Staff & Fee

Our Fees

Our professional costs are calculated on an hourly basis. Hourly rates vary depending upon the experience and seniority of solicitor, consultant, adviser, or paralegal and complexity of the work undertaken. Typically, at TMC Solicitors, all work undertaken by Principal Solicitor is charged at £250 per hour, Assistant Solicitors at £220 per hour, and trainee solicitors or caseworkers at £180 per hour.

We split each hour into 10 units of 06 minutes and when we calculate our fees on an hourly rate, we follow the unit calculation. If a particular work was less than 06 minutes, this is rounded up to one unit.

At the outset of the matter, we provide an estimate of our costs, based on the confirmed instructions, and these estimated costs are then entered into our formal client care letter, that we send to you.

The initial consultation fee is billed separately and is non-refundable. However, as our goodwill for potential clients, we may adjust the consultation fee in our professional fees for a substantive matter, upon confirmed instructions.

We have qualified solicitors, caseworkers, and paralegals who may work on your matter. A qualifying solicitor supervises the work of caseworkers and paralegals.

 

Our Quoted Fees DO NOT include:

  • Value Added Tax (VAT) if applicable.
  • Disbursements: costs related to third parties – such as UKVI application fee, Immigration Health Surcharge is applicable, Biometric Appointment if applicable.
  • Costs for additional work are not confirmed in our client care letter and the terms of the agreement.
  • Interpreter fee (s) if the instructions are in a language that we do not understand. We accept instructions in English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Pashto, and Arabic. 

It is difficult to publish fixed costs because this would depend on the complexity, amount of supporting evidence, and dependants. However, we have provided an idea of our costs below.

 

IDEA OF OUR ESTIMATED COSTS:

 

Matter

Fee

Family visa applications such as leave to remain as a partner, parent, and a child

£1500

Entry Clearance Application (Leave to Enter) as a Partner, Parent, or a Child

£1500

EU Settlement Applications – Entry Clearance

£1000

EU Settlement Applications – in-country complex

£1000

EU Settlement Applications – in-country non-complex

£600

Applying to become British Citizen

£1000

Standard visitor visa

£1000

Apply for Student Visa

£800

Family reunion settlement application

£1500

PBS Applications such as skilled worker

£1500

Other Human Rights-Based or Outside the Rules Application

£1500

Apply for Sponsorship Licence

£2000

UK Ancestry Visa

£1000

 

  • Price may increase if there are multiple applicants.
  • The fees above do not include VAT or any disbursements.
  • Complex applications may cost more depending on circumstances and evidence involved
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Disbursements

The fees quoted above are our estimated professional costs and does not include disbursements that we will incur in the course of our engagement. Such disbursements include, but are not limited to, Home Office visa application fee (s), immigration health surcharge fee (s), UKVI appointment fee (s), courier charges, counsel’s fees, immigration housing inspection report fee, and court fees. If there are any large disbursements contemplated, we will advise you of these before incurring them. We reserve the right to require payment in advance for disbursements.

We do estimate a fixed fee, based on hours of work expected at the outset of a retainer, in immigration matters for the convenience of our clients. Such an estimate would not include disbursements. Please contact a representative of our office for further information. 

Our estimated fee usually includes:

  • considering documents
  • preparing and submitting the application to the Home Office.
  • Drafting and submitting our cover submissions and/or representations.
  • Advising on outcome and deadlines for onwards remedies if applicable.

Processing Times:  

It is not possible to provide a processing time of a particular application but we will usually provide an estimate based on our other clients' matters or the UKVI published processing times.

All applications are likely to be different but we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Our initial consultation costs include:

  • 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, based on the background and facts.
  • giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria.
  • if you do not fulfill certain criteria, whether this be fulfilled in future and whether this can be achieved such as taking life in the UK or English tests etc.
  • considering the previous refusal decision (s) if applicable.
  • Whether you should obtain further evidence (such as medical records, expert reports, etc;

 

Our Specialist Immigration Team

 

Muazzam Chughtai – Principal Solicitor

Muazzam has vast experience in legal practice and he is a Grade A Solicitor of England and Wales. He specializes in all areas of UK immigration and he deals with highly complex matters on an everyday basis. He originally qualified overseas in 2003 and qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2010. His vast and extended legal practice is beneficial to the clients which answers the high success rates the TMC Solicitors maintains in almost all areas of the UK immigration practice.

