2.1 TMC Solicitors Ltd is a Private Limited Company. Its registered number is 636580.
2.2 For all regulated work, TMC Solicitors Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority England and Wales- SRA No, 10559300. The professional rules, relating to solicitors, can be accessed on the SRA website at www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page.
2.3 Please note that your contract is with TMC and any work done for you by a director, practitioner, consultant, or employee of TMC is given or done by that individual on behalf of the TMC. No such individual will owe a personal duty of care to you. Unless instructed to the contrary, TMC shall be entitled to assume that any of your directors, employees, partners, consultants, agents or professional representatives who give instructions to TMC, are authorized to do so and that TMC may act upon such instructions.
2.4 The contract is governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Any disputes or claims arising shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
4.1 Unless otherwise agreed or our agreement is for a fixed fee, we shall charge you for work carried out as follows:
(a) time spent – we charge hourly rates for any time spent dealing with your work. We use ten, six minutes, units per hour and charge for each unit or part thereof;
(b) routine letters, emails, and telephone calls – each routine letter, email, and the telephone call is charged as a unit of one-tenth of the hourly rate. Letters, emails, and telephone calls that take longer than six minutes are charged on a time spent basis;
(c) disbursements – we charge for all disbursements incurred. Disbursements may include, for example, court fees, experts’ fees, and counsels’ fees;
(d) expenses - we charge travel and subsistence costs, transaction fees (including bank fees), courier fees, external copying and document production, and other similar expenses, necessarily incurred by us, at cost or appropriate standard rates. We also charge for internal document production and copying at our current rates which will be provided on request; and
4.2 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 £220 per hour, and trainee solicitors or caseworkers at £180 per hour.
We split each hour into 10 units of 06 minutes and when we calculate our fees on an hourly rate, we follow the unit calculation. If a particular work was less than 06 minutes, this is rounded up to one unit.
At the outset of the matter, we provide an estimate of our costs, based on the confirmed instructions, and these estimated costs are then entered into our formal client care letter, that we send to you.
The initial consultation fee is billed separately and is non-refundable. However, as our goodwill for potential clients, we may adjust the consultation fee in our professional fees for a substantive matter, upon confirmed instructions.
We have qualified solicitors, caseworkers, and paralegals who may work on your matter. A qualifying solicitor supervises the work of caseworkers and paralegals.
4.3 Although, primarily, our fees are based on time spent, they may be adjusted by reference to certain factors such as value, urgency (including any need to carry out work outside our normal office hours), and the level of expertise involved.
4.4 You may place a limit on the number of fees that may be incurred without your prior approval. This will limit the work we will be able to do for you. If you wish to do so, please tell us in writing.
4.5 Any estimates of fees are not intended to be fixed or binding.
4.6 Where our terms of engagement are for an agreed fixed fee and charged in advance of work undertaken, any work we carry out outside our normal office hours will be charged at a flat hourly rate of £160.
4.7 Consultation Fee:(a) Your consultation with a solicitor at TMC Solicitors is chargeable @250 for a maximum of one hour. This consultation fee is non-refundable. However, if following the consultations, we receive and accept your instructions, we may adjust the consultation fee already paid in our professional fee for your subsequent legal representations. This applies to any reduced consultation fee that we may have agreed with you.
Interest will be calculated on your money held on account in relation to regulated services, in accordance with professional rules. It may be paid gross in which case you will need to pay any tax arising. You agree that interest amounting to less than £20 will not be paid to you. A copy of our interest policy is available on request.
8.1 We reserve the right to suspend or terminate work for you:
(a) if any invoice is not paid, in whole or part, when due; or
(b) if a payment on account is not made when requested; or
(c) if we consider that we are professionally or otherwise obliged to do so.
(d) If our duty towards the court is being compromised due to your actions.
8.2 Our contract with you, in respect of any Engagement, shall not be treated as a whole contract. If we:
(a) suspend or terminate the Engagement; or
(b) The Engagement becomes abortive.
8.3 We will invoice you for work carried out up to the date of suspension, termination, or when that Engagement becomes abortive. We reserve the right to charge you for any work required to be undertaken as a consequence of suspension or termination (including removing our name from the court record, if appropriate). Any such invoice shall be payable immediately.
