Our Pricing

We at Vestra Lawyers are transparent about pricing* so as to ensure you are in control over the costs at all times.

Most of our clients will be offered an agreed fee with us to cover all standard steps necessary in preparing their applications.

Agreed fees may vary depending on the type and complexity of the matter. We have set below our agreed fees for a variety of immigration matter types.

Matter type Agreed fees Disbursements What the work typically includes
Adoptions Cases £2,500.00 to £10,000.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,523.00 which is the Home Office fee.
£1,200.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Adult Dependant Relative £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£3,250.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£2,000.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Child Dependant £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,523.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£1,200.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Domestic Violence £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£2,389.00 which is the Home Office fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Fiance(e)/Proposed Civil or Unmarried Partner/Spouse/ Visas Civil Partner Visas £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,523.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£1,200.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment payable on all except fiancé(e) and Proposed Civil Partner visas.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Further Leave to Remain applications (spouse extension/unmarried partner extension/ discretionary leave to remain extension) £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,523.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£1,000.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Human Rights applications based on Private and Family life (Discretionary Leave to Remain) £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,033.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£1,000.00 which is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Long Residence £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£2,389.00 which is the Home Office fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Civil Penalties £1,800.00 to £10,000.00 – these fees can vary depending on what stage your case has reached. For example, if you are required to object a penalty versus having to issue court proceedings. Please call us for a more specific costs break down.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£154.00 – if you have to issue Court proceedings.

£450.00 upwards – if we have to instruct a barrister to attend Court – the exact cost would be discussed with you in advance.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Issuing Court proceedings (if required and agreed in advance);
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the case;
  • Advising on the outcome of the case.
Domestic Worker £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£516.00 which is the Home Office fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Points Based System Dependant £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£704.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£400.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Sponsor Licence Applications £1,800.00 to £5,000.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or your immigration history is adverse/precarious.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£536.00 which is the Home Office fee for a small company and £1,476.00 for a large company.

Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) for a small company £364.00 for first 12 months and then £182.00 for each additional 6 months (if applicable).

Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) for a medium/large company £1,000.00 for first 12 months and then £500.00 for each additional 6 months (if applicable).

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent and Tier 1 Investor Visa Applications £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£1,277.00 which is the Home Office fee for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur).

£1,623.00 which is the Home Office fee for a Tier 1 (Investor).

£493.00 which is the Home Office fee for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur).

£152.00 which is the Home Office fee for an initial application for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent).

£608.00 which is the Home Office fee for an extension application for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent).

£400.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Innovator and Start-up Applications £363.00 which is the Home Office fee for a Tier 1 (Start-up).
£1,021.00 which is the Home Office fee for a Tier 1 (Innovator)
£400.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Tier 2 General, Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer and Tier 2 Religious Workers £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£704.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£400.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Tier 4 General Student £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£348.00 which is the Home Office fee if you are applying from outside the UK.

£475.00 which is the Home Office fee if you are applying from inside the UK.

£300.00 per year dependent on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Tier 5 Temporary Worker and Tier 5 Youth Mobility £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£244.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£300.00 per year dependent on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
UK Ancestry £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£516.00 which is the Home Office fee.

£400.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Representative of an Overseas Business visa (including an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation) £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on the imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£610.00 which is the Home Office fee. £400.00 per year depending on the length of your visa validity is the Immigration Health Surcharge payment.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Bail £1,500.00 -£2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only a days’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on several weeks’ notice.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant bail application form;
  • Drafting grounds for bail;
  • One attendance at Court;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Deportation/Detentions Cases £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

If there is a right to appeal, the Court fee would be £140.00.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Drafting legal  representations;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Visit Visas / Short-term Study Visas and Permitted Paid Engagements £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£95.00 which is the Home Office fee for a six-month visit visa/permitted paid engagement.

