What will it cost?

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Initial consultation

We provide an initial fixed fee face-to-face consultation. This includes one hour of preliminary advice from our specialist team of family lawyers.

We will follow this up with a full advice note of the meeting, to enable you to reflect on the information which we have given to you and to allow you to consider your options going forward.

The cost of this meeting is £200 plus VAT (£240).

At that meeting we will also be able to give you an indication of the likely future costs involved in your case.

Why fixed fee?

  • Certainty for you about the costs involved
  • Pay for the outcome you require – not the time taken by your lawyer

What if a fixed fee is not appropriate?
If a fixed fee isn’t suitable for your particular situation, then we will provide an estimate for the work to be completed based upon hourly rates.

There are some circumstances where hourly rates may prove to be cheaper than a fixed fee, for example, where agreement has already been reached and we are just drafting an agreement or order; or where there are no assets involved and all that is required is an order dismissing any future claims.

Quick Guide to Our Fixed Fee Services

Please read our detailed guide on what’s included in our divorce or other fixed fee services but as a guide, please see below a quick summary of costs:

For a divorce (if you are the petitioner)
If the divorce is undefended our fixed fee is £595 + VAT (£119) + Court fees (£550)

For a divorce (if you are the respondent)
Our fixed fee is £300 + VAT (£60)

Separation agreement
Our fixed fee is £750 + VAT (£150)

Cohabitation agreement
Our fixed fee is £750 + VAT (£150)

Pre-nuptial agreement
Our fixed fee is £1,500 + VAT (£300)

Children disputes
Our fixed fee is £750 + VAT (£150) + Court fee
Additional fee £500 + VAT for attendance at first Court appointment (up to ½ day)

Financial Settlements / pensions / property
Sorting out the financial settlement for divorce can be difficult as each case is different.  It is therefore difficult to estimate the possible costs involved.  We do however, appreciate that people like to have an understanding of the potential costs involved.

We will assess the complexity of your individual case and based on this assessment, we may be able to offer fixed fees for negotiating a financial settlement on your behalf, without the need for a court application, or for the stages of dealing with a court application.  This fixed fee would be agreed with you and based on the specific needs of your case.