COSTS FOR HELP WITH AN APPEAL
Not all immigration refusals can be appealed.
When there is the right to appeal, appeals can vary in terms of complexity, the amount of evidence and the number of possible witnesses. Some appeals are dealt with in writing whilst others are dealt with at a court hearing.
The hourly rate will be £260 unless by agreement it is £290 if an appeal is particularly complex or the work more urgent than usual.
We generally spend between 10 and 15 hours preparing for an appeal so the cost is likely to be between £2600 and £3900.
VAT may be charged depending on where the Appellant is based.
WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED WHEN HELPING WITH AN APPEAL?
Initial advice on the merits of an appeal
Completing and lodging the notice of appeal plus grounds of appeal
Preparing and serving bundles of evidence including witness statements ( for a court hearing)
Where necessary attending a conference with the barrister who will represent at the appeal ( for a court hearing)
Advice on the outcome of the appeal and future issues to be aware of
WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL YOU NEED TO PAY?
You will need to pay an appeal fee of £140 for a court hearing and £80 if the appeal is to be dealt with in writing.
You may also need to pay the costs of obtaining experts’ reports, of having documents translated, of a barrister to represent you at the appeal and our travel costs if we accompany you to a conference with a barrister. You will be advised in advance of any disbursements ( payments which we make on your behalf).
HOW LONG WILL WE TAKE TO HELP WITH YOUR APPEAL?
It can take months for an appeal to be listed. It is difficult to say how long it will take to prepare for an appeal as they vary so much. You should be able to speed up the preparation by promptly providing us with requested information and documentation.