Your First Consultation
Your First Consultation is without obligation and usually lasts between 20 and 30 minutes. If we propose to make a nominal charge for this meeting we will agree this with you beforehand. If at the end of that meeting you decide not to instruct us there will be no obligation to do so. We feel it’s important to establish first whether our professional services are needed. If they are not, then we will tell you. The First Consultation also gives us a chance to get to know one another, and you can decide whether our team of experts is right for you.
We will invite you to tell us – confidentially and face to face – about your problem. We can then evaluate the situation, explain your options and how we can resolve things. We do not normally need to see any documentation at the First Consultation, but if there is something you would like us to look at (such as letters from a court or your partner’s solicitors), feel free to bring it along.
What happens next
If you do decide to instruct us (unless we agree otherwise), we will send you:
- A summary of our discussions, outlining the instructions given and confirming our advice.
- If appropriate, a formal action plan.
- An engagement letter confirming the main terms of our service, including the likely costs (which will include the cost of the First Consultation).
- Our standard terms & conditions.
The First Consultation is an opportunity for you to tell us your story. After that our aim is to inform you and help you make the important decisions that need to be made to resolve your problems and enjoy a happier life.
How our Family Law team works
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To discuss how we can help you email or call one of our offices:
- Hastings: 01424 438 011
- Bexhill: 01424 730 945
- Cooden: 01424 842 206
- Eastbourne: 01323 435 900