DivorceBarristerDirect.com

Tel. 0207 3530711
Email: SM@pumpcourtchambers.com

Southampton, Winchester, Salisbury, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, London, Brighton, Oxford, Swindon, Reading, Slough, Isle of Wight, Weymouth, Yeovil, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Scarborough, Bristol, Cardiff, Plymouth, Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby...Anywhere!
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Fees

I undertake work on a private fee basis, this means that I do not undertake legally aided direct access work. Barristers may undertake direct access legal aid work and so if you believe that you may qualify for legal aid, please see the legal aid calculator; if appropriate seek further advice.

Please note; that save for a few exceptions, legal aid was removed from the majority of family cases (except care proceedings) in April 2013.

My clerks will discuss Direct Access fees with you prior to any work commencing and therefore you will always remain in control of your costs. My fees are calculated on an individual case-by-case basis and are based upon many considerations, for example, my experience, the complexity of the case and the anticipated time that the required work will take. I usually work on the basis of a fixed fee, not an hourly rate, although this can be discussed. As my fees are fixed and agreed in advance you will not receive any unexpected bill at the conclusion of your case.

You will be required to pay the agreed fee before any work commences under the protocol for Direct Access.

I am a VAT registered business and as a result VAT is due on all fees agreed, at the current rate of 20%, unless you are exempt by virtue of being resident overseas.

The aim is always to provide a bespoke service and accordingly there is no "off-the-shelf" pricing structure. Contact me through my Clerks to discuss an initial consultation and your requirements.

Travel costs are not usually a significant cost factor where the case is within the South as the following Courts are all within an hours commute of one of 3 bases of Chambers, including (but not limited to) Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Reading, Swindon, Winchester, Oxford, London & surrounding areas, Chichester, Newport (Isle of Wight), Slough. For other regions please contact for competitive rates.

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