OUR FEES

The SRA Transparency Rules 2018 (“the Rules”) require us to state on our website our fees in relation to our services being offered in certain areas of Law. The following price information is being provided in compliance to those Rules in particular for our services being offered in immigration and employment law.

The price information provided here is a guide price only and is not necessarily a binding quote for your individual matter. The fee estimate tailored to your matter will be provided upon your instructions.

IMMIGRATION

Estimated price information in relation to certain standard services:

Initial Fixed Fee Consultation £100 (For half an hour consultation only)
Certification of Documents £5 – £10
Certification of Affidavit / Statutory Declaration £15 – £20
Drafting of Affidavit / Statutory Declaration £100 – £300
Change of Name Deeds £100 – £200
Standard Visit Visa Applications £800 – £1200
Permitted Paid Engagements Visa Applications £1000 – £1500
Marriage Visitor Visa Applications £1200 – £1800
Parent of Tier 4 Child Visa Applications £800 – £1200
Domestic Worker Visa Applications £1500 – £2000
Entry Clearance Application – Fiancé` / Spouse / Civil Partner / Unmarried Partner £1500 – £2000
Switching / Extension of Leave to remain – Fiancé`/ Spouse / Civil Partner / Unmarried Partner – 5/10 Years Route £1500 – £2000
ILR Application – Spouses / Civil Partners / Unmarried Partners £1800 – £2500
Adult Dependent Relative Visa Applications £3500 – £5000
ILR – Victims of Domestic Violence £1500 – £2000
ILR – Bereaved Partners £1500 – £2000
ILR – Family Members of Point Based Migrants £1200 – £1500
Right of Access to Child Visa Applications £1500 – £2000
ILR for Right of Access to Child Visa Applications £1500 – £2000
Private Life Applications (inside or outside rules) £1500 – £2500
Dependants of human rights Applications applying with main Applicant £500 (each dependant)
Dependants of human rights Applications applying separately £1000 (first dependant, £500 each for following dependants)
Tier 1 (Investor/Entrepreneur) LR/Extension/ILR £2500 – £4500
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) – Switching / Extension £1500 – £2000
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) £2500 – £4500
Tier 2 (General/Intra–Company Transfer/Religious Minister) Entry Clearance /Leave to remain / ILR £1800 – £2,500
Tier 4 / Tier 2 Sponsorship License Application £3500 – £7000
Tier 4 (General) Student – Entry Clearance / Extension £1200 – £1500
Tier 4 (Child) Student – Entry Clearance / Extension £1200 – £1500
Tier 5 £1500 – £2,500
PBS dependant Applications applying with main Applicant £500 (each dependant)
PBS dependant Applications applying separately £800 (for first dependant, £500 each for following dependants)
Sole Representative Entry Clearance Application £4000 – £6000
Sole Representative Leave to remain / ILR Application £2500 – £4000
Dependants of Sole Representative applying with main Applicant £700 (each dependant)
Dependants of Sole Representative applying separately £1000 (first dependant, £500 following dependants)
Any Application under EU regulations £1200 – £2,500
Turkish Businessperson Visas £1800 – £2,500
Ancestry Visas £1800 – £2,500
ILR/Settlement Application £1800 – £2,500
British Citizenship Applications £800 – £1200
Appeals at First-tier Tribunal £2,500 – £8,000
Permission Applications to First-tier Tribunal or to Upper Tribunal £1500
Administrative Review Applications £1200 – £1500
Miscellaneous Applications (NTL/Travel Document/SAR) £500 -£700

CIVIL LITIGATION, DEBT RECOVERY, JUDICIAL REVIEW AND COURT OF APPEAL

We offer our services for civil litigation, debt recovery, judicial review and court of appeal matters on our following standard hourly rates:

      • Directors, Solicitors, Legal Executives & Other Fee Earners with over eight years’ post-qualification experience including at least eight years’ litigation experience: £ 265.00
      • Solicitors/Legal Executives & other fee earners with 4 years’ experience: £220.00
      • Other Solicitors/Legal Executives & Fee Earners: £165.00
      • other Fee Earners & Paralegals: £135.00

Our estimated fees based on the above standard hourly rates for civil litigation, debt recovery, judicial review and court of appeal matters range from £4000 to £25000, depending on the complexity of the matter and the hours of work on the particular matter.

