Call us: 01902 429 896

Our Fees

Probate

We only deal with Grant of Probate where the balance in the deceased’s account(s)is less than £50,000.

Our services will be limited to the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from you
  • Completing the inheritance tax forms and probate applications,
  • Obtaining the grant of probate and forwarding it to you.

Our services will not cover the following:

  • obtaining all relevant information to enable the estate to be accurately valued for inheritance tax and probate purposes;  
  • completing the relevant application forms and any applicable HMRC forms;
  • collecting, realising and transferring the assets of the estate;
  • settling any outstanding debts and tax bills;
  • finalising all inheritance tax and income tax;
  • Distributing the estate in line with the will or intestacy laws.

We will charge you a fixed fee of £1,000.00 excluding disbursements such as court fees.

Our Immigration Fees:

Indefinite Leave to Remain

If instructed to represent you regarding your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application, we will do the following immigration casework for you on your behalf:

  • Take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your immigration case;
  • Discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your ILR application;
  • Discuss the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application with you;
  • Complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you;
  • Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the ILR application;
  • Liaise with the Home Office, UKBA for an expeditious decision on your ILR application;
  • Protect your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and keep you informed of the progress on your immigration matter;

Our professional fees start from £1000.00 for a straight forward application and will rise to £1,500.00 depending on the complexity of the matter.

 

EEA Family Permit

The Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for family permit as family member of an EEA national. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your EEA Family Permit Application, we will do the following for you:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your immigration case;
  • Discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your EEA Family Permit application;
  • Discuss the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application with you;
  • Complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you;
  • Prepare a sponsorship declaration for you, if necessary;
  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the EEA Family Permit application;
  • Liaise with the UKBA for an expeditious decision on the EEA Family Permit application;
  • Advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision.
  • Our professional fees start from £1000.00 for a straight forward application and will rise to £1,500.00 depending on the complexity of the matter.

Pre-Action Protocols

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with pre-action protocol representations. We will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your pre-action protocol representations, our work will include the following:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedure to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in dealing with your pre-action protocol for Judicial Review (JR) against the Home Office;
  • Discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Discuss with you the reasons given by the Home Office for the refusal of your application and possible grounds to make representations to the Home Office under the Pre-Action Protocol;
  • Prepare the pre-action protocol representations and discuss the same with you;
  • Submit the pre-action protocol representations to the Home Office, Judicial Review Management Unit and liaise with them in relation to your representations;
  • Keep you informed about the progress of your immigration matter;

We will charge you a fee from £600.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to pre-action protocol representations which are submitted to the Home Office, before an application for permission to apply for Judicial Review can be filed in the Upper Tribunal. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter. The agreed fee will cover the following:

  • Our pre-action protocol representation to the Home Office until a decision is reached.

Application for Permission to Apply for Judicial Review

If the Home Office maintains its decision following our pre-action protocol representation, you may instruct us to make a paper application to the First Tier Immigration & Asylum Tribunal.

We will provide you with the following services:

  • Detailed statement of the claimant’s grounds for bringing the claim for judicial review;
  • Statement of the facts to be relied on;
  • any application to extend the time limit for filing the claim form; and
  • any application for directions.
  • Communicate with the Tribunal and Home Office legal representatives until the Tribunal reaches a decision on your application.

Applications for permission to proceed with the claim for Judicial Review are considered by a single judge on the papers. The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that applications are dealt with speedily and without unnecessary expense.

The papers will be forwarded to the judge by the Upper Tribunal upon receipt of the Acknowledgement of Service or at the expiry of the time limit for lodging such acknowledgement – whichever is earlier.

If permission is refused or is granted subject to conditions or on certain grounds only, you may request a reconsideration of that decision at an oral hearing.

Please note that as a matter of general rule, the party losing a substantive claim for judicial review will be ordered to pay the costs of the other parties. However, the Judge considering the matter has discretion to deal with the issue of costs as he/she considers appropriate in all the circumstances. Costs may be awarded in respect of an unsuccessful paper application.

 

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with paper application for permission to apply for Judicial Review (JR). We will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your paper application for permission to apply for Judicial Review (JR), we will carry out the following:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the Upper Tribunal in your immigration case;
  • Discuss your case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Discuss with you the reasons given by the Home Office for the refusal of your application and possible grounds for a paper application for permission to apply for Judicial Review (JR);
  • Instruct a Barrister/Advocate to draft grounds in support of the paper application for permission to apply for Judicial Review;
  • Complete the Claim Form for Judicial Review and discuss the same with you;
  • Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the application;
  • Submit the paper application for permission to apply for Judicial Review to the Tribunal;
  • Keep you informed about the progress of your immigration matter;
  • Liaise with the Treasury Solicitors and reply to the Acknowledgement of Service, if necessary;
  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the decision on your application.

Agreed Fixed Fee

We will charge you a fee from £1,500 for our professional services in relation to paper application for permission to apply for Judicial Review (JR). The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter. The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Upper Tribunal on paper application for permission to apply for Judicial Review (JR).

Request for Oral Hearing

 

If permission is refused or is granted subject to conditions or on certain grounds only, you may request a reconsideration of that decision at an oral hearing.

The general rule is that the party losing a substantive claim for judicial review will be ordered to pay the costs of the other parties. However, the Judge considering the matter has discretion to deal with the issue of costs as he/she considers appropriate in all of the circumstances. Costs may be awarded in respect of an unsuccessful paper application.

