Our Legal Fees

At Arden Solicitors Advocates we offer a transparent solicitors fee structure and below is an explanation of how we charge. Our Fees will also vary depending on the complexity of each client’s case.

The prices listed below are for guidance only. The actual fee will depend on the complexity of your case and the seniority of the lawyer dealing with the matter. We will give you an accurate quote in advance of any work undertaken.

All prices are subject to an addition fee for VAT@20%. However for Immigration cases, if you do not hold no an Immigration residence document in the UK, and you are not of EAA nationality, or that you are residient outside the UK or Europe, you may be exempt from paying VAT. This also applies to those holding a visitor visa, or those who have a visa for 6 month or less.

Type of service            Fix fee
Consultation (maximum 1 hr) £200.00-£250.00
Premium service at the Home Office in Croydon £500.00

 

Applications (Fees exclude Home Office fee and any other disbursement)  
Travel document £200.00
Replacement Residence Permit (BRP)
Fees exclude Home Office fee
£400.00

 

Immigration Applications (PBS)  
Innovator visa application £5,000.00
Start up Visa £5,000.00
Tier 1 entrepreneur Team(extension) £7,000.00
Tier 1(Investor) £6,000.00
Tier 1 extension/ILR £6,000.00
Tier 2 initial application/further leave or ILR £2500.00
Tier 4 student application/ further leave £950.00
Tier 5 Youth mobility scheme £900.00
Administrative Review £800.00

 

 

Non Point Based System  
Spouse visa/extension of stay £2000.00
Fiancé visa £2000.00
Other dependant relative application £2,500.00
Access to children £2,000.00
Children to join you £2,000.00
Domestic worker £2,000.00
Visitors application £950.00
Application for settlement(ILR) £2,000.00
Sole Representative of an overseas business £8,000.00
Tier 2 sponsor licence £3,000.00
Foreign adoption £2,500.00
Returning resident £2,000.00
Revocation of Deportation order £2,500.00

 

Dependent Applications (fee is based on per dependent)  
Applying at the same time as the main applicant £400.00
Applying separately from the main applicant £1000.00

 

Application for Discretionary Leave
Application spouse/partner for Discretionary leave/Extension/ILR £2000.00
Application for DLR (for diplomats and their dependent/s)(per application) £2,000.00
Application for DLR (20 years route) £2,000.00
Application for ILR (10 years route) £2,000.00
Fees exclude Home Office fee, and any other disbursements such as translations.

 

Application for British Citizen  
Application for British naturalisation/ Citizenship £850.00
Application for children (10 years route for children born in the UK) £1500.00
Application to register as a British citizen (from BOT) £1200.00
Application for Reconsideration for British citizenship £700.00

 

EEA/EU Applications  
EEA Family Permit £2000.00
Application for retention right £2,000.00
Dependants of EEA migrant, other than spouse and children £2,000.00
Application for settlement £850.00
Application for pre-Settlement £750.00

The Home Office Immigration and Nationality fee for 2021 is found on the linkhttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-6-april-2021

Asylum and Protection Claims  
Asylum/Human Rights claims £2000.00
Fresh claims application £2000.00
Application for stateless person £1250.00
Family reunion application £1500.00

For asylum and Protected Route application, there is no Home Office application fee and IHS fee.

Bail applications  
Application for bail(paper application) £400.00
Plus Representation before the First Tier Tribunal Plus disbursement/s if any £450.00
The fees quoted is per bail application

For Bail applications, there is no Tribunal fee to be paid.

Appeals to the First Tier Tribunal  
Lodging ground of appeal £500.00
Plus Tribunal fee £140.00

Immigration hearings

For appeals to the Immigration and Asylum First Tier Tribunal, the fee of £140 (subject to any fee waiver).

Court and Tribunal fees can be found on the link: https://www.gov.uk/court-fees-what-they-are

Additional Fees for Appeals Hearings
The fee for advocacy is based on a single hearing. If there is more than one hearing, there will be a separate fee for a second hearing or an adjourned hearing.

The fees for our professional service exclude any expert report, translations, interpreter, and others. For Appeal hearing, the fee below excludes the court fee and other disbursements.

