We offer an initial free telephone or email consultation, followed by a fixed fee face to face or Skype appointment. During this appointment we can advise on the next steps and provide you with an estimate of the costs involved.
Instructing Allard Bailey Family Law
Most matters will be undertaken on a competitive hourly rate basis, but in some cases we will be able to offer you a fixed fee, for example in the case of an undefended divorce. You will be kept fully informed of the likely costs in your matter and we have a transparent approach to our fees.
We will usually ask for a payment on account to be made and clients are then invoiced on a monthly basis, with a full breakdown of the work carried out.
Our flexible working practice means we are able to offer competitive fees despite our central London location.
Alternative legal funding
In many cases, clients have significant matrimonial assets but as they are in dispute they may not have the money to cover the legal fees. We have close links with a family law finance service who can offer a competitive rate to cover fees and disbursements.
If you don’t have the money for legal fees but your partner does, in some circumstances we can make an application to the court for maintenance pending suit to include payment of your legal fees. All alternative options for legal funding must have been exhausted. Please contact us for further information and we will be happy to discuss this in more detail.