Staff And Fee
Our professional costs are calculated on an hourly basis. Hourly rates vary depending upon the experience and seniority of solicitor, consultant, adviser or paralegal and complexity of the work undertaken. Typically, at TMC Solicitors all work undertaken by Principal Solicitor is charged at £250 per hour, Assistant Solicitors at £200 per hour and trainee solicitors or caseworkers at £160 per hour. We split each hour into 10 units of 06 minutes and when we calculate our fees on hourly rate, we follow the unit calculation. If a particular work was less than 06 minutes, this is rounded up to one unit.
With these calculations, we have estimated our fees please contact our staff for an estimated and competitive quote.
Such fees are the estimate of our costs in individual matters and the final invoice could be more or less from this estimate due to number of factors such as an additional work not covered under the retainer. The initial consultation costs are billed separately and are non-refundable. However, as our good will for potential clients, we do make adjustments if we decide to take on the matter.
The fees quoted above are our estimated professional costs and does not include disbursements that we will incur in the course of our engagement. Such disbursements include, but are not limited to, Home Office visa application fee (s), immigration health surcharge fee (s), UKVI appointment fee (s), courier charges, counsel’s fees, immigration housing inspection report fee and court fees. If there are any large disbursements contemplated, we will advise you of these before incurring them. We reserve the right to require payment in advance for disbursements.
We do offer fixed fees in immigration matters for the convenience of our clients where at the time of instructions, we will agree our fixed professional costs, excluding disbursements, for a particular application, legal representations or appeal. Please contact a representative of our office for further information.
Our Specialist Immigration Team
Muazzam Chughtai – Principal Solicitor
Muazzam has a vast experience in the legal practice and he is a Grade A Solicitor of England and Wales. He specialises in all areas of UK immigration and he deals with highly complex matters on everyday basis. He originally qualified overseas in 2003 and qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2010. His vast and extended legal practice is beneficial to the clients which answers the high success rates the TMC Solicitors maintains in almost all areas of the UK immigration practice.
Zahra Mohamed – Solicitor
Zahra graduated with an LLB Law degree before obtaining a Commendation on the Legal Practice Course at BPP Holborn, London. Zahra is an experienced solicitor and her expertise covers several areas of law including immigration and family law. She has vast experience in dealing with clients from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds and has over 7 years’ experience of legal casework and representation. Zahra has assisted numerous clients over the years covering all areas of immigration including Article 8 applications, Indefinite leave to remain, EEA Applications, spouse/fiancée visas and visit visas to the UK. She is also experienced in dealing with asylum, detention, bail and judicial applications. Zahra has broad experience in dealing with vulnerable clients including minor applicants, detention clients and victims of domestic violence/assault in immigration and family law. She also has a substantial amount of experience in representing parents, as both Applicant and Respondent, in Private Children Law proceedings, divorce and dealing with matrimonial assets upon divorce. Zahra often represents clients in court and possesses excellent advocacy skills. Zahra has a general surgical approach to delivering excellent legal services. She has always devoted her legal work to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.
Yasar Malik – Solicitor
Yasar graduated with an LLB Law Honors degree prior to completing his Legal Practice Course at Staffordshire University. Yasar is a qualified Solicitor of the supreme Court of England and Wales, with legal experience covering a range of distinctions including general Litigation, general Immigration, Landlord/Tenant matters, and Private Client Work. He is experienced in dealing with a broad spectrum of clients from differing cultural and ethnic backgrounds. He has around 7 years’ worth of experience in legal casework and representation. Yasar is no stranger to Courtroom representation, also possessing a skill in advocacy. Yasar is a hard-working and driven Solicitor, who prides himself on ensuring the highest levels of client care.
Asrar Bashir – Senior Caseworker
Asrar is a hard working individual and holds excellent client care skills that is more often appreciated by clients. Asrar obtained his law degree (LLB) from the University of Chester and successfully completed his Legal Practice Course (LPC) from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2017. Asrar has previously assisted in the provision of free legal advice by volunteering at a prominent human rights organization and raising awareness. Whilst at TMC Solicitors, Asrar has been exposed to a substantial number of UK immigration matters, including but not limited to; Detention, Appeals, Settlement, Nationality and EEA applications. He keeps himself up-to-date in this fast paced and fast changing area of legal practice.
Zoya Ali – Caseworker
Zoya is a goal-oriented legal administrative assistant dedicated to high levels of client satisfaction and assists with Personal Injury matters, such as dealing with RTA stage 1 processes as well as assisting in making applications for Immigration matters. She is also responsible for keeping records of incoming and outgoing post, speaking to clients and third parties for general queries. She is consistent and hardworking with knowledge in some aspects of the legal framework, while continuing to learn and develop her skills.
Fatima Fortia – Caseworker
Fatima Fortia works as a Personal Injury caseworker on our RTA files, she has almost 2 years of previous experience setting Noise Induced Hearing Loss claims and processing claims through from inception to settlement. Fatima also assists on our immigration cases and processing visas. Fatima is a Law graduate from the University of Manchester with a Masters in International and EU Law. She is also currently completing a second Masters in Healthcare ethics and Law at the University of Manchester alongside working with TMC Solicitors.
Enia Al Khadiri – Caseworker
Enia is a graduate with an LLB Law with business Honors degree from Kingston University. She successfully completed a Masters in Immigration Law and currently completing her Legal Practice Course at The University of Law, alongside working with TMC Solicitors. Enia has previously assisted in the provision of free advice by volunteering at Working Families and Citizen Advice Bureau organisations. She assisted clients in dealing with simple immigration and Family matters, such as information on how to renew indefinite leave to remain, brining dependants from overseas, provided divorce applications, provided information about separation and children matters. Enia Also have knowledge on how to deal with debts and benefits.