Our fees made clear.

Family Standard Fees

Please telephone us on 01489 864 100 or email Advice@lawcomm.co.uk for a confidential chat regarding an estimate
Our charges are based on a number of different factors, such as:
• The time spent on your matter;
• The skills, specialised knowledge and responsibility required of the members of the firm handling the matter;
• The complexities and difficulty or novelty of your matter;
• The circumstances in which the business involved is transacted (for instance if, due to the urgency,evening or weekend work is required or if an unusually large amount of documentation needs to be considered).


The most important of these factors is the amount of time spent by members of the firm in dealing with your case. We have a computer-based time recording system on which each member of the firm records the time spent on your case. Each individual has an hourly charge-out rate based on an hour of their time. The charge-out rates applicable to your matter are:
• Sarah Lightfoot-Webber - £161.00 per hour plus VAT

Work undertaken on a time basis includes, but is not limited to:
• Reading incoming post and/or emails;
• Writing or dictating outgoing letters and/or emails;
• All telephone calls;
• Meetings with you, your opponent and/or their legal representatives, and/or third parties;
• Preparing file notes of meetings, telephone calls and as otherwise required;
• Considering and/or drafting documents;
• Considering and/or reviewing your file;
• Preparing instructions and briefs to barristers;
• Attending Court and/or conferences with barristers;
• Researching law and/or practice where necessary.


Please Note: In the event a Fixed Fee exceeds the agreed cost by three(for example if the agreed fee is £500.00 but the timed cost is £1,500.00) due to excessive emails, telephone calls or other communications, we reserve the right to invoice you for the full amount of timed costs. 

Children Matters

Description
Costs
VAT
Total
Stage 1
Advice upon any agreement reached direct or via mediation and subsequently drafting a Parenting Plan FIXED FEE
£700.00
£140.00
£840.00
Stage 2
Negotiations between parties
£1,000.00 - £3,500.00
£200.00 - £700.00
£1,200.00 - £4,200.00
Stage 3
Protracted negotiations between parties/Arbitration/Court proceedings up to and including the First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment
£1,000.00 - £3,500.00
£700.00 - £1,000.00
£4,200.00 - £6,000.00
Stage 4
Court proceedings up to and including Final Hearing
£5,000.00 - £15,000.00
£1,000.00 - £3,000.00
£6,000.00 - £18,000.00


Settlement Agreement/Cohabitation Dispute

Description
Costs
VAT
Total
Stage 1
Preparationof a Settlement Agreement to reflect agreement reached between you or viamediation FIXED FEE
£700.00
£140.00
£840.00
Stage 2
Negotiationsvia solicitors, advice and drafting of a Settlement Agreement
£1,000.00 - £3,500.00
£200.00 - £700.00
£1,200.00 - £4,200.00
Stage 3
Protracted negotiations via solicitors and/or Arbitration and/or Court proceedings excluding Final Hearing
£3,500.00 - £5,000.00
£700.00 - £1,000.00
£4,200.00 - £6,000.00
Stage 4
Contested Court Proceedings up to and including Final Hearing
£5,000.00 - £20,000.00
£1,000.00 - £4,000.00
£6,000.00 - £24,000.00


Cohabitation Agreement

Description
Costs
VAT
Total
Negotiating,  drafting and preparing a Cohabitation Agreement
£1,000.00 - £3,500.00
£200.00 - £700.00
£1,200.00 - £4,200.00


Fixed Fee Divorce

Description
Costs
VAT
Total
Petitioner Fixed Fee
£750.00
£150.00
£900.00
Court Fee
£550.00
£0.00
£550.00
Total:
£1,450.00
Respondent Fixed Fee
£500.00
£100.00
£600.00


Matrimonial Finances

Description
Costs
VAT
Total
Stage 1
Advice upon any agreement reached direct or via mediation and subsequently drafting a Consent Order
£800.00
£160.00
£960.00
Consent Order Court Fee
£50.00
£50.00
Stage 2
Negotiations via solicitors and/or Form E or Arbitration
£1,000.00 - £3,500.00
£200.00 - £700.00
£1,200.00 - £4,200.00
Consent Order Court fee
£50.00
£50.00
Stage 3
Protracted negotiations via solicitors and Form E or  Arbitration or Financial Remedy Proceedings up to and including the First  Appointment
£3,500.00 - £5,000.00
£700.00 - £1,000.00
£4,200.00 - £6,000.00
Consent Order Court fee
£50.00
£50.00
Stage 4
Financial Remedy Proceedings up to and including the Final  Hearing
£5,000.00 - £20,000.00
£1,000.00 - £4,000.00
£6,000.00 - £24,000.00


Non-Molestation Order and/or Occupation Order

Description
Costs
VAT
Total
Stage 1
Drafting an dpreparing your application and supporting documentation up to and including Return Hearing
£1,500.00 - £3,500.00
£300.00 - £700.00
£1,800.00 - £4,200.00
Stage 2
All work necessary, including additional Witness Statements and Schedule of Allegations and a Contested Hearing
£3,500.00 - £5,000.00
£700.00 - £1,000.00
£4,200.00 - £6,000.00


Non-Molestation Order and/or Occupation Order

Description
Costs
VAT
Total
Correspondence between  you and your partner; negotiations regarding terms; drafting and preparing  your Pre or Post-Nuptial Agreement
£3,000.00
£600.00
£3,600.00