10.1 The law requires solicitors, as well as many other institutions, to obtain satisfactory evidence of the identity of clients and information concerning the source of client funds. If you are requested to do so you must provide us with documents to verify your identity and must provide details concerning the source of your funds. If we are not given satisfactory information at the appropriate time, we will be obliged to terminate the contract.
10.2 To ensure that we comply with money laundering legislation, we may validate your name, address, and other personal information supplied by you against appropriate third-party databases. By accepting these terms, you consent to such checks being made. In performing these checks, personal information provided by you may be disclosed to a registered credit reference agency which may keep a record of that information. This is done only to confirm your identity. A credit check is not performed and your credit rating will be unaffected. All information provided by you will be treated securely and strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
10.3 If you are unable to come in to see us so that we can check your identity document, we can accept copies. However, those copies will need to be certified by a trusted third party such as a solicitor, chartered accountant, or doctor. They should write “This is a true copy of the original and true likeness of the person”, or “This is a true copy of the original”, as appropriate, on the copy document(s), and then sign and date it/them. They should include their name, occupation, and contact details. Alternatively, you may be able to use an identity-checking service offered by the Post Office. The Post Office will be able to tell you the procedure and cost involved.
10.4 We are obliged to keep records relating to your identity and a record of transactions relating to you for at least five years.
10.5 Solicitors are under professional and legal obligations to keep the affairs of clients confidential in respect of regulated work. This obligation, however, is subject to a statutory exception: legislation on money laundering and terrorist financing has placed solicitors under a legal duty in certain circumstances to disclose information to the National Crime Agency. Where any member of our staff knows or suspects that a transaction, on behalf of a client, involves money laundering the staff member may be required to make a money laundering disclosure. If this happens, we may be prohibited from informing you that a disclosure has been made or of the reasons for it.
10.6 You agree that we will not be liable for any costs, claims, penalties, damages, or other losses incurred by you resulting from or in connection with the compliance by us with these professional and legal obligations.
12.1 We owe you a duty of confidentiality but may be required to make exceptional disclosure as required by statute, court order, regulation, the SRA, or as set out below.
12.2 We may hold confidential information about a former, current, or prospective client which might reasonably be expected to be material to an Engagement. In those circumstances, we owe you no duty to disclose such information to you.
12.3 Where we hold confidential information about you, we shall not be precluded from acting or continuing to act for another client or prospective client where that information might reasonably be expected to be material to it and it has an adverse interest to you provided that it is reasonable for us to act. In those circumstances, all proper steps will be taken to ensure that confidential information about you is safeguarded, protected, and not disclosed including, if appropriate, by the establishment of internal information barriers, in accordance with professional regulations.
12.4 You agree that we may disclose our files to regulatory bodies, our auditors, courts, or other bodies working with us, as appropriate, in the exercise of their powers or in order to carry out work for you.
12.5 If we are required, for any reason (whether during the course of an Engagement or after it has terminated), compulsorily to disclose documents or to give information, orally or in writing, relating to a matter or your affairs pursuant to a court order, notice or demand served by an entity or person with the authority to compel such disclosure, then we shall comply. If any documents or information are subject to legal professional privilege, then, if possible, we will let you know and advise you of the opportunity to claim privilege. Unless you confirm any claim to privilege, we reserve the right to treat it as waived. Should you decide to claim privilege, we shall be entitled to charge you for consequential work, including any disbursements.
We retain all copyright and other intellectual property rights in all materials and know-how developed or created by us, either before or during the course of carrying out any work for you, although you may freely distribute copies of these materials within your own organization for the purposes of the Engagement.
16.1 We hold professional indemnity insurance which, in accordance with the Solicitors Indemnity Insurance Rules, provides a compulsory minimum level of cover of £3 million. Our total liability to you does not exceed £3 million. We will not be liable to the extent that any mistake results from acts or omissions of the client. (such as giving us the wrong information, or failure to disclose material information) If a third party has contributory negligence, the TMC Solicitors liability is limited to a fair share, whether or not you are able to recover the costs from the third party. These limits apply to the extent that they are permitted by law. The full details of professional indemnity details are available on request.
