My fees

Apart from the extent of qualifications, experience and no “rights of audience”, the difference between myself and a solicitor is the cost of the proceedings. Solicitors have expensive overheads and even to instruct them on a fairly straightforward matter can cost several hundred pounds or several thousand if contested court proceedings are necessary. A solicitor will often advise you at an early stage in your proceedings that your prospects of success are only 50/50 or sometimes less. As I work from home, I can usually achieve the same outcome as many solicitors, even for contested court proceedings, for less than £1,000.

I offer a free initial 15-minute telephone conversation to see if I can help you. Then I have two types of fee structures depending on the services you require.

Fixed Fees:

These fees are usually based on more straightforward requirements where most items have been agreed with your ex-partner and you just need help to collate the required paperwork.

Hourly Rates:

Other work is charged for at an hourly rate and I will request an upfront payment, calculated according to the extent of work required, prior to commencement of work.

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Fixed Fees

  • Straightforward divorce (not including court fees, which are payable separately) – includes preparation of all paperwork from divorce application to final order: £300;
  • Divorce where respondent won’t accept/acknowledge the proceedings: £350-£500;
  • Prepare a Consent Order (for an agreed financial divorce settlement) and supporting paperwork £375 to £500 depending upon complexity;
  • Prepare a separation agreement for a financial settlement: £250 to £500 depending upon complexity;
  • Prepare a Will: £50 – £150;
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (Property and Financial Affairs / Health and Welfare) – £200 for one/£350 for both
  • Prepare a standard child arrangements application form, with case summary for court: £150;
  • Prepare a complex child arrangements application form (containing allegations of risk of harm), with case summary for court: £250.

Hourly Rates

  • Telephone attendances and correspondence/drafting: £55 per hour
  • Legal research: £55 per hour
  • Court preparation and attendance: £55 per hour
  • Travel time: £55 per hour
  • Petrol/parking as applicable
  • Photocopying charges as applicable

No VAT is payable on my fees

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Client Testimonials

“Samantha was a great help and got my consent order documents in order meticulously and worked very hard to get everything done. Highly recommended.”

Sagar S - Hornchurch

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