Immigration

what we are best at
  • ENTRY CLEARANCE
  • VISA EXTENSION
  • FAMILY SETTLEMENT
  • APPEAL

Relocating to a new country, whether it is on a study basis or a family visa, can be an exciting as well as daunting and often challenging process. Our immigration team is fully up to date with the latest changes within Immigration law and can assist you to consider as to the best course of action.

 

United Kingdom Immigration Rules are stringent, therefore it is paramount that all work carried out such as applications are accurate and comprehensive on the first attempt to avoid disappoint. Should your application be refused, our legal team will advise you as to what steps to take such as appealing the decision.

 

We are well aware of the financial and emotional burden that is placed on clients. Hence, whether you are making an in country application or applying outside the country, we will guide you at every stage and keep you fully informed at all times.

Helping you arrive in one piece.

Do you need legal help or consultance? Contact us now.

Immigration

what we are best at
  • Possession
  • Debt Recovery
  • Civil Injunction
  • Landlord & Tenant

Relocating to a new country, whether it is on a study basis or a family visa, can be an exciting as well as daunting and often challenging process. Our immigration team is fully up to date with the latest changes within Immigration law and can assist you to consider as to the best course of action.

 

United Kingdom Immigration Rules are stringent, therefore it is paramount that all work carried out such as applications are accurate and comprehensive on the first attempt to avoid disappoint. Should your application be refused, our legal team will advise you as to what steps to take such as appealing the decision.

 

We are well aware of the financial and emotional burden that is placed on clients. Hence, whether you are making an in country application or applying outside the country, we will guide you at every stage and keep you fully informed at all times.

Costs Transparency

Legal Fee Information for

Immigration Matters (excluding asylum applications)

Introduction

 

We have set out below the issues you need to consider in relation to Legal Fees and disbursements for the preparation and submission of immigration applications, excluding asylum applications and the provision of advice and representation at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in relation to appeals against Home Office visa or immigration decisions, excluding asylum appeals The firm deals with many types of immigration matters ranging from entry clearance applications, visa extensions, settlement, visa, naturalisation, etc.

 

In majority of the matters, we can offer a fixed fee service to our clients. In the event that the nature of the application is complex or there is a lengthy immigration history, you will be charged at the hourly rate of the fee earner, details of which will be provided to you at the outset of the matter.

 

We are able to offer an initial consultation free of charge for 15 minutes and thereafter at a cost of £75.00-100.00 + VAT (£90 – £120 Inc. VAT) with the Senior Partner to discuss your matter and advise on the steps to require to regulate your immigration status.

 

Our Legal Fees cover all of the work required to handle your case from instruction to conclusion.

 

Legal Fees and action we will take

 

Legal Fees is the amount you will be required to pay for all the work performed by us in actioning your instructions from commencement of your case to conclusion.

 

The fees supplied below include the following services:

 

· Consideration of documents

· Client attendance

· Taking instructions and providing advice

· Preparing and submitting the application

· Advising on the outcome of the application

 

All fees are average:

 

In majority of the matters, we can offer a fixed fee service to our clients. In the event that the nature of the application is complex or there is a lengthy immigration history, you will be charged at the hourly rate of the fee earner, details of which will be provided to you at the outset of the matter.

 

Our hourly rates range between £150 – £300 + VAT (£180 – £360 Inc. VAT) or for outside of office hours range between £225 – £450 (£270 – £540 Inc. VAT) which will depend on the experience and qualification of the case handler as follows: –

 

Position

 Rate per hour (£)

 Rate per hour (£) (outside office hours)

Senior Partner

 £300 + VAT (£360 Inc. VAT)

 £450 + VAT (£540 Inc. VAT)

Partner

 £200 + VAT (£240 Inc. VAT)

 £300 + VAT (£360 Inc. VAT

Solicitor

 £200 + VAT (£240 Inc. VAT)

 £300 + VAT (£360 Inc. VAT

Trainee Solicitor

 £175 + VAT (£210 Inc. VAT) 

 £262.50 + VAT (£315 Inc. VAT)

Legal Assistant

 £150 + VAT (£180 Inc. VAT

 £225 + VAT (£270 Inc. VAT)

 

The average Fixed Charges we apply are:

 

· Consultation by appointment – £75 – £100 + VAT (£90 – £120 Inc. VAT)