16.2 If you incur any expenses, damages, losses, or liabilities whatsoever (including legal fees), in connection with or arising from the provision of our services, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, and it is found that we are liable to you, as a result, then our total aggregate liability to you shall, in no circumstances, exceed the sum of £3 million.
The firm is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all of its dealings with clients, third parties and employees, and is required to produce a written equality and diversity policy. Please contact us if you would like us to send you a copy of that equality and diversity policy.
20.1This section is applicable to individuals only.
20.2 It applies to distance and off-premises contracts and includes information about your cancellation rights.
20.3 You have the right to cancel your contract within 14 days without giving any reason. The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the day you received our Client Care Letter.
20.4 To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel your contract by a clear statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax, or e-mail).
20.5 If you cancel this contract:
(a) and you had requested us to begin the performance of services during the cancellation period, you shall pay us an amount which is in proportion to what has been performed until receipt of the cancellation of your contract. This will be calculated on an hourly rate basis, even if the original contract was for an agreed fixed fee. Our minimum costs, including any administrative costs, would be £500 which will be deducted from an agreed fixed fee you may have already paid to us. If the money we hold is less than £500, we reserve our right to recover the balance payment from you.
We will issue a refund of any payment due after deduction of our minimum costs hourly costs or minimum costs (whichever is applicable), without an undue delay and not later than 14 days after the day on which we are informed about your decision to cancel your contract.
21.0 Force Majeure: TMC shall bear no liability for loss, damage, or delay whatsoever that arise from circumstances beyond its control
1- TMC Solicitors accept instructions in Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship cases on a conditional agreement i.e. win no fee basis, if the case meets our free merit test carried out by senior solicitors and/or barristers.
2- The client will still be liable to pay our initial admin charges of £500 and relevant Court fees, if applicable.
3- If in the process of Judicial Review, the Respondent has proposed a settlement and/or reconsideration remedy, this will be considered as a win for the purposes of conditional fee agreement even if the Respondent decides to serve a fresh refusal decision.
4- Client is liable to pay Counsel fees when or if the case proceeds to hear, whether oral permission or substantive.
5- TMC solicitors will recover the costs from the respondents in case permission is granted and/or consent order is agreed. In such a case, the counsel fee may be recovered from the Respondent and returned to you.
Best solicitors ever they are doing a tremendous job with immigration problems. I applied for British passport and got two refusal letters then I decided to contact TMC solicitors and was granted British passport.
TMC Solicitors provides comprehensive professional legal advice. They are doing an amazing work helping people with UK immigration problems. They have brilliant and accomodating staff who had clarified all my queries with utmost patience. Very efficient and reliable. Very good documentation. Very confident in what they do and has been successful in helping me get visa for my wife. Thanks TMC solicitors. A special thanks to Muazzam and Hannah. I would strongly recommend TMC Solicitors to everybody.
Brilliant staff very supportive, I recommend them, they are so passionate about making sure the best is achieved. Thanks TMC Solicitors.
Tmc solicitor provide me excellent and professionals services.my kids case was very complicated but thank to tmc solicitor. Now my kid case is resolve.they give me best advise for my case .i specially thank to mr taimur and mr muazzam.Mr taimur was the only one answer my all question.i am so happy .thank to all tmc solicitor team.i highly recommend because they are honest ,efficient and reliable.
My case was quite complex and I was really scared about my spouse visa not being successful. But all the staff at TMC reassured me and Alhumdulilah today my husband has got his visa!! They have been very helpful to me! I used to call random times in the day and so many times and they always assured me that everything will be ok!! Thank You TMC Solicitors
TMC Solicitors provided excellent service. Very friendly and supportive staff, always available to clarify if any questions or doubts. The guidance throughout the application process was precise and upto the point. Thanks for all your help. TMC solicitors are definitely recommended.
TMC Solicitors are a dedicated law firm with a friendly team that are both professional and ethical in their business practice.
They are very thorough and their paper work is impeccable. They will always pick up your call or return your call if they are busy.
