Thanks for the responses, really means a lot as it reassures me here in UK and wife too as she reads the comments from India.
I have spoke to a new solicitor whom told me that speaking and listening are only required. She also suggested that a brief cover letter be included which she would take care of in preparing. Also, a diagram such as:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/media/Compare- ... d-CEFR.pdf
The above link, I actually found within these forums, and my solicitor said it was ideal to include. The main point was to have a certificate that showed separate scores for speaking and listening...and as long as these satisfied the A1 requirement, then all is well.
Also, my solicitor told me that the new immigration laws being introduced in April are only applicable to those coming on the Tiered worked permits and student visas. Marriage and family based visas are unaffected and also no changes within the English requirements.