Our highly regarded Immigration team offers personalised, tailored immigration advice and assistance to both individual clients and businesses. We work with clients in all sectors and industries looking to move to the UK for either personal reasons or for business, as well, as companies moving their offices to the UK. Additionally, we assist with UK nationality matters.
Time frames in immigration matters largely depend on the complexity of each individual case and the processing times of the involved government bodies. We will always use our expertise to advise you on the anticipated time frames for each particular matter.
Our team is able to undertake work on an expedited basis where necessary and as appropriate and is able, where the circumstances and instructions facilitate, to advise on, prepare and submit applications within tight time frames. Fees will reflect this and will be discussed and agreed upon with you in advance.
It is impossible to provide an exact template of all stages involved in an immigration matter. Each application is considered and prepared on its own facts and merits and may involve more or less stages than any other application. For guidance sake, the work we undertake on your behalf may involve some or all of the following steps:
Follow up advice and assistance on any processed petition or application as appropriate and providing any advice as applicable on future steps and/or petitions or applications that need to be made in the future. The number of hours that will need to be spent on any individual matter depends on the nature of the instructions given, the complexity of the application, the preparation of the petition or application and supporting documentation (including advising on missing information and/or documentation and how long it takes to obtain said supporting documents or information). It is also difficult to guarantee at what point in your case we will be able to submit your application, as it will depend on your personal circumstances, the nature of the case and the supporting documents. However, we will process your application as swiftly and as prudently as possible, taking into account all the circumstances of your own case so as to ensure the best possible outcome in all the circumstances with all surrounding factors.
Please note that the information below is for guidance only. Our partner's hourly rate is £350 per hour for partners.
There are a number of factors that we take into account when quoting fees including (but not limited to):
It must be borne in mind that Immigration Rules, policy guidance and caselaw change from time to time, as do the fees chargeable by the Home Office (UK Visas and Immigration). The ultimate decision in respect of any application rests with the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Home Secretary) and officers acting on his behalf. Our professional fees are charged on a fixed fee or hourly basis. These are revised regularly to accommodate for changes in law. Our fee charging structure is set out in the table below varying between initial, extension and settlement applications in the UK or abroad, and is subject to the above factors. The fees in the table below are quoted on the premise that your matter is straightforward. 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.
We provide detailed estimated budgets in matters charged on an hourly basis taking into account individual circumstances of each matter. All fees quoted are exclusive of VAT and disbursements, which will be applied as appropriate.
In certain cases, upon review of the relevant background and instructions, we may be able to offer certain fixed fees detailed below. The fee guidance below is for the main applicant only and is not binding. Fees for any dependant applications will be added separately.
All fee ranges indicated above are for this firm’s legal costs only. They do not include any third party costs, known as disbursements, which will be added to the legal costs. Disbursements include, but are not limited to:
These costs may not necessarily be incurred in your matter, but if they do need to be included, we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider that they are necessary to your case.
VAT payable 20% at present, where applicable, on legal fees and some disbursements.