoted in the table below are a reasonable estimate of what each client can be expected to incur. However, it will be varied and may be more depending on the complexity of the case, its individual merits and disbursements. 

Table of Fees

Please note that the fixed/agreed fees in the table are all estimates.


All applications are likely to be different and we can only provide you with an estimate once we have all the required information in your case.  


We can help with a broad range of work under immigration including but not limited to:


One-off consultations

In country applications

Entry clearance applications

Settlement and Long Residence application

Other Applications under the Rules

Other Applications outside the Rules

Nationality Applications

EEA Applications 

Appeals – First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal

Judicial Review

Additional Costs

The following is information about potential additional costs which are not included in the fees.

Costs Not Included

Please note our professional agreed fees quoted in our table does not include, but is not limited to the following: 

  • Home Office fees, Immigration Health Surcharge or Biometric fees. These needs to be paid directly to the Home Office or the appropriate body.

  • Other expenses such as but not limited to disbursements for interpreters, translations, expert reports and counsel fees.

  • In any appeal matter, the appeal fees payable to the tribunal or court.

  • Where the Home Office arranges interviews and if you require us to attend.

  • Where the Home Office request current/further evidence after submitting an application.


Disbursements are costs that are related to your matter that needs to be paid to a third party such as interpreter costs, Home Office application fees, counsel fees, expert or medical reports etc. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and is meant as a guide only. We handle the payments of disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.


Interpreter Fees: 

Normally range between £25 -£50 per hour for attendance.

£15 -£25 per hour for travel and waiting plus travel costs

Please note that this is an estimated cost as this is set by the third parties and can increase for example, where a rare language is required or large distance that needs to be travelled. 


Independent Expert Reports e.g. medical reports and country expert reports:

If these are required, we will advise you as soon as possible. 


If there is an interview and you require us to attend with you, in addtion to our attendance fee, there will be disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses. 


The agreed fee quotes also do not include the following: 

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process

  • The Immigration Health Surcharge

  • Where the Home Office refuses an application, any advice and assistance in relation to an appeal is not included.

  • Counsel costs wherever necessary. 


Please note that as these prices are set by a third party, they are subject to change. The disbursements you need to pay will depend on your application and we will discuss these with you in advance. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity of any disbursements you will need to pay. 


We normally aim to submit your application within 3-8 weeks of you instructing us in your matter. However, this is an estimate as each case is individual. The time taken will depend on the complexity of the case and the applicant’s immigration history. It will also depend on whether you have provided the documentary evidence we request. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if there are likely to be any delays in the submission of your application. 


There are some factors that could make a case more complicated. This will change the timescale that we will take to prepare the case and the fees. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • The amount of supporting documents/evidence that we need to consider

  • The need to use interpreters

  • The number of dependent applications that are involved

  • Other issues affecting your case, such as previous refusals or criminal convictions

  • Where documents provided needs to authenticated by third parties


Unfortunately, once the application is submittedwe are unable to guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. The Home Office anticipated time frames are normally 6 months but this is not always guaranteed. There are priority services offered by the Home Office for certain applications. This will incur an additional fee payable to the Home Office. 


Please read the current processing times: https://www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times.