We are Members of Resolution and subscribe to their code of conduct which requires us to adopt a constructive and non confrontational approach to these matters. The best way to resolve any Family Law dispute is by discussion, compromise and agreement.
On 1 April 2013 the government introduced changes to the law that mean that legal aid is no longer available for for most people and most types of family work. There are some exceptions and you may still be eligible for legal aid. Please contact us if you would like more information.
In light of the government’s changes to legal aid we have introduced three new levels of service to help those clients who do not qualify for legal aid access expert legal advice. The three levels of service are:
First Advice: Initial legal advice at a fixed fee. We offer an interview that lasts up to 50 minutes together with a detailed advice letter for your future reference at a fixed cost of £95, including VAT, payable by you at the time ‘First Advice’ is given. This level of service is ideal for those who ‘want to know where they stand’ and ‘what their options are’.
Helping You: A pay as you go face-to-face legal advice service where you pay for the time you spend with us but you have the responsibility for the case and undertake the work necessary between appointments, You come to come to see us for advice only when you need it and only pay for the that advice. This service is designed for those who wish to save money by representing themselves but would also like the reassurance of seeking expert help when needed.
Representing You: We assume responsibility for the management of your case from start to finish. This means that not only can you seek advice as and when you need it but we’ll also handle everything else such as preparing applications and statements. You pay for the work done for you under this service at the end of each month.
For more information please call (0191) 2636200.
We can help with issues arising from:
- Division of Matrimonial Assets
- Pension Sharing
- Achieving finality between spouses in respect of financial issues
- Expert advice upon the Law relating to children upon their parents relationship breaking down
- Residence and Shared Residence
- Parental Responsibility
We are responding to requests from clients to undertake pieces of work for fixed fees and shall always be ready to discuss this with you. This makes us significantly different from most other firms who are not yet ready to do this.
Contact us for an appointment.
You must have trust and confidence in your Solicitor. Eight out of ten of our new clients are recommended by existing clients and are happy to retain us and instruct us to proceed on their behalf.
We say what we do, we do what we say and we prove it. We believe in great service and value for moneyPaul Dodds, Senior Partner