Fees on Immigration Appeals

Appeals to the First Tier Tribunal

Should you face a refusal and wish to appeal to the First Tier Tribunal, our professional services include comprehensive advice and assistance in this process. We present two payment options, allowing you to choose between hourly rates and fixed fees for support in lodging an appeal.

On average, the completion of this type of work typically requires approximately 2 to 4 hours. Consequently, we estimate a fixed fee cost is likely to range between £400 to £800, plus VAT (20%). The precise number of hours necessary is contingent upon the specifics of your case, taking into consideration factors such as:

  • Complexity of the issues – the intricacy of the legal matters involved in your case.
  • Amount of supporting evidence – the volume and complexity of supporting evidence that needs evaluation.
  • Number of applicants – whether there are multiple applicants, such as more than one member of a family group.

 

Our service includes:

  • Advising on options – providing detailed advice on the available options following a refusal.
  • Preparing and lodging an appeal (if advised) – assisting in the preparation and submission of the appeal.
  • Advising on progress – keeping you informed and advised on the progress of your appeal.

 

Potential disbursements and additional costs:

  • Appeal fees:
    • Currently set at £140 for an oral hearing and £80 for a paper hearing.
    • Please note that VAT does not apply to court fees.
  • Translation of documents:
    • Translators’ fees vary, typically ranging between £90 to £109 per 1000 words. This is contingent on the language and complexity of the texts. The figure excludes the VAT (20%), and inclusion of a 20% VAT may apply, depending on the individual circumstances.
  • Interpreter’s fees:
    • Interpreters’ charges vary, usually falling within the range of £25 to £150 per hour, inclusive of travel time.
    • The figure excludes the VAT (20%). The application of a 20% VAT depends on the individual circumstances.
  • Medical reports/Expert reports:
    • Experts’ fees vary significantly based on the subject matter, typically ranging from £750 to £5,000.
    • The figure excludes the VAT (20%). The application of a 20% VAT is subject to the individual circumstances.

 

Important notes on VAT

All our fees and disbursements (except court fees, application fees, and Immigration Health Surcharge) are subject to 20% Value Added Tax (VAT). However, if your usual place of residence is not the UK, then VAT will not be applicable for your case. Examples where VAT does not apply include, visit visa applications, any immigration application made from outside the UK, where you have entered into the UK without leave and you still are without a leave.

Furthermore, it is important to note that when you require a service from a third-party company, such as the one handling the translation of documents, interpretation, or the provision of medical/expert reports, it may not be registered for VAT in the UK. In such cases, VAT will not be charged for your specific case. We will confirm whether VAT is payable when you instruct us, and we can work out if VAT is properly chargeable.

 

Preparation of Appeal for Oral Hearing – First Tier Tribunal

In the event of preparing an appeal for an oral hearing before the First Tier Tribunal, our professional services extend a choice between hourly rates and fixed fees for assistance in preparing your case.

Average time and associated costs: On average, this process typically requires between 6 to 12 hours to complete. Consequently, we estimate a fixed fee cost is likely to range between £1000 to £2500, plus VAT (20%). The precise number of hours necessary is contingent upon various circumstances in your case, including:

  • Complexity of the issues – the intricacy of legal matters central to your case.
  • Volume of supporting evidence – the amount and complexity of supporting evidence that requires consideration.
  • Number of witnesses – the quantity of witnesses involved in the case.
  • Need for expert evidence – whether expert evidence is deemed necessary.
  • Number of Hearings – the potential involvement of multiple hearings.

 

Our service includes the following:

  • Advising on progress – providing ongoing guidance and updates on the progress of your appeal.
  • Preparing witness statements – assisting in the preparation of witness statements.
  • Advising on evidence in support – providing comprehensive advice on the evidence required to support your case.
  • Collating Appellant’s bundles – organising and compiling essential documentation for the appeal.
  • Drafting Appeal Skeleton Argument – crafting a robust and effective appeal skeleton argument.
  • Liaising with the Home Office – facilitating communication and coordination with the Home Office.
  • Booking and briefing Counsel – managing the arrangement and preparation of legal representation.
  • Advising on the outcome of the appeal – offering guidance on the potential outcomes of the appeal.

 

Potential disbursements and additional costs:

In addition to our service fees, potential disbursements and additional costs may include:

  • Counsel’s fees:
    • Barrister fees vary based on complexity, seniority, and time spent on the matter.
    • On average, this may range between £650 to £3000, excluding VAT. If applicable, VAT will be charged at a rate of 20%.
  • Translation of documents:
    • Translators’ fees vary, typically ranging between £90 to £109 per 1000 words. This is contingent on the language and complexity of the texts. The figure excludes the VAT (20%), and inclusion of a 20% VAT may apply, depending on the individual circumstances.
  • Interpreter’s fees:
    • Interpreters’ charges vary, usually falling within the range of £25 to £150 per hour, inclusive of travel time.
    • The figure excludes the VAT (20%). The application of a 20% VAT depends on the individual circumstances.
  • Medical reports/Expert reports:
    • Experts’ fees vary significantly based on the subject matter, typically ranging from £750 to £5,000.
    • The figure excludes the VAT (20%). The application of a 20% VAT is subject to the individual circumstances.

 

Important notes on VAT

  • All our fees and disbursements (except court fees, application fees, and Immigration Health Surcharge) are subject to 20% Value Added Tax (VAT). However, if your usual place of residence is not the UK, then VAT will not be applicable for your case. Examples where VAT does not apply include, visit visa applications, any immigration application made from outside the UK, where you have entered into the UK without leave and you still are without a leave.

