The Initial Consultation
The purpose of a consultation is to allow the lawyer to make a full assessment of the facts of the case, to provide accurate US visa advice and for the lawyer to give an educated opinion as to the likely outcome of the case based on the facts provided. The lawyer will discuss the possible legal strategies and arguments, procedures, timing expectations and costs involved with a case. Often, more than one visa category or solution may be available to a company or individual and it is their individual circumstances and goals that may determine the best way to proceed. We do initially chat with a potential client prior to booking a consultation to ascertain the basic facts of a person’s situation but some cases are very complex and require a meeting with a lawyer to determine whether a person will have a case for a US visa or nationality.
Having a consultation with a lawyer is not a guarantee that a person will be successful as the final decision of whether a visa is issued depends solely on the decision of a Consular Officer. In most cases, we can advise on the best strategy going forward but also the lawyer may, after obtaining a full understanding of the case, advise a client that it would be best if they did not proceed with their case as it would not likely that the client will be successful.
After the consultation, the client should be able to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the case and engage our services to represent them. After the consultation, once we have a full understanding of the facts of the case and the client’s requirements, the client will be notified of what our total legal fee will be to assist with the matter.
Our initial consultation fees are:
- £500 for a one-hour consultation with the Principal Lawyer.
- £250 for a half-hour consultation with the Principal Lawyer.
- £400 for a one-hour consultation with an Associate Lawyer.
- £200 for a half-hour consultation with an Associate Lawyer.
If a potential client has a complex issue to discuss or requires more time with a lawyer, a one-hour consultation is suggested.
Our legal fees for assistance beyond the initial consultation will be determined after we have a full understanding of the client’s requirements, situation, and timelines. We usually set a fixed legal fee based on the complexity and amount of work required.
Our fees are exclusive of VAT, outside costs, and US government fees.
To speak to one of our lawyers, please call our office at +44(0)20 8057 8020 or send an email with your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that our lawyers cannot guarantee the success of any case and can only give an indication of the likelihood of success based on our experience as the final decision on whether a US visa is issued is solely within the US government agency’s discretion.