If instructed to represent you regarding the oral hearing for Judicial, we will do the following for you:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the High Court in your immigration case;
  • Discuss your case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Discuss with you the reasons given by the Tribunal to refuse permission to apply for Judicial Review;
  • Instruct a Barrister/Advocate for grounds in support of the application for permission to apply for Judicial Review,
  • Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will submit the renewal application to the High Court with grounds in support thereof;
  • Our Barrister/Advocate will represent you in High Court in your case hearing;
  • Our immigration solicitors will keep you informed about the progress of your immigration matter;
  • We will liaise with the Treasury Solicitors in relation to your application for permission to apply for Judicial Review;
  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the decision on your application.

Agreed Fixed Fee

We will charge you a fee from £1000.00 for our professional services in relation to renewal application (application for oral hearing) for permission to apply for Judicial Review. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter. The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the High Court Judge on paper application for permission to apply for Judicial Review.

 

Judicial Review against the Home Office following a Grant of Permission to apply for Judicial Review

 

On granting permission, the Court may make case management directions under CPR 54.10(1) for the progression of the case. Case management directions may include directions as to venue, as to the service of the claim form and any evidence on other persons and as to expedition.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for judicial review. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for judicial review claim, we will do the following for you:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the High Court in your immigration case;
  • Discuss your case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Instruct a Barrister/Advocate for grounds in support of the Judicial Review Claim;
  • Submit the judicial review claim to the High Court and do all the casework until a decision is reached by the High Court on Judicial Review claim;
  • Our Barrister/Advocate will prepare skeleton submissions and our immigration solicitors will submit the same to the High Court and the Treasury Solicitors before the hearing for Judicial Review claim;
  • Our Barrister/Advocate will represent you in High Court in your Judicial Review claim hearing;
  • Keep you informed about the progress of your immigration matter;
  • Do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your Judicial Review claim by the High Court;
  • Advise you about the implications of the decision on your Judicial Review claim.

Agreed Fixed Fee

We will charge you a fee from £2,500.00 for our professional services in relation to an application for Judicial Review after the permission to apply for Judicial Review has been granted by the High Court. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter. The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the High Court Judge on your application for Judicial Review.

It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. Barrister’s fee, the court fee etc.

Emergency Injunction to Stop Removal from the UK

A person who is being removed from the UK and the Home Office has set directions for his removal from the UK, can seek an emergency injunction from the Upper Tribunal to stop his removal from the UK if it can be shown that such removal from the UK is unlawful and therefore not in accordance with law.

In cases, where someone is being removed during time outside court working hours, an injunction can be sought from a Duty Judge at the Upper Tribunal and such injunction can be obtained even over the phone by explaining to the Duty Judge Upper Tribunal how the removal of the person being removed is unlawful and not in accordance with the relevant law.

 

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for emergency injunction to stop the removal of a person for whose removal directions have been set by the Home Office. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for emergency injunction, we will do the following for you:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the Upper Tribunal in your immigration case;
  • Discuss your case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Liaise with the Duty Judge Upper Tribunal for an injunction against the removal in case of need for an injunction outside office hours of the Upper Tribunal;
  • Keep you informed about the progress of your immigration matter;
  • Do all the follow up work until decision is reached on our request for emergency injunction;
  • Advise you about the implications of decision by the Upper Tribunal on our request for the issue of an emergency injunction

Our Fees

We will charge you a fee from £1,000.00 for our professional services in relation to an emergency injunction from the Upper Tribunal in order to stop the removal of a person who is about to be removed from the UK. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter. The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Upper Tribunal on our request for an emergency injunction.

Immigration & Entry Clearance Appeals

 

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with appeals against refusal of applications for entry clearance. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Entry Clearance Appeal, we will do the following for you:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in your entry clearance appeal;
  • Discuss your entry clearance appeal in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance appeal;
  • Discuss reasons for refusal letter with you and advise you about possible grounds of appeal;
  • Advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance appeal;
  • Consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the appeal and discuss the same with you;
  • Complete the relevant appeal form and discuss the same with you;
  • Instruct barrister to prepare grounds of appeal to rebut reasons for refusal of your visa application;
  • Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the entry clearance appeal;
  • Submit notice of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) with all the supporting documentation;
  • Liaise with the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal for expeditious decision on your entry clearance appeal;
  • Discuss the contents of the respondent’s bundle with you and prepare a detailed witness statement to be submitted in support of the entry clearance appeal;
  • Prepare the indexed and paginated appeal bundles of documents to be submitted in support of the entry clearance appeal;
  • Instruct barrister to represent you before the Immigration Judge at First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber);
  • Discuss your court hearing with you and discuss with you the likely outcome of the appeal hearing;
  • Do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your appeal;
  • Advise you about the implications of the decision on your entry clearance appeal

 

Entry Clearance /Immigration Appeals 

  • We will charge you a fee of £1,000.00 which will cover all our work until we receive a decision from the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). 
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance cab be paid within a month from the time of initial instructions.
  • Please note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. Barrister’s fee appearing before the Immigration Judge at the date of appeal hearing, court fee, translation of documents, Medical Reports etc. 

Appeal Against Deportation

A person who has been served with a notice of intention to deport can appeal against such notice within 5 working days from the date of receipt of such notice. The notice of appeal must be filed with the First Tier Tribunal where the Immigration Judge will hear the appeal and decide whether the deportation is in accordance with the law.

