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Fees & Funding

Fees and Funding

Our aim is to provide flexibility, allowing you to buy into as much – or as little – of our expertise as you need, when you need it. Whether you need us to represent you fully or simply need advice to prepare documentation, we can help.

          

We are happy to offer new clients a free telephone consultation (with the exception of mediation – see below), and we have developed a flexible and transparent fee structure that gives clients two options: a loyalty reward hourly rate contract and a pay as you go service.

Hourly Rate Contract

Many clients need our help with their case from start to finish and instruct us to represent them fully. This means that we handle everything for them, and they benefit from our hourly rate contract where we charge for the amount of time spent working on their case.

The current hourly rate for all our Solicitors and Legal Executives is between £215 and £285 per hour plus VAT* depending on work type. We charge Legal Assistants and Trainee Paralegals at £115 per hour plus VAT*, and Trainee Solicitors and Paralegals between £165 and £215 per hour plus VAT*.

We bill in regular instalments and can, subject to your circumstances, agree a monthly payment plan in which interest is charged at 8% per annum on outstanding balances.

All fees are subject to VAT* at the prevailing rate.

Our Family Law Fees

Prenuptial Agreements

The fees we charge for pre-nuptial agreements are from £750 plus VAT*

Cohabitation Agreements

The fees we charge for cohabitation agreements are from £500 plus VAT*

Change of Name Deeds

The fees we charge for change of name deeds are from £150 plus VAT*

All fees are subject to VAT* at the prevailing rate.

Mediation

Our rates for mediation are as follows:

  • Children-only mediations - £650 plus VAT* per person
  • Property and Finance only mediations - £750 plus VAT* per person
  • All-issues mediation (children, property and finance) - £800 plus VAT* per person
  • Child Inclusive mediation - usually we do not charge any additional sums for speaking to a child as part of the two session children-only package as set out above.  This depends upon suitability.

All of the above prices include two mediation sessions plus all the associated paperwork. Additional sessions are charged at £250 plus VAT* per person, per session.

  • MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings) - £100 plus VAT* per person.
  • MIAM appointments are required for anyone wishing to consider mediation.

All fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law is charged at our normal hourly rates.

Our Wills, Probate, Trusts and Lasting Power of Attorney Fees

Wills

Our Basic Wills start at £375 plus VAT*. Please contact us to discuss your bespoke requirements.

We require a payment-on-account of £100 plus VAT* when you make an appointment to see one of our solicitors. This payment covers the cost of the initial appointment and the associated work should you choose not to go ahead with making a Will. If you chose to proceed then your payment-on-account will be deducted from your final bill.

Trusts, Probate and Estate Administration

Please visit our probate page of this website which sets out the options for how we may assist you with dealing with probate and estate administration and how we charge for those services.

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Our LPAs start at £510 plus VAT*. Please contact us to discuss your bespoke requirements.

We require a payment-on-account of £100 plus VAT* when you make an appointment to see one of our solicitors. This payment covers the cost of the initial appointment and the associated work should you choose not to go ahead with making a LPA. If you chose to proceed then your payment-on-account will be deducted from your final bill.

General Advice

If you require general advice in relation to acting as an Attorney, your role as an Executor, lifetime gifting, placing your property into Trust or any other matters associated with Private Client work, we offer a fixed fee appointment for £350 plus VAT, which includes a 30 minute appointment together with a follow up letter of advice. This payment must be made prior to the appointment taking place.

Our Dispute Resolution and Debt Recovery Fees

Fixed Fee Dispute Resolution

For some types of dispute resolution work, we can offer fixed fees. This will normally cover a specific piece of work, such as drafting and sending a letter before action or providing an individual session of mediation.

Learn more about debt recovery fees.

Hourly Rates for our Dispute Resolution Solicitors

Where fixed fees are not applicable, we charge an hourly rate.

We bill in regular instalments and can, subject to your circumstances, agree a monthly payment plan in which interest is charged at 8% per annum on outstanding balances.

We may request a payment-on-account of £100 plus VAT* when you make an appointment to see one of our solicitors. This payment covers the cost of the initial appointment and the associated work should you choose not to go ahead. If you chose to proceed then your payment-on-account will be deducted from your final bill.

Conditional Fee Agreements and Damages Based Agreements

We are occasionally able to offer Conditional Fee Arrangements (CBA) and Damages Based Agreements (DBA) to our clients. Full information regarding this will be included in the client care correspondence. Clients however must remain aware that they may still be liable to our fees and charges. This should be discussed and agreed with your solicitor.


*Where VAT applies it will apply at the rate force at the time of transaction. VAT is currently applied at 20%.