Initial consultation (45 Mins): £150
File Opening/Transfer from previous Solicitors
(Pre-commencement of matter): £250
(The following fees are not inclusive of Home Office/Counsel/Court Fees and Disbursement. What determines whether the lower or higher end of the fee will be applied depends on the complexity of the case. Complex cases will attract the higher end of the fee range. Fees include attendance on client and taking preliminary instructions and possibly further attendance for more complex cases; and perusal and collation of supporting documents)
Drafting letters only (invitation, HO covering letters): £250
Completion of application forms only: £400
Human Rights (including Art 8 cases): £1,500 – £1,800 per Applicant
Discretionary Applications: £1,500 – £1,800 per Applicant
British Citizenship Applications: £1,500 – £1,800 per Applicant
Marriage Applications: £1,500 – £1,800 per Applicant
EEA Applications: £1,500 – £1,800 per Applicant
Student Applications: £1,500 – £1,800 per Applicant
Settlement Applications: £1,800 – £2,000 per Applicant
Asylum Applications: £1,800 – £2,000 per Applicant
Immigration Bail Applications: £1,500 – £1,800 per Applicant (includes advocacy)
Entry Clearance Applications: £2,000 per Applicant
Immigration Appeals: £2,000 – £2,500 per Applicant
Judicial Review: £3,000 per Applicant
(The following fees are not inclusive of Court/Counsel/Advocacy Fees/Disbursement)
Divorce: £800 – £1,000 (Respondent lower end, Petitioner higher end. Additional applications to Court to progress matter will attract additional fees including court fees).
Injunctions: £1,500 for one-off matters. An hourly rate applies for ongoing matters.
Section 8 Orders: £1,500 for one-off matters. An hourly rate applies for ongoing matters.
Children Matters: £1,500 for one-off matters. An hourly rate applies for ongoing matters.
Ancillary Relief/Financial Remedy: Hourly rates apply.
Hourly Rates (Standard - Fees include attendance on client and taking preliminary instructions)
Assistant/Associate Solicitors: £185/hour
Caseworker/Trainee Solicitor: £125/£150/hour
Hourly Rates (Unsocialable Hours - time and a half of Standard Hours)
Principal: – £Time and a half/hour
Assistant/Associate Solicitors: – £Time and a half/hour
Caseworker/Trainee Solicitor: – £Time and a half/hour
Certification/Swearing of Documents: £10
Witnessing documents: £30
Statutory declarations: £120
Change of Name Deed: £120
Power of Attorney: £120
Drafting standard/one off letters: £250
Calls/Emails (10 mins calls/ 500 words): 10% of fee earners hourly rate
Review and amendment of documents (up to 4 pages): £250
Advocacy/Administrative Courts (excludes travel/disbursement): £250/hour
Disbursement (excludes matters billed on hourly rate)
Postage – Judicial Review and Appeals (fixed fee): £50
Postage – Other Matters (fixed fee): £30
Banking charges: At quoted cost
Retrieval from archive: £50
Hourly rate matters: Treated on a stage by stage basis/upon receipt of invoice
Fee Earner/Position: Victoria Ibe, Principal/Sole Practitioner
Qualification: BA – English, LLB – Law
Experience: Post Qualification: 7th year
All fees are correct as of November 2018.
Fees indicated above may include taking full instructions, collating and compiling all supporting documentation, completing application form/s, researching and referencing case law and drafting grounds/representation as appropriate.
For appeals/judicial review/hearings, it may include all of the above plus preparing and drafting witness statements, brief to counsel, collating bundles and dealing with the Home Office, Courts, Barristers, third parties and other stake holders as appropriate.
Alexandra James Lawyers and Consultants is a firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
(SRA No. 645118).
0203 857 4856
Monday - Friday | 9am - 5pm