Apart from the extent of qualifications, experience and no “rights of audience”, the difference between myself and a solicitor is the cost of the proceedings. Solicitors have expensive overheads and even to instruct them on a fairly straightforward matter can cost several hundred pounds or several thousand if contested court proceedings are necessary. A solicitor will often advise you at an early stage in your proceedings that your prospects of success are only 50/50 or sometimes less. As I work from home, I can usually achieve the same outcome as many solicitors, even for contested court proceedings, for less than £1,000.
I offer a free initial 15-minute telephone conversation to see if I can help you. Then I have two types of fee structures depending on the services you require.
These fees are based on more straight-forward requirements where most items have been agreed with your ex-partner and you just need help to collate the required paperwork.
Other work is charged for at an hourly rate and I will request payment of up to £160 for each 4 hour block of work I am instructed to do (reduced accordingly if your dispute is resolved after one telephone attendance/letter)