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Our Fees


 

At Fadiga & Co, we operate a very transparent fees structure and provide our client with full details at the outset:

In general terms, our fees are structured as follows:-

 

  1. Fixed fees: in certain circumstances we can agree a fixed fee at the outset of your case. Generally speaking this is done in circumstances where the scope and extent of the work is known at the outset.
  2. Hourly Rate: The charge out rates of the solicitors of the firm are based upon the complexity and urgency of the case and the experience of the solicitor dealing with your matter. This firm’s categories of staff and their current charge out rates are as follows:-

 

Partners and Solicitors with over 8 years’ experience£250 – £350 per hour Plus VAT
Partners and Solicitors with over 8 years’ experience£185 – £200 per hour Plus VAT
Assistant Solicitors with over 4 years’ experience£150 – £185 per hour Plus VAT
Trainees/Paralegals/Legal Assistants£135 per hour

 

  1. Conditional fee agreement – Generally referred to as No Win No Fee. If the Claim is Lost, the Client will have no liability to pay any of the Solicitor’s charges except for disbursements.

However, subject to the provisions set out in the no win no fee agreement, if the Client wins, and damages, interest or any other sum is paid by or on behalf of the Opponent in settlement of the Claim or in satisfaction of any judgment against the Opponent, we get paid a percentage of the sum recovered as per the no win no fee agreement.

 

  1. Legal aid: Fadiga & Co has been awarded a legal aid contract for certain areas of the law. If you are in receipt of benefit or are on a low income, and you meet the other eligibility criteria, you may qualify for legal aid in certain cases. If you qualify for legal aid, the government pays for your legal fees. However, if you recover damages/compensation, you pay back the money the government has paid on your behalf. This is known as the Statutory Charge.

Immigration Fees:

These are our professional fees in Immigration cases.

Our fees for assisting individuals or businesses with their immigration or visa applications are calculated hourly or by way of a fixed fee. Our fees are as follows:

Hourly rate:

Our hourly rates for all matters (including immigration and asylum) are as set out above.  On average, most immigration applications take between 8 – 20 hours to complete, depending on which application we lodge on your behalf. This means that on average costs are between £2,000 and £5,000. All figures exclude VAT where applicable.

The exact number of hours it will take will depend on the circumstances of your case, such as:

  • The amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider to establish you are eligible to be granted a visa / leave to remain.
  • The language you speak and how familiar you are with the various items and processes.
  • Whether you are applying with dependents.

If you are able to provide sufficient evidence at our first meeting and clearly meet the applicable laws under the current UK Immigration Laws, the cost is likely to be at the lower end of the above range.

 

 

  Fixed fees :

Type of applicationPrice range for fixed fee
Entry Clearance Visa / Leave to Remain Services£1200 – 1500
Immigration Appeal1500 – 3000
Immigration Judicial Review2500 – 4000
Administrative Review1000 – 2000
Indefinite Leave to Remain1500 – 3000
Permanent residency1000 – 2000
10 Year Settlement Applications2000 – 3000
Other Long Residence Applications2000 – 3000
Human Rights Applications1500 – 3000
EU Pre-Settlement and Settlement Applications1200 – 1500
Fiancé / Spouse Visa Application – Appeals1200 – 2000
Family Visa Application – Appeals1200 – 2000
Parent Settlement Application1200 – 2000
Domestic Violence Visa Application1500 – 2500
Tourist Visit Visas  700 – 1500
Start-up Visa Application and Review4000 – 7000
Tier 1 Investor Visa Application and Review7000 – 15000
Sponsorship Licence Applications3500 – 5000
Skilled Worker and Skilled Occupation Application and Review1500 – 2500
Intra Company Route Visas and Review3000 – 7000
Sports Person Visas and Review3000 – 5000
Student Visa Application and Graduate Route and Review1200 – 3000
Sole Representative Visa Application and Review2000 – 5000
Global Talent, Innovator, Tier 5 Youth Mobility and Temporary Worker application1500 – 2000
Domestic Worker Visa Application and Review1200 – 1500
Asylum and Human Rights Application1500 – 3000
Naturalisation1200 – 1500
British Citizenship1200 – 1500
British Passport Applications  250 – 3000
Deportation and Removal Injunctions2000 – 4000
Immigration Bail Applications1500 – 2000
Temporary Admission / CIO Bail Application 500  –   800

What is included in the fixed fees.

The work will usually involve the following:

  • discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you;
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the laws applicable to you and whether you meet the criteria;
  • if you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how, which on average takes 5-10 hours;
  • considering the supporting evidence you have provided, which we anticipate will take 5 to 10 hours*;
  • where necessary, helping you obtain further evidence (such as medical records and bank statements), including taking statements of any witnesses;
  • preparing your application and submitting it on your behalf, which we anticipate will take 10 hours;
  • Attendance at a Home Office interview: if the Home Office ask you to attend an interview, we will give you clear advice (and discuss the possibility of attending with you) at the appropriate time. This could be between 5 and 10 hours of work.
  • giving you advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take. *The number of hours for consideration depends on the number of documents, whether they need to be translated, whether anything is missing and how long it will take to obtain the missing documents.

 

Not included in the fixed fee

Disbursements are not included in costs set out above.

  • Disbursements are costs relating to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa application fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smooth process.

 

The costs quoted here do not include:

  • Any Home Office fees for making the application or Medical insurance fees (HIS Charge) or Premium Service fees. You will pay these to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
  • Where the Home Office refuses your application, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.
  • Biometric Appointment fees (if applicable).
  • Any third party fees such as postage fees, translation fees, test or exam fees.