Alternatively, £361.00 for a two-year visit visa,

£655.00 for a five-year visit visa

£822.00 for a ten-year visit visa

£97.00 which is the Home Office fee for a short-term student visit visa for six months and £186.00 for an 11-month visa”.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Administrative Review £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£80.00 is the Administrative Review fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Drafting grounds;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Appeals £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£140.00 is the Court fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant appeal form and drafting grounds of appeal;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the appeal;
  • One attendance at Court to represent you at the hearing;
  • Advising on the outcome of the appeal.
Family Permits, EEA Registration and Residence Card Applications/ Derivative Rights £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£65.00 is the Home Office for EEA Registration and Residence Card Applications/ Derivative Rights.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status) £500 to £850 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

Nil. The Home Office do not charge for applications made under the EU Settlement Scheme.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Returning Residence £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£516.00 which is the Home Office fee.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
Landlord Penalty Cases £1,800.00 to £10,000.00 – these fees can vary depending on what stage your case has reached. For example, if you are required to object a penalty versus having to issue court proceedings. Please call us for a more specific costs break down.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only a day’s notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on two weeks’ notice.

£154.00 – if you have to issue Court proceedings.

£450.00 upwards – if we have to instruct a barrister to attend Court – the exact cost would be discussed with you in advance.

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Issuing Court proceedings (if required and agreed in advance);
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the case;
  • Advising on the outcome of the case.
Travel Document £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.

The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.

£75.00 which is the Home Office fee. However, if your status is that you were refused a passport by your own national authority, the Home Office fee would be £280.00.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.
British Citizenship (to become British), British Registration and Right of Abode (having a right to reside in the UK with no restrictions) £850.00 to £2,500.00 – these fees vary on the complexity of the matter i.e. if you have had any previous refusals or you have adverse immigration history.
The fees also can vary depending on imminence of any deadline e.g. instructions given on only four weeks’ notice inevitably will attract higher fees than on six months’ notice.
£1,330.00 which is the Home Office fee for British Citizenship.
£1,206.00 which is the Home Office fee for British Registration.
£372.00 which is the Home Office fee for Right of Abode.
  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the requirements;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed legal representations in the form of a cover letter;
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application;
  • Advising on the outcome of the application.

 

Judicial Review Judicial Review is a process by which a decision (decision to do something; decision not to do something; or a policy) made by a public body (e.g. the Home Office, HM Passport Office or even the Tribunal) that is not appealable is still challenged by way of referring it to the judiciary to determine whether it had been correctly arrived at.

In other words, a Judicial Review is a means by which you would ask a judge to check whether in arriving at a decision a decision-maker either put weight on factors they should not have put weight on or did not put weight on factors they ought to have.

Judicial Review could go through several stages at each of which it may either: be defeated; continue to the next stage; or succeed.

It is important to note that to undertake a Judicial Review there should be merits in doing so otherwise, you may be liable for the litigation costs of the Home Office should you lose.

Judicial Review is a process by which a decision (decision to do something; decision not to do something; or a policy) made by a public body (e.g. the Home Office, HM Passport Office or even the Tribunal) that is not appealable is still challenged by way of referring it to the judiciary to determine whether it had been correctly arrived at.

In other words, a Judicial Review is a means by which you would ask a judge to check whether in arriving at a decision a decision-maker either put weight on factors they should not have put weight on or did not put weight on factors they ought to have.

Judicial Review could go through several stages at each of which it may either: be defeated; continue to the next stage; or succeed.

It is important to note that to undertake a Judicial Review there should be merits in doing so otherwise, you may be liable for the litigation costs of the Home Office should you lose.

Pre-action Stage
When initially “challenging” a decision (e.g. decision made by the Entry Clearance Officer to refuse an application for entry clearance to the UK as a visitor) you should first go through with warning the decision-maker as to your intentions at issuing a claim and giving the grounds and explaining the merits.

It may well be at this stage a visit visa refusal is determined by the Entry Clearance Manager to have been incorrectly decided by the Entry Clearance Officer and then a new decision will be made. The new decision may be still to refuse the application or else it could be granted. Sometimes the pre-action correspondence is ignored.