They guide and brief you well on what to expect regarding your case and are always happy to welcome you (if you need a one to one meeting) in their Manchester offices. I would strongly recommend their services to anyone requiring legal services both within and outside the UK.
TMC solicitors were asked to make an application for a difficult case that involve domestic psychological violence . They conducted there work professionally and with careful anticipation of what might the home office through at them. They succeeded in obtaining the residency approval. I highly recommend them and I wish them all the success they deserve.
TMC Solicitors are very professional and would lay out all the options available to you before advising on the best option to take. Recently had an immigration matter that was proving very difficult to handle in the U.K. Produced all the documents requested by the Solicitors and they drafted supporting letter to the home office. Was not expecting to hear back from the home office for a while but was pleasantly surprised when a positive result was granted to us in less than 5 months.
From skepticism to elation! I can’t thank you and your dedicated team enough for the outstanding results achieved.
From our first meeting in July with respect to a refused visitor’s visa, to our last in November for the intended spousal visa, it has been an emotional and financial roller coaster. My wife, my son and I are so ecstatic at the exceptional service, guidance and wisdom that TMC Solicitors Ltd, that we strongly believe in putting it in writing
A spousal visa is no joke, with Home Office making it extremely difficult for someone to bring their spouse to the UK. Besides the financial costs, the emotional strains are almost unbearable. The horror stories you hear and read about, give you sleepless nights. This is not for the faint hearted, and definitely something that you can’t do alone.
I would suggest anyone struggling to get a visa for your spouse to make contact with Muazzam at TMC. Be warned however, that you should listen closely to his advice, ensure that you give him all the facts. Supply everything that’s needed, miss nothing.
Thank you all, once again, for everything. We will be in touch for the visa extensions and the citizenship applications
I was the first client to do the third party sponsor's with TMC solicitors Ltd and my application was successful. Asrar was my key worker he is professional and very polite thankyou for all your support
I would highly recommend TMC Solicitors in Manchester whom I used for my mother in law's immigration matter. TMC were very professional, friendly, empathetic with excellent communication and consequently we won our case and even went down in case history! TMC were very accommodating and the standard of their documentation is very good. Their fees are very reasonable and they are transparent. I also recommended them to my colleague for an unmarried partner visa and they behaved in the same professional manner and my colleague obtained the visa he required. I would recommend them again.
A special thanks to Asrar and to Muazzam. You guys did an excellent job and myself and my family will be forever grateful to TMC. May you continue to succeed in your business and grow.
The team was very friendly and helpful. Guided me through every step and was always available should I have any questions or concerns. Many thanks again for all your help.
They are very professional and I had a lot of support on this complicated process. My fiance got the EEA family permit visa in the first application,
GREAT SERVICE, CONFIDENT, RELIABLE, FAST RESPONSE KNOWLEDGEABLE etc...
I contacted a lot of solicitors before I spoke to ''Taimur'' form TMC Solicitors, Honestly after few attempts to speak to lawyers Taimur was the only one answered my questions with confidence and he actually knew what he was talking about, Taimur told me exactly what will happen in my case and he laid out all the options I have. He was always available to answer my concerns and to reassure me. YOU DON'T HAVE TO KEEP CHECKING on your case because they will contact you as soon as they receive any update. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
DON'T HESITATE TO WORK WITH THEM
To the point guideline of visa services. So there is no chance of wasting time and money on extra formalities which are not even required by home office. Highly Recommended!
TMC Solicitors provides a comprehensive and professional service they have brilliant staff giving people who needs help with immigration matters a top-class service I would personally recommend TMC Solicitors solicitors without a doubt thank you for helping me
What a brilliant staff and services TMC solicitors . you're doing such an amazing work.you are really saving people's life, time and money.Allah will reward you with his blessings and success.my spouse visa case was very complicated and hmo refused my 1st application no one solicitor was taking my case I was very depressed hopeless and then I found TMC solicitors took my case with guaranteed commitment and gave me hope of life and deal me like a family member won appeal straightway.Alhamdulillah.i will strongly recommend to everyone that if you want to save your time and money and most importantly staying away from your loved ones please contact them.TMC solicitors will never disappoint to anybody.great job TMC solicitors thanks from me and whole family.
