Immigration Law Fees

If your case is not listed within our fee scale please enquire as we deal with all immigration matters. All fees quoted are fixed fees and are inclusive of VAT but exclusive of disbursements for e.g. Home Office/visa application fees, which will be provided to you at point of contact or can be found at 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

We have also provided an approximate range of fees as the fee charged will often depend on the complexity of the matter. 

Our fees include our representation until a decision is received on your case. Appeals are not included within our fixed fees and are quoted separately. Translation of documents and/or interpretation services is not included.

On average, we aim to prepare and submit all applications within 2-3 months of receipt of client instructions. Home Office decision.

Timescales for cases will vary and a more accurate timescale will be provided at the point of initial contact or please visit

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration/about-our-services

We believe that the service we provide is second to none. We are approachable, honest and transparent. We take pride in the fact that many clients we represent have been referred to us by existing or previous clients of ours. You can also be assured that when you instruct our firm we will go the extra mile to achieve the outcome that you want.

Probate Fees

Our fixed fee probate service ranges from £900 - £1,500 depending on the complexity of the matter. Our fees are inclusive of VAT, and this service is to apply for and obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration only, and where the estate is not subject to Inheritance Tax. This does not include the probate application fee which is £155 and £1.50 for each additional copy of the probate requested. The service is for uncontested cases only.

Should additional work be required, we will charge based on an hourly rate (£200 per hour) for the solicitor with conduct of your matter. Additional work can include responding to requisitions raised by the probate registry, help with administration of the estate, or the completing and filing of additional IHT forms for e.g. a full inheritance Tax Account.

 

When instructing our firm you can be rest assured that we shall handle your matter with sensitivity and try and make this often complex process as quick and simple as possible at an often very difficult time.

 

As part of our fixed fee, we will:

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate solicitor to work on your matter

  • Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries

  • Accurately identify the type of Probate application you will require

  • Obtain the relevant documents required to make the application

  • Complete the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms

  • Draft a legal oath for you to swear

  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf

  • Obtain the Probate and securely send two copies to you

  • Collect and distribute all assets in the estate

Debt Recovery Fees

We have attempted to provide a streamline fixed fee structure for our debt recovery service where the debt is undisputed. Our fees are inclusive of VAT but do not include disbursements for e.g. court fees which depend on the value of the debt and trace fees. If the debt is disputed, additional work will be required which will be charged on an hourly rate (£200 per hour) for the solicitor with conduct of the matter.

​Our fees vary depending on the stage and the amount that is owed.

Stage 1: Pre-litigation

Here we will send out a letter to the proposed debtor requesting them to make payment of the outstanding debt within a period of 7 to 14 days or to make a payment arrangement that is acceptable to our client. 

Stage 2: Litigation

If the debtor does not respond to stage 1 we issue court proceedings against the debtor for the full amount owed. The debtor will have 14 days to respond either accepting that the debt is owed or to file a defence. Should the debtor file an acknowledgment of service the time period for the debtor to respond is extended to 28 days. Should the debtor fail to respond or file a defence we will enter a Judgment against the debtor. 

Stage 3: Enforcement

Here we enforce any judgment obtained against the debtor through a variety of means for e.g. obtaining a warrant of execution for the court bailiff to attend upon the debtor, an Attachment of Earnings Order, Third Party Debt Order or Charging Order over property of the debtor. We will discuss with you the best option at this stage and advise you of our fees which typically range from £250 to £500 for enforcement action. Enforcement action can take between 8-12 weeks.

 

Fee Structure

 

Our fees also include:
Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation

  • Undertaking appropriate searches

  • Sending a letter before action

  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim

  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default

  • When Judgement in default in received, write to the other side to request payment

  • If payment is not received within X days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs