Family Law Charges

After the Initial Meeting

Following the Initial Meeting our charges are as follows;

Legal Services

Ian’s hourly charging rate is £200+ VAT.

This compares very favourably with the going rate for an experienced Solicitor of Partner level in our part of the world is around £250 -£275 per hour + VAT. (sometimes more).

Kim charges £180 + VAT per hour

Carrie charges £180 + VAT per hour

Karen charges £180 + VAT per hour

Hannah charges £120 + VAT per hour

Fixed Fees

We are willing to work to fixed fees if it is possible.

Our fees are based on what is a realistic amount of time to deal with the case.

Please ask for details.

Pay as you go

Like many Solicitors, we are also offering a pay as you go service, where we will help a client manage their own case on a meeting by meeting basis.

After an initial Fixed Meeting, we charge for this at £18/20 per 6 minutes (the equivalent of £180/200 +VAT per hour; lower than the general going rate)

Fee Caps

We are also willing to apply fee caps. This means that we will not work beyond an agreed level of costs without your permission.

Legal Aid for Family Law cases

Legal Aid is still available for some areas of Family Law. We have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency and can offer a Legal Aid service to eligible clients.

Legal Aid is still available for cases brought by Social Services or where there are issues of safety and where protection is required.

Legally Aid is also available for issues such as child contact and divorce if there is evidence of a danger to you or your children from the other person. The specific rules are complicated and it is best to ask us.  Unless the case is brought by Social Services,  there is a means assessment. In that situation, you may be asked to pay a contribution from your income. You may also have to repay your costs from any money you recover or preserve.

Legal Aid and Social Services

Legal Aid is still available for cases brought by Social Services or where there are issues of safety and where protection is required.

If the case is brought by Social Services, there is no means testing. You pay nothing.