Katarzyna Smierzchalska, Registered European Lawyer (REL) is our Family Law advisor.
We offer advice in all areas of Family Law including divorce and associated financial remedies i.e. the financial settlement of matrimonial assets; separation; domestic violence; and private childcare matters.
Our fees for a divorce are £900 plus VAT. This is based on the time an average case will take – ie: between 5 and 6 hours at £175.00 per hour. In addition there are Court fees of £550. There could be additional costs if the marriage certificate needs to be translated of if the divorce is not straight forward and there is a need to make an additional in matter application such as an application for deemed service.
Fees for all other areas are calculated on the basis of the time spent on the matter at the hourly rate mentioned above of £175.00 per hour plus VAT. In financial remedy proceedings these can range from £1,000.00 plus VAT to over £20,000.00 plus VAT. The sooner parties can reach agreement the lower the fees!
If it is necessary to apply to the Court for an order, there will be additional Court fees. For a child contact or residence order the application fee is £215.00; for a financial remedy order the fee is £255.00; for a non-molestation order the court fee is £245.00. There will also be fees to employ a Barrister to represent a client in court. Such fees are negotiated on a case by case basis and agreed with the client.
Our firm has chosen not to register with the Legal Services Commission. We therefore do not offer advice on a publicly funded legal aid basis.
We offer a one-off consultation. The fee is set at £125 plus VAT for a one-hour interview.
For further information please contact Katarzyna Smierzchalska.