According to the Immigration Rules, a deportation order will not be made if the person’s removal pursuant to the order would be contrary to the UK’s obligations under the Refugee Convention or the Human Rights Convention. Where deportation would not be contrary to these obligations, it will only be in exceptional circumstances that the public interest in deportation is outweighed.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with deportation appeal. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application, we will do the following for you:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in dealing with your Appeal;
  • Discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Advise you about possible grounds to appeal against the notice of intention to deport;
  • Advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your appeal;
  • Consider the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the appeal and discuss the same with you;
  • Complete the relevant appeal form and discuss the same with you;
  • Prepare grounds of appeal in support of the appeal;
  • Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the appeal;
  • Submit notice of appeal to the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal with all the supporting documentation;
  • Discuss the contents of the respondent’s bundle with you and prepare a detailed witness statement to be submitted in support of the appeal;
  • Prepare witness statements of any other witness(es) who can give evidence in the court in support of the appeal;
  • Prepare the indexed and paginated appeal bundles of documents to be submitted in support of the appeal;
  • Arrange a pre-hearing conference with our Barrister/Advocate who will discuss your case with you and advise you about the court procedure in relation to your appeal;
  • Instruct barristers to represent you before the Immigration Judge at Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in your appeal hearing;
  • Discuss your court hearing with you and discuss with you the likely outcome of the appeal hearing;
  • Do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your appeal;
  • Advice you about the implications of the decision on your appeal.

Our Fees for Deportation  Appeal

We will charge you a fee from £1,800.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your deportation appeal. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

  • It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. Barrister’s fee, court fee, translation of documents, Medical Reports etc.

 

Appeal to First Tier Tribunal

An application to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) can be made after an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), has been dismissed by the Immigration Judge.

We can represent you in your application to the First Tier Tribunal for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal if your appeal has been dismissed by the Immigration Judge at First Tier Tribunal and do all the work until decision by the Senior Immigration Judge at First Tier Tribunal on your permission application. Our work will include:

  • Considering the contents of the appeal determination and discuss any possible grounds to challenge the same by way of an application to the first tier tribunal for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal;
  • Advising you whether there is material error of law in decision making on part of the Immigration Judge at the First Tier Tribunal;
  • Advising you on the relevant requirements, relevant laws and procedures;
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your permission application;
  • Considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your permission application;
  • Preparing grounds in support of the permission application arguing how the Immigration Judge made a material error of law in reaching a decision on your appeal;
  • Preparing a cover letter in support of the permission application;
  • Submitting the permission application to the First Tier Tribunal by fax or special delivery; and
  • Liaising with the First Tier Tribunal and do all the follow up work until decision by the Senior Immigration Judge at First Tier Tribunal on your permission application.

 

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with application to the 1st Tier Tribunal for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), we will do the following for you:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in your application;
  • Discuss your case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Discuss reasons for dismissal of the appeal with you and advise you about possible grounds in support of your application to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber);
  • Instruct a Barrister/Advocate to draft for grounds in support of your application to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber);
  • Complete the relevant immigration form for your application to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and discuss the same with you;
  • Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support your application;
  • Submit your application to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) with all the supporting documentation;
  • Keep you informed about the progress of your immigration matter;
  • Do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your reconsideration application;
  • Advise you about the implications of the decision on your application

Our Fees

We will charge you a fee from £1000.00 for our professional services in relation to your application to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. Barrister’s fee for preparing grounds in support of your application to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). The Barrister usually charges a fee from £200.00 to prepare grounds in support of the application.

Appeal to Upper Tribunal

After an application for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal is successful and permission to appeal has been granted either by the First Tier Tribunal or by the Upper Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal may rehear the appeal to decide whether there was a material error of law made by the Immigration Judge who determined the appeal at First Tier Tribunal.

We can represent you in your appeal to the Upper Tribunal after permission to appeal has been granted either by the First Tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal and do all the work until decision by the Senior Immigration Judge at the Upper Tribunal on your appeal. Our work will include:

  • Considering the grounds on which permission has been granted and discussing the same with the client;
  • Discussing chances of success in appeal following grant of permission;
  • Advising you on the relevant requirements, relevant laws and procedures;
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your appeal;
  • Considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your appeal;
  • Preparing skeleton arguments to be submitted in support of the appeal and serve the same on the Upper Tribunal and the Home Office Presenting Officers Unit;
  • Considering the contents of the skeleton arguments served on us by the Home Office Presenting Officers Unit;
  • Representing you before the Upper Tribunal on the date of appeal hearing, if the matter is listed for hearing;
  • Liaising with the Upper Tribunal and do all the follow up work until decision by the Upper Tribunal on your appeal.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with appeal hearings at the Upper Tribunal following grant of permission by the Tribunal. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your appeal matter, we will do the following for you:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedure to be adopted by the Upper Tribunal in your immigration appeal;
  • Discuss your case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration appeal;
  • Discuss reasons for refusal letter with you and advise you about possible grounds of immigration appeal;
  • Advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your immigration appeal;
  • Consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the immigration appeal and discuss the same with you;
  • Complete the relevant immigration appeal form and discuss the same with you;
  • Instruct barristers to prepare grounds of immigration appeal to rebut reasons for refusal of your application;
  • Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the appeal;
  • Submit notice of appeal to the Upper Tribunal with all the supporting documentation;
  • Discuss the contents of the respondent’s bundle with you and prepare a detailed witness statement to be submitted in support of the appeal;
  • Prepare witness statements of any other witness(es) who can give evidence before the Immigration Judge in the Upper Tribunal in support of the appeal;
  • Prepare the indexed and paginated appeal bundles of documents to be submitted in support of the immigration appeal;
  • Arrange a pre-hearing conference with our representative who will discuss your immigration appeal with you and advise you about the court procedure in relation to your immigration appeal;
  • Instruct barrister to represent you before the Immigration Judge at the Upper Tribunal in your appeal hearing;
  • Discuss your court hearing with you and discuss with you the likely outcome of the immigration appeal hearing;
  • Do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your immigration appeal;
  • Advise you about the implications of the decision on your immigration appeal.