 

Employment matters

Type of fee:  Our fees for employment matters are set out as follows:-

  • Fixed fees
  • No win no fee agreement
  • Private hourly rate agreement

 

Fixed fees:  Generally speaking, our fixed fee for employment cases are set between £1000 –

£15,000 depending on the nature of the matter and the work involved.

 

Hourly Rates:

Our hourly rates for all including employment are as follows:-

  • Partners and Solicitors with over 8 years’ experience £250- £350 per hour Plus VAT
  • Senior Consultants (Non Solicitor) £185- £200 per hour Plus VAT
  • Assistant Solicitors with over 4 years’ experience £150- £185 per hour Plus VAT
  • Trainees/Paralegals/Legal Assistants                        £135 per hour

On average, this type of work entails 40 -50 hours of work.

We will inform a client, after an initial paid meeting, whether a case is suitable for a fixed fee agreement or a no-win no-fee agreement.

The precise number of hours it will take depends on the nature of the case and the issues involved in a particular case. Such as:

  • The volume of the evidence to be relied upon by the parties.
  • The number of witnesses and complexity of the evidence.
  • The amount of correspondence we have to handle
  • The volume of documents we have to prepare
  • The complexity of the case.
  • The time we have to spend in negotiations/ mediation with the other side
  • Time spent in meetings with you and others (including time spent in travelling to meetings)
  • The  number of days the hearing is listed for
  • The failure of a client to cooperate with advice

 

Conditional fee agreement Subject to a satisfactory merits assessment, we conduct some employment matters on a conditional fee agreement (also known as no win no fee).  In these circumstances, the client makes no payment up front.   If the Claim is Lost, the Client will have no liability to pay any of the Solicitor’s charges except for disbursements. However, if the Client wins, and damages, interest or any other sum is paid by or on behalf of the Opponent in settlement of the Claim or in satisfaction of any judgment against the Opponent such sums shall be paid to the Solicitor who will deduct 33% (including VAT if applicable) of such sums as consideration for the supply of its services under this agreement and will make secure arrangements to pay the balance to the client.

 

DEBT RECOVERY:-

For debt recovery matters, our fees set out either by way of fixed, hourly rate or a  conditional fee agreement ( no win no fee).

Fixed fee   In most cases, we charge a fixed fee for pre-action work which varies on average between £1000 and £2,000 plus VAT and disbursements. Alternatively, we can charge an Hourly Rate  as follows depending on the experience of the solicitor handling the matter:-

  • Partners and Solicitors with over 8 years’ experience £250- £350 per hour Plus VAT
  • Senior Consultants (Non Solicitor) £185- £200 per hour Plus VAT
  • Assistant Solicitors with over 4 years’ experience £150- £185 per hour Plus VAT
  • Trainees/Paralegals/Legal Assistants                        £135 per hour

 

Conditional fee agreement: Subject to a satisfactory merits assessment, we conduct some debt recovery matters on a no win no fee basis. This means that the client only pays if we obtain a successful outcome and if we lose, the client has no costs liability to us except for disbursements.

PROBATE:

Our fees for non-contentious probate is usually set at 1.5 total value of the estate excluding VAT plus disbursements. For contentious probate matters, we charge hourly as follows:-

  • Partners and Solicitors with over 8 years’ experience £250- £350.00 per hour Plus VAT
  • Senior Consultants (Non Solicitor) £185- 200 per hour Plus VAT
  • Assistant Solicitors with over 4 years’ experience £150- £185 per hour Plus VAT
  • Trainees/Paralegals/Legal Assistants                        £135.00 per hour

 

GENERAL ITIGATION:-

For all litigation matters, our fees set out either by way of fixed, hourly rate or a conditional fee agreement (no win no fee).

Fixed fee:   In most cases, we charge a fixed fee for pre-action work which varies on average between £1000 and £2,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

Hourly Rate:  Where we charge hourly, the amount of our professional fees will be calculated by reference to the amount of time we spend dealing with the client’s case. All solicitors and other legal staff at our firm record the time they spend on the client’s matter.  Time spent will include the following:

 

  • time spent in meetings with the client and others (including time spent in travelling to meetings outside our offices),
  • time spent in inter-office meetings where more than one fee earner is involved,
  • time spent dealing with correspondence,
  • making and receiving telephone calls,
  • reading and working on papers relevant to the case,
  • any necessary research,
  • attending Court hearings and conferences,
  • any other necessary work to progress the matter.

 

We will provide an outline of the work we have done and any further details about time spent and work done as you might reasonably request.

 

The charge out rates of the solicitors of the firm are based upon the complexity and urgency of the case and the experience of the solicitor dealing with your matter. This firm’s categories of staff and their current charge out rates are as follows:-

  • Partners and Solicitors with over 8 years’ experience £250- £350 per hour Plus VAT
  • Senior Consultants (Non Solicitor) £185- £200 per hour Plus VAT
  • Assistant Solicitors with over 4 years’ experience £150- £185 per hour Plus VAT
  • Trainees/Paralegals/Legal Assistants                        £135.00 per hour

 

Conditional fee agreement: Subject to a satisfactory merits assessment, we conduct some litigation recovery matters on a no win no fee basis. This means that the client only pays if we obtain a successful outcome and if we lose, the client has no costs liability to us except for disbursements.