Transparent Legal Fees and Costs from LGFL Ltd
At LGFL Ltd we believe in complete transparency with our legal fees and payment options. Whatever your case is and how much work involves, you are always fully informed of costs. There will be no hidden fees, and no unexpected additional charges added to your invoice without agreement beforehand.
Flexible fees based on time
Our costs are usually based on the amount of time we spend working on your behalf, based on our standard hourly rates. So, if we spend an hour on an issue, we charge you for an hour, no more.
Fixed fee divorces
Accurate budgeting for a divorce is important for your peace of mind and your cash flow too. For straightforward divorce cases, we offer a fixed fee option where appropriate. For more complex cases involving children, financial settlements and pensions, we will provide you with a full estimate for our bespoke services.
Free 30-minute consultation
If you’re looking for the right family lawyer or divorce lawyer for you, meet us before you commit. You can discuss your situation with one of our Directors in a no-cost, no obligation 30 minute consultation for new qualifying clients, either in central Reading or at our countryside offices in Swallowfield.
You can also extend the consultation to an hour or more if you book this in advance. Extra time is charged pro rata at our hourly rate. Call us for details or see our 30-minute consultation page for full terms and conditions.
We fully itemise all work we complete on your behalf, showing the date(s) the work was completed and full details of what was done. You can ring and ask for your outstanding bill figure and costs of any work in progress, at any time.
We will generally bill you on a bi-monthly basis, to spread the cost over time. You can opt to pay via BACS bank transfer, credit card / debit card or international bank transfer, whichever suits you best.
We may require upfront payments for fixed legal costs, such as court fees for divorce petitions, court orders, and applications. These charges are fixed by the government and are the same throughout England and Wales.
- Foreign court and documentation costs will vary.
- We may also require upfront payment for other third party payments such as Counsel’s fees. However, we will never incur a third party fee on your behalf without first obtaining a quote and asking you to specifically approve the same.
- In the month of your final hearing, we will require funds on account.