Immigration and Global Mobility

Immigration is a dynamic and intricate area of law undergoing regular changes that can significantly impact individuals and businesses.

Our specialists boast extensive experience and cost-effective solutions to both corporate entities and individual clients seeking comprehensive advice within immigration and global mobility.


How we explain our fees to our clients

We provide each of our clients with a Letter of Engagement that accompanies our Terms and Conditions. Within these documents, we delineate the specific particulars of your proposed application.

Whenever feasible, we strive to offer either a fixed fee or an estimated cost for the particular legal matter at hand. In cases where providing a precise figure is impracticable, we make every effort to supply you with a range of anticipated fees, as outlined below. This range is derived from our extensive experience handling similar applications.

Should there be any circumstance necessitating an adjustment beyond the upper limit of the estimated fee, we will promptly apprise you and furnish an explanation. Such adjustments may arise due to unforeseen complexities, urgency in processing, the need for specialized resources (including collaboration with other teams such as employment, corporate, or legal counsel), or the volume of supporting documentation, whether provided or required for consideration. It is worth noting that the more comprehensive the information you initially provide, the more precise our initial cost estimate will be.

Furthermore, we afford our clients the choice between two billing methods: time spent or fixed fees. Billing based on time spent encompasses various activities such as meetings, telephone calls, document review and preparation, correspondence, research, communication with third parties (including, but not limited to, the Home Office), note-taking, travel to and from meetings, as well as incoming and outgoing telephone conversations.

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We pride ourselves on the quality of our advice, delivered by lawyers from diverse, multicultural backgrounds who are fully committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients.

What services are included


Discussing you individual/dependent(s) situation in detail with you and confirming the most appropriate application to make in the circumstances and advising on any other available options;

Providing you with legal advice

Providing you with legal advice with respect to the requirements of the Immigration Rules

Alternative options

Providing you with advice to alternative options should you not fulfil the relevant criteria for an application to be successful

Application form and requirements

Talking you through the application form and requirements

Reviewing Evidence

Reviewing and considering supporting evidence you have provided

Helping you to obtain further evidence

Where necessary helping you to obtain further evidence (such as bank statements, supporting statements, expert reports)

Home Office Application

Assisting you with your business or individual application to the Home Office in the UK or embassy, outside the UK

Advising you on the outcome of your application

Advising you on the outcome of your application and any further steps you should take

Attendance at Home Office interview

Attendance at Home Office interview; if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time;

Attendance at Home Office interview

Attendance at Home Office interview; if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of us attending with you) at the appropriate time;

How long will my application take to process?

We will provide you with an estimation of the approximate duration required for the application and approval process. It is important to clarify that we are unable to offer a definitive guarantee on the exact timeframe due to potential variations influenced by Home Office resource availability and the volume of applications they receive. 

Typically, the Home Office necessitates a considerable amount of supporting documentation, which can be time-consuming to review and organize. Nevertheless, once we have received all the requisite information, supporting documents, and the necessary funds on account, we will endeavor to assist you with your matter in a timely manner.

The exact number of hours it will take to complete your application, and supporting representations, will depend on the circumstances in your case such as:

The nature of the application

Whether this is your first application, an extension or an application following a refusal
The amount of supporting evidence

Your immigration history

Criminal checks
Whether we require an interpreter to translate on your behalf

Your employment

Whether any documents are required to be translated
Whether your application needs to be supported with country expert reports or medical reports

Application & Pricing

Example factors that could make a case more complex (and expensive) include where you have a previous history of non-compliance with immigration laws in the UK or any other country, where you have a criminal conviction or any issues relating to your past conduct that the Home Office may take to suggest you are not of good character, where the Home Office asks you to attend an interview, and The seniority of the lawyers working on your case

Investor (closed to initial applications)

Investor: Extension £8,000 to £12,000

 Investor: Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) £10,000 to £18,000


Innovator Founder

Innovator Founder: Entry Clearance/ in country switch: £3,500 to £5,000

Innovator Founder: Extension: £3,500 to £6,000

Innovator Founder: Indefinite Leave to Remain. £6,000 to £8,000 


Once the defendant has been served with the particulars of claim, it has 14 days to file an acknowledgement of service or a defence.

Initial advice: £400 to £650

Entry Clearance: £2,500 to £3,500

Extension: £2,500 to £3,500

Indefinite Leave to Remain: £3,000 to £4,500

Sole Representative. (closed category)

Sole Representative: Extension £3,500 to £5,000

Sole Representative: Indefinite Leave to Remain £3,500 to £5,000

Skilled Workers

Skilled Worker entry clearance: £2,000 to £3,500

Skilled Worker extension: £2,000 to £2,500

Skilled Worker ILR: £3,000 to £4,000


Minister of Religion

Student- Entry Clearance:

£2,200 to £3,500

Student- In country switch £2,000 to £3,500

Student – Extension: £2,000 to £3,000


UK Ancestry

Application for UK Ancestry. £2,500 to £3,500

Applications under the EU Settlement Scheme (late applications)

Application for Pre-Settled Status £1,800 to £3,500

Application for Settled Status £1,800 to £3,500

Elderly dependents £3,500 to £5,000



Visitor Visa: £2,000 to £3,500

Application to join a spouse in the UK

Entry Clearance application. £2,800 to £3,500

Extension/ Further Leave to Remain. £2,500 to £3,500

Indefinite Leave to Remain. £2,800 to £3,500


Applications for British Nationality

British Citizenship

£2,000 to £4,500

Long Residence

Application for Long Residence. £3,500 to £5,500

Tribunal Hearings: Initial filings, preparing and attending £7,000 to £15,000 for a hearing lasting one day. This does not include counsel’s fees which generally range from £3,000 to £6,000 for a one-day hearing.



• Disbursements and VAT (as referred to below)

• Attendance at Home Office Interview

• If your application is refused, advice related to any appeal, review, resubmission or Judicial Review.

• Post completion advice and support

Our fees, as well as the majority of disbursement costs (which will be explained in more detail shortly), are subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) at the current rate of 20%.


Disbursements encompass a range of expenses, including but not limited to Counsel’s fees, Home Office fees, bank charges, special delivery or courier fees, search fees, Court fees, fees for professionally chartered photocopying services, travel expenses, expert fees, and translation fees.

We adhere to the practice of providing you with advance notification regarding any anticipated disbursements relevant to your specific matters.

Under certain circumstances, disbursements, including Home Office and embassy fees, may require direct payment from you.

These disbursement amounts can vary on a case-by-case basis. We will be able to provide you with an accurate figure once we have had the opportunity to review your specific documents and engage in a comprehensive discussion to gain a full understanding of your background and situation.

In certain scenarios, our legal fees are structured as an hourly rate. The specific fee will be contingent on the complexity of your case and the hourly charge-out rate associated with the member of our immigration team handling your matter. When we opt for an hourly rate-based approach to determine our legal fees, it will be commensurate with the total time expended by the designated team member to oversee all facets of the case. The hourly rate will be subject to variation based on the seniority of the team member

Immigration appeal hearings are subject to our standard hourly billing rates. The fees for these hearings are variable and contingent on several factors, including the intricacy of the case, the number of witnesses involved, the necessity for expert testimony, and the requirement for interpreter services. In most instances, a dedicated barrister with specialized expertise will represent you during the appeal hearing.

Consequently, we incorporate barrister’s fees into our cost estimation. These fees may vary according to the seniority of the barrister. For a one-day hearing, Counsel Brief rates typically range from £4,000 to £8,000, which encompasses preparation for the case.

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