We also charge separate fee/s for postage, if documents are sent by Recorded delivery/Special delivery/courier

Preparation of appeal bundle and to represent  
Preparation of asylum appeal/Human Rights and advocacy before the First Tier Tribunal £2000.00
Deportation – Preparation and Advocacy Before the First Tier Tribunal

Before the First Tier Tribunal

£2500.00
Application for permission to the Upper Tribunal £700.00
Representation for permission in the Upper Tribunal £1200.00
Preparation of bundle for full hearing before Upper Tribunal £1200.00
Representation in the Upper Tribunal £1000.00
Representation at Case Management hearing(London) £350.00
Pre-hearing Review(London) £350.00
Additional fee if the hearing takes place outside London per hearing Plus travel cost £350.00

 

Judicial Review(JR)  
Application for judicial review (excluding court fee) £2,500.00
Permission hearing including preparation of bundle £4000.00
Full hearing (JR) £5,000.00
Hearing for JR will also carry a separate fee for disbursements, such as court fee and barrister’s fee

Court fees for Judicial Review are found on the link https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806195/t613-eng.pdf

Family and matrimonial matters   (Fixed fee)
Divorce applications (consented divorce) £1,250.00
Plus VAT, plus, court fee, and other disbursements

Family and matrimonial matters (Hourly rate)
Contested divorce (estimate fee £3000), Declaration of Marital Status (estimate fee £5000), Children matter(estimate 8K-£50K), Financial remedy(estimate fee will £8K- £50K) , or any other matrimonial or family matter- we charge on an hourly rate, plus court fee, and barrister’s fee.

Fees in Civil and Family Court Main fees: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fees-in-the-civil-and-family-courts-main-fees-ex50

Civil matters (hourly rate)

Civil case,  hourly rate will apply, plus VAT and disbursements.

Court fee is found on the link  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fees-in-the-civil-and-family-courts-main-fees-ex50

Conveyancing (residential) and Commercial Conveyancing

The fee quoted below is an estimate. Our legal fee starts from the price stated below, plus disbursements

Purchase of a property £2000.00 plus VAT (exclude search fees of around £600) and Stamp Duty.
Selling a property (Fees quoted, excluding disbursements) £1,550.00 plus VAT
Purchase/Sale of commercial property £1550 plus VAT

 

Other Services  
Change of name deed £90.00
Statutory declaration £200 plus VAT
Will (Single) £300.00
Will (Mirror) £500.00
Power of Attorney £200 plus VAT
Application to the Court of Protection (per application) Hourly rate

Estimate fee £2,500 plus VAT, plus disbursement(if any)

Application to the Office of Public Guardian for a

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Hourly rate

LPA estimate fee £1500 plus VAT, plus disbursement(if any)

 

Application to the Court of Protection

£700 per application
Probate (uncontested) hourly rate of £200 plus VAT p/hr. Exclude counsel’s fee Estimate of fee £2500 plus VAT
Employment tribunals (unfair/wrongful dismissal)  Hourly rate of £200 plus VAT, excluding counsel’s fee(likely disbursement £2000.00 plus VAT). An estimate of fees is around £5,000.00 plus VAT

 

For an estimate of the time frame, kindly contact us directly so that we can discuss this with you.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. This is paid into our Client Account, before we are able to instruct an expert.

Disbursements may include:

We will first obtain a quote/ estimate first and obtain your approval before engaging them

  • Interpreter/ translator fees. If a translator/ interpreter is required.
  • Expert reports e.g. medical experts, Independent Social Worker, Country expert, others.
    If your case requires an expert, we will advise a s to this.
  • • If there is an interview or court hearing (outside London) if we attend with you, there will be additional disbursements in respect of our mileage/travel expenses.
  • Court or Tribunal fee.
  • Search fees, for conveyancing
  • Registration of title at Land Registry, and Stamp Duty fees for conveyancing (if applicable).

Disbursements
The list below, exclude disbursements, such as application fee (Home Office/Entry Clearance fee), IHS, translation, and/or any other disbursement/s The fees are for per application.

Our fees explained

For most of our asylum and Immigration matters the fees is fixed.

For those cases where it is not a fix fee, our fees will be charged on an hourly rate. This is explained below.

Hourly rate: The principle will deal with your matter assisted by a paralegal or trainee solicitors. The hourly rate for a Principle is £250.00 + VAT £50, and the hourly rate for trainee solicitor/ paralegal is £150 + VAT £30.

The range of fees is based on our experience in dealing with this matter. The exact cost of the service depends on the number of hours it will take and depends on the complexity and circumstances of your case.  This includes the followings.

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider
  • Which language(s) you speak, and if an interpreter needs to be engaged to assist.
  • Whether you are applying with other dependants
  • Whether experts need to be instructed

The work will involve:

  • Initial instruction will involve, taking instructions from you, and advising you on your case, and advising on the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • Advising you on your case.
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided;
  • where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as expert reports, and this may also include taking statements from you and your witnesses;
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take.
Court and Tribunal fees:

Contact Us

Should you wish to discuss the likely cost of your case, you may contact us by email (secretary@ardensolicitors.com, or by telephone (020 8997 8885).
If you are abroad, you may also contact us by WhatApp, Imo, Skype, Vibre(07884425751).

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