5.0 star rating
Family Seek Visa help from TMC Solicitors. My sister and my two daughters have been refused a Genuine Standard Family UK Visiting Visa from Nigeria on several occasions. I finally sought for help from TMC Solicitors and they go through the previous refusal applications and they helped me to prepared a professional and well-presented application. The Solicitors ensure every points raised by the Entry Visa Clearance in the previous refusals were properly addressed, to my greatest shock and surprised the Entry Visa Clearance erroneously refused the Applicant's application. It was apparent that the ECO did not consider our new evidence submitted with the application. It was so sad and ridiculous that the ECO said there will be no Administrative Review or Appeal for the Applicant's . Thank God for TMC Solicitors that encourage me to challenge the decision. The solicitors wrote a Pre-Action Protocol letter to the Home Office and challenge the unreasonable decision of the ECO, shortly after they submitted an application for Judicial Review. At the end we received a good news from the Home Office that the Applicantions will be reconsidered and the Applicant's will be granted their Visa. I would like to use this opportunity to express my profound gratitude to TMC Solicitors for all their caring and professional dedication throughout the process. Thank you once again TMC Solicitors and I will always recommend your good work and services to anyone seeking help on their immigration problem.
Very happy with tmc solicitors my partner lives in Cyprus I have got my baby boy british passport very quickly within three weeks without DNA ..
TMC solicitors provide very quickly and professionaly services..
TMC solicitors provide excellent service, it's the first time I have come across a very good solicitor, I have had bad experience in the past with other solicitors. All the staff here are really good and care about individual's applications, which i think is the key to a successful outcome. Hannah, Asrar Mauzam and the rest of the staff are all great and I would really recommend them to everyone. They are always there when you need to speak to them and deal with everything smoothly. Thank you TMC Solicitors
Great service from a top notch company absolutely amazing. With you every step of the way!!! Thank you!!!!
My case was to change my name by deed poll after getting divorced. This was done very quickly and professionally. I am now able to move on with my life. I am very happy. Thank you TMC Solicitors!
4 words for these guys
These guys really know what they are doing and i am so happy that i used TMC Solicitors for my wife’s successful spouse settlement visa application
thank you very much
Very friendly people, top class service.. won my case within a month, superb service...
I will 100% recommend you guys to everyone.
Best dedicated services I have ever had. Very professional and cooperative team. Resolved my Visa problem in a very short period. i'm very happy. Thanks TMC Solicitor !!
My case was rejected by home office , then I was lucky tonfind TMC solicitors because they took my case and dealt with it even if I only had short amount of time. They solved this professionally and in 10 mins the judge decided to accept the appeal. I would recommend without a doubt for people who needs help. They are very helpful and polite and even the prices are lower than other solicitors.
My Visa being rejected 2 times because of my criminal convictions, and I thank God for the TMC Solicitors for the helpful and professional services to fight and gain my Permit to stay in the UK. I will rate them as more than 100 percent. I highly recommended TMC Solicitor to use for any VISA REQUIREMENTS.
Very friendly, fast and great service . Helped me get a visa for my mrs and bring her over to the uk .very quick and efficient. Will definatley recomend to every one.. thank you
My future daughter-in-law had her fiancee visa refused on the grounds that she hadn't provided sufficient evidence of a long-term relationship with my son - she could have produced this if asked - and the whole family was deeply upset. In desperation we sought the legal advice of Immigration Solicitors 4me (locally known as TMC Solicitors). All the staff were extremely helpful and their legal expert, Muazzam Chughtai was fantastic. He looked carefully at all the documents we supplied and felt that my son's fiancee had such a strong case that she should apply again rather than appeal the original decision - which could take up to 48 weeks.
Muazzam gave us really good advice on what extra evidence we should provide and his covering letter was so strong that my son's fiancee was granted her visa less than 2 months after she was initially refused. It was the best Christmas present we could have wished for!
In conclusion, I can recommend them wholeheartedly if you want expert advice and help on immigration matters and visa applications.
Thank You TMC Solicitors for all your help and support,would most definitely highly recommend you for your outstanding services.
Very helpful staff.
brilliant staff, top class service, thanks again
I needed advice and I got a top class service