"We make our clients' problem our own."

Consultation: £100.00
Consultation with review of documents £100- £500.00 depending on complexity and seniority of Solicitor booked. The amount paid for consultation may be deducted from professional fees if we are instructed in the same matter.


 R.Spio & Co Solicitors fight aggressively on behalf of families, individuals and companies to resolve issues arising as a result of immigration , employment, family law, landlord and tenant, housing and civil/commercial mediation. More...


In most cases our cases are dealt with on fixed fee basis. Unless we have agreed a fixed fee, our fees will be calculated by reference to the time spent on your matter and in accordance with these Terms. This includes time spent on analysis. More...


We are a team of professionals and diverse group of solicitors dedicated to providing
quality legal services We understand the nature of various aspects of law and its demands so we approach each case on the contents  More...

R. Spio & Co Solicitors is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA number: 565238

Our Fees

Hourly rates based on expertise and experience.

SeniorityHourly Rate
Principle Partner£260 to £400
Senior Solicitors£260 to £400
Junior Solicitors£100 to £240
Trainee Solicitors£100 
Paralegal£50 to £120

Fixed Fees for Immigration, Naturalisation and Human Rights Cases

Guideline Fees: Immigration and Nationality

Visit Visa£1,200 to £2,000
General Students – over 16 years old
Tier 4 (General) Student
£1,200 to £2,000.00
Senior SolicitorsChild Students – Aged 4 – 17 years old
Tier 4 (Child) Students - Entry Clearance£1,200 to £2,000
Tier 4 (Child) Student - In-Country Switch£1,200 to £2,000
Tier 4 (Child) Student – Extension£1,200 to £2,000
Parent of a Child at School£1,200 to £2,000
Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Temporary Migrants£1,200 
Immigration Appeals
Administrative Review £1000-£1500
Lodging appeal against Home Office decision £600-£1000
Preparation and representation at the First Tier Tribunal £2000-£3000
Preparation and representation at the First Tier Tribunal Deportation £800
Application for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal from the First Tier Tribunal £800
Application for permission to appeal from the Upper Tribunal £800
Representation at the Upper Tribunal following grant of permission £1000
Application for permission from the Upper Tribunal to appeal to the Court of Appeal £1000-£1500
Application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal £1200-£2000
Appeal to the Court of Appeal £2500

Family members of applicants under the Points-Based-System (PBS)

Points-Based-System (PBS)
PBS Dependant Entry Clearance£1,500 for first dependant
£500 for each additional dependant applying in the same application

PBS Dependant In-Country Switch£1,500 for first dependant
£500 for each additional dependant
applying in the same application

PBS Dependant Extension£1,500 for first dependant
£500 for each additional dependant
applying in the same application

PBS Dependant
Indefinite Leave to Remain

£1,500 for first dependant
£500 for each additional dependant
Applying in the same application

Working in the UK
Tier 2 (General)
Non EEA nationals with an offer of a skilled job in the UK

Tier 2 (General) Entry Clearance£1,200 to £1,500
Tier 2 (General) Leave to Remain. In-Country£1,200 to £1,500
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant
Tier 2 (ICT) Entry Clearance £1,200 to £1,500
Tier 2 (ICT) Leave to Remain£1,200 to £1,500
Tier 2 Indefinite Leave to Remain £1,500 to £2,000
Tier 5 (GAE)
Short Stay for work experience or training
Sole Representative
Representative of an overseas company
planning to set up a UK branch
Employees of a news agency on a
long-term assignment to the UK
£3,500 to £5,000
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
Applicants who are recognised leader in their field of expertise
£3,000 to £5,000
Response to Illegal Worker Notice
UK employers notified that their employee/s
Applicable to clients who have been notified
by the Home Office does/do not have the right to work in the UK
Hourly billing

Applying to reside in the UK on the basis of investing either £2,000,000, £5,000,000, £10,000,000 or more in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies.

Investor applications
Tier 1 (Investor) - Entry Clearance£10,000 - £15,000
Tier 1 (Investor) - In-Country Switch £7,000 - £10,000
Tier 1 (Investor) – Extension£2,500 - £4,000
Tier 1 (Investor) - Indefinite Leave to Remain£3,500 - £5,000

Applying to reside in the UK on the basis of wanting to set up or run a business in the UK and having access to either at least £50,000 or £200,000.

Entrepreneur applications
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) - Entry Clearance£3,000 to £5,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) - In-Country Switch£2,500 to £4,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) – Extension£2,000 to £3,000
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) - Indefinite Leave to Remain£3,500 - £5,000

Entrepreneur applications for Graduates
Available to graduates identified by Higher Education Institutions as having developed genuine and credible business ideas and entrepreneurial skills to establish one or more businesses in the UK.