Our Fees

We will charge you a fee from £1000.00 for our professional services in relation to your immigration appeal hearing at Upper Tribunal following grant of permission. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in your immigration appeal. The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision is made by the Immigration Judge on your appeal hearing at the Upper Tribunal.

It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. Barrister’s fee, court fee, translation of documents, Medical Reports etc.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with application to the Upper Tribunal for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal following dismissal of your appeal, we will do the following for you:

  • Take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant law and procedure to be adopted by the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in dealing with your application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal;
  • Discuss your case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your application to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal following dismissal of your appeal;
  • Discuss reasons for dismissal of the appeal with you and advise you about possible grounds to apply to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to Appeal to the Court of Appeal;
  • Instruct a Barrister to draft for grounds in support of the application;
  • Our Immigration Solicitors will complete the relevant application form and discuss the same with you;
  • Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the application;
  • Our Immigration Solicitors will submit your application to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) with all the supporting documentation;
  • Keep you informed about the progress of your matter;
  • Do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application by the Senior Immigration Judge;
  • Advise you about the implications of the decision on your application to the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal following dismissal of your appeal.

Our Fees

We charge a fee from £1000.00 which will cover all our work until decision by the Senior Immigration Judge on your application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. Barrister’s fee, translation of documents, Medical Reports etc.

Appeal to the Court of Appeal

After an application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal has been refused by the Senior Immigration Judge at Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), a further application can be made to the Court of Appeal itself to seek permission to appeal on pint of law in order to challenge the determination of the Tribunal. The court will grant permission to appeal if it is found that there was an arguable material error of law in the determination of the Immigration Judge.

We can represent you in your application to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal and do all the work until decision by the Court of Appeal on your permission application. Our work will include:

  • Considering the contents of the appeal determination and decision of the Upper Tribunal and First Tier Tribunal on your appeal;
  • Discussing any possible grounds to challenge the same by way of an application to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal;
  • Advising you on the relevant requirements, relevant laws and procedures;
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your permission application;
  • Considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your permission application;
  • Preparing grounds in support of the permission application arguing how the Immigration Judge made a material error of law in reaching a decision on your appeal;
  • Preparing a cover letter in support of the permission application;
  • Submitting the permission application to the Court of Appeal; and
  • Liaising with the Court of Appeal and do all the follow up work until decision by the Court of Appeal on your permission application.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with application to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

We will charge you a fee from £1,500.00 for our professional immigration services. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter. The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Court of Appeal Judge on your application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Please note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. Barrister’s fee, translation of documents, Medical Reports etc.

Appeal to the Court of Appeal

After an application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal is successful and permission to appeal has been granted either by the Upper Tribunal or by the Court of Appeal, the appeal is then determined by the Court of Appeal on point of law.

The Court of Appeal has the power to rehear the appeal and determine the appeal themselves and either maintain the decision of the Immigration Judge or set aside the same and make a new decision. In some cases, the Court of Appeal may remit the appeal back to the First Tier Tribunal after deciding that there was a material error of law in the appeal determination of the Immigration Judge.

We can represent you in your appeal to the Court of Appeal after permission to appeal has been granted either by the Upper Tier Tribunal or the Court of Appeal and do all the work until decision by the Court of Appeal on your appeal. Our work will include:

  • Considering the grounds on which permission has been granted and discussing the same with you;
  • Discussing chances of success in appeal following grant of permission;
  • Advising you on the relevant requirements, relevant laws and procedures;
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your appeal;
  • Considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your appeal;
  • Preparing Skeleton arguments to be submitted in support of the appeal and serve the same on the Court of Appeal and the Treasury Solicitors;
  • Considering the contents of the skeleton arguments served on us by the Treasury Solicitors;
  • Representing you before the Court of Appeal on the date of appeal hearing, if the matter is listed for hearing;
  • Liaising with the Court of Appeal and the Treasury Solicitors and do all the follow up work until decision by the Court of Appeal on your appeal.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with appeal to the Court of Appeal following permission to appeal has been granted. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

Our Fees

We charge a from £3,500.00 for our professional immigration services and the fee will cover all our work until decision by the Court of Appeal Judge on your appeal.

  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your appeal to the Court of Appeal, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance must be paid within a month from the initial instructions to us for your appeal to the Court of Appeal.
  • It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. Barrister’s fee, court fee, translation of documents, Medical Reports etc.

