Fees

Family Law

In family cases – like most firms of solicitors, we charge based on how much time we spend on your case and the applicable charge rate depends on the seniority of the Solicitor responsible for your case.  As your case progresses, we provide you with updating costs information. 

When we bill for our work, you will receive a narrative describing the work done, as well as a detailed breakdown setting out how every penny of your bill has been calculated.

However, we offer:

  • A fixed fee initial meeting of half an hour or one hour as required. At this meeting, we summarise and advise you of the issues that need to be considered and resolved and also give you an estimate of our likely charges and a case plan.
  • A fixed fee divorce in case of a straightforward and an uncontested divorce.

If you wish to conduct your own case, then we are able to provide advice and assistance to you as and when required by you at a cost that we will agree with you.

We undertake publicly funded Legal Aid work for those that qualify to receive publicly funded help because they have suffered domestic violence or there has been child abduction then depending on your financial circumstances, you may be eligible for publicly funded Legal Help and/or Legal Aid. An assessment of your means will be carried out to see if you are eligible.  You may also wish to refer to http://www.justice.gov.uk/legal-aid-for-private-family-matters

In publicly funded proceedings if any property or assets are recovered or preserved in financial matters then the publicly funded costs may have to be repaid from the property or assets recovered or preserved.

Costs orders
In certain circumstances, it may be possible to obtain an order from the Court that makes the other party responsible for all or part of your costs. Although this is unusual in family cases. However, if this applies, then full consideration will be given to it with you.

Residential Conveyancing, Wills, Powers of Attorney

In Residential Conveyancing including acting for the mortgagees.

  • We charge a fixed fee for matters that proceed smoothly.
  • We will provide an estimate of charges and agree a fee at the outset of the transaction.

Commercial Conveyancing

Like most firms of Solicitors we charge on the time we spend in dealing with your matter.  However, at the outset we will provide to you an estimate of our charges based on the time we expect to spend in dealing with your matter and  taking into account the value element and any terms of the lease including rent payable.

If something unusual or unexpected arises which could affect your charges we will advise you and provide a revised estimate to you and seek your prior approval regarding the additional work.

Wills and Powers of Attorney

For the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney:

  • We will charge a fixed fee that we will agree with you at the outset.
  • In the event that a home or a hospital visit is required we will advise you at the outset of the additional charge in that regard.

Probate and Administration of the Estate

In dealing with Probate and administering the Estate, like most Solicitors we charge on the time we spend in dealing with your matter.  However, at the outset we will provide to you an estimate of our charges based on the time we expect to spend in dealing with your matter and  taking into account the value element of the estate and the number of assets.

If something unusual or unexpected arises which could affect your charges we will advise you and provide a revised estimate to you and seek your prior approval regarding the additional work.

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