We offer fixed fees wherever we can. The level of these fixed fees will depend on the complexity of your case. We are happy to meet with you free of charge to give you an idea of what the costs would be, at the same time we can give you an idea of what is involved, the timescales and an idea of how decisions are made by the courts if agreement cannot be reached amicably between you.
If we will be unable to offer you a fixed fee, then we usually charge an hourly rate which varies depending on how senior the person carrying out the work is.
We will be open and clear about our costs and will give you an estimate of your costs at the outset. We will ensure that they are kept to a minimum and conduct your case in the most cost-effective way.
We will do this by:
- Giving you regular costs advice in advance of incurring costs
- Agreeing on payment plans with you
- Invoicing every month so that you can budget
- Offering a facility for payment by credit or debit card
How you can help keep your costs down
We charge for the work we do according to the length of time we spend on your matter, including telephone calls, emails, preparing documents and writing letters. Frequent, lengthy and unnecessary telephone calls or meetings with your solicitor will result in further costs to you. Therefore keep your calls, emails and letters to a minimum.
The clearer your instructions are, the quicker we can prepare your applications and statements and the less we will need to charge you. So, before you make a telephone call or come for a consultation, make a list of everything you need to let us know and a list of the questions that you need to ask.
Funding your Divorce
Other ways of funding your case
In certain circumstances, you may be able to obtain litigation funding to assist you with your costs. This is a loan whereby the loan company agree to loan you money to cover the costs and disbursements of your case. You do not have to pay anything until the conclusion of your case. You would then pay back the loan and interest from the money that you recover. If you would like more information about this please get in touch with us.