We endeavour to be open and transparent about our fees. Within the Matrimonial Department we charge for the following services on a fixed fee basis :-
Fixed fee first appointment £75 including VAT for up to an hour
Divorce (uncontested) £600 + VAT & disbursements (Petitioner)
Divorce (uncontested) £300 + VAT (Respondent)
The remainder is charged at an hourly rate due to the nature of our work.
No two cases are the same and, sometimes, where a matter starts off as agreed parties can later disagree. However, it is this firm's policy to keep clients regularly informed as to the level of their costs and we are happy to agree a billing plan at the outset. We will provide you with an estimate of our fees at the outset of your case which we shall regularly review and, where appropriate revise. Where a costs estimate is revised we shall provide an explanation.
Our fees are charged on the basis of the time we spend working on your matter. This includes all time spent with you or third parties involved with your case, telephone calls made and received, letters (and emails) received, letters (and emails) sent and preparation.
Your fees will mainly be calculated on the basis of the time spent by the fee earner with conduct of your matter (or any other of our fee earners who may work on your file).
We do not hold a Legal Aid franchise. If we consider that you may be eligible for Public Funding (Legal Aid) at the outset of your case we will notify you. We can recommend local firms who will be able to assist you.