Costs & Fees

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In any family law, de-facto matter or Wills matter, we will ask you to enter into an agreement with us, which sets out in detail the basis of our charging and which we will ask you to sign before undertaking on any specific work.

We will generally charge you for work undertaken by a lawyer and non-professional staff on an hourly rate.

We will discuss costs with you at your first meeting and will also provide you with our full costs agreement. Your first meeting is charged at the normal hourly rate for the solicitor unless particular arrangements have been made with us.

Disbursements are charged at cost.

At the outset of a matter, we generally ask that you provide to us an amount, which we place in your trust account, which you authorise us to use for fees and which must be topped up to keep the retainer at the initially agreed amount.

We send accounts on a regular basis, usually monthly, which must be paid within 14 days of receipt.