Online Family Law advice
This form is for general enquiries, if you would like to ask a legal question or seek advice on a case, please use the form on the page ‘Ask a legal question‘
We will act for you on a Pay as you Go basis, this is called a ‘limited retainer’.
The features of this service are explained below.
You can come to us for advice and/or services as and when you think it is necessary. We will give you advice and/or assistance on your matter as and when you decide to return. You are in primary control over all aspects of your case and are responsible for all decisions made including how much you want to spend on legal fees.
We will act for you on a ‘fixed work/fixed fee’ basis. This means that we are going to do a clearly defined piece of work for you. You will be responsible for all other matters that fall outside of that fixed piece of work that we will do for you.
This can be arranged at a fixed cost but we will need to enter into a separate agreement with you about this;
We have professional indemnity insurance to cover any claim brought by you in the unlikely event that we breach our duty of care to you.
Please note that as Solicitors we have a professional duty to the Court as well as to you our client. If we become aware that you have misled or intend to mislead the Court in any way, we will advise you to bring this to the attention of the Court. If you do not do so, we will not be able to continue to advise you.
However, your dealings with us are confidential and protected by legal professional privilege, so we will not provide any information about you to the Court or any other party without your permission.
You can expect useful advice that progresses your matter each time we act for you on a PAYG basis. Naturally, we will consider whether the costs of the matter justify the likely benefits.
As our service is Pay As You Go, you are expected to present payment in advance for the service that you have selected, and that we provide. A receipted invoice will then be sent to you for your records.
You have a right to have the bill assessed under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974.
You will be notified who is dealing with your matter. The person dealing with your case will be a specialist family law Solicitor who will be a member of Resolution, an organisation of specialist family law practitioners.
Ask one question via our site to our Resolution member Solicitor who can give you a qualified and experienced answer within 24 hours.
We know that your question may have many parts to it, so we use our discretion if it appears there may be more than one question to answer.
We may need to you to pay for another question – but we will let you know if this is the case.
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