Divorce & Separation

Change of Name

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Change of Name

A relationship breakdown is often perceived to be an opportunity for a new start … and sometimes a new surname.

Adult Names: The basic rule is that an adult with mental capacity is free to change their name at any time. In theory there is no need for any formal documentation to record this – but in these bureaucratic times many institutions in practice require some documentary evidence to verify this. We are able to prepare a simple Change of Name Deed and certified copies of the signed original for you to send to your bank etc. It is important not to inadvertently confuse third parties by using two or more surnames at the same time – to gain credit (for example) by this means could amount to a criminal offence.

Children: The proposed change of a child’s name (under 16 years of age) needs to be approached with caution. Either the consent (in writing) of both parents (and anyone else vested with Parental Responsibility) is required – or an Order of the Court. An application to the Court will need to be justified carefully. The Court is likely to be highly disapproving (and may reverse) any change of name undertaken in other circumstances.

We are able to:

• Prepare Change of Name Deeds• Advise in relation to Applications to the Court for leave to change a child’s name

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

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