Our fees for this stage are £850.00 – £1,500.00

Stage 1 – Permission Stage
Permission must be sought of the Court before proceeding with a claim for Judicial Review. Our fees for this stage are £1,200.00 – £2,000.00

(Stage 2 – Possible Renewal Stage)
If permission to make a claim is refused then you may be able to apply to renew the decision which would be asking the Court at oral hearing to reconsider.

Our fees for this stage are £850.00 – £1,200.00

Stage 3 – Substantive Hearing Stage
If permission to make a claim is granted then the judge will actually go on to consider the matter.

It should be noted that to win at Judicial Review does not mean that the judge him- or herself necessarily will be substituting the decision for the one you want.

He or she will be remitting the application or the appeal or another process back down to that decision-maker to be reconsidered this time correctly (e.g. this time not putting weight on factors they ought not to have the first time around; or this time putting weight on factors they ought to have the first time around).

Our fees for this stage are £1,500.00 – £2,500.00.

(Other stages may be involved e.g. Injunctive Relief for which our fees would be discussed)

Pre-action Stage
Nil Home Office and Nil Court feesStage 1 – Permission Stage
£154.00 Court fee
Counsel fee for complex drafting of grounds variesStage 2 – Renewal Stage
£385.00 Court fee
plus Counsel fee for advocacy varies.Stage 3 – Substantive Hearing Stage
£770.00 Court fee
plus Counsel fee for advocacy varies
(Any other Stages may have other costs including Counsel fee).
Judicial Review is a potentially complex, costly and time-consuming process the full details of which will be discussed on a case-by-case basis and may involve Counsel.

Generally, we would be:

  • Taking your full instructions;
  • Advising on the relevant grounds;
  • Advising on documents;
  • Reviewing documents;
  • Completing the relevant application form;
  • Completing detailed grounds or pre-action protocol correspondence
  • Advising on the timescale it can take to process the application and the process;

Potentially instructing Counsel for complicated grounds as well as for any advocacy if proceeding to hearing at any point.

Same day service application fees

Priority visa service (where available) is a further £800.00 Home Office fee for in-country applications and is variable for out-of-country applications.

Our attendance at the Home Office (at a UK location) requires a further legal fee of £500.00 to cover our work.

The above-mentioned legal fees are exclusive of VAT and you may be liable to pay VAT on the fees above depending on your circumstances.

Basis of charging and hourly rates

In the instance, if we are unable to offer you an agreed fee, as a solicitors’ practice we have an hourly rate which is £250.00 (and £25.00 per six-minute unit of work e.g. reviewing documents, drafting, receiving and making telephone calls, attendance etc.). The ambit of what this would cover would be discussed with you in advance and confirmed in writing prior to any instructions.

How long will a typical application/appeal/administrative review take?

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application and the time taken by them can vary according to the type of application submitted and the service you have opted for. You can click on the following hyperlink for further details of the current processing times: Read the current processing times.

We will normally be able to submit an application within two to four weeks of receipt of information and documents from you, however we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

We will be able to submit an application for administrative review within the deadline which could be 14 days or 28 days depending on the type of application made. The Home Office aim to process an application for administrative review within 28 days however it may be the case on some occasions that they could take longer in deciding the application for administrative review.

We will be able to submit an appeal within the deadline which could be 14 days or 28 days depending on the type of application made. We cannot guarantee how long HM Courts and Tribunal Service will take to process your appeal and the time taken by them can vary.

*If your query pertains to a family or civil matter, please contact us for a quotation. Furthermore, prices correct as of 5th December 2018 – please note that the Home Office may increase their fees and the Immigration Health Surcharge in the near future. You will also be required to pay a set fee for enrolling your biometric information. This fee can vary from £19.20 – £200.00 depending on the service you opt for. Moreover, there are additional services that the commercial partners of UK Visas and Immigration provide which you can opt for by paying an additional amount.