 

Zahra Mohamed – Solicitor

Zahra graduated with an LLB Law degree before obtaining a Commendation on the Legal Practice Course at BPP Holborn, London. Zahra is an experienced solicitor and her expertise covers several areas of law including immigration and family law. She has vast experience in dealing with clients from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds and has over 7 years experience of in legal casework and representation. Zahra has assisted numerous clients over the years covering all areas of immigration including Article 8 applications, Indefinite leave to remain, EEA Applications, spouse/fiancée visas, and visit visas to the UK. She is also experienced in dealing with asylum, detention, bail, and judicial applications. Zahra has broad experience in dealing with vulnerable clients including minor applicants, detention clients, and victims of domestic violence/assault in immigration and family law. She also has a substantial amount of experience in representing parents, as both Applicant and Respondent, in Private Children Law proceedings, divorce and dealing with matrimonial assets upon divorce. Zahra often represents clients in court and possesses excellent advocacy skills. Zahra has a general surgical approach to delivering excellent legal services. She has always devoted her legal work to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

 

Yasar Malik – Solicitor

Yasar graduated with an LLB Law Honors degree prior to completing his Legal Practice Course at Staffordshire University. Yasar is a qualified Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, with legal experience covering a range of distinctions including general Litigation, general Immigration, Landlord/Tenant matters, and Private Client Work. He is experienced in dealing with a broad spectrum of clients from differing cultural and ethnic backgrounds. He has around 7 years’ worth of experience in legal casework and representation. Yasar is no stranger to Courtroom representation, also possessing a skill in advocacy. Yasar is a hard-working and driven Solicitor, who prides himself on ensuring the highest levels of client care.

 

Suad Tahir – Caseworker

Suad is a graduate with a First Class Honours in LLB Law (Hons) from Middlesex University. She has been working for TMC Solicitors for over 3 years and now works as a team member in immigration casework. Suad has worked with clients on a range of successful applications, assisting in court bundles and preparing cover letters. She has gained vital experience in a range of complex cases within immigration law and has covered a large ground of the immigration sector; from different entry clearance applications, leave to remain, naturalisation, and many more. Suad works with diverse clients of different cultures and ages. She is a dedicated individual who aims to deliver high levels of client satisfaction.

 

Enia Al Khadiri – Caseworker

Enia is a graduate with an LLB Law with a business Honors degree from Kingston University. She successfully completed a Masters in Immigration Law and currently completing her Legal Practice Course at The University of Law, alongside working with TMC Solicitors. Enia has previously assisted in the provision of free advice by volunteering at Working Families and Citizen Advice Bureau organizations. She assisted clients in dealing with simple immigration and Family matters, such as information on how to renew indefinite leave to remain, bringing dependants from overseas, provided divorce applications, provided information about separation and children matters. Enia also has knowledge on how to deal with debts and benefits.

 

Rahmah Ali – Caseworker

Rahmah is due to graduate on her LLB Law (Hons) degree and is a very dedicated immigration caseworker. She has experience working on a variety of immigration cases and is a lovely and approachable caseworker who aims to satisfy every inquiry of our clients. She is learning new skills every day and becoming more experienced and wills to tackle challenges. She drafts and submits all sorts of immigration applications and cover letters, whilst getting all documentation ready for upload. Rahmah has always enjoyed practical court exams in her University and loves making the clients happy. Rahmah Speaks English, Kurdish and Arabic, and basic French.

 

Nahida Talukdar – Caseworker

Nahida is a law graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University. She has successfully completed her Masters in Law and Legal Practice Course. She has experience working in the charity sector for a number of years. She has previously worked in the legal sector covering consumer law, family law, employment, and personal injury. She works as a team member in immigration casework now and has vast experience of working on a variety of immigration applications, preparing cover letters for the applications, uploading documents, and client care all along the way. She is very approachable and always there to help clients with their queries and resolutions.

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Why Choose Us?

No case is the same as another, and we do not take a ‘one size fits all approach’ to our clients. We prepare and undertake a tailored strategy based on our client’s individual’s needs and circumstances. Our experienced team is able to provide advice and assistance in various legal areas.

Our team will undertake a formal review of your case documents and advise you on the suggested next steps. Our expertise in this area means that care and consideration will be used when reviewing your file. We understand that matters can be time sensitive and you will receive our advice promptly following our instructions.

We are experts in advising and dealing with complex matters on behalf of vulnerable clients. Our team is committed to fighting for justice and providing a high quality service for all of our clients.

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