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How we charge

Free Advice

We offer a free initial 30-minute consultation over the telephone to discuss your case, the options available to you, and the likely costs involved.

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Fixed Fee

We provide fixed fee services for the following work so that you know from the outset how much your legal fees will be :

Acting on behalf of the Petitioner in uncontested proceedings where both parties reside in England and Wales - £500 plus VAT £100 plus court fee of £593. 
Depending on your circumstances, you may be fees exempt. 

Payment plan

A payment on account of £300 when you instruct us, £593 for the court fee before sending the petition to the court, and £300 before applying for the Decree Nisi/conditional order.
Acting on behalf of the Respondent in uncontested proceedings where both parties reside in England and Wales - £250 plus VAT £50.
You make a payment on account of £300 when you instruct us.

Agreements

Our charges are £1000 plus VAT of £200.
This is on the basis that:

1. Matters are agreed.2. We do not enter into negotiations.3. Assets are less than £1 million.

If there is a dispute, and you want us to negotiate an agreement with the other side, then we charge at our hourly rate.

Payment plan

A payment on account of £600 when you instruct us and the balance when the agreement has been finalised.

Drafting consent orders

Our charges are £500 plus VAT and there will be a court fee of £50.
If the order involves a pension share, then our charges are £600 plus VAT.
This is on the basis that you and your spouse have agreed on the terms of the order. if you want us to negotiate with the other side, then we charge on an hourly basis.

Payment plan

You make an initial payment of £300 or £350 and the balance is payable before the order is sent to the court.

Pay as you go

This is a service that we provide clients with who wish to conduct a case themselves but require the support and assistance of an experienced family lawyer.

What we do

    We provide you with advice as and when you need it.
    We prepare documents on your behalf including Form E’s.
    We advise you with regard to documentation prepared by the other side.
    We assist you as the case progresses and advise you with regard to offers of settlement and procedure at court hearings.
    We can prepare draft orders, in particular clean break consent orders.

We do not

    Correspond with the court and the other side. 
    Represent you at court or attend court with you.
    Negotiate on your behalf other than advising you about a possible settlement.

Payment plan

We will discuss in advance what work you wish us to undertake and we will provide you with an estimate. Depending on the amount of work involved, we will agree on a payment plan.

Full representation

Unless we undertake work on a fixed fee basis or a pay as you go basis, then our charges are calculated on an hourly rate. 
This includes work on the file including correspondence, telephone attendances, preparation of documents and negotiations.

Our hourly rates depend upon the status of the lawyer who deals with your matter. These vary from £120 per hour for a paralegal to £200 per hour for Susan Taylor, the principal of the practice. 

When you instruct us, we will provide you with an estimate of our costs and expenses including valuer’s fees.

Payment plan

We require an initial payment on account of £500 and if proceedings are ongoing or you ask us to take over a file from another solicitor, payment is £1,000.
Most clients prefer to set up a monthly standing order rather than pay upon receipt of the invoice. We can discuss how you want to pay your fees once you instruct us.