Fixed Fees

What is a Fixed Fee?

A Fixed Fee is an alternative to the standard hourly rate charges for our legal work. You will pay the fixed fee for each stage of the process and the scope of this work will be agreed in advance. At the outset of your matter you will be provided with an invoice for the Fixed Fee amount with the breakdown of the work agreed which will give you certainty of the work covered and legal costs payable. Fixed fee agreement will usually allow you to manage your legal costs with confidence.

Our agreed fixed fee does not cover the third-party charges e.g. court fees or Barrister’s fees. We charge affordable fixed fees with an option to pay by instalments.

How much does this service cost?

Fixed Fees- Divorce, Annulment and Judicial Separation

Type of matter Fixed Fee Range
Uncontested Divorce From £1200 + VAT to £1,500 + VAT
Contested Divorce Hourly rates apply starting from £200 + VAT
Uncontested Annulment of Marriage From £1200 + VAT to £1,500 + VAT
Contested Annulment of Marriage Hourly rates apply starting from £200 + VAT
Uncontested Judicial Separation From £1200 + VAT to £1,500 + VAT
Contested Judicial Separation Hourly rates apply starting from £200 + VAT
IMPORTANT NOTE  
The above fixed fees may not be applicable to every case and will depend on complexity of your case. The option and availability of fixed fee arrangement will be assessed on case to case basis and discussed with the client at the outset of your instructions.  

Fixed Fees - Financial Settlement

Referral to mediation regarding financial settlement and follow up advice. From £500 + VAT To £800 + VAT
Settlement by consent – Drafting Consent orders and D81 (Statement of information form) From £1500 + VAT To £3000 + VAT depending on complexity of the case
No Agreement reached – Issuing Court Proceedings ( Form A) £600 plus VAT + Court Fee of £255
All work from issuing financial proceedings until First Appointment Hearing. From £3,000 + VAT To £4,000 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

Preparation for First Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing and carrying out all our work until the First Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing. From £4000 + VAT To £6,000 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

Preparation for Final Hearing and carrying out all the work until the Final Hearing. From £6,000 + VAT To £8,000 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

IMPORTANT NOTE  
The above fixed fees may not be applicable to every case and will depend on complexity of your case. The option and availability of fixed fee arrangement will be assessed on case to case basis and discussed with the client at the outset of your instructions.  

Fixed Fees - Financial Settlement After an Overseas Divorce

Preparing and filing an application for permission to apply for financial settlement after an overseas divorce. From £800 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

+ Court Fee

All the work from grant of permission until First Appointment Hearing.  From £3,000 + VAT To £4,000 + VAT
Preparation for First Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing and carrying out all the work until First Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing. From £4000 + VAT To £6,000 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

Preparation for Final Hearing and carrying out all the work until the Final Hearing. From £6,000 + VAT To £8,000 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

IMPORTANT NOTE  
The above fixed fees may not be applicable to every case and will depend on complexity of your case. The option and availability of fixed fee arrangement will be assessed on case to case basis and discussed with the client at the outset of your instructions.  

Fixed Fees - Child Arrangements Order

Preparing and filing child arrangement order application (C100 Application) From £700 + VAT

+ Court Fee £215

All work in preparation for First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment (FHDRA) From £1200 + VAT To £1500 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

Fact Finding Hearing (if listed) from £2,000 + VAT To £3,000 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

Dispute Resolution Hearing / Early Final Hearing from £1500 + VAT To £2,000 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

Preparing for Final Hearing and carrying out all the work until Final Hearing From £3,000 + VAT To £4,000 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

IMPORTANT NOTE  
The above fixed fees may not be applicable to every case and will depend on complexity of your case. The option and availability of fixed fee arrangement will be assessed on case to case basis and discussed with the client at the outset of your instructions.  

Fixed Fees - Non-Molestation Order / Occupation Order

Emergency Injunction without notice. Preparing and filing an emergency application without notice to the Respondent and all work in preparation of the court hearing. From £1000 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

Injunction with Notice

All the work until First Hearing date.

 From £1000 + VAT To £1500 + VAT

+ Barrister’s fee

 

Interim Hearing (if listed) From £500 + VAT To £800 + VAT
Fact Finding Hearing (if listed) From £2,000 + VAT To £3,000 + VAT
Preparing for Final Hearing and carrying out all the work until the Final Hearing. From £3,000 + VAT To £5,000 + VAT
IMPORTANT NOTE  
The above fixed fees may not be applicable to every case and will depend on complexity of your case. The option and availability of fixed fee arrangement will be assessed on case to case basis and discussed with the client at the outset of your instructions.  

Disbursements:

We instruct barristers in the majority of our cases involving contested family matters and children proceedings. The professional fees for Counsel’s advice and representation at the Court hearings will heavily depend on your individual matter and these cannot be estimated without further information regarding your case. Upon instructions we will do our best to provide you with number of barristers’ profiles and their quotations so that you can make the right choice.

As part of our service we will:

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced solicitor to work on your matter
  • Confirm the cost in writing with the breakdown what is covered by the Fixed fee
  • provide you an invoice from the outset of the matter with the payment details
  • Conduct all the agreed work

Our professional team conducting the work

Ewa Fisher – Solicitor, Head of Family

Ewa is the head of our family team and has over 15 years’ of pre and post qualifying experience in private client work including high net worth clients, specialising in divorce and division of matrimonial assets. She is a very experienced and talented lawyer with very high success rate and is able to deliver on promises.

Indira Fernando – Consultant Solicitor

Indira Fernando is very experienced solicitor in private client work and commercial landlord and tenant. Indira is a senior member of our team with over 25 years of experience. She is highly recommended for her professionalism and great attention to detail.

Figen Ratkoceri – Solicitor

Figen is a solicitor in our family department. She is incredibly talented member of our team with very enthusiastic approach to her work. Figen specialises in children matters and enjoys working on divorce and matrimonial finance.

Neelam Patel – Trainee Solicitor (due to qualify as a solicitor in March 2021)

Neelam is a paralegal in our family and immigration departments. She has impressive experience in dealing with divorce and transfer of tenancy matters. She also enjoys working on immigration matters.

Ikta Bhatia – Paralegal

Ikta is a paralegal in our family and immigration departments. She has impressive experience in both family and immigration areas of practice. She assists Ewa Fisher and other solicitors in both areas of practice.