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.

Your first appointment is extremely important. It provides essential advice as to your rights: what your next steps ought to be and lays the ground work for strategy moving forward.  You will always see a Director or Senior member of the firm unless you wish to see a specific member of staff.  Unless your matter appears unusual, we charge a flat fee for a first conference which lasts approximately 90 minutes.

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.