Investor applications
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)£3,000.00

Residing in the UK as an European Economic Area (EEA) national and family member of an EEA national

EEA Family Permit
Entry in the UK£1,500 to £3,000
EEA Registration Certificate for
EEA nationals resident in the U.K.
Exercising treaty rights
£500 to £800
EEA Residence Card
Available to family members of an EEA
£1,200 to £2,000
EEA Permanent Residence (PR)£1,200 to £2,000
EEA PR + Nationality + Passport£1,500 to 2,500
Settlement under Immigration Rules
10 Year Lawful Residence£1,500 to £3,000
20 Years Unlawful Residence £2,000 to £3,500
Discretionary Ten Year Route £2,000 to £3,000
Nationality: Becoming a British Citizen
Naturalisation £800 to £1,000
Nationality plus passport application £1,000 to £1500
Registration for Children£800 to £1,000
Passport Application
First British Passport Application
Family members of British Citizens
Spouses and Children
Entry Clearance£1,200 to £2000
In country switching where permitted£1,200 to £2000
Extension£1,200 to £2,000
Indefinite Leave to Remain
£1,500 to £2500
Adult who is cared for by a relative in the UK
Adult Dependant Relative – Discretionary£1500 to 2500
Replace your visa with a
Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) – indefinite leave
£500 to £1,000
Replace your visa with a
Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) – limited leave
Transfer of Conditions
£500 - £1,000
Replacement of lost or stolen BRP £500 - £1000

For assisting you with the grant of probate and property and estate administration affairs which include
• Dealing with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for the Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax matters of the deceased.

We charge on fixed fee bases which is based on the individual circumstances of your loved one's estate, and how complex the matter is. Our price ranges from £1,500 to £20,000 excluding any VAT (if applicable) that may be payable and disbursements. There are a number of factors which can affect the complexity of an estate and the quotation you will be given, including the value and nature of the assets, whether or not there is a will, and the number of beneficiaries. All fees are calculated based on the number of hours we anticipate would be spent on your matter, the complexity and expertise required 

Our fixed fee divorce service for petitioners starts from £800, providing both people agree to the divorce (uncontested). In addition to our fee, you'll also need to pay a court fee. The court fee is payable upfront, along with our full fee. If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for help with court fees. For more information, visit GOV.uk. We only take on contested divorce cases on hourly rate basis.

These are the costs to legally end your marriage. There may be additional costs to resolve any matters to do with finances, assets or children. This can vary depending on the case, and we can discuss your options with you once you start divorce proceedings with us. 

We offer fixed cost employment law advice and representation.

The services we provide are all on a privately paying basis unless agreed otherwise
Our services include the following;

a. Bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal.
b. Advice on compromise Agreements.
c. Redundancy advice and representation.
d. Organising and advising on Grievance and Disciplinary meetings.
e. Advice on race discrimination allegations and race discrimination claims.
f. Advice on sexual discrimination claims and issuing of claims or defending sexual harassment claims.
g. Advice on Disability discrimination claims.
h. Drafting compromise and conciliation agreements.

We do not provide services in respect of legal aid or mental health issues and employment claims.

Our Prices and Costs
Simple case: £2000-£10,000 + 20% VAT (if applicable).
Medium to Complex case: £15,000 and above + 20% VAT (if applicable).

Factors that could make a case more complex:
• If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim.
• Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
• Making or defending a costs application
• Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled or where the jurisdiction of the case should be decided (if this is not agreed by the parties)
• The number of witnesses and documents
• If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
• Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal

There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £3000-5,000.00 plus 20% vat (if applicable) per day (excluding the cost of a barrister). Generally, we would allow 5-10 days minimum depending on the complexity of your case.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. You will be responsible for all disbursement unless your case is taken on a contingency fee basis.

Counsel's fees estimated between £3500.00 plus 20% vat to £5000.00 plus 20% vat per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)

Key stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
• Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
• Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached
• Preparing claim or response
• Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
• Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
• Preparing or considering a schedule of loss
• Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
• Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
• Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
• Preparing bundle of documents
• Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements
• Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
• Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.

No Win No Fees
For clients who are unable to pay outright, we offer a No Win No Fee arrangement which means there will be nothing to pay upfront, with no financial risk if your claim is unsuccessful.

What Is No Win No Fee?
A no win no fee agreement (also known as a conditional fee arrangement) allows you to make a claim, with no financial risk and without paying any solicitors’ fees upfront. You only ever pay anything if your no win no fee claim is successful. If your case is unsuccessful you won’t have to pay any legal fees.

We can then discuss the options for funding your claim. Most people will use a no win no fee agreement, but you might already have legal cover (through legal expenses insurance on your home/car insurance, or through being a member of a trade union).

What Happens If You Lose Your Case?
If your claim is unsuccessful you won’t pay anything. We won’t charge you, while your insurance policy will cover your opponent’s legal fees and costs.

How Much Will You Have To Pay If You Win?

• A “success fee” which compensates us for the risk that if your claim was unsuccessful then we would not be paid at all.
Your solicitor will discuss this with you in advance, so you’ll know what to expect when your claim settles. 

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R.Spio & Co Solicitors
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