Fixed Fees

Family Law

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Undefended Divorce/Civil Partnership Dissolution

This includes:

Preparation divorce/dissolution papers

Issue at Court

Applying for Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute

Reporting to you throughout

 

Fee £375

VAT @ 20% £ 75

TOTAL £450

 

Not covered:

Locating any missing marriage certificate

Resolving disputes as to defended proceedings

Dealing with unusual difficulties in relation to

service of proceedings

Resolving disputes concerning payment of legal

costs of proceedings

Resolving issues relating to finance or children

Court fees currently £410 on issue of proceedings and Decree Absolute (exemptions to court fees may be available and we can advise)

Living Together Agreement

This includes:

Preparation divorce/dissolution papers

Issue at Court

Applying for Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute

Reporting to you throughout

 

Fee £375

VAT @ 20% £ 75

TOTAL £450

 

Not covered:

Locating any missing marriage certificate

Resolving disputes as to defended proceedings

Dealing with unusual difficulties in relation to

service of proceedings

Resolving disputes concerning payment of legal

costs of proceedings

Resolving issues relating to finance or children

Court fees currently £410 on issue of proceedings and Decree Absolute (exemptions to court fees may be available and we can advise)

Deed of Separation

This includes: Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

Preparation draft agreement Negotiating/amending agreement (up to 60 minutes)

Fee £800

VAT @ 20% £160

TOTAL £960

Pre-Nuptial Agreement

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

Preparation draft agreement

Negotiating/amending agreement (time spent up to 1.5 hours)

 

Fee £1000

VAT @ 20% £200

TOTAL £1200

 

Not covered:

Additional negotiation/drafting or examination

of substantial documentation

Ancillary documents which may be advisable

(for example Wills)

Disputes Concerning Children

We are able to agree fixed fees for advice and representation in disputes concerning children. We will tailor those charges according to your requirements but examples include:

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

£250 plus VAT

Total £300

Representation at first hearing

£400 plus VAT  

Total £480

DISPUTES CONCERNING FINANCE AND PROPERTY

We are able to agree fixed fees for advice and representation in disputes concerning finance and property upon divorce. We will tailor these charges according to your requirements but examples include:

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

£250 plus VAT

Total £300

Preparation issue and service of court application

(excludes court fee - currently)

 

£200 plus VAT

Total £240

Preparation of Form E

Assumes max: 1 pension

max: 1 property

no business or foreign assets

 

£500 plus VAT

Total £600

Reviewing opponents Form E and preparation for first court appointment

to include:

preparation of chronology

preparation of schedule of assets/income

statement of issues

preparation of questionnaire

advice as to directions orders required from court at first hearing

 

from £500 plus VAT

Total £600

Representation at First hearing

from £450 plus VAT

Total £540

 

If preferred preparation of letter for presentation by you to the court setting out your position:

 

£250 plus VAT

Total £300

Assisting with replies to questionnaire and directions made by the court at the first hearing

Assisting with replies to questionnaire and directions made by the court at the first hearing:

 

from £1000 plus VAT

Total £1100

Representation at Financial Dispute Resolution hearing

and undertaking advocacy & negotiation with a view to achieving settlement (covers attendance at court up to 2.5 hours)

from £1000 plus VAT

Total £1100

Preparation of application for trial and provision of advocate

(up to 1 day)

 

from £3500 plus VAT

Total £4200