Family Law Representation Fees

Chelian Law Solicitors is a well-established law practice with a reputation for expertise and achievement. We have a specialist team of lawyers who focus on all cases involving Family Law.

All members of the specialist Family Law team have many years’ experience and the skills needed in dealing with all aspects of this complex area of law, providing a comprehensive and high-quality legal service to the general public.

We recognise that everyone’s circumstances are different, therefore, our fees are calculated on a case by case basis depending on complexity and your particular needs. We will always be upfront with you about our costs and usually deal with cases on a fixed fee basis if appropriate.

Clear and Transparent Fees

In accordance with the Solicitors’ Regulatory Transparency Rules, we are required to ensure that members of the public have transparent, accurate and relevant information about a solicitor or firm when they are considering purchasing certain legal services.

Below we have listed our charges for dealing with the matters that we most commonly encounter. If your matter does not fall into one of these matters, then we will provide you with a bespoke quote.

The level of cost involved will be dependent on the seniority of the solicitor you choose to instruct to represent you in this matter on the basis that time is charged at an hourly rate or whether you agree to instruct the firm on the basis that a fixed fee will be applicable.

Hourly Rates for Family Law Cases

If you instruct the solicitor on the basis of an hourly rate, then the chargeable rate is set out below:

Status Pay Band Hourly rate
Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience  £250 
Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience  £225 
Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent  £200 
Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners  £175 
Our Fixed Fees

Please note that the applicable fee estimates only relate to cases where the Court at which you are due to appear is within 20 miles from our offices. You will be liable to meet the cost of any disbursements incurred by that solicitor travelling to a Court further away to represent you and we will advise you of any additional charges incurred.

You will also be liable to meet the cost of any other disbursements reasonably incurred and agreed with you in advance, in preparing your case. These include court fees and the Barrister's fees which are not included in the below fixed fees.

Our fixed fee divorce and family law solicitors in can provide expert divorce & family law advice service on fixed fee basis. The agreed fixed fee will be dependent on the volume of work involved in the case and the complexity of the matter.

Standard Initial Fees

30 minute initial consultation – Free

Additional 30 minutes where consultation runs over – £50 + VAT

We will charge you the £50 additional consultation fee if required.

Divorce

Uncontested Divorce – £900+ VAT

Protection from Domestic Abuse

Initial consultation and warning letter – £100 + VAT

Non-molestation Application - £1,000 + VAT

Representation at Court –£500 + VAT

VAT & Disbursements

Our fees and some disbursements are subject to VAT at 20%.

Disbursements are charges payable in addition to our fees, normally to a third party. They can include fees payable to barristers, search providers and travel costs. The amount charged for the disbursements depends upon several variables, therefore, we will advise you of the correct charges when we have an initial consultation to ascertain all the facts.


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