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At julia & rana solicitors, we believe in transparency and fairness. Therefore we have provided the guideline about our fee chargeable. In certain matters, considering the nature of the matter, this fee may vary.

 

FEE SCALE – IMMIGRATION:

We charge on the basis of agreed fee in all immigration matters except Judicial Review matters where we charge on hourly basis depending on the Solicitors’ PQE. Details of hourly rates in JR matters are:

Hourly Rate of Principal Solicitor: £296

Hourly Rate of Mr. Matthew Goldborough: £400

Hourly Rate of Associate Solicitor: £225

Hourly Rate of Paralegal Staff: £135

PRINCIPAL SOLICITOR – INAM RANA:

Mr. Inam Rana is the Principal solicitor and director of Julia & Rana Solicitors. He qualified in the year 2013 and has been practicing Immigration Law since. He specializes in all sorts of immigration matters including; Point based applications, Non-Point based applications, Corporate Immigration, Applications made under EEA Regulations, Human Rights applications, Judicial Reviews, Immigration Appeals and Bail Applications and other non-specified complex immigration matters. He has successfully represented individuals, families and corporate entities in respect of their immigration matters along with other fields i.e Employment, Litigation, Corporate & Family.

Mr. Matthew Goldborough:

Mr. Mathew Goldborough is Head of Litigation & Family. He qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2005 and has gathered wealth of experience in handling immigration, employment and family matters.

Mr. Benjamin Ogana:

Mr. Ogana is a qualified solicitor with extensive experience in Immigration matters. He qualified in 2012.

KEY STAGES OF PAYMENT OF FEE:

We take 50% of the fee in advance at the time of engagement of our services and the rest is payable within 2 months after submitting the immigration applications / appeal to the home office or appellate authorities.

We also offer to work on Pro-Bono basis to deserving individuals.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE AGREED FEE?

Following costs of the immigration applications or immigration appeal or Judicial Review are not included in the agreed fee:

* Home office fee of the visa application

* Immigration Health surcharge

* Premium Service fees

* Court fee in Appeal matters

* Court fee in Judicial Review matters

* Barrister’s fee

* Translation / interpreting services provided by third party organisations

GENERAL:

No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Certification of Documents5.00 per page
2Certification of Affidavits / Statutory Declarations £10.00
3Drafting Affidavits / Statutory DeclarationsFrom £100.00
4Change of Name DeedsFrom £60.00
5 Scanning and uploading documents for premium lounge serviceFrom £250.00
6Consultations – 30 minutes max.Free
7 Out of Hours Consultations – 30 minutes max.£100.00

VISIT VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Standard Visit Visa ApplicationsFrom £1000.00
2Permitted Paid Engagements Visa ApplicationsFrom £1200.00
3Marriage Visitor Visa ApplicationsFrom £1000.00
4 Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa ApplicationsFrom £1000.00
5 Transit Visit visa applicationsFrom £1000.00
6Domestic Worker Visa ApplicationsFrom £1000.00

FAMILY RELATED VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance Application – Fiancé` / Spouse / Civil Partner / Unmarried PartnerFrom £1250.00
2Switching / Extension of Visas – Leave to remain – Fiance` / Spouse / Civil Partner / Unmarried Partner – 5 Years RouteFrom £1000.00
3Switching / Extension of Visas – Leave to remain –Spouse / Civil Partner / Unmarried Partner / Parent Route – 10 Years RouteFrom £1000.00
4 ILR Application – Spouses / Civil Partners / Unmarried PartnersFrom £1350.00
5Adult Dependant Relative Visa ApplicationsFrom £1500.00
6ILR for Victims of Domestic ViolenceFrom £1250.00
7 ILR for Bereaved PartnersFrom £1250.00
8ILR for family members of Point Based migrantsFrom £1250.00
9Right of Access to Child Visa ApplicationsFrom £1250.00
10 ILR for Right of Access to Child Visa ApplicationsFrom £1250.00
11 Private life Applications – inside rulesFrom £800.00
12 Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £300.00
13Dependants of the main applicants applying separatelyFrom £750.00

TIER 1 GRADUATE ENTREPRENEUR VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £1500.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £1500.00
3Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £400.00
4Dependants of the main applicants applying separatelyFrom £750.00

TIER 1 ENTREPRENEUR VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £3000.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £2500.00
3ILR ApplicationsFrom £2000.00
4Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £500.00
5 Dependants of the main applicants applying separately From £1000.00

TIER 1 INVESTOR VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £3500.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £2500.00
3ILR ApplicationsFrom £2500.00
4Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £250.00
5 Dependants of the main applicants applying separately From £750.00

TIER 1 EXCEPTIONAL TALENT VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £1500.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £1200.00
3ILR ApplicationsFrom £1500.00
4Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £400.00
5 Dependants of the main applicants applying separately From £1000.00

TIER 2 GENERAL VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £1500.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £1200.00
3ILR ApplicationsFrom £1250.00
4Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £400.00
5 Dependants of the main applicants applying separately From £1000.00

TIER 2 INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFER VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £1500.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £1500.00
3ILR ApplicationsFrom £1250.00
4Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £500.00
5 Dependants of the main applicants applying separately From £1200.00

TIER 2 RELIGIOUS MINISTER VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £1200.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £900.00
3ILR ApplicationsFrom £1250.00
4Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £400.00
5 Dependants of the main applicants applying separately From £900.00

TIER 2 SPORTS PERSON VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £1200.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £950.00
3ILR ApplicationsFrom £1250.00
4Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £250.00
5 Dependants of the main applicants applying separately From £750.00

TIER 4 (G) & TIER 4 CHILD:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £1200.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £750.00
3Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £450.00
4 Dependants of the main applicants applying separately From £900.00

TIER 5 VISA APPLICATIONS (ALL TIER 5 VISA TYPES):

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £1200.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £1000.00
3Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £400.00
4 Dependants of the main applicants applying separately From £750.00

SPONSORSHIP LICENSE APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1 Advising on Sponsorship License ApplicationsFrom £2500.00
2Applying for Restricted CoSFrom £600.00
3Applying for Unrestricted CoSFrom £350.00
4Issuing CoS From £350.00
5Representing in Suspension of Licence Issues From £1800.00
6 Making miscellaneous work – updating changes of circumstances etc. From £150.00

SOLE REPRESENTATIVE VISA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1Entry Clearance ApplicationFrom £2250.00
2Extension of Visas – Leave to remainFrom £2000.00
3ILR ApplicationsFrom £2000.00
4Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £250.00
5 Dependants of the main applicants applying separately From £750.00

LONG RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1SET LR applicationsFrom £1250.00
2Further leave to remain on long residence basisFrom £1250.00

CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1British Citizenship Applications – AdultsFrom £750.00
2British Citizenship Applications – Children (Form MN1)From £600.00
3British Citizenship Applications – Children (Form T)From £800.00

EEA APPLICATIONS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1 Family Permit ApplicationsFrom £900.00
2Registration Certificate ApplicationsFrom £650.00
3Residence Card Applications – Family membersFrom £900.00
4Retention of Right ApplicationsFrom £1250.00
5Permanent Residence Card ApplicationsFrom £1000.00
6Extended Family Members’ ApplicationsFrom £1500.00
7Derivative Right of residence ApplicationsFrom £1250

APPEALS:

Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1 Appeals to the first Tier TribunalFrom £1250.00
2Permission to Appeal to the First Tier TribunalFrom £600.00
3Permission to Appeal to the Upper TribunalFrom £600.00
4Permission to Appeal to the Court of AppealFrom £750.00
5 Appeal to the Court of AppealFrom £2000.00

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW APPLICATIONS:

*only for new clients, permission to appeal for existing clients is half price (excluding barrister and/or any court fees)
Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1 Administrative Review Applications – inside the UKFrom £800.00
2Administrative Review Applications – outside the UKFrom £800.00

BAIL APPLICATIONS:

*only for new clients, permission to appeal for existing clients is half price (excluding barrister and/or any court fees)
Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1 Temporary Admission Applications to the SSHDFrom £1000.00
2 Immigration Bail ApplicationsFrom £1250.00

ASYLUM & HUMAN RIGHTS APPLICATIONS:

*only for new clients, permission to appeal for existing clients is half price (excluding barrister and/or any court fees)
Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1 Asylum ApplicationFrom £1500.00
2Family Reunion ApplicationsFrom £850.00
3Out of Rules – Human Rights ApplicationsFrom £1250.00

MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS:

*only for new clients, permission to appeal for existing clients is half price (excluding barrister and/or any court fees)
Sr No.ServiceFee (£) exclusive of VAT
1 Returning Resident ApplicationsFrom £1500.00
2 ILR Applications of 6 years DLRFrom £1500.00
3 SET (P) ApplicationsFrom £1250.00
4 Form NTLFrom £600.00
5 Completing British passport applicationFrom £350.00
6Travel Document ApplicationFrom £400.00
7 Subject Access Request ApplicationFrom £300.00
8 Form TOCFrom £500.00
9 Dependants of the main applicants applying togetherFrom £250.00
10Dependants of the main applicants applying separatelyFrom £750.00

FAMILY LAW FEE GUIDE:

We charge on the basis of agreed fee in all family law matters, where our first consultation is free of charge.

