It should be noted that you only have the right to appeal a Home Office visa or immigration decision in a limited number of specific cases. You will usually be told in your decision letter if you have the right to appeal. You may be able to ask the Home Office for an administrative review if you do not have the right to appeal.
Hourly rate: £228 to £270 (including VAT) depending on the seniority of your solicitor.
Initial fixed fee meeting (one hour): £228 (including VAT).
At this meeting we will give you some initial advice about whether you have the right to appeal the Home Office’s visa or immigration decision and, if so, the grounds on which you may appeal and the process which will need to be followed. There is no obligation on you to take any further advice from us after this meeting.
If you are appealing from within the UK, you will usually have 14 days to appeal after the date of your decision. If you are appealing from outside the UK, you will usually have 28 days to appeal after the date of your decision. It is therefore vital that you contact us for advice as soon as you receive your decision.
On average, this type of work takes between 15 and 35 hours to complete. This means that on average costs are between £3,750 and £8,750. All figures include VAT unless specifically stated.
The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case, such as:
If you are able to provide the information we require at the outset, you are relying on limited amounts of evidence and you do not have many witnesses, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of this range. If you need to gather together significant amounts of information, you are relying on a large amount of evidence and you have many witnesses, the cost is likely to be at the higher end of this range.
The work will involve:
The costs quoted here do not include:
It will usually be necessary for us to instruct a Barrister to advise you on your case and to represent you at any appeal hearing. The costs of your Barrister are not included in the costs information given above.
Barrister’s hourly rate: £180 to £240 (including VAT) depending on the seniority of your Barrister.
The work will involve:
These costs do not include any mileage/travel expenses incurred by your Barrister.
We cannot guarantee how long the Tribunal will take to decide your appeal but you will usually get a copy of the Tribunal’s decision within four weeks of any hearing.
Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and, of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.
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