Time and Cost
At Salmons Solicitors we believe that certainty is everything when it comes to legal fees, so we have intoduced a range of fixed prices. Expenses such as court fees and the like are extra and have to be set on a case by case basis. For economic reasons we no longer offer a legal aid funded service.
Free Initial Discussion
On request we can arrange for a 10 minute telephone discussion with our family law team. This is completely free of charge. Please call 01782 621266 to arrange an appointment.
Single Fixed Fee
Some clients are bewildered and emotional when facing a family separation or a divorce and just want to explore options in more detail. In such cases our single fixed fee may be for you which is a single focussed meeting lasting 30 to 45 minuutes for a set fee.
Set Fees and Hourly Rate Work
We can offer;
- menu set fee pricing
- pricing upon an hourly rate or
- work to a budget per stage with a capped fee applying.
Please call 01782 621266 for details.
Discounts and Reductions
For NHS and Local Government Staff - we can offer a 10 per cent reduction on our private hourly rates and our fixed fees in respect of the first £1000 of fees so this can be worth up to £100 plus vat on production of the staff card. This does not apply to the Single Fixed Fee.
On the 1st April 2013 the Coalition Government introduced severe restrictions on the availability of legal aid for family disputes. It is not likely to be available to a client in the majority of cases unless the client meets certain very strict criteria and the Legal Aid Agency estimates that it will now only be available to about 25% of the clients who used to qualify for it before 1st April 2013.
For more detail on the new availability of family legal aid we would recommend you refer to our page Check whether you are entitled to Legal Aid
We recommend you discuss which funding method is right for you with your family lawyer.