Fixed fee initial appointments

From my very first meeting and throughout my experience with Silk Family Law I had complete faith that I was being provided with safe, sound advice from an extremely experienced legal team.

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Taking that first step towards planning and moving on with your life starts with picking up the phone or sending an email. We know that choosing to make this call can be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make, particularly when initiating a divorce process.

Accessing expert family legal advice from the outset will help you make the right decisions about your divorce or family legal case.

To alleviate concerns over the cost of seeking advice from a specialist family lawyer, Silk Family Law offers fixed fee initial appointments. No matter who you see at the firm, the first hour of your initial consultation will cost a maximum of £175+vat (£210 total).

 

What happens when you first contact us

When you make contact with us at Silk Family Law, we will take some brief details from you before arranging your initial meeting.

We currently encourage telephone and video call appointments in the first instance, to minimise risk to our clients and staff due to Covid19. However, we can offer in-person appointments at our offices if needed.

We will confirm your appointment in writing and send you details of what you should bring along to get the most out of this meeting.

 

What happens during an initial consultation

During this initial meeting we will ask you detailed questions in order to understand as much as possible about your case and what you want to achieve.

We can then explain the legal position to you. The information you provide will enable us to advise you on the likely outcome for you, what you should do next, and how we can help.

Every individual’s circumstances are different, and every solution is bespoke. Our expertise and experience enables us to indicate to you how you can best achieve your goals and what the next steps might be for you.

More information on what to take to an initial meeting with your solicitor is detailed in this blog post: Make the most of your divorce lawyer.

 

What do our services cost?

The first hour of your initial appointment will cost £175+vat (£210 total).

Additional time at the first meeting and subsequent meetings will be charged at the agreed rate for the relevant lawyer. 

A costs estimate will be provided for every stage of the process or proceedings. 

We charge on a time basis in six minute units and bill monthly for a service that is bespoke to each client. Blended rates mean work is always done at the appropriate level of legal expertise to deliver best value for money. Some work can be undertaken on a fixed fee basis.

See Cost of divorce and applications for full details on fees.

See How to fund divorce for how to pay for a divorce.

A good divorce lawyer will help you navigate through one of the most emotional and challenging times in your life, with clarity and compassion. However difficult or complex your situation, the specialist family lawyers at Silk Family Law have the expertise to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

 

Next steps

To book an initial consultation, call Silk family lawyers in Newcastle 0191 500 0777 or North Yorkshire 01748 900 888 or fill in the online form on this page for a call back.

Find out more about the process and service we offer for your situation:

 

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Ian Kennerley
Partner & Barrister-at-Law

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Margaret Simpson
Partner

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Kim Fellowes
Partner

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Wayne Lynn
Partner

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Teresa Davidson
Partner

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Harriet Reid
Partner

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Siobhan Jeffels
Associate

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Christian Butler
Associate

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Nia Jameson
Solicitor

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Katie Machin
Solicitor

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Carly Hope
Solicitor

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Eleanor Lowes
Solicitor

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Emily Bell
Trainee Chartered Legal Executive

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Judith Pearson
Legal Assistant

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Legal Assistant

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Leigh Beasley
Legal Assistant

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Communications & Marketing Director

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Office & Finance Manager

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