We are a firm
of Solicitors who specialise in undertaking agency advocacy hearings
in Family and County Courts across the Midlands area.
Below is an outline
of the categories of work we undertake and an overview of the service
CHILDREN ACT LITIGATION
following types of Family Litigation hearings are regularly undertaken:
Public Law proceedings relating to Care and Adoption brought by Local Authorites including Interim Care Orders, Case Management Hearings, Issues Resolution Hearings and Urgent C2 Applications.
8 Hearings in Private Law Proceedings relating to Child Arrangements Orders.
Directions Appointments in Ancillary Relief Hearings
Dispute Resolution hearings
with Counsel on Final Ancillary Relief Hearings
We undertake Family hearings at standard FAS Public Funding
fees for the Family Courts should
your client have the benefit of a Public Funding Certificate. Andrew Walters, as an Independent Solicitor Advocate
under the Family Advocacy Scheme, will claim payment directly from the Legal Aid Agency once you have allocated the fee on CCMS.
If you are privately retained by your client then
our attendances would be charged either at a prior arranged fixed fee or on an hourly rate of £130.00 per hour plus VAT.
The following types of Civil Litigation hearings are regularly undertaken:
Mortgage Repossession Hearings
Applications to Suspend Warrants of Possession
Mortgage Shortfall Claims
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Hearings
Return of Goods Hearings
Applications for Charging Orders
Applications for Garnishee and Attachment of Earnings Orders
Case Management Conferences
Infant Approval Hearings
Fee Structure:- Our fixed agency fee for most standard hearings listed for ten minutes or less is £100.00 plus VAT, inclusive of preparation, travel and waiting. More complex hearings with a lengthier time estimate would be attract a higher fee which we will be glad to negotiate with you. This may be a fixed fee or based on an hourly rate dependant on the nature of the hearing. Should you already have a fixed pricing structure for your hearings, then we will be happy to undertake instructions accordingly.
We aim to
provide a complete service to you from the receipt of your instructions
to reporting back with the result of the hearing.
It is our
practice to telephone you with the result of the hearing immediately
after its conclusion. We will e-mail a full report to you
before close of business on the day of the hearing wherever possible.
possible, will be happy to accept emergency instructions at short
ourselves on being able to provide you with a personal, friendly
yet professional service. We have an excellent working relationship
with all of our clients which we have maintained over a considerable
number of years. We aim to provide a service which you will
be happy to continue to use on a regular basis.