Furthermore, it is important to note that when you require a service from a third-party company, such as the one handling the translation of documents, interpretation, or the provision of medical/expert reports, it may not be registered for VAT in the UK. In such cases, VAT will not be charged for your specific case. We will confirm whether VAT is payable when you instruct us, and we can work out if VAT is properly chargeable.

 

Preparation of Application for Permission to Appeal to the Upper Tribunal

In the process of preparing an application for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal, we provide you with a choice between hourly rates or a fixed fee.

Average time and associated costs: On average, this type of work typically requires around 2 to 4 hours to complete. Consequently, we estimate a fixed fee cost is likely to range between £400 to £800, plus VAT (20%). The exact number of hours necessary is contingent upon the circumstances in your case, including:

  • Complexity of the issues – the intricacy of legal matters central to your case.
  • Volume of supporting evidence – the amount and complexity of supporting evidence that requires consideration.
  • Number of Appellants – whether there are multiple appellants, such as more than one member of a family group.

 

Our service includes the following:

  • Advising on options available – providing detailed advice on the available options for your case.
  • Instructing Counsel – engaging with legal representation to advise on and prepare Grounds for permission to appeal.
  • Preparing and lodging the application (if advised) – assisting in the meticulous preparation and submission of the application.
  • Advising on progress – providing ongoing guidance and updates on the progress of your application.

 

Potential disbursements and additional costs:

  • Counsel’s fees:
    • Barrister fees vary based on complexity, seniority, and time spent on the matter.
    • On average, this may range between £500 to £1500, excluding VAT. If applicable, VAT will be charged at a rate of 20%.
  • Translation of documents:
    • Translators’ fees vary, typically ranging between £90 to £109 per 1000 words. This is contingent on the language and complexity of the texts. The figure excludes the VAT (20%), and inclusion of a 20% VAT may apply, depending on the individual circumstances.
  • Interpreter’s fees:
    • Interpreters’ charges vary, usually falling within the range of £25 to £150 per hour, inclusive of travel time.
    • The figure excludes the VAT (20%). The application of a 20% VAT depends on the individual circumstances.
  • Medical reports/Expert reports:
    • Experts’ fees vary significantly based on the subject matter, typically ranging from £750 to £5,000.
    • The figure excludes the VAT (20%). The application of a 20% VAT is subject to the individual circumstances.

 

Important notes on VAT

  • All our fees and disbursements (except court fees, application fees, and Immigration Health Surcharge) are subject to 20% Value Added Tax (VAT). However, if your usual place of residence is not the UK, then VAT will not be applicable for your case. Examples where VAT does not apply include, visit visa applications, any immigration application made from outside the UK, where you have entered into the UK without leave and you still are without a leave.
  • Furthermore, it is important to note that when you require a service from a third-party company, such as the one handling the translation of documents, interpretation, or the provision of medical/expert reports, it may not be registered for VAT in the UK. In such cases, VAT will not be charged for your specific case. We will confirm whether VAT is payable when you instruct us, and we can work out if VAT is properly chargeable.

 

Onward appeals to the Upper Tribunal or Court of Appeal or Judicial Review

For onward appeals or Judicial Review, we exclusively operate on an hourly rate payment basis. It is challenging to estimate an average cost for this stage of work as each case differs significantly based on various factors. The number of hours required depends on the specifics of your case, including:

  • Complexity of the issue – how intricate and complex the legal matters central to your case are.
  • Volume of supporting evidence – the amount and complexity of supporting evidence that needs consideration.
  • Number of Appellants – whether there are multiple appellants involved in the case.
  • Number of Hearings – the potential involvement of multiple hearings.

 

Our service includes the following:

  • Advising on available options – providing detailed guidance on the various options available for your case.
  • Instructing Counsel – engaging with legal representation to provide advice and prepare Grounds for permission to appeal.
  • Application preparation and lodging (if advised) – assisting in the meticulous preparation and submission of the application, if deemed necessary.
  • Progress updates – offering ongoing advice and updates on the progress of your case.
  • Outcome guidance – providing expert advice on the potential outcomes associated with your case.

 

Potential disbursements and additional costs:

  • Counsel’s fees:
    • Barrister fees vary based on complexity, seniority, and time spent on the matter.
    • On average, this may range between £2,000 to £6,000, excluding VAT. If applicable, VAT will be charged at a rate of 20%.
  • Translation of documents:
    • Translators’ fees vary, typically ranging between £90 to £109 per 1000 words. This is contingent on the language and complexity of the texts. The figure excludes the VAT (20%), and inclusion of a 20% VAT may apply, depending on the individual circumstances.
  • Interpreter’s fees:
    • Interpreters’ charges vary, usually falling within the range of £25 to £150 per hour, inclusive of travel time.
    • The figure excludes the VAT (20%). The application of a 20% VAT depends on the individual circumstances.
  • Medical reports/Expert reports:
    • Experts’ fees vary significantly based on the subject matter, typically ranging from £750 to £5,000.
    • The figure excludes the VAT (20%). The application of a 20% VAT is subject to the individual circumstances.

 

Important notes on VAT

  • All our fees and disbursements (except court fees, application fees, and Immigration Health Surcharge) are subject to 20% Value Added Tax (VAT). However, if your usual place of residence is not the UK, then VAT will not be applicable for your case. Examples where VAT does not apply include, visit visa applications, any immigration application made from outside the UK, where you have entered into the UK without leave and you still are without a leave.

 

Furthermore, it is important to note that when you require a service from a third-party company, such as the one handling the translation of documents, interpretation, or the provision of medical/expert reports, it may not be registered for VAT in the UK. In such cases, VAT will not be charged for your specific case. We will confirm whether VAT is payable when you instruct us, and we can work out if VAT is properly chargeable.