Family law matters are worked on and supervised by a qualified solicitor (LPC) with 6 years experience practising family law, having worked on over 250 family law cases in that time, including on matters of contested and complex family law disputes, such as children disputes and matrimonial finances. Work is also undertaken with the support of a legal assistant (currently undertaking LPC) with over 2 years experience.
Prices shown are for those who fall under Band A (where joint gross assets are valued at less than £450,000). Band B are for clients whose joint gross assets are valued between £450,000 and £800,000. For clients whose joint gross assets exceed this, a price will be given to you upon application.
Time spent on your matter is calculated in units. Court hearings, appearances, meetings and telephone calls are timed and recorded in six-minute units. Emails and letters sent and received are recorded as one unit each. Work done in excess of the time will be charged at the solicitor’s hourly rate, or an agreed fixed fee. We will inform you if that is to be the case, however we do not expect to exceed the time periods expressed. If we are required to travel further than 10 miles or 30 minutes from our offices to any court appointment or meeting, we will charge reasonable travel expenses at 45p per mile plus time at our fixed-fee hourly rate. If it is more cost-effective, we may recommend that a barrister represents you in court, but this will only be suggested if it is felt most appropriate.
In most cases, we recommend that those heading to trial or a final hearing seek the services of a barrister to represent you in court. Our trial/final hearing service includes commissioning a barrister but not their fees for attending a conference or the court hearing. These would be communicated to you before commissioning so that you are kept aware of the costs involved, and in control of your matter.