For more information on the fixed fee services available from our family and divorce law team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

ServiceOur Fee VATCourt FeeTotal
First consultation and case assessment (up to 30 Min)NILNILNILNIL
SeparatingOur Fee VATCourt FeeTotal
Divorce/dissolution of civil partnership (petitioner – uncontested)£1000£200£550£1,750
Divorce/dissolution of civil partnership (respondent – uncontested)£750£150NIL£900
Financial settlements – Un-bundled servicesOur Fee VATCourt FeeTotal
Financial clean break consent order (no assets)£500£100£50£650
Financial consent order (agreed division of limited/straightforward assets, valued at less than £350,000)£1000£200£50£1250
Financial consent order (agreed division of multiple/complex assets, valued at less than £350,000) £2000 £400 £50 £2450
Separation agreement (agreed terms – no advice, valued at less than £350,000) £1250 £250NIL £1500
Representation at courtCosts to be agreed
ChildrenOur Fee VATCourt FeeTotal
Parental responsibility agreement£450£90NIL£540
Shared parenting agreement£550£110NIL£660
Representation at court Costs to be agreed
Protection from domestic abuseOur Fee VATCourt FeeTotal
Initial consultation and warning letter£550£110NIL£660
Representation at court Costs to be agreed
Living together and living apartOur Fee VATCourt FeeTotal
Pre-nuptial agreement (terms agreed)£2000£400NIL£2400
Separation agreement (terms agreed)£1000£200NIL£1200

EMPLOYMENT LAW:

We work in partnership with our clients. As a firm, we have been listening to what our clients have been saying about the cost of pursuing and defending employment claims and related disputes. Our research has revealed that clients want more than just the traditional hourly rate billing.

Unlike some of our competitors, we offer a range of funding options for both employers and employees, including:

  • fixed fees;
  • employment protection policy for businesses
  • legal expenses insurance – you may be covered under the terms of your business, home or motor insurance policy;
  • hourly billing; and
  • in exceptional cases, we would consider acting for employees under a damages-based agreement (previously known as a contingency – ‘no win no fee’ agreement).

We are fully transparent about costs and we provide certainty so there are no surprises for you.

Fees for bringing or defending Unfair/Wrongful Dismissal claims 

We can also offer fixed fees and bespoke arrangements because we know that every client has different circumstances and specific requirements.

Each case is different and the work involved can vary significantly depending upon the circumstances and evidence.

Below is guidance on the potential costs involved in bringing and defending a standard claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal. Please note that this is for guidance purposes only. It is not an estimate or quote for a specific matter and any quote may need to be revised upwards if an unforeseen complexity arises or where the way in which a client asks us to proceed results in additional work.

Approximate cost of pursuing a claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal

Simple case: £1,000-£2,500 (plus VAT)

Medium complexity case: £4,000 -£8,000 (plus VAT)

High complexity case: £10,000 – £18,000 (plus VAT)

Factors that could make a case more complex include but are not limited to the following:

  • If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
  • Making or defending a costs application
  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties) or whether the claimant is an employee
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed for whistle-blowing at work and/or for a health and safety related reason
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal (and other claims being brought within the unfair/wrongful dismissal claim)

If we are instructed to attend a Tribunal Hearing then there will be an additional charge of between £500 – £2,000 per day (plus VAT).

Disbursements

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

Barrister’s fees are generally estimated between £1,000 to £2,500 per day (plus VAT) (depending on the level of experience of the advocate) for providing representation at a Tribunal Hearing. For complex cases it may be advisable to instruct a more senior barrister and their fees will be higher.

Key stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on the merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
  • Preparing the claim form and Grounds of Claim setting out your case and the nature of the dispute or preparing the response form when a claim has been made against you
  • Reviewing and advising on the claim or the 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 List of Documents and copies with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • Preparing the bundle of documents for the Final Hearing
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation and attendance at the Final Hearing, including preparing instructions to the barrister

The stages set out are an indication and if some of stages above are not required or are modified in any way, then the fee may be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs and budget.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation/negotiation, your case is likely to take 3-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6-9 months (this depends on when the Employment Tribunal arranges for the Final Hearing to take place).

This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to provide a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.

If unforeseen complexities arise, then we will inform you and provide a revised estimate.

Other funding options

There could be other funding options available to you such as legal expenses cover under an insurance policy, e.g. your home insurance. In exceptional cases, we would consider acting under the terms of a Conditional Fee Agreement (“CFA”). In order to assess whether we can deal with a matter based upon a CFA, we would need to assess the merits and commercial viability of the case before agreeing to deal with it on those terms. We would charge, based on our usual hourly rates or agreed fee, for the initial meeting and reviewing any relevant documents. We would then carry out an assessment of the matter and decide whether to deal with it under a CFA.

If we take your case on under a CFA, you would be responsible for the cost of any disbursements which you would have to pay as and when they are incurred. If successful in recovering damages on your behalf, we would then deduct a certain % from your damages.

Fees in other types of employment claims

The above relates to unfair/wrongful dismissal claims only. The estimate does not apply to more complex discrimination claims or bonus disputes in the High Court. To see what other types of claims we deal with, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

We are fully transparent about costs and keep clients informed all the way through.