Whether you are experiencing matrimonial problems or are being denied access to your children, family breakdowns can be extremely distressing. When our clients first come to see us, they are often experiencing the very lowest point of their lives.
If you are facing family or matrimonial difficulties, our dedicated solicitors will help you get your life back on track. When you feel that your life has been turned upside down, we can help you to take control with expert, straight-forward and practical advice.
All our family solicitors are fully qualified with many years’ experience and will be sympathetic, patient and professional throughout your case.
Legal aid and fixed fee packages
We are accredited with the Solicitors Quality Mark for family, which means that we are recognised for providing high standards of specialist advice and client care in family matters.
We are authorised by the Legal Aid Agency to provide family advice to those eligible to receive public funding. So, if you are eligible for legal aid, then we will assess you immediately and complete any necessary forms with you.
If you are not eligible to receive legal aid, we offer very competitive rates and fixed fee packages to give you the flexibility to pay for only the services you want, at a fixed price or an agreed top end limit.
Fixed fee divorce packages
|An initial consultation and Case Assessment||100.00||20.00||nil||120.00|
|One to one consultation with a qualified Solicitor, where we will discuss your circumstances and explain relevant issues. You will be provided with written confirmation of instructions given and legal advice provided together with any relevant costs implication.|
|Undefended Divorce/Dissolution of Civil Partnership (Petitioner)||500.00||100.00||550.00||1150.00|
|(Includes first half hour face to face appointment with Solicitor, completing Divorce Petition, issuing Petition, obtaining Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute. Does not include any additional applications to deem service, trace, and translation of Marriage Certificate or advertise service of Petition).|
|Undefended Divorce/Dissolution of Civil Partnership (Respondent)||300.00||60.00||nil||360.00|
|(Includes initial half hour consultation with Solicitor, assistance with completing Acknowledgement of Service and filing with Court. Advice in relation to divorce proceedings).|
|Divorce - Initial attendance and advice/provision of documents||150.00||30.00||nil||180.00|
|(Includes initial half hour consultation with solicitor, provision divorce forms to client. Does not include any children or financial advice).|
|Preparing Petition for Divorce – Adultery||150.00||30.00||nil||180.00|
|Preparing Petition/Dissolution of Civil Partnership on Unreasonable behaviour||200.00||40.00||nil||240.00|
|Preparing Petition/Dissolution of Civil Partnership on Desertion||150.00||30.00||nil||180.00|
|Preparing Petition/Dissolution of Civil Partnership on 2 or 5 years’ Separation||150.00||30.00||nil||180.00|
|Checking Divorce Petition/Dissolution of Civil Partnership Petition||100.00||20.00||nil||120.00|
|Completing Acknowledgement of Service||120.00||24.00||nil||144.00|
|Checking Acknowledgement of Service||100.00||20.00||nil||120.00|
|Initial appointment and drafting Consent Order no assets. Prices From||300.00||60.00||50.00||410.00|
|Initial appointment and drafting Consent Order agreed division of assets. Prices From||500.00||100.00||50.00||650.00|
|Initial appointment and drafting Separation Agreement. Prices From||500.00||100.00||nil||600.00|
|Drafting Parental Responsibility Agreement||200.00||40.00||nil||240.00|
|Liaising with relevant parties for completion of the Agreement and submission of the Parental Responsibility Agreement to the Principal Registry|
|Initial consultation and letter to other parent||125.00||25.00||nil||150.00|
|Initial consultation and referral to mediation Mediation fees not included||125.00||25.00||nil||150.00|
|Initial consultation and provision of Court forms Together with information for lodging forms at court (Applicant)||125.00||25.00||nil||150.00|
|Initial consultation, completing Application forms Together with information for lodging forms at court (Applicant)||250.00||50.00||nil||300.00|
|Initial half hour consultation advising in relation to Court Application (Respondent)||150.00||50.00||nil||200.00|
|Initial attendance, completing forms, issuing application in Court, attendances at first appointment (Applicant)||600.00||120.00||215.00||935.00|
|Fixed fees for additional hearings can be agreed. Does not include substantive hearings, finding of fact/final hearings. (£350 plus vat for 1½ hours which includes the hearing time and if it goes over that than we will charge £150 per hour at Court)|
|Initial consultation and warning letter||125.00||25.00||nil||150.00|
|Initial consultation and preparation of Court documents, including attendance at any urgent hearing||600.00||120.00||nil||720.00|
|Fixed fees for Court representation at return dates and other hearings to be agreed thereafter.|
|Change of Name Deed||100.00||20.00||nil||120.00|