In-Country Immigration Appeal

You can challenge the decision of the Home Office to refuse your application for permission to stay in the UK by way of an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) if you have been given a right of appeal against the refusal of your application. The appeal to the First Tier Tribunal should be filed within 14 days after the Home Office, UKVI sent the notice of decision to the appellant.

If you have not been given right of appeal against the refusal of your application, there may be a possibility to challenge the refusal by way of Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal or, alternatively, a fresh application may be submitted to the Home Office in some cases.

We can represent you in your appeal against the decision of the Home Office to refuse your application for leave to remain in the UK and do all the work until decision by the Immigration Judge at First Tier Tribunal on your appeal. Our work will include:

  • Considering the contents of the refusal letter of the Home Office, UKVI and discuss any possible grounds to challenge the same by way of an appeal to the First Tier Tribunal;
  • Advising you on the relevant requirements, relevant laws and procedures;
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your appeal;
  • Considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your appeal;
  • Preparing grounds in support of the appeal arguing how the decision of the Home Office, UKVI is not in accordance with the relevant laws and facts;
  • Preparing a cover letter in support of the appeal;
  • Submitting the appeal to the First Tier Tribunal online, by fax or special delivery;
  • Considering the contents of the Respondent’s bundle after it has been served on us by the Home Office, UKVI;
  • Preparing any witness statements for the witnesses who will appear in court on the date of hearing to give their oral evidence in support of the appeal;
  • Preparing appellant’s bundle of documents and to serve the same on the First Tier Tribunal and the Home Office Presenting Officers Unit within the prescribed time;
  • Instructing and liaising with the Barrister who will appear in court before the Immigration Judge to represent you in your appeal; and
  • Liaising with the First Tier Tribunal and do all the follow up work until decision by the Immigration Judge at First Tier Tribunal on your appeal.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with immigration appeals (non-asylum appeals) against the refusal of an immigration application by the Home Office, UKVI. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If we are instructed by you to represent you regarding your appeal matter, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Take detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in your immigration appeal;
  • Discuss your case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration appeal;
  • Discuss reasons for refusal letter with you and advise you about possible grounds of immigration appeal;
  • Advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your immigration appeal;
  • Consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the immigration appeal and discuss the same with you;
  • Complete the relevant immigration appeal form and discuss the same with you;
  • Instruct barrister to prepare grounds of immigration appeal to rebut reasons for refusal of your application;
  • Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the appeal;
  • Submit notice of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) with all the supporting documentation;
  • Discuss the contents of the respondent’s bundle with you and prepare a detailed witness statement to be submitted in support of the appeal;
  • Prepare witness statements of any other witness(es) who can give evidence before the Immigration Judge in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in support of the appeal;
  • Prepare the indexed and paginated appeal bundles of documents to be submitted in support of the immigration appeal;
  • Arrange a pre-hearing conference with our representative who will discuss your immigration appeal with you and advise you about the court procedure in relation to your immigration appeal;
  • Instruct and liaise with the Barrister who will appear before the court and represent you in your appeal hearing;
  • Discuss your court hearing with you and discuss with you the likely outcome of the immigration appeal hearing;
  • Do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your immigration appeal;
  • Advise you about the implications of the decision on your immigration appeal.

Our Fees

We will charge you a fee from £1,500.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your immigration appeal. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in your immigration appeal. The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision is made by the Immigration Judge on your immigration appeal.

Please note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by  us on your behalf e.g. Court fee, Barrister’s fee to appear before the Immigration Judge at the date of appeal hearing, translation of documents, Medical Reports etc.

Extension of Leave to Remain (Ten Year Long Residence)

Before 2 April 2007 it was not possible to grant limited leave to remain based on long residence. On 2 April 2007, paragraph 276A1 and paragraph 276A2 were added to the Immigration Rules to allow long residence applicants to be granted an extension of limited leave to remain, if they met all the requirements for indefinite leave based on long residence except for the knowledge of language and life in the UK requirement.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for extension of stay based on long residence. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for extension of stay based on long residence, we will do the following immigration casework for you on your behalf:

  • Take detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your immigration case;
  • Discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application;
  • Consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discuss the same with you;
  • Complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you;
  • Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the extension of stay application;
  • Liaise with the Home Office, UKBA for an expeditious decision on your extension of stay application;
  • Protect your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and keep you informed of the progress on your immigration matter;
  • Do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your extension of stay application;
  • Advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your application.

Our Fees

We will charge you a fee from £1000.00 for our professional services in relation to your application for extension of stay based on long residence. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

Initial Application for Leave To Remain On The Basis of 20 Years Long Residence

A person who has lived in the UK continuously for 20 years in the UK whether lawfully or unlawfully can apply for permission to stay in the UK for 30 months under paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules. An application for leave to remain based on 20 years long residence is made using application form FLR (FP). If the application is successful, the applicant is granted leave to remain for 30 months under 10 years route to settlement.

For the application to succeed under the 20 years long residence category, it is important that you substantiate your claim of 20 years long residence through documentary evidence proving continuous residence in the UK for at least 20 years. The Home Office can refuse the application if the continuity of residence has been broken in the past.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for leave to remain on the basis of 20 years long residence. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional service.

If instructed to represent you for your application for leave to remain based on 20 years long residence, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your 20 years long residence application;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your 20 years long residence application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your 20 years long residence application;
  • Checking the relevant documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your 20 years long residence application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the FLR (FP) application form for your 20 years long residence application and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your application for leave to remain on the basis of 20 years long residence;
  • Submitting your application to the Home Office, UKVI and liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your application;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for leave to remain based on 20 years long residence.