All the prices quoted above exclude 20% VAT and any disbursements.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Home Office fees, court/tribunal fees, counsel’s fees, independent experts and interpreters’ fees. This is not included in our hourly or agreed fixed fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Please note, all disbursements attract 20% VAT save for clients seeking Asylum or if they are on a Visit Visa. If you are seeking Asylum or are on a Visit Visa, you will not be charged any VAT on your matter.

The disbursements for immigration and nationality applications may include:

The disbursements for appeals, permission applications, judicial reviews, civil litigation and debt recovery matters may include:

      • Interpreter fees: usually charged at £20-£25 per hour and instructed only when it was necessary.
      • Independent expert reports: may include medical specialists report, social worker report, country expert report etc. These are not required in every case and will only be obtained if it was necessary. They may estimate from £600 – £3000
      • Counsel’s (Barrister) fees: £1000 – £4000 depending on the seniority of the barrister and complexity of the matter.
      • First-tier Tribunal fees for appeals only: £140.00
      • Fees to issue Judicial Review proceedings: £154.00
      • Fees to continue a Judicial Review: £375.00 + £375.00 = £770.00
      • Fees to apply to court of appeal for permission to appeal from Upper Tribunal / High Court in Judicial Review matters: £528.00
      • Fees to continue the appeal in court of appeal after permission: £1199.00
      • Court fees to issue the proceedings in debt and civil litigation matters: variable fees, information will be provided at the time of  issuing proceedings.
Services

The following services will be included for immigration applications:

      • Taking your initial instructions, assessing merits of your case and advising you accordingly.
      • Providing a detailed document checklist of the documents required for the application.
      • Reviewing the documents provided by you and advising accordingly.
      • Assisting you for completing your application form.
      • Advising you on the application process and assisting you with the booking of appointments.
      • Collating your supporting documents and preparing the application pack.
      • Liaising with third parties where necessary to obtain supporting documents if required.
      • Drafting a detailed letter of representation to support your application.
      • Liaising with the Home Office after submission of your application.
      • Advising you on the outcome of the application and the conditions attached to your visa.

The following services will be included for immigration and human rights appeals:

      • Taking your initial instructions, assessing merits of your case, and advising you accordingly.
      • Advising you on the appeal process.
      • Filing the appeal.
      • Investigating, collating and advising you on the relevant documents required in support of your appeal.
      • Drafting witness statements.
      • Collating your supporting documents and preparing appeal bundle.
      • Liaising with third parties where necessary to obtain supporting documents if required
      • Submitting the appeal bundle.
      • Instructing the counsel (Barrister) to draft the skeleton arguments, and to represent you at appeal hearing.
      • Liaising with the counsel until the appeal is finally heard.
      • Informing you about the results and next steps.
Time Frame

There is not any guaranteed home office timeline to process and finally decide your application. However, you can refer to the following link to know home office’s standard processing time: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration/about-our-services.

As far as our timeline to prepare and submit your application is concerned. Once we have taken your instructions, received your full supporting documents and fees, we will be able to submit your application to the Home Office as quickly as possible. The time it takes will be subject to how quickly all relevant information and documentation takes to collate. If there is a deadline in which you require an application to be submitted, we would then work with you to complete and submit it in time.

The immigration, human rights and asylum appeals are required to be filed to First-tier Tribunal within 14 days of the date of the home office decision for in country appeals and 28 days for out of country appeals. If we have received your instructions at least one day before the end of the deadline, we can file your appeal in time. Once the appeal is filed at immigration tribunal, it may take 3 – 12 months to reach a final hearing and determination.

