Fixed Fees

Family Law - Fixed Fees

  • Preliminary Advice
  • Undefended Divorce/Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Living Together Agreement
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreement
  • Deed of Separation

 

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

 

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)

 

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 60 minutes)

Detailed advice letter

Preparation draft agreement

Negotiating/amending agreement (time spent up to 60 minutes)

 

Fee £600

VAT @ 20% £120

TOTAL £720

 

Not covered:

Additional negotiating/drafting

Ancillary documents which may be advisable (for example Will or Declaration of Trust)

 

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)

 

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

 

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:

DISPUTES CONCERNING CHILDREN

  • Preliminary Advice
  • Preparation Child Act court application and guidance on issue & Service (excludes court fee currently)
  • Representation at first hearing
  • Advice upon dealing with first hearing and preparing letter for you to take to court in lieu of representation
  • Preparation of a witness statement pursuant to court direction
  • Advice upon Court Welfare (CAFCASS) report and representation at review hearing
  • Pre-trial advice on evidence, trial documents and preparation of case summaries and skeleton arguments
  • Representation at a contested hearing - to include cross examination (1 day trial)

 

Preliminary advice (as above)

 

£250 plus VAT

Total £300

 

£200 plus VAT

Total £240

 

£400 plus VAT  

Total £480

 

£250 plus VAT

Total £300

 

from £500 plus VAT

Total £600

 

£600 plus VAT

Total £720

 

from £1000 plus VAT

Total £1100

 

£2000 plus VAT

Total £2400

 

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:

DISPUTES CONCERNING FINANCE AND PROPERTY

  • Preliminary Advice
  • Preparation issue and service of court application
  • Preparation of Form E
  • Reviewing opponents Form E and preparation for first court appointment
  • Representation at First hearing
  • Assisting with replies to questionnaire and directions made by the court at the first hearing
  • Reviewing the papers prior to Financial Dispute Resolution, advising you and Preparation of an appropriate offer
  • Representation at Financial Dispute Resolution hearing
  • Preparation of application for trial and provision of advocate

 

Preliminary advice (as above)

 

£250 plus VAT

Total £300

 

(excludes court fee - currently)

 

£200 plus VAT

Total £240

 

Assumes max: 1 pension

max: 1 property

no business or foreign assets

 

£500 plus VAT

Total £600

 

 

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

 

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:

 

from £1000 plus VAT

Total £1100

 

from £500 plus VAT

Total £600

 

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

 

(up to 1 day)

 

from £3500 plus VAT

Total £4200

 

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