Our Fee for 20 Years Long Residence Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £2,000.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for leave to remain on the basis of 20 years long residence. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, UKVI fee for the 20 years long residence application, etc.

Extension of Leave to Remain – 20 Years Long Residence

A person who has is already in the UK on leave to remain which was previously granted for 30 months based on 20 years long residence can apply for renewal of his leave to remain 28 days prior to the expiry of his leave to remain.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for extension of stay based on 20 years long residence. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for extension of stay based on 20 years long residence, we will do the following immigration casework for you on your behalf:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your extension application;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your extension application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your extension application;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the FLR (FP) application form for the renewal of your leave to remain on the basis of 20 years long residence and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the extension of stay application and liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your extension of stay application;
  • Protecting your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and keeping you informed on the progress of your immigration matter;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your extension of stay application.

Our Fee For Extension Of Stay Under 20 Years Long Residence Category

  • We will charge you a fee from £1000.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for extension of stay based on 20 years long residence. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalment.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

ILR – 20 Years Long Residence

A person who has spent 20 years in the UK continuously with leave to remain under 20 years long residence application can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK on such basis. The 20 years long residence category is 10 years route to settlement and therefore an application for ILR can only be made once a person has spent 10 years in the UK continuously with leave to remain based on 20 years long residence.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) based on 10 years continuous lawful residence in the UK with leave to remain under 20 years long residence category. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application, we will do the following immigration casework for you on your behalf:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your immigration case;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your ILR application;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the relevant immigration form and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your ILR application;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your ILR application;
  • Protecting your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed on the progress of your immigration matter;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your ILR application.

Our Fee For ILR Under 20 Years Long Residence Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £1000.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application under 20 years long residence category residence. We can provide the Same Day Visa Service for your ILR application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

Initial Application Under 7 Years Child Residence Route

A child who has lived in the UK for 7 years continuously can apply for leave to remain based on private life. Paragraph 276ADE(1)(iv) requires that the applicant must be under the age of 18 years and must have lived continuously in the UK for at least 7 years (discounting any period of imprisonment) and it should not be reasonable to expect the child to leave the UK. The application on the basis of 7 years residence of the child is made using application form FLR (FP).

The outcome of such application is a dependent on many factors including:

  • the best interests of the child;
  • the immigration status of the parents of the child;
  • the financial circumstances of the parents of the child which would affect the well-being of the child in their country of origin;
  • the circumstances in the country to which the child and the child’s parents can be required to go and live in;
  • any medical conditions of the child or of the parents of the child;
  • any special needs of the child including any medical and educational needs of the child; 
  • any special circumstances showing exceptionally strong private life established by the child in the UK which will be completely lost resulting in compromising the well-being of the child;
  • any psychological effect on the life of the child, etc.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for leave to remain based on 7 years residence of a child. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional service.

If instructed to represent you for your application for leave to remain based on 7 years residence as a child, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your application;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your 7 years child route application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your 7 years child route application;
  • Checking the relevant documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the FLR (FP) application form for your application and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your application for leave to remain on the basis of 7 years residence in the UK as a child under the age of 18;
  • Submitting your application to the Home Office, UKVI and liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your application;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for leave to remain based on 7 years residence as a child.

Our Fee for An Application for Leave to Remain on The Basis of 7 Years Residence as A Child

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,500.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for leave to remain based on continuous residence for 7 years as a child. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, UKVI fee for the application, etc.

Extension Application – 7 Years Child Residence Route

If you have been previously granted leave to remain in the UK as a child or as a parent of a child under the 7 years child residence route, you can apply for extension of your stay by making an application for renewal of your leave to remain under this category. An application for renewal of leave to remain under the 7 years child residence route is made using application form FLR (FP).

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for extension of stay on the basis of 7 years child residence category. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for renewal of leave to remain under the 7 years child residence category, we will do the following immigration casework for you on your behalf:

  • Take detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your extension application;
  • Discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your extension application;
  • Advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your extension application;
  • Consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discussing the same with you;
  • Complete the FLR (FP) application form for the renewal of your leave to remain under the 7 years child residence category and discussing the same with you;
  • Prepare a cover letter to introduce and support the extension of stay application and liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your extension of stay application;
  • Protect your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and keeping you informed on the progress of your immigration matter;
  • Do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your extension of stay application.

Our Fee for Renewal of Leave to Remain Under The 7 Years Child Residence Category

  • We will charge you a fee from £1000.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for extension of stay under the 7 years child residence category. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

ILR – 7 Years Child Residence Category

A person who has spent 10 years in the UK continuously with leave to remain granted based on 7 years child residence category can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) on this basis. Most of the people who have been granted leave to remain under the 7 years child residence category would complete 10 years continuous and lawful residence to be granted ILR under 10 years long residence category rather than 10 years under the 7 years child residence category.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) based on completing 10 years with leave to remain under 7 years child residence category. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application, we will do the following immigration casework for you on your behalf:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your immigration case;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your ILR application;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the relevant immigration form and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your ILR application;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your ILR application;
  • Protecting your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed on the progress of your immigration matter;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your ILR application.

