OUR CHARGES

It is mandatory that the client should know who is dealing with his/her matter and the cost must be transparent, therefore we herewith disclose our fee.

An initial consultation is: £80.00 for 30 to 60 minutes depends upon the complexity of the matter. Any written advise via email or on our letterhead will be charged from £150.00/hour.

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FEES START FROM EXCLUDING VAT (WE DO NOT CHARGE VAT: VALUE ADDED TAX).

We have two solicitors working for Asher & Tomar:

a) Prashant Chaudhary admitted as a solicitor on the 15th Day of October 2007.

b) Santosh Singh admitted as a solicitor on 1st February 2008.

Immigration Applications:

Immigration work will be carried out by both Mr Prashant Chaudhary and Mr Santosh Singh. We do not charge VAT therefore no VAT will be applicable on our fees.

a) FLR (FP) and FLR (HRO): £1200.00

b) PBS dependant application: £750.00

c) Application made within the UK without lawful residence: £1200.00

d) Initial Spouse Visa Application within the UK: £850.00

e) Spouse Visa application extension within the UK: £850.00

f) Spouse Visa application outside the UK: £1000.00

g) Settlement application outside the UK: £800.00

h) Pre-action Protocol: £500.00 (however if you wish it to be drafted by the barrister then the fee will be different depending upon the barrister’s fees)

I) Initial Judicial Review: £1500, renewal JR application at Oral Hearing: £2500.00

j) Paper Immigration Appeal for the single appellant: £500.00 + £250.00 for additional appellant.

k) Oral Appeals for a single appellant: £1500.00 + £350 for every additional appellant.

l) Indefinite Leave to Remain: £1500

m) UK Work visas or Tier 2 Visa: £1200.00

n) Sponsor Licence Application: £1000.00

o) EEA national and their family members: £600.00

q) Human Rights & Discretionary leave to Remain applications: £1200.00

r) Innovator Visa UK, Switching, Entry Clearance or Extension: £700.00

s) Indefinite Leave to Remain as Innovator: £1500.00

t) Administrative Review: £450.00

u) All sorts of Tier 1 visa (Entrepreneur, Innovator, Exceptional Talent, Investor, Graduate Entrepreneur): £1200.00

v) Entry Clearance as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur: £1500.00

w) Switching into Tier 1 Entrepreneur: £1500.00

x) ILR as Tier 1 Entrepreneur: £1500.00

y) Tier 2 General: £1500.00

z) Domestic Worker Visa: £800.00

A1) Transfer of Condition: £500.00

A2) UK multiple entry visa: £800.00

A3) UK ancestry visa: £800.00

A4) Switchwing visas inside the country not covered in any above: £750.00

A5) Immigration Bail to the Home Office: £800.00

A6) Immigration Bail at the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal: £1200.00 (baristers fees excluded)

A7) Renewal Application of Judicial Review: £700.00 +Barrister Fees

A8) Subject Access Request from the Home Office: £250.00

A9) Elderly Dependent Visa: £1500.00

A10) Sports person visa: £1500.00

A11) Domestic Worker Visa Extension: £1000.00

A12) Section 120 Grounds: £800.00

A13) Business Visitor Visa: £700.00

A14) Entry Clearance as Tier 2 Sportsperson: £1200.00

A15) Swtiching into Tier 2 Sportsperson: £800.00

A16) Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa Renewal: £750.00

A17) ILR as Tier 2 sportsperson: £1200.00

A18) Administrative Review against refusal of Tier 2 Sportsperson: £450.00

A19) Dependents of Tier 2 Sportsperson: £600.00

A20) Entry Clearance as Tier 2 Minister of Religion: £1200.00

A21) Switching into Tier 2 Minister Of Religion: £800.00

A22) Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visa Extension: £800.00

A23) ILR Tier 2 Minister of Religion: £1800.00

A24) Administrative Review against refusal of Tier 2 minister of religion visa: £450.00

A25) Dependants of Tier 2 Minister of Religion: £600.00

A26) Entry Clearance as Tier 2 Intrac Company Transfer: £850.00

A27) Swtiching into Tier 2 ICT: £800.00

A28) Tier 2 ICT extension: £750.00

A29) ILR as Tier 2 ICT: £1500.00

A30) Administrative review of Tier 2 ICT: £450.0

A31) Refused UK visitor Visa (Pre action protocol): £500.00

A32) Family Visitor Visa UK: £700.00

A33) Child Visitor: £700.00

A34) Entertainer Visitor Visa: £700.00

A35) General Visitor Visa: £700.00

A36) Parent of a Child at School: £700.00

A37) Prospective Entrepreneur Visa UK: £700.00

A38) Sports Visitor Visa UK: £700.00

A39) Student Visitor Visa: £700.00

A40) UK visa for PLAB test: £700.00

A41) Visiting for marriage: £1500.00

A42) Visitor for Private Medical Treatment: £700.00

A43) Visitor in Transit Visa: £700.00

A44) visitor under approved destination status ads agreement with China: £1000.00

A45) Visitors undertaking permitted paid engagements: £750.00

A46) Tier 4 student visa: £1000.00

A47) Long Residence 10 Years: £1500.00

A48) Application for British Passport: £500.00

Note: Our charges exclude the Tribunal fees, Home office fees, Postal Charges, Counsel fees, Immigration Health Surcharge or any other disbursements.

