Our Fees

We believe everyone should have access to legal support when needed, so you can receive professional and compassionate guidance and support to reach positive outcomes for yourself and your family. We work to provide clarity throughout the legal process, and this starts with our legal fees and what you can expect to pay.

Effective from 1st October 2021

Fixed Fee Guide

What is a fixed fee?

We understand that any legal proceedings involving a relationship breakdown and your family can be stressful and worrying. We aim to provide our clients with some certainty on costs, to reduce additional anxieties regarding financial commitments.

A fixed fee is just what it sounds like. We agree to undertake a specific piece of work at a fixed price. Wherever possible, we work under a fixed fee arrangement. We agree our services with you, and fix the price, so you have the certainty of knowing what your legal costs will be.

Not all work is suitable for a fixed fee. If this applies to your case, we will advise you as soon as possible. In these instances, we will provide you with an estimate for your fee and we will not exceed this estimate without agreement.

How does the fixed fee work?

Your case will be considered by a member of our experienced team. We will then agree the appropriate course of action and provide the fee that will be charged.

We offer a fixed fee price to manage all aspects of your case, including Court Proceedings.

If you would prefer to spread your costs, we are also able to offer a fixed fee for different stages of your case. This allows you to purchase stages individually to suit your needs. You can limit your costs up to the stage that is purchased, and then make the choice whether you need to proceed to the next stage. This puts you in control of your expenditure.

Unlike other firms, you do not need to instruct us to deal with your whole case but can purchase legal advice for certain stages which you find difficult to deal with.

There are always occasions when the unexpected occurs and additional work is required. We will tell you immediately if this happens and no further cost is incurred until a further fee agreement is agreed.

Fixed fee variations may also occur if the work required on your case changes significantly. If this happens, your solicitor will consider the changes required and the impact they will have on your case. If the change means that the work required falls outside your agreed course of action, you will be notified in writing and new fee arrangement plan will be provided to you for consideration.

How do appointments take place during Covid-19?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, appointments are currently taking place via telephone or Zoom.

General Fees

General Fees

Initial consultation and assessment of case with Solicitor and letter to the other side

Fees

£250

Hourly rate*

£200

*This rate does not apply to financial settlements.

Divorce/Separation Fees

Divorce/Separation Fees
Divorce (Petitioner and Uncontested)

Fee

£500

Court Fee

£593

Total

£1093

Divorce (Respondent and Uncontested)

Fee

£300

Court Fee

Total

£300
Divorce (Respondent and Contested)

Fee

£400

Court Fee

Total

£400

Dissolution of Civil Partnership

Fee

£400

Court Fee

£593

Total

£993

Financial Settlements

Financial Settlements
Financial proceedings*

Fees

£200
*Charged per hour.

Children Fee Guide

Children

Application for an order (C100) – Preparation

Fee

£300

Court Fee

£232

Total

£532

Application for order, directions or leave (C2) – Preparation

Fee

£200

Court Fee

£232

Total

£432

First hearing (Representation for Applicant)

Fee

£600

Court Fee

N/A

Total

£600

First hearing (Representation for Respondent)

Fee

£400

Court Fee

Total

£400

Single direction hearing (Representation for Applicant)

Fee

£600

Court Fee

Total

£600

Single direction hearing (Representation for Respondent)

Fee

£400

Court Fee

Total

£400

Final hearing (Representation)*

Fee

£1000

Court Fee

Total

£1000

Bundle preparation

Fee

Hourly Rate

Court Fee

Total

Work outside the above will be undertaken at an hourly rate.
Please see General Services table for hourly rate.
*Charged per day.
All work outside of the fixed fee is to be undertaken at the hourly rate of the allocated fee earner.

Please contact us for further information and advice.