Our Fee for ILR Under 7 Years Child Residence Category

  • We will charge you a fee from £1000.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application based on completing 10 years in the UK with leave to remain under 7 years child residence category. We can provide the Same Day Visa Service for your ILR application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

Initial Application for Leave to Remain on The Basis of Living Half Of Your Life In The UK

A person who is over the age of 18 and under the age of 25 can apply for leave to remain based on his private life if he can show that he has spent at least half of his life living continuously in the UK. The application is made using application form FLR (FP) and if the application is successful, the applicant is granted leave to remain for 30 months under the 10 years route to settlement.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for leave to remain based on living half of your leave in the UK continuously. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional service.

If instructed to represent you for your application for leave to remain based on living half of your life in the UK continuously, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your application;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application;
  • Checking the relevant documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the FLR (FP) application form for your application and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your application for leave to remain based on living at least half of your life continuously in the UK;
  • Submitting your application to the Home Office, UKVI and liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your application;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for leave to remain based on living at least half of your life in the UK continuously.

Our Fee for An Application for Leave to Remain on The Basis of Living At Least Half Of Your Life In The UK

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for leave to remain based on living at least half of the life in the UK continuously. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, UKVI fee for application, etc.

 

Initial Application – Very Significant Obstacles to Integration in Country of Origin

A person who is over the age of 18 and has lived continuously in the UK for less than 20 years can apply for leave to remain on the basis of his private life in the UK if he can show that there would be very significant obstacles to his integration into the country to which he would have to go if required to leave the UK. The threshold is very high for someone to satisfy the requirement of very significant obstacles to his integration into his country of origin. Only the applicants with exceptional circumstances are likely to succeed under this category. The application under this category is made by using application form FLR (FP) and if the application is successful, permission to stay will be granted for 30 months under 10 years route to settlement.

Legal Affairs Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for leave to remain based on very significant obstacles in your country of origin. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional service.

If instructed to represent you for your application for leave to remain based on very significant obstacles to integration in your country of origin, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your application based on very significant obstacles to integration in your country of origin;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application;
  • Checking the relevant documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the FLR (FP) application form for your application and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your application for leave to remain based on very significant obstacles to integration in your country of origin;
  • Submitting your application to the Home Office, UKVI and liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your application;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for leave to remain based on very significant obstacles to your integration in your country of origin.

Our Fee for An Application for Leave to Remain on The Basis of Very Significant Obstacles to Integration In Your Country Of Origin

  • We will charge you a fee from £2,000.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for leave to remain based on very significant obstacles to your integration in your country of origin. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, UKVI fee for your application, etc.

Commissioners for Oaths

A Commissioner for Oaths is a person who is authorised to verify affidavits, which are statements in writing and on oath, and other legal documents. A Commissioner for Oaths is appointed by the Chief Justice and is usually, though not always, a solicitor.

A Commissioner for Oaths is appointed by the Lord Chancellor. The powers granted are to administer oaths, take affidavits and statutory declarations.

As such, the solicitors at Legal Affairs Solicitors are automatically Commissioners for Oaths and have powers to administer oaths, take affidavits and statutory declarations.

Certification of Documents

As Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, we can certify copy of a document as true copy of the original. You must produce the original document for us to certify a copy of the same to be true copy of the original.

Our Fees

We charge a fee of £5.00 per certification.

Sponsorship Declarations

Sponsorship Declaration is a document whereby the UK sponsor will declare that he/she intends to sponsor the applicant for the UK visa to visit or join him or in the UK. The UK sponsor will also confirm that he will maintain and accommodate the applicant for the UK visa without any recourse to public funds.

We prepare your sponsorship declaration if you are considering sponsoring a person to visit or join you from outside the UK. It is very common for the sponsorship declaration to be submitted in support of the UK visitor visa applications.

At Legal Affairs Solicitors we can:

  • draft a Sponsorship Declaration; and/or
  • witness the signatures of the declarant(s);

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200.00 for drafting a sponsorship declaration and a fee of £10.00 for witnessing signatures of the declarant on the sponsorship declaration.

Affidavits

An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant’s or deponent’s signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths.

A solicitor at Legal Affairs Solicitors can:

  • draft an affidavit, or
  • administer an oath for an affidavit.

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200.00 for drafting an affidavit and a fee of £10.00 for administering an oath for an affidavit.

Change of Name Deed

A deed poll is a legal document that proves a change of name. 

At Legal Affairs Solicitors we can:

  • draft a change of name deed; and/or
  • witness signatures of the deponent on the change of name deed.

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200.00 for drafting change of name deed and £10.00 for witnessing signatures on the change of name deed.

Statutory Declarations

A statutory declaration is a legal document defined under the law of certain Commonwealth nations. It is like a statement made under oath, however, it is not sworn. Statutory declarations are commonly used to allow a person to affirm something to be true for the purposes of satisfying some legal requirement or regulation when no other evidence is available. They are thus similar to affidavits (which are made on oath).

At Legal Affairs Solicitors we can:

  • draft a Statutory Declaration; and/or
  • witness the signatures of the declarant(s).

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200.00 for drafting a statutory declaration and a fee of £10.00 for witnessing signatures of the declarant on the statutory declaration.

Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power). The one authorized to act is the agent or attorney or, in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact. A Lasting Power of Attorney lets you appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf. It’s normally used when someone is unable to make their own decisions.

