In relation to private law proceedings which includes work in relation to contact, residence, specific issue and prohibited steps orders.
We are aware that no two matters are the same and therefore we have tailored our charges to take these into consideration.
For general advice and negotiation with the other party:-
a. For your initial advice there will be the standard initial fee of £100 (vat of £20) total of £120.
b. If a referral to Mediation is necessary we will charge an additional fee of £125 (vat £25) making a further total of £150. This will include correspondence in relation to such matters and advising you accordingly.
c. Thereafter, if further work is required to negotiate a settlement, we will then discuss with you what further charges will be incurred once we will have a reasonable indication as to issues in dispute.
For work involving Court proceedings
a. To advise you during the proceedings, preparing and issuing the proceedings our charge £400 (vat £80) total £480. A court fee will also be payable.
b. To representing you at each court hearing (Birmingham, Derby, Burton, Stafford or Coventry Courts) our charge £400 (vat £80) total £480.
c. To preparing each statement as ordered by the court, our charge £200 (vat £40) total £240.
d. To preparing court bundles for a contested or final hearing our charge £250 (vat £50) total £300.
e. To attending at court for a final hearing our charge £500 per each half day (add vat £100) total £600.
f. The Court will charge an issue fee of £215 to commence the proceedings
Each aspect of work will include dealing with correspondence, emails, telephone calls and attending upon yourself as necessary in connection with your matter.
Please note that the above charges do not include court fees or other expenses in connection with your matter.
In some circumstances it may be appropriate for you to be represented at a hearing by Counsel (a barrister). Counsel’s fees are likely to be more than we charge which you will be required to pay in addition to our normal charges. If we instruct Counsel we also charge an additional fee of £100 plus vat to prepare Counsel’s brief. We will only proceed on this basis with your prior agreement.
For all forms of work, we will require payment from you in advance to enable ourselves to proceed on to the next stage in your matter.
Payment of our charges can be accepted by credit or debit card.