Payment Options

You need expert legal advice that you can trust and understand.  You need a flexible and efficient service.  You don’t want increased financial worry at a time when you may be facing additional financial pressures. We offer an initial appointment free of charge and have a range of funding options to help you pay for your case. We tailor your appointment and funding to your circumstances and needs. 

Hourly Rate...

We can charge on a time taken basis.

How it works:

  • We will ask you to set up a monthly standing order payment.
  • We will work within a costs estimate agreed with you.
  • We will provide you with a breakdown of our costs and the amount outstanding each month.
  • We will send you an invoice every three months with a clear breakdown of the work carried out on your behalf.

Fixed Fees

We can offer fixed fees for specific legal procedures from start to finish. Our fixed fees ensure that your case will not cost any more or less than the sum we agree with you.

How it works:

  • We will ask you to pay the fixed fee as a lump sum, or by instalments.
  • We will work within the fixed fee.
  • We will send you an invoice when we have carried out the work we agreed.
  • We will notify you of the amount paid and the amount that is outstanding each month.

Payment at the end of your case

If you do not have the cash flow available to pay your legal fees as the case progresses, but do have equity in a property then you may be eligible to pay your legal fees at the end of your case. You do not pay anything monthly, but will have to repay the loan from the sale of a property or another lump sum you retain.

We cannot offer loans ourselves, but can put you in touch with Novitas, the principal divorce loans company in England and Wales. We do not recommend Novitas but a divorce loan offered by them is a payment option you may want to consider if you are eligible.

How it works:

  • We will refer you to Novitas and help you fill out the relevant application form.
  • We will work within the costs agreed with you on an hourly rate or fixed fee basis.
  • We will send you an invoice every three months, which once agreed by you, will be sent to Novitas for payment.
  • Novitas will send you a monthly statement showing what you have borrowed from them and the amount of interest that is owed.

Pay as you go

If you are representing yourself you may want some legal advice about certain issues. We offer a ‘pay as you go’ system so that you can either pay us per meeting or for each specific piece of work we do on your behalf. We are there if and when you need us, but we will not carry out any routine work on your behalf unless instructed to do so.

How it works:

  • We will calculate our charges on a time taken basis.
  • We will provide you with an invoice with a clear breakdown of work carried.
  • You can either set up a monthly standing order, make payments on the day or on completion. If the sum to be charged is less than £150.00 plus VAT, we will require payment on the day.
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