Divorce & Separation

Separation Agreements

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Separation Agreements

The most usual and certain way of resolving financial issues upon separation is for the parties to file an application for a consent order at Court after decree nisi.

However for various reasons some couples will wish to avoid or defer proceedings for divorce. Those reasons can include religious [although judicial separation can partly address this, see separate briefing note on this site] or a desire to avoid an immediate divorce – which under current law must be on a “fault” basis [see separate briefing note on this site]. Sometimes it is legally advisable to avoid a divorce – for example with older parties where a divorce may create disadvantages concerning pension rights if one party should predecease the other.

In those instances a Deed of Separation can enable parties to enter into an agreement regulating their financial affairs. We are cautious about advising clients to enter these agreements. Although Courts will often uphold these agreements they are not necessarily bound to do so.

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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