Immigration Fee Structure

VAT is chargeable (generally persons with lawful residence) this is charged at 20%

Our fee range (exc. VAT)
*depending on complexity and seniority of lawyer
One Off Consultation or Application Check £150 – £300
Citizenship
(Naturalisation or Registration)
£1,050 – £3,000
EEA applications
(e.g. Registration Certificate, Permanent Residence or Family Members)
In light of the current changes to rights of EU nationals – please enquire
Partner or parent applications (LTR[i])
(in-country or from abroad)
£ 1,200 – £4,800
ILR[iii] applications
(e.g. on basis of Long Residence, family relationships, or other routes – in-country only)
Tier 1: £2,000 – £8,000
Tier 2: £1,200 – £4,800
Tier 4: £900 – £2,400
Family Member Immigration Appeal – FTT[v] £3,000 – £6,000
Deportation Initial stage including representations and evidence gathering: £1,600 – £4,000
FTT deportation appeal: £4,000 – £10,000
Judicial Reviews We have significant expertise and experience in litigating judicial reviews – please get in touch for a flexible and reasonable quote
Asylum Applications and Appeals Free legal aid may be available – contact us for advice
For privately paying clients, we can offer flexible and manageable terms – please get in touch for a free conversation

[i] “LTR” – Limited Leave to Remain – i.e. not an application for permanent status

[ii] “IHS” – Immigration Health Surcharge – this is an additional fee levied by the Home Office to pay for the NHS and currently charged at £400 per person per year

[iii] “ILR” – Indefinite Leave to Remain

[iv] Points Based System applications: e.g. Tier 1 – including Entrepreneur, Investor; Tier 2 – including General Migrant (sponsored employment); Tier 4 – students

[v] “FTT” – First Tier Tribunal – this is the first instance court for Immigration appeals; separate fees would apply for any Upper Tribunal hearings that may follow

Charges for the work are normally be calculated by specific reference to the time spent by the solicitor and other lawyers on the file. The chargeable rate of the senior solicitor is £200 per hour and the chargeable rate for assistant solicitor working on the matter £150. However, we are prepared to agree a fixed fee in immigration and conveyancing matters. There is no VAT payable where the application is made abroad.

Details of our services including terms and conditions are set out in our client care letters sent to clients which also provide information of the person dealing with the matter as well as the firm’s complaints procedure.
Client care letters sent out to clients set out in detail the terms and conditions and the fees payable together with any third party payments such as expert reports.

The fee quoted is limited to submitting the application and does not cover the cost of an administrative appeal in the event that the application is refused. We would let you know at that stage what our fees would be in the event that the application is refused. It is our policy to ask for funds on account of costs and the payment becomes due as soon as we lodge any application your behalf.

Legal fees – sale or purchase – Freehold properties

  • Property Value: £0 – £150,000: From £700 + VAT
  • Property Value: £150,001 – £250,000: From £750 + VAT
  • Property Value: £250,001 – £350,000: From £850 + VAT
  • Property Value: £350,001 £500,000: From £950 + VAT
  • Property Value: £500,001 – £750,000: From £1,200 + VAT
  • Property Value: £750,001 – £1,000,000: From £1,500 + VAT
  • Property Value: Over 1 million pounds – Contact Us

Legal fees – sale or purchase – Leasehold properties

  • A Leasehold surcharge of £150 + VAT is payable for all leasehold transactions. This is due to the additional conveyancing work required in dealing with the Lease and correspondence with the Landlord and Management company (if applicable).

Additional Items

  • Electronic Funds Transfer fee (per transfer, including to mortgage company): £30 + VAT
  • Electronic Identification Verification fee: £5.95 inc. VAT
  • New Build Property or Shared Ownership Scheme surcharge: £75 + VAT (n.b. only one surcharge will ever be applicable so if you are buying a new build, leasehold property through a shared ownership scheme only one surcharge will apply).
  • Help to Buy or Lifetime ISA surcharge: £50 + VAT

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the Land Registry. We manage the payment of these fees to make the conveyancing process run more smoothly. We will provide you with a bespoke quote outlining our full residential conveyancing prices and the particular disbursements relevant to your matter.

Disbursements – Sale transactions

  • Energy Performance Certificate (if required): £100 + VAT
  • Land Registry Official Copy Register Entries: £6 – £24
  • Allowance for Management Company charges: £200 apx. (n.b. the precise amount varies from property to property and we will be able to advise you of the exact amount once we have had sight of your documentation).

Disbursements – Purchase transactions

  • Recommended Property Searches £250 (inc. VAT) * if you are taking out a mortgage the lender will require you to have a Local Search which is part of this pack.
  • Land Registry Search (Bankruptcy): £2 per person
  • Land Registry Search (to protect the title): £3
  • Land Registry fee: £40 – £540 (depending on the value of the property), please see the Land Registry website for further information
  • Allowance for Lease Registration fee: £60 (this varies from property to property and we will be able to advise you of the exact amount once we have had sight of your documentation).
  • Stamp Duty Land Transaction Tax – Please see HMRC website for further information or the Welsh Revenue Authority if the property you are purchasing is located in Wales.

You should also be aware that Ground Rent and Service Charge are likely to be payable throughout your ownership of the property. Once we have had sight of the Lease for your proposed purchase we will be able to advise you of these.

Factors that could affect our residential conveyancing prices

  • If the legal title is defective or part of the property is unregistered
  • If building regulations or planning permission have not been obtained
  • If the property is shared equity
  • If we are required to deal with multiple lenders
  • If it is a purchase on behalf of a company – please see our commercial conveyancing information

Family Law

Divorce & Finance

  • Divorce Only – £600.00 – £900 for Petitioner plus petition fee and £600 for Respondent
  • Divorce Finances – £1500.00 – £3000.00* — £2000 to £12,500 (includes FDA, FDR and Final Hearing) plus counsels fees if instructed
  • Consent Orders Only – £500.00 – £750

Child Contact Disputes

  • Child Arrangements Application – £995.00 plus court hearings and other Prep work chargeable by the hour £250
  • Parental Responsibility Application – £995.00 ditto
  • Prohibited Steps Application – £995.00 ditto
  • Specific Issue Application – £995.00 ditto
  • Enforcement Application – £995.00 ditto
  • Complex & Intractable Contact Disputes. £1500.00

Child Abduction / International Contact Disputes

  • Hague Convention Application – £995.00 —— £1500

Domestic Violence

  • Non Molestation Order Application – £750.00 plus Hearing Cost £450 or counsels fees
  • Occupation Order Application – £750.00 plus Hearing Cost £450
  • Non Mol & Occupation Application – £1000.00 plus hearing cost £600
  • Fact Finding Hearing Preparation – £750.00 —– plus hearing cost or counsels fees

Mediation

Family Mediation

  • £1,200 to £2000 for full day mediation

Commercial Mediation

  • Claim limit between £50k and £100k – £5,000 for full day mediation
  • For claims of less than £50K – £2,000 for full day mediation

Where mediation does not take place – a fee of £250 to £500 will be retained depending on the preparatory work undertaken.

Complaints

We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service, we provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.
In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the Principal to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues. If you would like to make a formal complaint, then you can read our full complaints procedure. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint:

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.
Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:

  • Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint

and

  • No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
  • No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.

Contact details

Visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9.00 to 17.00.
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ

What to do if you are unhappy with our behaviour

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.