Fees on Judicial Reviews

We only offer paying at hourly rates for Judicial Review.

It is not possible to provide an average cost for this stage of work as each case varies so widely depending on the issues involved. 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.

This approach ensures that the cost is tailored to your specific circumstances. We assess your case individually to provide accurate and fair billing based on the work required. For any inquiries or further details, please feel free to reach out to us.


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.