CHILDREN PROCEEDINGS

If you cannot agree the arrangements for your children, then you’ll need to apply to the Court for a Child Arrangements order. You must show you have attended a meeting about mediation first - except in certain cases where there’s been domestic abuse. You may have to attend a court appointment and go to several court hearings before the final Order is made.

How much does this service cost?

Hourly rates:

Principal Solicitor /Senior Solicitor £250.00 per hour plus VAT
Solicitor £200.00 per hour plus VAT
Trainee Solicitor £150.00 per hour plus VAT
Paralegal £125.00 per hour plus VAT

Stage 1 – Issue of proceedings

As part of our services we will:

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced solicitor to work on your matter
  • Obtain your instructions
  • Advise you on the matter
  • Complete the relevant application(s) – Form C100
  • Issue proceedings

Stage 2 – Representation at hearings including:

  • First Hearing FHDRA
  • Dispute Resolution Appointment
  • Directions Hearings
  • Final hearings
  • Fact-finding hearings

Disbursements:

Court fee £215

Barrister’s Fees – We instruct barristers in 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.

Our professional team conducting the work

Ewa Fisher – Principal 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.

Enida Myftari – Senior Solicitor

Enida is a senior solicitor in our family and immigration departments with over 10 years' of pre and post qualifying experience in both areas of work. She specialises in all areas of family law including divorce and children matters. Her second main area of practice is immigration law.

Annie Khan – Trainee Solicitor

Annie is a trainee solicitor in our family and immigration departments and has very extensive experience in both areas of practice. She is an extremely talented member of our team, working closely with the head of department to achieve set goals for our clients. Annie delivers the highest standard of work under supervision.

Figen Demiri – Trainee Solicitor

Figen is a trainee solicitor in our family and immigration departments. She is very talented and bright member of our team with very enthusiastic approach to her work. Figen delivers the highest standard of work under supervision.

Neelam Patel – Paralegal

Neelam is a paralegal in our family and immigration departments. She has impressive experience in immigration matters. She also assists senior solicitors in all areas of family practice.

Tayyaba Ahmad – Paralegal

Tayyaba is a paralegal in our family and immigration departments. She has impressive experience in both family and immigration areas of practice. She assists senior solicitors in both areas of practice.