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As with most areas of life, the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK’s immigration system is far-reaching.  In this regularly updated blog, we monitor the key developments around immigration, including those that may [...]

At Truth Legal, we offer expert immigration advice for individuals.


Headed up by leading immigration expert, Louis MacWilliam, we provide comprehensive advice for all individual immigration matters, however complex they may be.

Our full range of personal immigration services include:

Book a free 20 minute immigration consultation at Truth Legal or call 01423 788538.

Immigration Pricing Information

Immigration Applications – Type of ServiceFees Range (excluding VAT)
Consultation by appointment£0-£540
Family based application under Appendix FM for Entry Clearance/Leave to Remain or Indefinite Leave to Remain£1,080-£1,620
Private Life Application/complex human rights/outside the Immigration Rules Application£1,440-£1,980
Application for Indefinite Leave to Remain under the 10-year Rule£1,080-£1,620
Applications for an EEA Residence Card for a partner or child of an EEA national£750-£1,260
Applications for Permanent Right of Residence document£750-£1,440
EEA Application based on a Retained Right of Residence£1,000-£1,800
Application under the EU Settlement Scheme£180-£1,800
EEA Application for an extended family member£1,500-£2,160
Application for British Citizenship£750-£1,260
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) or Tier 1 (Investor)£3,060-£6,120
Tier 2 and Tier 4 Application under the Points Based System – Initial Application/further leave/Indefinite Leave to Remain£70-£1,440
PBS Dependant’s Visa – applying separately from/with the main Applicant)£300-£1,000
Letter Before Claim£500-£1,000
Attendance at a local Visa Application Centre£400
Court/Tribunal Work – Type of ServiceFee Range (excluding VAT)
Bail Applications to the First Tier Tribunal£1,000-£1,800
Representation at Bail Hearings (excluding advocacy)£500-£1,000
Lodging grounds of Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal£500-£900
Court representation in the First Tier Tribunal (excluding advocacy)£2,700-£3,600
Applications for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (excluding drafting of grounds by counsel)£360
Representation in the Upper Tribunal (excluding advocacy)£720-£1,440

* The above prices are estimates based on our hourly rate of £180 per hour plus VAT. This is the hourly rate of Head of Immigration, Louis MacWilliam.

We have provided a range of pricing which reflects the fact that some cases take longer than others. For example, if your case is particularly complex and/or has a high volume of documents for us to read then our estimate is likely to be at the higher end of the range. We may exceptionally give you an estimate outside of this range.

We will on occasion provide work for a Fixed Fee, within the above ranges.


You are liable for any disbursements which arise during your case. A disbursement is a payment which we make to a third party on your behalf. Common disbursements include counsel fees, interpreting and translation.

Scope of work


We offer a free initial consultation by telephone.  Often this is enough to either answer any query you have or to determine whether we can effectively assist you with your case.  If you then choose to have a member of the Immigration Team to review your case in detail, including written advice, then this is normally a charged-for service.

As part of a more detailed consultation we will either attend with you in person, or by telephone or video link, to take detailed instructions. We will review relevant documentation and then provide detailed advice orally and in writing. We will consider which routes are available to you and the relevant application process and supporting documentation required.

Immigration Applications

We will provide a detailed consultation as above. We will then assist you in the preparation and submission of the relevant Application. This includes reviewing supporting documents and the Application, drafting representations, and sending the documents to the Home Office.

Court/Tribunal work

  • Bail Application
    Preparing the Bail Application and Grounds of Bail.
  • Representation at Bail Hearings
    Preparing the Bail Application, including advising on required documents, reviewing documents, and submitting documents to the Tribunal. Also includes briefing counsel. Note that a separate fee will be payable to Counsel.
  • Lodging Grounds of Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal
    Completing the relevant Appeal Form and drafting separate Grounds of Appeal.
  • Court representation in the First Tier Tribunal
    Advising and reviewing required documents, drafting witness statements, preparing bundle, briefing Counsel, and all work up to a decision from the Tribunal.
  • Applications for Permission to Appeal to the Upper Tribunal
    Preparing Application for Permission to Appeal to the Upper Tribunal and liaising with Counsel. Note that a separate fee will likely be payable for Counsel to draft grounds.
  • Representation in the Upper Tribunal
    Preparing a supplementary bundle and liaising with Counsel.

Funding your Immigration case

We appreciate that paying for our legal services is a great concern for many of our clients.  Our pricing compares favorably against our competitors and believe we offer great value for our clients; particularly given the high level of service we provide.

Paying your own fees

For immigration cases, most of our client will pay for their legal fees themselves.

Our immigration pricing above for individuals is a genuine reflection of the total fees which clients will pay.  We try and be as flexible as possible with our funding to suit your needs.  We may be able to offer you a fixed fee in respect of your case.

Please do check whether you have legal expenses insurance, for example through your household insurance policy.  However, in our experience funding of immigration legal work is seldom included in these types of policies.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer to fund your case through Legal Aid as we do not hold a Legal Aid contract. It also is worth bearing in mind that, in terms of the types immigration cases now covered, Legal Aid is restricted to asylum, domestic violence, victims of trafficking or bail matters.


It might be possible to fund your case through a crowdfunding platform, such as CrowdJustice (

Crowdfunding allows you to raise your legal funds through family, friends and other supporters of your case.  In immigration cases, the type of cases which are most likely to be suitable tend to be those which can attract support from family, friends or the local community.

Funding can be raised to pay for the Truth Legal Immigration Team to work on any matter, such as a visa application, appeal or judicial review.  Funds can also be raised towards any disbursements.  In immigration cases these are likely to include Home Office application fees, the Immigration Health Surcharge, barristers’ fees and translations.

Occasionally, your case might be capable of attracting wider crowdfunding support. This could be if your case raises wider points of public interest which could benefit a larger group of people, rather than just you.

CrowdJustice will help you to set up your webpage to raise funds.  Once your target of funds is hit then the funds are transferred to your client account at Truth Legal.  This means that you do not need to handle any cash yourself. Find out more about crowdfunding for legal cases.

Please contact us today to discuss your funding options.

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