Immigration Fixed Fees
We have helped you by setting out the details of the fixed fees that we offer to deal with straightforward cases.
There may be an additional cost for travel depending on the location of Immigration Tribunal. The core cost to you will remain the same but a higher fee will be fixed including travel costs. We aim to make our specialist immigration advice and representation available at more distant tribunals.
Each fixed fee set out below is inclusive of VAT and includes preparation for the Tribunal hearing (where applicable) including advice and collation of evidence, representation at tribunal by one of our specialist solicitors and advice on appeal if that is necessary.
Types of Application/Claim (Excluding Appeals & Advocacy)**
Level 1 Applications:
Replacement Residence Permits (BRP, NTL)
Level 2 Applications:
EEA/EU residence and permanent residence
Level 3 Applications:
Spouse, partner, civil or unmarried partners of non-EU nationals
Parent route applications
Dependent child Visas
Long residence in the UK
Level 4 Applications:
Adult Dependent Relatives
Points based system applications
Level 5 Applications:
Human rights applications
Level 6 Applications:
All other applications including –
Judicial Review upto permission stage on that papers (excluding Counsel’s fees)
Completing and submitting an appeal form
Completing and submitting an application for Administrative Review
All Appeals – preparation of case (excluding advocacy)
Advocacy – FEE PER HEARING (including travel time and expenses)
Case Management Review Hearing /Directions Hearings in Manchester and London
Full Hearing in Manchester and London
Hearings at other venues to be discussed on request.
Counsel can be instructed upon request. Counsel’s fees would then need to be negotiated on an individual basis.
Certain complex cases fees will vary, depending on complexity.
NB – All fees are inclusive of VAT which is applied at the current rate of 20% (totals shown above)
Disbursements: All disbursements will need to be paid for separately in addition to the fees for our services. Examples of disbursements include home office/visa application fees, court application fees, postage, interpreting/translation services, medical reports fees, expert report fees, mileage/travel expenses etc. This is not an exhaustive list and is meant purely as a guide.
Fees may be adjusted dependent on the seniority of the fee earner.
**Applications for more than one individual will be charged at an extra 50% per application for each additional person
Motoring Offences Fixed Fees
Where legal aid is not available, we have helped you by setting out the details of the motoring offences fixed fees that we offer to deal with straightforward cases before the Magistrates’ Courts.
There may be an additional cost for travel depending on the location of courts. We are still able to represent you if your case is being heard at a court The cost of our representation will be based on these motoring offences fixed fees. The core cost to you will remain the same but a higher fee will be fixed including travel costs. We aim to make our specialist motoring law advice and representation available at more distant courts.
Each fixed fee set out below is inclusive of VAT and includes preparation for the Magistrates’ Court hearing including advice and collation of evidence, representation at court by one of our specialist solicitors and advice on appeal if that is necessary.
Representation at court upon Guilty plea with sentence at a single hearing
£500 plus vat inclusive
Representation at court upon guilty plea with sentence at a separate hearing
Not guilty plea and half day trial
Not guilty plea and full day trial
Additional day or part day of trial
Exceptional hardship argument to avoid disqualification
Special reasons argument to avoid disqualification
Fees as for trials
Half day – £1200 inclusive
Inclusive Full day – £1800 inclusive
Inclusive Additional day of part day – £600 inclusive
Appeal to the Crown Court
Appeal against sentence – £1200 inclusive
In addition, some trials will involve the instruction of experts to provide reports such as ‘back calculations’ where you are alleging post-driving consumption of alcohol. The fee for these reports is not included in the fixed-fess set out above, and there will be an additional cost, often in the region of £300 inclusive.
Representation at a more distant court will incur an additional expense of £60 per hour inclusive travel time. Any mileage to more distant courts will be at the inclusive rate of £0.54 per mile with additional disbursements such as parking.
Although unlikely, some cases may be particularly complicated and therefore unsuited to a fixed fee approach. We will identify such cases immediately and provide you with separate advice as to the likely cost to conclusion.
The Benefits Of Our Expert Representation For Your Motoring Law Case
Although there may be a temptation to represent yourself, bearing in mind the cost of legal fees, our solicitors are experts in securing the best result for you.
They each have an excellent tactical awareness of how to best put your case before the Magistrates’ Court and will present any argument in a convincing, persuasive and compelling way. They will ensure that any necessary supporting documentation is before the court.
The effect of a conviction and driving ban can acutely effect both you private and work life, so you may wish to think very carefully when choosing whether or not to have legal representation.
Our Motoring Law Solicitors
We believe that it is important that you are able to see the experience of our solicitors who will represent you at court for road traffic matters. As a result we have published full profiles for all of our lawyers. You can read about the solicitor dealing with your case by following the link to the team here.