JP Law Solicitors

We provide high quality, accessible, and affordable legal services.

SRA Transparency Rule

The SRA has introduced Transparency Rules requiring firms to publish certain information about certain types of work.

1.  Immigration Law 

· Settlement (5 years’ route)

· Settlement (10 years’ route)

· Tier 1 Start-up/Innovator

· Tier 1 Investor

· Spouse

· EEA residence applications

· BRP replacements

· Appeals 

VAT (currently 20%) is payable on all our fees.

Total cost of the service, or average/range of costs:

All work of this type is generally conducted on an hourly rate basis (unless a fixed or agreed fee is arranged with a client on a case by case basis) and time is recorded in 6-minute units. Our hourly rate is £250. Please see our current standard Terms of Business for details of our current rates. VAT is payable in addition. Discount hourly rates may be available where bulk hours are purchased.

Total cost of the service, or average/range of costs:

This is impossible to say, because it depends on the complexity of the case and the services you require (see further details and examples below). Fees could possibly range from £700 plus VAT for a straightforward matter (admitted after the letter before action and paid), to £20,000 for a complex case requiring a two-day hearing. Each case will be different, and we will aim to give you reasonable estimates as soon as possible.

Please note that these figures are very wide and general - we will be able to provide you with a more specific indication of fees after discussion with you of your particular circumstances.

Disbursements:

The Home Office fees are subject to vary from time to time and you should consult the Home Office website for updated information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table

Home Office fees are not subject to VAT.

As part of booking a visa appointment for you, we may also purchase additional services from the Home Office’s chosen third party providers. These may include additional fee-paid service centres or premium lounge appointments, etc. These will vary according to the service required and the particular service provider in question. We will inform you of these fees as part of your case, and you can review the Home Office partners’ websites - currently Sopra Steria, VFS and TLS Contact are the key providers.

If we are charged any fee by our bank for making a payment for you in a currency other than Sterling (usually around £20 per transaction) then we will add this to our invoice.

Sometimes it is necessary to obtain an official certified translation of documents. This will vary according to the length of the document and the service level requested. This may vary from around 10p per word to 16p per word, plus a £35 fee for the certification.

Disbursements other than Home Office fees are subject to VAT.

What services are included within the displayed price:

    Our fees include:

· Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation

· Advising you on any amendments or additional documents required

· Advising you on prospects of success of the application

· Preparing the application form(s)

· Arranging the application appointment

· Advising you on requirements and procedure for the application appointment

· Checking the visa/BRP card when received and sending to you

· Preparing appeal bundle

· Representation at the Tribunal.

Details of the experience and qualifications of the teams/individuals who will carry out the work:

Overall supervision – Johnpaul Ezeagu

He supervises JP Law Solicitors Criminal Law, action against Police and other Public bodies work. He is dual qualified and has been a qualified Solicitor since 2011. His experience encompasses both contentious and non-contentious practice. He has acted for a different level of clients within the Criminal law. 

Other Solicitors 

Senior Solicitor-  Iwezulu- Dual qualified and has been a qualified Solicitor since 2008.

Senior Solicitor- Opara-Udu- He has been qualified since 2000.

Senior Solicitors- Godwin Ehujor- Dual qualified and he has been a qualified Solicitor since 2005.


2. Privately funded criminal law advice and assistance

What services are included within the displayed price:

As our work is hourly rate and our hourly rate is £250, all services are included, such as -

· Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation

· Advising you on prospects of success and necessary procedures

· Representation at Court

· Miscellaneous

The overall fee we charge will vary according to:

· The complexity of your case which includes number of Court hearing and time spent on preparing your case.

· Any services not included in the price that might reasonably be expected to be included.

Disbursements:

Court fees will be required if a claim needs to be made. The court fees vary according to the size of the claim, and in addition to the claim fee there may be fees required for applications, hearings, etc. if applicable to your particular case. The court fees are subject to amendment from time to time, and can be viewed at the HM Courts & Tribunals website: https://www.gov.uk/court-fees-what-they-are

Court fees are not currently subject to VAT.