· Spouse visa applications/ further leave or settlement (Entry Clearance) – £750.00 to £950.00

· Spouse Visa Extensions Application (in country)- £850.00 to £1,250.00

· Applications for leave to remain under the family or private life route – £1,000.00 to £1,500.00

· Naturalisation Applications (Applications for British citizenship) – £2,000.00 to £2,500.00

· Indefinite Leave/Settlement Applications- £1,800.00 to £2,500.00

· Pre-Settled status or Settled status under EU Settlement Scheme- £750.00 to £950.00

· Premium same day service to the Home office in Croydon – On request

· PBS Dependant’s visa (applying separately from/with the main applicant) – On request

· Dependants of EEA migrants other than spouse or child – On request

· Applications for leave to remain outside the immigration rules – On request

· Applications for an EEA residence card for a partner or child of an EEA national – On request

· Immigration Appeals- On application

· Judicial Reviews Application- On application

· Applications under the Tier Points-Based System-On application

· We will charge the sum of £40 + VAT (a total of £48.00 Inc. VAT) for Electronic money transfers.

 

If at any stage our fees change, we will notify you and discuss the reason for any changes. This would typically occur if you change your instructions or your case involves an unforeseen complexity.

 

Our average fees assume that:

 

a. The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.

b. All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from any parties providing documentation.

 

Disbursements and Other Costs

 

Disbursements may be incurred in the handling of the matter for you. Typical Disbursements may include:

 

· Court representation at Case Management Review Hearings, First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal will be chargeable at counsel’s rate. If Counsel is required to be instructed a quotation for their services will be obtained from them and discussed with your before they are instructed to ensure you are fully aware of the fees that will be charged.

 

· Where an interpreter is required, you will be responsible for the costs at the interpreter’s hourly rate.

 

· Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process. We are unable to confirm what the Secretary of State’s application costs are, as these are frequently updated. Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/visa-fees for current costs.

 

· NHS registration charge: please refer to https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/how-much-pay for current costs

 

· 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. The costs involved will be dependent on the nature of the evidence required.

 

· If there is an interview and we do attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.

 

· If you wish to appeal the decision of the Home Office then you will be required to pay the Home Office appeal fee, please refer to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-and-appeals-tribunal-fees-t495 for current costs.

 

· Life in the UK Tests fees, which you will arrange and pay, please refer to https://www.gov.uk/life-in-the-uk-test for current costs

 

· You will also need to pay any related expenses for our travel to conduct your appeal at the Tribunal.

 

How long will my matter take?

 

Provided all the relevant documents in a timely manner, we should be able to submit your application in 2-4 weeks. We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Please read the published processing times which are approximate.

 

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.

 

Fee Earners

 

The following fee earners handle Immigration matters:

 

Chaman Lal is a Qualified Solicitor with 25 years PQE and is experienced in pursuing and defending immigration matters, including entry clearance applications, visa extensions, settlement, visa, naturalisation, etc. Chaman also has the knowledge and expertise to assist on more complex immigration tribunal matters.

 

Hardeep Singh Grewal is a Partner at the firm with good experience in Immigration matters at CL Law. He joined the firm in December 2014 as a Legal Assistant and progressed to qualify as a Solicitor in September 2019 after gaining experience in four seats. Hardeep handles Immigration matters well and is known for his focused attention to details and prides himself on excellent client care, ensuring all matters run smoothly and efficiently.

 

Mandeep Kaur Neta is a Trainee Solicitor and joined CL Law Solicitors in February 2017. She is supervised by Chaman Lal, and during her time as a Legal Assistant and currently Trainee Solicitor, Mandeep has become an integral part of the Immigration Department and has gained experience in dealing with Immigration matters.

 

Questions

If you have any questions relating to our services and our fees, please contact us on 0208 577 1222 or email us at clal@cllaw.co.uk

Helping you arrive in one piece.

Do you need legal help or consultance? Contact us now.

COVID-19 Update

As the world reacts to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, CL Law Solicitors would like to reassure our clients that we are taking every possible step to ensure that our practice continues as normal as possible during these unprecedented times.

 

Our level of services shall remain at the highest standard during these times.

 

We are committed to supporting our clients in all aspects of their legal needs and our dedicated team of lawyers are available to deal with any legal matters over the telephone, remotely and by email.

We would sincerely wish that all our clients stay safe and stay well.

 

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