FEES

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has provided guidance on price transparency on 6th December 2018. In accordance with the transparency rules, we set out below our fixed fees and work in relation to immigration matters. Please note, we have not outlined fees for asylum work as this area is outside the remit of the transparency rules.

At Fisher Day Solicitors, we encourage clients to have an initial consultation so we can offer an hourly rate to deal with your case or a fixed fee to complete it.

Hourly Rates

Please find below our charges based on the hourly rate:

The below rates and fees are excluding VAT. All professional fees will be subject to a VAT charge, at the current rate of 20%.

These rates are subject to annual review on the 1st January of each calendar year.

Solicitors and Legal Executives with over 8 years’ experience £200
Solicitors and Legal Executives with over 4 years’ experience £180
Other solicitors or Legal Executives and fee earners of equivalent experience £150
Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and other fee earners £110

The work, we do, will be charged in accordance with the grade of the fee earner. A complete breakdown will be provided at the conclusion in the bill given to you.

Fixed Fee

We offer fixed fee quotes upon taking the initial information about your case. As each matter has its own facts and issues, the fees quoted below are an estimate of charges that are likely to be incurred based on the estimated time it would require to complete your matter and the charges are calculated using an average hourly rate. We will inform you at the outset of what our charges will be once we have the necessary information from you about your case. We have set out below a range of the fees we charge depending on the type of matter we deal with on your behalf.

Visit visas application

Fixed Fees start from £600.00 excluding VAT and involves 6-15 hours work based on a Solicitor dealing with the case.

Applications for settlement/indefinite leave to remain and applications to become British under the British Nationality Act 1981

Fixed Fees start from £800.00 excluding VAT and involves 6-15 hours spent at an estimated average based on a Solicitor dealing with the case.

Applications for study, business visa under the Points-Based system and work

Fixed Fees start from £800.00 prices quoted excluding VAT and involves 6-45 hours spent at an estimated average based on a Solicitor dealing with the case.

Leave to enter or remain in the UK under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules (as a parent, child, partner for example)

Fixed Fees start from £800.00 excluding VAT and involves 6-15 hours spent at an estimated average based on a Solicitor dealing with the case.

Applications under EEA Regulations 2016 for EEA family permits, registration cards, EEA Residence Cards, EEA Derivative Cards, permanent residence

Fixed Fees start from £600.00 excluding VAT and involves 6-15 hours work at an estimated average based on a Solicitor dealing with the case.

Appeals before the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal (excluding barrister’s fees) and judicial review work

Fixed Fees start from £1000 excluding VAT and involves 10-40 hours work at an estimated average based on a Solicitor dealing with the case.

Any other work/categories such as deportation work (non appeal), applications outside the Immigration Rules to the Home Office

Fixed Fees start from £600.00 excluding VAT and involves 6-20 hours work at an estimated average based on a Solicitor dealing with the case.

Your matter will be completed by Mr Tahir Mehmood Mohammed (Qualified as a Solicitor in 2013), further details of Mr Mohammed’s experience and qualifications can be found at the following link.

Our fees do not include any payments to third parties, known as disbursements. These can be visa application fees, barrister fees, translation fees, courier fees (for applications submitted abroad) for example. The Home Office/visa application fees change on an annual basis, the latest fees can be found at : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-2018

The Home Office may also charge an Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) as part of your application. The IHS amount payable would depend on the type of application you submit and how long your visa will be should your application be successful. As present the IHS fees are the following :

  • £300 per year for a student or Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)visa, for example £600 for a 2-year visa
  • £400 per year for all other visa and immigration applications, for example £2,000 for a 5-year visa

As for courier and translation fees, it is difficult to specify the costs as various factors would need to be taken into account such as where the courier would need to deliver the package to or for a translation, how many words are to be translated etc. We shall provide a quote before formally instructing the third party.

We do instruct barristers to represent our clients at hearings and their costs would vary depending on where the hearing is to take place and the nature of the case itself. We shall provide a quote to you before formally instructing a barrister.

We shall advise of the disbursements that are reasonably expected to be incurred at the outset of your case in a meeting and confirm this in writing to you.

We shall charge VAT in addition to our fixed fees on matters which are eligible to be charged VAT. We shall advise you from the outset should your matter be VAT chargeable.

Services offered

Once we are formally instructed to prepare and submit an application to the Home Office, we will do the following :

  • We will take detailed/further instructions from you and advise you about the requirements to be met and the immigration laws applicable to your case in view of your circumstances
  • We will advise you of the merits of your case and likely timeframe for your case to be completed
  • We will advise you of the documents/information we require to support your application/appeal in the form of a list
  • We will contact third parties on your behalf to obtain any supporting documents which are relevant for your case with your consent
  • We will complete the relevant immigration form and draft a detailed covering letter and discuss the final drafted application with you in a meeting
  • We will submit the application on your behalf (if application is to be submitted within the UK)
  • We will update you accordingly following the submission of your application
  • We will assist you until a decision is made including corresponding with you and other parties
  • We will advise you of the outcome of your application once we receive the decision from the Home Office

For any appeal work, our services will include the following:

  • We will take detailed/further instructions from you and advise you on the refusal reasons of the decision letter and the appeal process
  • We will advise you on the merits of your case and likely timeframe for your case to be completed
  • We will advise you of the documents/information we require to support your appeal in the form of a list
  • We will contact third parties on your behalf to obtain any supporting documents which are relevant for your case with your consent
  • We will prepare your appeal bundle
  • We will submit your appeal bundle to the Tribunal and Home Office
  • We will obtain quotes from barristers and discuss these with you before instructing a suitable barrister to represent you at your appeal hearing
  • We will forward your papers with any other necessary instructions to the barrister in advance of your hearing
  • We will advise you of the outcome of your appeal

Hours of work on your case

Upon taking your initial information about your case, we then would consider an estimate number of hours, it would take to complete your case. We would consider the following factors :

  • Your immigration history and whether this was your first application for immigration purposes or an extension application and whether you are the sole applicant or are there any dependants
  • Any additional services you require in relation to your immigration matter
  • The supporting documents required to accompany your application which we would need to review and verify that they are adequate for your purposes of your matter
  • Whether there is an imminent deadline in your case and the complexity of your case
  • Whether your matter is at the Tribunal and if so, whether a barrister would need to be instructed in your case

Timescales

We cannot guarantee the time scale the Home Office are likely to take in order to decide your application as each application will differ depending on the application service selected and where the application is submitted. We can advise on the further options available with each application and the anticipated time scale once we are instructed.

If you require any further information about our Immigration services then please contact our friendly Immigration team on 0161 368 1959 and speak to a member of the team today.