Our Fees

Effective affordable support for parents going through the family courts.

Fixed Fees

Fixed fees (total you pay & inclusive of our travel costs) for our assistance at court hearings plus related support. Additional travel costs may be applicable for some locations.

You do not have to worry about 'general Retainers'.

Reasonable email and telephone support is 'included' within the Fixed Fee quoted. We do not put you on a timer and charge for individual calls or emails.

If your case takes longer than expected on the day of your hearing as regularly occurs, our Fixed Fee is still applicable; meaning you are not hit with extra costs for our additional time on the day.

The Fixed Fee quotes ensure you know the total cost at each stage for our assistance, no surprises with additional costs from us.

Statement / Position Statement / Skeleton Argument

Do you require assistance drafting a Statement, Position Statement or Skeleton Argument?

If so, we can help you put your argument on paper, so it is effective and as persuasive as possible in the circumstances. We will provide you with a Fixed Fee for each document you require.

Travel Costs

Travel Costs & travelling time for journeys up to an hour are 'included' in the Fixed Fee quoted.

If the journey is over an hour, then there maybe additional travel costs of £30 per hour. You will be informed soonest if applicable.

Children matters

Here are the usual Fixed Fees for most Children Act matters, the vast majority of our Fixed Fees are at these costs.

If your case is particularly complex and/or there is a relatively large amount of reading, then there may be additional costs but you will be fully consulted in advance and your agreement sought.

Our Pricing

Hourly Rate

Outside of Fixed Fees, our hourly rate is:

£58 + vat

Application Forms

Assistance with Applications plus individual case consultation (by telephone/email) (Fixed Fee)

Application forms are not always straightforward and can be confusing. If you have queries and/or would like to spend time going through these forms over the phone, please call us to make an appointment. We will also talk through your case and the options available to you.

From £58 + vat

Paperwork

Assistance drafting a Position Statement or Statement or Skeleton Argument

We will assist you drafting paperwork such as Statements, Position Statements and Skeleton Arguments for your hearings. Make sure your argument is set out effectively before filing and serving documents.

From £58 + vat

Children cases - Hearings

First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment (FHDRA) (Fixed Fee)

Includes our attendance at Court, reasonable telephone/email support, note-taking in Court and negotiating with other Parties.

£235 + vat

Dispute Resolution Appointment (DRA) (Fixed Fee)

Includes our attendance at Court, reasonable telephone/email support, note-taking in Court and negotiating with other Parties.

£235 + vat

Final Hearing - One Day (Fixed Fee)

This is the cost for One Day in Court. Half-Days are at a lower cost. Multi Day Final Hearings attract a discount after the first day.

Includes our attendance at Court, Submissions / Examination Questions / Evidence-in-Chief, reasonable telephone/email support, note-taking in Court and negotiating with other Parties.

£485 + vat

Without Notice (Ex-Parte) (Fixed Fee)

Includes our attendance at Court, assistance with Application, reasonable telephone/email support, drafting concise Position Statement, note-taking in Court.

£295 + vat

Non-Molestation Order / Occupation Order - Hearings

The results of these hearings can have an important bearing on the success of subsequent children hearings as well as the immediate issues, so it is important to deal with these as effectively as possible.

The majority of our cases are at these fees, however if your case requires extensive reading and/or work, then there may be additional costs which will be agreed with you beforehand.

Without Notice (Ex-Parte) Hearing (Fixed Fee)

Includes our attendance at Court, assistance with application Forms, reasonable telephone/email support, plus note-taking in Court.

Please note you will also require a signed statement with a statement of truth to accompany your application (Fee charged separately or included in a fixed fee cost by prior agreement with you).

£295 + vat

Completing Forms & drafting Statement

Completing Family Law Act forms plus assistance drafting a statement with statement of truth. Advice on how to file & serve application.

From £116 + vat

On Notice Return Hearing (Fixed Fee)

Includes our attendance at Court, reasonable telephone/email support, note-taking in Court and assistance at Court in negotiating with other Parties.

£295 + vat

Fact-Finding Hearings

This is the cost for One Day in Court. Half-Days are at a lower cost. Multi Day Fact-Finding Hearings attract a discount after the first day.

Includes our attendance at Court, Scott Schedule / Submissions / Examination Questions / Evidence-in-Chief, reasonable telephone/email support, note-taking in Court and negotiating with other Parties.

This is the cost for the majority of our hearings but if your case is particularly complicated and/or requires extensive reading there may be additional costs which will be agreed with you beforehand.

£585 + vat

Financial Orders - Hearings

These are the Fixed Fees regarding Financial Orders and Remedies in relatively straightforward cases. The majority of our Fixed Fee work is at these costs.

If your case is particularly complex and/or there is a relatively large amount of reading, then there may be additional costs but you will be fully consulted in advance and your agreement sought.

First Appointment (FA) (Fixed Fee)

Includes our attendance at Court, assistance with Statement of Issues / Chronology / Questionnaire, reasonable telephone/email support, note-taking in Court and negotiating with other Parties.

£480 + vat

Financial Dispute Resolution Appointment (FDR) (Fixed Fee)

Includes our attendance at Court, assistance with Statement of Issues / Chronology / Questionnaire, reasonable telephone/email support, note-taking in Court and negotiating with other Parties.

£515 + vat

Final Hearing (Fixed Fee)

Includes our attendance at Court, assistance with Open Statement / Costs Statement / Examination Questions, reasonable telephone/email support, note-taking in Court and negotiating with other Parties.

£635 + vat

Appeals

Paperwork (N161/FP161, drafting Grounds of Appeal & comprehensive Skeleton Argument)

Assistance completing N161/FP161 Appellant's Notice, drafting Grounds of Appeal, plus drafting a comprehensive Skeleton Argument.

From £525 + vat

Attendance at a Permission to Appeal/Appeal hearing

Includes our attendance at the Appeal Court for a Permission to Appeal Hearing and/or Appeal Proper hearing, reasonable telephone/email support & note-taking in Court.

From £365 + vat

All payments are to Family Law Decisions Limited.

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