Child Law

Contact With Grand-Parents & Others

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Contact With Grand-Parents & Others

The breakdown of a family is a tragedy for the parties concerned.  Sometimes emotions run so high that other wider family connections are jeopardised.  A fall out between the parent with care of children and grandparents is heart-breaking for the grand-parents who are often left feeling powerless and marginalised.

Grand-parents are entitled to apply to Court for a Contact Order – although they must first seek “leave” (permission) from the Court this test is not onerous (see separate page on this site – “Children Law/Residence/Contact/Parental Responsibility”.

An application for contact by a grand-parent is judged using the same criteria as any other application under the Children Act.  The courts are generally sympathetic in principle to applications by grand-parents – where the level of contract sought is modest and it is thought that the grand-parents have a possible contribution to make to the welfare of the children concerned.

Care is necessary in these applications.

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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