How We Work & Fees

Comprehensive US Immigration Law Advice

Janice Flynn & Associates is a law firm based in central London providing specialist comprehensive US visa and nationality law advice and legal services.

 

Initially, we will either speak to or email with potential clients to determine if the issue is something in which we can assist prior to booking a formal consultation with one of our lawyers.

 

During the initial phone or email, we determine whether a potential client does not have at least a US job offer, intention to invest in a US business or a US citizen or Permanent Resident immediate relative, we may only be able to provide you with general information. Once we have established that there may be a basis for a case, a potential client may then book a formal consultation for which we charge a consultation fee.

Please note, scheduling a consultation with one of our lawyers is not a guarantee that you have a case and once we have a full understanding of your situation we may need to advise that a client is unlikely to be successful. There is value in knowing what your options are, having an understanding of US visa and nationality law and how it applies to your case.

Also, as our lawyers are regulated by our US state bars, we provide specific legal advice that can be relied after obtaining a clear understanding of the facts of a situation within the context of a consultation.

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.

Fees

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 7092 6830 or send an email with your inquiry to info@janiceflynnlaw.com.

Please note that our lawyers cannot guarantee the success of any case and can only give an indication of the likelihood of success as the final decision is made within a US government agency.