In addition to court fees, other disbursements may include travelling to and from courts, copying costs (where significant copying is required to be conducted externally), special delivery postage and courier costs for letters and packages. In addition, depending on the complexity of the case, it may be necessary to instruct an external barrister to assist with the case and/or conduct advocacy. Barrister fees will vary according to the seniority of the barrister and the length of the hearing. Disbursements other than court fees will be subject to VAT.

Details of the experience and qualifications of the teams/individuals who will carry out the work:

Overall supervision – Johnpaul  Ezeagu

He supervises JP Law Solicitors Criminal Law, action against Police and other Public bodies work. He is dual qualified and has been a qualified Solicitor since 2011. His experience encompasses both contentious and non-contentious practice. He has acted for a different level of clients within the Criminal law. 

Other Solicitors 

Senior Solicitor-  Iwezulu- Dual qualified and has been a qualified Solicitor since 2008.

Senior Solicitor- Opara-Udu- He has been qualified since 2000.

Senior Solicitors- Godwin Ehujor- Dual qualified and he has been a qualified Solicitor since 2005.


Other Privately funded work

What services are included within the displayed price:

As our work is hourly rate and our hourly rate is £250, all services are included, such as -

· Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation

· Advising you on prospects of success and necessary procedures

· Representation at Court

· Miscellaneous

The overall fee we charge will vary according to:

· The complexity of your case which includes number of Court hearing and time spent on preparing your case.

· Any services not included in the price that might reasonably be expected to be included.

Disbursements:

Court fees will be required if a claim needs to be made. The court fees vary according to the size of the claim, and in addition to the claim fee there may be fees required for applications, hearings, etc. if applicable to your particular case. The court fees are subject to amendment from time to time, and can be viewed at the HM Courts & Tribunals website: https://www.gov.uk/court-fees-what-they-are

Court fees are not currently subject to VAT.

In addition to court fees, other disbursements may include travelling to and from courts, copying costs (where significant copying is required to be conducted externally), special delivery postage and courier costs for letters and packages. In addition, depending on the complexity of the case, it may be necessary to instruct an external barrister to assist with the case and/or conduct advocacy. Barrister fees will vary according to the seniority of the barrister and the length of the hearing. Disbursements other than court fees will be subject to VAT.

Details of the experience and qualifications of the teams/individuals who will carry out the work:

Overall supervision – Johnpaul  Ezeagu

He supervises JP Law Solicitors Criminal Law, action against Police and other Public bodies work. He is dual qualified and has been a qualified Solicitor since 2011. His experience encompasses both contentious and non-contentious practice. He has acted for a different level of clients within the Criminal law. 

Other Solicitors 

Senior Solicitor-  Iwezulu- Dual qualified and has been a qualified Solicitor since 2008.

Senior Solicitor- Opara-Udu- He has been qualified since 2000.

Senior Solicitors- Godwin Ehujor- Dual qualified and he has been a qualified Solicitor since 2005.


Typical timescales and key stages matters.

a) Taking initial instructions - 1-2 days

b) Preparing and sending pre-action protocol letter before action - 1-2 days

c) Receiving response from opponent - up to 30 days from the date of service of the protocol letter

d) Preparing and issuing claim - up to 14 days

e) Receiving acknowledgement of service - up to 14 days from date of service of the claim form and response pack

f) Receiving defence (if any) - up to 14 days from the date of the acknowledgement of service

If there is no acknowledgement of service or defence filed, it may be possible to apply for judgment in default. If a defence is received, court hearings may be necessary and the timescale will be entirely dependent on the court’s availability at the time, and on the complexity of your matter. More complex cases, for example with multiple witnesses, will require more preparation time and longer hearing dates. A “fast-track” trial may be listed for trial approximately 35 weeks later. Complex multi-track cases may take significantly longer.

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