We are aware that relationship breakdown is a very difficult time both emotionally and financially and we make sure that we are open and upfront about our costs so that you know where you stand. We try to offer fixed fees where possible. We are happy to discuss a package to suit your budget to ensure that you can have the benefit of legal advice, be that by receiving representation throughout proceedings or restricted to certain key aspects of your case.
Our fee earners private hourly rates start at £100 plus VAT for paralegals, increasing to £250 plus VAT. Whilst we ordinarily appear on behalf of our clients throughout their case, if you solely wish to have advice in relation to a certain aspect of your case, or at a certain stage in proceedings we will be happy to do this.
Our hourly rate for mediation is £150 per hour plus VAT per couple. Sessions are normally and hour and a half long. Whilst every case is different, we estimate that couples will, on average, need four or five sessions.
You may be able to recover the legal costs which you pay in relation to divorce proceedings where you are the petitioner. Please contact one of our solicitors to discuss this in more detail.
We are also able to discuss litigation loans which you may be eligible for in the event that you do not have sufficient financial resources to meet your fees. This is subject to your eligibility being assessed, and the lendor approving any loan. The loans are ordinarily repaid at the conclusion of proceedings and you would have to pay interest. We can discuss your alternative funding options with you in more detail. If you believe that you may be eligible for Legal Aid or are in receipt of benefits, please see the Legal Aid and Reduced Rates section of our website.
We offer fixed fee packages for certain areas of work:
|Work||Fee (plus VAT and disbursements)|
|Initial one hour consultation||Staines – £200
London – £200
|Individual MIAM (Mediation Intake Assessment Meeting)||£100|
|Uncontested Divorce (petitioner)- includes initial meeting, drafting documents (does not include disbursements)||£750|
|Uncontested Divorce (respondent)- includes initial meeting, drafting documents||Please contact us|
|Drafting Form E- includes initial meeting||£650|
|Drafting Children Act application- includes initial meeting||£500|
|Drafting non-molestation order application and statement- includes initial meeting||£500|
If your case requires further work in addition to that included in the fixed fee, such as further meetings or correspondence then additional fees may apply at the fee earner’s hourly rate.