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 £75 plus vat of £15 making a total of £90.

b.   To advise further including making a referral to Mediation and writing to the other party we will charge a further £125 plus vat of £25 making a further total of £150.  This will also include correspondence in reply and advising you accordingly.

c.   Thereafter if further work is required we will then discuss with you what further charges will be incurred as at that time we will have a reasonable indication as to the nature of your matter.


For work involving Court proceedings

a.   To advise you during the proceedings, preparing and issuing the proceedings £300 (add vat £60)

b.   To representing you at each court hearing (in the Birmingham, Derby, Burton, Stafford or Coventry Family Proceedings Court and/or County Court’s) £350 (add vat £70).

c.   To preparing each statement as ordered by the court £200 (add vat £40)

d.   To preparing bundles for a contested or final hearing £250 (add vat £50)

e.   To attending at court for a final hearing £500 per each half day (add vat £100)

f.    The Court fee will charge an issue fee of £215 to start 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.

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. However, if payment is made by a credit or debit card for anything other than our charges (e.g. court fees) a surcharge of 2% will be levied.