At Legal Affairs Solicitors, we can:

  • draft a power of attorney; and/or
  • witness signatures of principal, or grantor, or donor of the power.

Our Fees

We charge a fixed fee of £250.00 for drafting a power of attorney and we charge a fee of £10.00 for witnessing your signatures on your power of attorney and counter-signing the same.

Application for British Passport

You must have British nationality to be eligible for a British passport. You can be British by birth, through naturalisation or through registration.

British passports are issued by the UK government’s HM Passport Office. All adult applicants (aged 16 and over) applying for a passport for the first time must attend an interview with the HM Passport Office in person to confirm their identity. HM Passport Office recommends you allow 6 weeks for your passport application to be processed. You should not make any travel arrangements until you receive your passport.

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for British Passport. We will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for British Passport, the casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the HM Passport Office in your British passport application;
  • Discussing your British passport application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your British passport application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for British Passport;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the British passport application and discuss the same with you;
  • Completing the relevant passport application form and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the British passport application;
  • Liaising with the HM Passport Office for a timely decision on your British passport application;
  • Protecting your interests while your application is pending with the HM Passport Office and keeping you informed on the progress of your British Passport application;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the HM Passport Office until decision is reached on your application.

Our Fee for British Passport Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £500.00 for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for British Passport. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

Hourly rate charges

Where we are charging on a time-spent basis, we will always provide you with an estimate of your costs at the very outset. 

We can set threshold levels for costs, which we will not exceed without your authority, to ensure that you have control over the fees you are incurring. Please note all non-qualified staff, paralegal and trainee solicitors are always supervised by experienced solicitors.

Our current rates are set out below:

Solicitor                                                                                                 £146.00 an hour

Solicitor with 8 or more years of post-qualification experience      £201.00 an hour

Para-legal                                                                                               £110.00 an hour

Fixed charges for consultation                                                           £100.00 an hour

How long will my application take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. 

We will normally be able to submit most applications within 4-8 weeks of you instructing us, but this depends on whether all documentation is ready and/or if the application has enough merits. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above.
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.

For a more detailed discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with a member of our  Immigration team, please call us now on 01902 429 896 

EMPLOYMENT

Our fees for acting on your behalf will depend on the complexity of your case. Your case will usually be complex if it includes claims for discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010, with a trial hearing in excess of 3 days.

For an unfair dismissal claim where the hearing does not exceed 2 days, we will charge you between £5,000.00 and £8,000.00.

However, for a more complex case which includes claims for discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 or contractual or other claims which give rise to contractual damages and or injury to feelings where the trial exceed 3 days, we will charge you between £10,000.00 and £25,000.00

In some instances, we may be able to act for you based on Conditional Fee Agreement. If we agree to take on your case based on a Conditional Fee Agreement, we will charge you one-off basic fee of £1,000.00 upon your instructions and a success fee of 30% based on the value of your settlement/tribunal award.

Disbursements such as court fees and counsel’s fees are not included in our fees or Conditional Fee Agreement.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Counsel’s fees must be negotiated, and we cannot give a fixed price for these as they usually calculated according to their years of experience. For a middle range junior counsel, fees would be estimated between £2,500 to £4,500 as the brief fee (excluding vat and travel cost), plus a half of that figure for every day of trial.

What is covered by your instructions?

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change). It will include all necessary client care work advice.
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached, together with all ongoing negotiation undertaken throughout the case;
  • All, correspondence with the court, relevant parties, witnesses and those instructed by us to take steps in the proceedings
  • Preparing claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • Preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • Preparing bundle of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation of case including instructions to Counsel

RESIDENTIAL CONVEYANCING

Legal Affairs Solicitors are not on the panel of any of the mortgage lenders. As a result, we do limited conveyancing in the following areas where no mortgages are involved:

Sale of freehold or leasehold

We will provide you with the following services:

  • Drafting a contract for the sale
  • Arranging for the contracts to be signed
  • Arranging title deeds
  • Assisting you with the completion of the required documentation
  • Completion of sales
  • Transferring the sales proceeds to you

EXTENSION OF LEASE

The Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (as amended by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002) allows Qualifying leaseholders to require the freeholder to allow the extension of any lease by a fixed term of 90 years and cancelling ground rent.

Provided that you meet the correct conditions, a freeholder cannot refuse to negotiate with you as a leaseholder regarding how much they will sell you the lease extension for.

However,

  • The lease must have been a long lease when granted (of more than 21 years); and
  • You must have owned your property for at least 2 years.

The Premium

The starting point is to obtain a valuation of the premium from a valuer who is experienced in lease extensions. Th Premium is the price you will pay the landlord for your lease extension and is calculated based on the value of the property, the ground rent payable on the property and the number of years remaining on the Lease, along with a number of other factors.

The premium to be paid is determined in accordance with a formula spelt out under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (“the Act”) which is open to interpretation. Therefore, inevitably, the figure proposed by the landlord’s surveyors tends to be more than that recommended by the tenant’s surveyors.

You will need to instruct a RICS valuer to confirm the premium payable to the freeholder to extend your lease. The premium compensates the freeholder for giving you an additional 90 years. This is the most important stage of the process because if the premium you include within the Section 42 Notice is incorrect (too low) then it is likely the freeholder will reject the offer with a Section 45 – Counter Notice, offering their own surveyor’s assessment of what the premium should be.

Fees for Extension of Lease

£1,000.00