Our charges will include instructions, attendance, preparation of the appeal/application, representation at the Tribunal, communication with you and government departments.

Family law:

a) Divorce on the basis of mutual consent/two years separation: £750.00

b) All other defended or contested divorce will be charged hourly rates: £230.00/hour (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/solicitors-guideline-hourly-rates-London Grade 3 as we are based in outer London).

Residential Conveyancing:

The residential conveyancing matters (only acting for sellers) will be dealt in by Prashant Chaudhary admitted as a solicitor on the 15th Day of October 2007 and Santosh Singh admitted as a solicitor on 1st February 2009.

a) We do not act for the buyer as we are not on the panel of any Lender but if it is a cash purchase then we can only act after complying with the money laundering checks.

b) To act for the seller our fixed fee is: £750.00

Disbursements:

a) Bank Transfer fee: £30.00

b) Lawyer Checker Fee: £12.00

c) ID check per person: £7.00

We intent to complete the transaction within a time span of 8-10 weeks, however, it depends upon the responses we receive from the buyer solicitors.

Employment Law:

We represent an individual who has been offered redundancy by the employer. We advise you with the contents of the settlement agreement, in fact in confirming you whether the money you have been offered is as per the calculation described under the employment law. Our fee with respect to the Settlement agreement will be paid off by your employer and it will be stated under the settlement agreement (£500.00 approximately).

We do advise with respect to your rights if you wish to pursue a claim for unfair dismissal or discrimination, however, if you instruct us to file a claim at the Employment and appeal tribunal then moreover we advise you to engage a barrister. The litigation matter will be charged on an hourly basis £230.00/hour (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/solicitors-guideline-hourly-rates-London Grade 3 as we are based in outer London). (excluding the barrister fee). Both the solicitors (Prashant Chaudhary and Santosh Singh assist and advice you in this regard).

Motoring Offences:

Motoring offences are strict liabilities and you will be given an opportunity of an early plea.

If you wish to plead guilty by post without attending a Magistrates court then our solicitors (Prashant Chaudhary or Santosh Singh) assist and advice you in this regard:

Our cost involved for an early guilty plea (fixed fee):

  1. Speeding Offece guilty Plea: Fixed Fee Agreement £3000.00 (NO VAT)

Fees may very depending upon the complexity of the matter, but we will confirm you in advance.

The work will be carried out by the Principal (Prashant Chaudhary) and assitant solicitor (Santosh Singh).

  • Attendance with you to get the detailed instructions of the incident. we choose the options of attendances and conference, As per your circumstances
  • Analyze all the discloser and evidence
  • Analyses the strengths and weakness of the case
  • Advice you on defence such as Exception Hardship
  • Advise you as per possible defence
  • Drafting documents relevant to the case
  • Give advice on expected sentence
  • Calls in and calls out
  • Obtaining further instrcutions if required
  • Advising you with the sentencing options available
  • Meeting you before the first hearing at Magistrate Court
  • Discuss the outcome of the hearing with you

Our fees will not include the following services:

  • Preparing statements from any witnesses (required as per the complexity of your case)
  • The cost of advice and assistance in relation to any special reasons hearing
  • The cost of counsel to attend the court
  • The cost of our travel expenses including mileage costs
  • The cost of any further hearings after the initial hearing.
  • To further Appeal
  • Drafting grounds for your appeal
  • The cost of fully preparing any appeal bundle

2. If you wish to plead guilt without attending the court by post then our fee would be: £1500.00

a) Taking instructions

b) Attendance and conference

c) drafting mitigating circumstances

d) Give advice on expected sentence

e) Calls in and calls out

f) Providing advice in relation to plea and likely sentence.

If you do not intend to plead guilty by post and wish to attend the Magistrates court then we will charge you on an hourly basis £230.00/hour (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/solicitors-guideline-hourly-rates-London Grade 3 as we are based in outer London)

i) Our service will involve:

  1. Considering evidence
  2. Taking your instructions
  3. Attendance and Conference
  4. Analyses the weakness and strength of the case
  5. Drafting documents releavnt to the case
  6. providing advice on likely sentence
  7. Representing you at the Magistrates Court (we cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day)
  8. Calls in calls out
  9. Drafting your statement
  10. Instruction of any expert witness
  11. Obtaining further instructions if required

If you wish to engage a barrister then we will advise you the fees of the Barrister.

