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Family Law

Issues over arrangements for our children are, by their very nature, emotionally charged proceedings. Our barristers understand the importance of the outcome in these proceedings and recognize that family court judgements have a very real effect on lives.

Financial divorce can be acrimonious and the finances at stake can quite often be swallowed up in legal fees. Our lawyers seek to find a sensible conclusion within the shortest possible timeframe in order to achieve a fair and sensible resolution.

Family issues covered include:
Children – Contact and Residence Finance – Ancillary relief, Civil partnerships, Co-habitee, CSA payments, Inheritance claims, Maintenance, Married couples, TOLATA

Rates

Stage of CaseRanges of fixed fees (estimates)
Written Advice£250 – £750
Drafting Court Application –£250 – £750
Drafting Statement£500 – £1500
Review of Statement£250 – £500
First court hearing (to see if the parties can agree)£350 – £750
Directions Hearing (If parties cannot agree, to arrange final hearing)£350 – £1000
Interim Hearing (In some cases it may be necessary to, for example, decie whether a child should have contact with a parent before the final hearing)£350 – £1250
Pre-hearing review (to ensure the case is ready for the final hearing)£350 – £1250
First day of final hearing£1000 – £3000
Court appearances per day, after the first day of the final hearing£500 – £1500

All information is correct as of 1/5/19, but fees are estimates only. For the most accurate fee estimate, please contact the clerks on 0115 8961983 or clerks@quartzbarristers.co.uk

Stage of CaseRanges of fixed fees (estimate)
Written advice on your financial dispute£500 – £1500
Advising in face to face conference£350 – £1000
Advising by telephone/video conference£350 – £750
Drafting of any court documents such as Form E, Questionnaire£350 – £1500
Drafting statement£500 – £1500
First directions appointment (first court hearing exchanging financial information)£400 – £1500
Financial dispute resolution hearing (second court hearing to reach a financial settlement)£500 – £2500
First day of final hearing (if no settlement was reached in the FDR)£1000 – £3000
Court appearances per day, after the first day of the hearing£500 – £1500

All information is correct as of 1/5/19, but fees are estimates only. For the most accurate fee estimate, please contact the clerks on 0115 8961983 or clerks@quartzbarristers.co.uk</strong

Stage of CaseRanges of fixed fees (estimate)
Written advice on making or defending a claim£750 – £3000

All information is correct as of 1/5/19, but fees are estimates only. For themost accurate fee estimate, please contact the clerks on 0115 8961983 or clerks@quartzbarristers.co.uk

Case Studies

  • Child arrangements

    Represented a father who is desperate to have contact with his children.  He has the added difficulties of not being an English speaker, having had to leave the family home (with nowhere to go) and his immigration status is “precarious”.  This is the first application he is submitting to the court for a child arrangements

    2nd May 2019
  • Substantial property allegations

    The case involved allegations of substantial property and business assets both in the U.K. and held abroad by the otherside who maintained that they had very little in the way of assets and in the course of the proceedings even went as far as to claim bankruptcy. The client had tried her best as a

    2nd May 2019
  • Business asset

    The client’s only significant asset was a business which employed over 20 people. The business was struggling but notwithstanding the reality of the situation the otherside believed that the business was far more successful than it appeared from the accounts. The otherside had subjected the client to numerous requests for information relating to the business

    2nd May 2019
  • Final hearing representation

    The client had lost confidence in his solicitor who had represented him at an FDA and FDR. The matter had been listed for trial and the client required direct access Counsel to represent him at trial. The matter was successfully compromised on the day of the final hearing. The work involved representing the client at

    2nd May 2019
  • Family home and separation

    The magnetic features of the case was the length of the marriage and the needs of the client and the parties children. The case was complicated over issues concerning the value of the former family home which had suffered from subsidence. The client sought the lion’s share of the matrimonial assets in order to meet

    2nd May 2019
  • Substantial pension assets

    The significant asset in the case was substantial pension assets. The parties had been married a long time and the client sought equality of pension income upon retirement. An actuary was required to carry out certain calculations. The client achieved her desired result at an FDR. The work involved consisted of representing the client at

    2nd May 2019
  • 2 million pounds of assets

    This case involved over 2 million pounds of assets however it was not complicated. The assets consisted of the former matrimonial home and several investment properties. Notwithstanding the lack of complication the parties had each spent the best part of £100,000 in legal costs prior to the issue of proceedings. The client had lost confidence

    2nd May 2019
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A massive thank you to John Hudson for your assistance, I am sincerely grateful. Moreover, for your good spirit and humour – it helped a lot in a difficult situation.

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