Immigration Fees up again from 6 April 2018!

Well, its about that time again……UK immigration fees are going up again from 6 April 2018.

The highlights are that a visa application for settlement goes up  from £1,464 to £1,523 which marks an increase of £59.

An  application for indefinite leave to remain in the UK goes up from  £2,297 to £2,389  which marks an increase of £92.

Leave to remain applications which includes applications for discretionary leave goes up from £993 to £1,033 which marks an increase of £40.

Naturalisation as a British citizen goes up from £1282 to £1,330 which marks an increase of £48.

Full  details of the proposed changes are contained in the link below

Click to access Gov_uk_fees_revision_2018_final.pdf


Settlement Agreements – Legal Peppersoup Episode 7

Settlement Agreements ( formerly known as Compromise Agreements) are a common feature during the termination of employment in the modern day workplace.

Mr Lawrence Jegede our resident qualified solicitor will discuss what it is, what you need to look out for and when it should/could be used.

And yes…embarrassed

It has been a while since our last episode  but we are determined to bring more regular episodes of the show.

Please bear with us and thanks for watching.

Legal Peppersoup – Episode 5

Yes, it’s a new look episode 5, as it has been recorded with visuals for the first time.

In Matters Arising, we discuss the Right to Rent and the Derivation of citizenship provisions of the Immigration Act 2014 and 2016.

In Case Corner, we discuss the case of Paposhvili v Belgium [2016] (Applcn No. 41738/10) and its importance in relation to Article 3 of the ECHR.

We hope you like it.

The Brexit High Court Defeat – Legal Peppersoup Episode 4

Yes, this is all unfolding like a strangely written soap opera.

The High Court has ruled that the government can not trigger Artice 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without a vote from Parliament.

The government has appealed this decision and it has been fast tracked to the Supreme Court to be heard in December.

We are in the studio with Lawrence Jegede to discuss its implications and whether it will have any effects on EEA nationals and their family members in the UK.

Legal Peppersoup Episode 3 -Families with children ‘The 7 year rule’ Paragraph 276 ADE 1 (iv)



In this episode we are joined by Barrister Amaka Nnamani, an immigration and human rights specialist.

She sheds light on the current position regarding the so called ‘7 – year rule’, explains how it applies and the refers to the leading cases of MA (Pakistan) and others [2016] EWCA Civ 705 and PD and others (Article 8-conjoined family claims) Sri Lanka [2016] UKUT 00108 (IAC)].

However, as usual, we aim to keep it simple.



Retaining the Rights of residence, EEA national family members – Episode 2

Retaining the Rights of residence, EEA national family members

With a slight change to our previously notified episode on Benefit Fraud, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to put that in the cooler. However, we still intend to bring you that episode in the upcoming weeks.

In this episode 2, Mr Lawrence Jegede, explains the concept of retained rights of residence for EEA national family members, when it can apply, how to make an application and what mistakes to avoid.

If you have any specific questions regarding the information you have heard on the show, please send us an email at

Episode 2 Crime: Benefit Fraud – Don’t Get Caught!….coming soon

Currently bubbling in the pipeline is Episode 2 of the Legal Peppersoup Podcast. So many people are being caught out for benefit fraud, a lot quite innocently due to the fact that they fail to report a change of their circumstances and a variety of other reasons.

We will break this down, explain the pitfalls, traps to avoid  and what to do if you are being investigated or have been charged with benefit fraud.

Episode 2 will be uploaded in the next few days….so watch out.