All the permission applications to First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal needs to be made within 14 days of First-tier Tribunal decision. We can make your application in time if we have received your instructions at least one week before the deadline. Once the application for permission is submitted it may take 2 – 6 months to reach a decision.

EMPLOYMENT

We charge our standard hourly rates for providing advice and representation to employees or employers in relation to bringing or defending claims before the Employment Tribunal for unfair or wrongful dismissal. Our standard hourly rates are as below:

      • Directors, Solicitors, Legal Executives & Other Fee Earners with over eight years’ post-qualification experience including at least eight years’ litigation experience: £ 265.00
      • Solicitors/Legal Executives & other fee earners with 4 years’ experience: £ 220.00
      • Other Solicitors/Legal Executives & Fee Earners: £165.00
      • other Fee Earners & Paralegals: £135.00

Our estimated fees based on the above standard hourly rates for bringing or defending an employment calim for unfair or wrongful dismissal range from £8,000 to £25,000.

The above quoted fees exclude 20% VAT and any disbursements.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as counsel’s fees. This is not included in our hourly or agreed fixed fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Please note, all disbursements attract 20% VAT.

The disbursements for employment matters may include:

      • Counsel’s (Barrister) fees for preliminary hearing: £750.00 – £2500.00
      • Counsel’s (Barrister) fees for two days hearing: £2500 – £8000
Services

Our services will include the following:

      • Taking your initial instructions, investigating, and reviewing the circumstances of the case and relevant documents, and advising you on the merits of the case.
      • Entering and assisting you in pre-claim conciliation, drafting and filing claim or response if the matter is not reconciled.
      • Preparing for a preliminary hearing.
      • Preparing the case for the hearing by collating all the relevant documents and exchanging them with the opponents, drafting and or considering schedule of loss or counter schedule of loss, drafting witness statements, considering witness statements disclosed by other party, preparing a court bundle.
      • Instructing and liaising with the counsel for liability and remedy hearings.
Time Frame

An employment claim or defence takes 6 – 12 months to get resolved, depending, what stage claim or defence has settled or decided by the tribunal.

COMPLAINT

We aim to offer all our clients efficient, effective, and quality service, However, if you would like to discuss how the service to you could be improved or should there be any aspect of our service or bill with which you are not satisfied, please raise your concern at first instance by contacting firm’s complaint handling manager and director Mr. Saad Balouch on 02035000913 or saad@clydesolicitors.co.uk or by post to Clyde Solicitors, 50 Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11 8RT. The firm has a complaint handling policy and procedure which can be made available to you on request. We have eight weeks to consider your complaint.

Legal Ombudsman

If we have not resolved your complaint within eight weeks or you were not satisfied with our complaint handling and/or with the outcome, you can raise the matter with the Legal Ombudsman. The Legal Ombudsman contact details are:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ
Phone: 0300 555 0333—from 8.30am to 5.30pm
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
www.legalombudsman.org.uk

You should take a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final written response to your complaint from us, or within six years of the occurrence of the act or omission about which you are complaining, or if outside of this period, within three years of when you should have reasonably been aware of it. Legal Ombudsman usually deals with the complaints relating to acts or omissions happened after 5 October 2010.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

If you are concerned about your Solicitor’s non-compliance with Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Code of Conduct and you have complained that to your solicitor / the firm at fisrt instance but are not satisfied with the response, you can report it to the SRA. Examples of a breach or non- compliance may include; dishonesty, fraud, discrimination etc.

There is no time limit for making such a complaint but there is a limit to the nature of the complaints SRA will consider. Usually, SRA is not able to deal with the issues of poor service (complaints of this nature should be referred to the Legal Ombudsman).  For further information about the role of the SRA, please contact the SRA or visit: https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/report-solicitor.page#report