We offer the opportunity to have an initial free telephone or email conversation, 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.

You can also start your Family Law or Estate Planning matter online and receive a free, confidential, no-obligation report outlining your position and next steps.


We have a transparent approach to fees.  Most matters will be undertaken on a competitive hourly rate basis and you will be kept fully informed of the likely costs in your matter.

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.


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.

Most of the team has experience of working at well-known large City firms. The team gives really specialist, high quality advice and representation on a much more accessible / good value basis compared to ‘magic circle’-type firms.’  Legal 500, 2020

Allard Bailey was very efficient, transparent and supportive and clearly knew the ins and outs of the legal procedure. I felt that I was in very capable hands and was very pleased I had employed the team’ Legal 500, 2021