Family & Child Law Fees
We aim to provide affordable packages to all our clients. Legal Aid is still available for some services. To find out if you eligible please see our Family Legal Aid page.
We provide a variety of Fixed Fee options, which may be paid in instalments. Details of our standard fixed fees are provided below: –
Fixed Fee Family Law Packages
|1hr meeting with letter of advice||£100.00 plus VAT|
|1hr meeting with letter of advice and letter to opponent||£200.00 plus VAT|
|Children Application||£350.00 plus VAT|
|Divorce Petition only||£200.00 plus VAT|
|First Statement in a children case||£350.00 plus VAT|
|Fixed Fee Divorce (Petitioner)||£595.00 plus VAT|
|Fixed Fee Divorce (Responder)||£400.00 plus VAT|
|Parental responsibility Agreement||£125.00 plus VAT|
|Protecting the family home if in your spouse’s sole name||£195.00 plus VAT|
|Statement in support of Divorce||£100.00 plus VAT|
|Directions Hearing (children’s case)||£350 – £500 plus VAT|
|Contested Hearing (up to 1 day)||£600 – £1,000 plus VAT|
|Additional Days||£500 – £600 plus VAT|
In some cases paying for our services on an agreed hourly rate may be the most suitable way of funding your case. We will provide you with an estimate of the likely costs at the outset and update you regularly throughout the progress of the case. Our hourly rates range from £80 to £300 per hour depending on the type of work undertaken and level of lawyer required.
In family cases it will often be the case that the client can expect a substantial financial settlement, most commonly from the sale of the family home. Clients may find it difficult to provide sufficient funds to cover the costs of the case before settlement is received.
In order to assist clients in funding their cases, whether in relation to financial or children’s issues, we have an arrangement with a company called Novitas, who will provide to us sufficient funds to finance your case on the basis that Novitas are repaid from the financial settlement any funds advanced together with any interest and fees charged by Novitas.
Further details can be found at: http://www.novitasloans.co.uk/novitas/products-individuals/family.html