Our fees will not include the following services:

  • Preparing statements from any witnesses (It can be required as per the complexity of your case)
  • The cost of advice and assistance in relation to any special reasons hearing
  • The cost of counsel to attend the court
  • The cost of our travel expenses including mileage costs
  • The cost of any further hearings after the initial hearing.
  • To further Appeal
  • Drafting grounds for your appeal
  • The cost of fully preparing any appeal bundle

3. Caught Using a Mobile Phone Whilst Driving (Mobile Offence)/ Early Guilty Plea by Post: £1500.00

Matter will be delath with by Principal Prashant Chaudhary or by Assitant Santosh Singh.

a) Taking instructions

b) Attendance and conference

c) drafting mitigating circumstances

d) Give advice on expected sentence

e) Calls in and calls out

f) Providing advice in relation to plea and likely sentence.

If you do not intend to plead guilty by post and wish to attend the Magistrates court then we will charge you on an hourly basis £230.00/hour (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/solicitors-guideline-hourly-rates-London Grade 3 as we are based in outer London)

i) Our service will involve:

  1. Considering evidence
  2. Taking your instructions
  3. Attendance and Conference
  4. Analyses the weakness and strength of the case
  5. Drafting documents releavnt to the case
  6. providing advice on likely sentence
  7. Representing you at the Magistrates Court (we cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day)
  8. Calls in calls out
  9. Drafting your statement
  10. Instruction of any expert witness
  11. Obtaining further instructions if required

If you wish to engage a barrister then we will advise you the fees of the Barrister.

Our fees will not include the following services:

  • Preparing statements from any witnesses (It can be required as per the complexity of your case)
  • The cost of advice and assistance in relation to any special reasons hearing
  • The cost of counsel to attend the court
  • The cost of our travel expenses including mileage costs
  • The cost of any further hearings after the initial hearing.
  • To further Appeal
  • Drafting grounds for your appeal
  • The cost of fully preparing any appeal bundle

Our fees is same for all the driving offences only if you instruct us that you wish to plead guilty by post. Our fee would be: £1500.00 as stated above, however, if you do not intend to plead guilty by post and wish to attend the Magistrates court then we will charge you on an hourly basis £230.00/hour (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/solicitors-guideline-hourly-rates-London Grade 3 as we are based in outer London). Our service will involve the same as stated above.

Service Standard and Complaints Procedure:

Our firm is regualted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). 

Although we endavour to deliver the best however you may not be happy with the level of services you were expecting and may have a complaint about it, therefore we herewith describe our compliants procedure.

How Do we deal with your Complaints

we want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to reslove the problem.

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to reslove any isusses at this stage. If you would like to make a formal complaint, then you can email us at asherandtomar@aol.co.uk to put your complaint in writing.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour . This could be for the things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characterstic.

Any complaint will be forwarded to the Principal of the firm i.e. Prashant Chaudhary.

Necessary Steps we will take:

  1. We will send you a letter acknowledging your complaint and give you a timescale for providing an initial response.

  2. We aim to send this acknowledgement to you within 5 workings days but will let you know if we will be unable to do this.

  3. We will then start to investigate your complaint, which is likely to involve both the Solicitor who acted for you and the complaints handler i.e. Prashant Chaudhary, and should normally be completed within 20 working days. If we have to change any of thetimescales above, we will let you know and explain why.

  4. If it is considered that a meeting at this stage would be helpful, we will invite you to meet one of us to discuss and, we hope, resolve your complaint.

  5. If we hold a meeting with you we will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions we have agreed with you.

  6. Where a meeting is not held, we will send you a detailed reply to your complaint, including our suggestions for resolving the matter.

  7. If you consider that the matter has not been resolved to your satisfaction, you can write to us again and we will then arrange to review our decision.

  8. We will then write to you confirming our final position on your complaint and explain our reasons. If you are still not satisfied, you may be entitled to refer your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman about your complaint.

  9. The Legal Ombudsman service is available to members of the public, very small businesses, charities, clubs and trusts. For more information about eligibility, see section 2 of the scheme rules available on the Legal Ombudsman’s website (www.legalombudsman.org.uk).

  10. If you decide to refer a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, you must do so within 12 months of becoming aware of the issue causing you concern. This must also be within 6 months of the date that we finish going through our own complaints procedure.

  11. The Legal Ombudsman can be contacted by calling their helpline on 0300 555 0333 or by post to Legal Ombudsman at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ, or by email at enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk.

  12. The entitlement to complain extends to a complaint about our bill. There may be a right to object to the bill by making a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, or by applying to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974. The Legal Ombudsman may not deal with a complaint about a bill if you have applied for a court assessment of that bill.