Our fees and charges

We know that it is important that you are kept aware of how much your case is going to cost, so we will give you as much information as we can about our charges and the fees at the very beginning.  If you have questions about current or future costs, we recommend that you speak to the lawyer dealing with your case but we hope that the following general details will be helpful.

Our discounted initial appointment scheme

Many of our clients find that our discounted initial appointment scheme is the ideal starting point.  We can offer you an hour’s appointment with one of our lawyers for a one-off fee of £150 + VAT.  When you first contact us, we will talk to you about whether this is the best option for you.

Fixed fees

There are some situations where we can complete a certain transaction or stage of your case for a fixed or estimated fee.  Your lawyer will be able to give you more information about this option at your first meeting and as the cases progresses.

Hourly rates

Our standard fees are based on the hourly rate of the lawyer or member of our staff who is carrying out work on your case.  This information will always be given to you at the start of your case,  upon request or is detailed below.

Legal aid

We are proud to have maintained our legal aid contract for family law advice and family mediation.  Whether this is available to you will depend on a number of factors which can include:

  • The type of case
  • Your financial circumstances
  • The strengths of the case
  • Whether you have experienced domestic abuse
  • If the Local Authority is worried about your children; in some cases, this means that you are automatically entitled to legal aid.

The criteria for legal aid are complex and you are encouraged to contact one of our family team for more information about this.

Specific details about our teams

Information about our property team and the fees payable for residential property work can be found here.

Information about our private client team and the fees payable for Wills, Powers of Attorney and the Administration of Estates, can be found here.

Information about Haymarket Family Mediation and the fees can be found here.

Testimonial

client testimonials

“Thank you again for your time and advice and for being a compassionate, understanding and yet objective voice through this time.”