CB Solicitors, offers an initial diagnostic interview for a fixed fee of £100, plus VAT (where applicable) and the costs of an interpreter (if required). 

The purpose of this interview is to: 
Obtain your details, authorisation to act for you, receive and consider your instructions. 
Undertake a merits assessment and give advice on how to progress with your matter. 
To agree on costs, explain the conduct of your case and the time frames involved. 

Should client decide to engage our services following this initial diagnostic interview our fixed fees are as shown hereunder. Where no category of work and corresponding fee is shown this can be obtained by contacting the Office. 

Fixed Fees 
Please note that we offer fixed fees plus VAT (where applicable) for the following categories of work: 
(a) Immigration 
Student Applications- £1200 
Entry Clearance Applications- £1200 
Settlement (Single applicant)-£1200 
Settlement (Including dependent family members)-£1000 + £500 additional applicant 
Long Residence/Private Life Applications-£1200 
EU Applications-£950 
Extension of Further Leave to Remain- £1200 
Other Points Based Applications-£1500 
Immigration Appeals-£2500 
Application for Permission to Appeal (First-Tier Tribunal) £650 
Application for Permission to Appeal (Upper Tribunal) £950 
Pre-Action Protocol £950 
Application for Permission to Institute Judicial Review: £1750 (excludes request for oral hearing and further work). 
(b) Employment, Family, Consumer Rights and Civil Litigation 
In these categories of law we do not offer fixed fees as it is not certain to predict how the civil case will progress and the attendant charges. Accordingly our fees are calculated by reference to the time spent, our hourly rates would be as follows: 
Level of Experience 
Hourly charge 
Senior Solicitor 
5 years and above 
4 years and below 
Trainee Solicitor 
2 years and below 
Legal Executive 
4 years and above 
3 years and above 
3 years and above 
together with VAT in each case. 
(c) Increase in rates 
We will review these rates annually and whenever appropriate. We will inform you of any changes in advance in writing. 
(d) VAT 
Our Fees exclude VAT (for clients with legal stay in the UK in the Immigration category), disbursements in all categories, where applicable. 
(e) Disbursements 
These are expenses relating to the fees of barristers, experts, the Home office, court fees, travel expenses necessarily incurred in dealing with your matter and any fees or charges paid out on your behalf. 
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