Pay As You Go

Pay As You Go

Why Pay As You Go?

At Hopkins Law we recognise that Legal Proceedings are expensive and also may occur at times of emotional upheaval. Being family centred solicitors we understand you may need to use your available money on your family and yourself, but this shoulnd’t mean that you are left with no access to legal services.

To help with this we have developed Pay As You Go to help you obtain the legal advice you need and at the same time manage your own finances. You will be in charge of your own case and will come to us as and when you require essential legal support.

Fixed Fee DivorcesWe also offer a Fixed Fee Divorce, Further Details Of Which Can Be Found On Our Divorce And Separation Page

Tips For Using Our Pay As You Go Service

Come And See Us

We’ll advise you about the likely

costs and whether we think Pay As You Go

is right for your case.

Get Organised

Keep all your paperwork together

and keep a note of any telephone

conversations you have regarding your case –

record dates, times, people and what was discussed.

Keep all your emails in one place too.

Pay As You Go!

Pay on the day each time you see us.

No nasty bills in the post, no nasty surprises.

Go Online

Many forms can be downloaded

so internet access is very useful.

How Does It Work?

You can meet with us at the very beginning, take advantage of the advice we give and only pay for the meeting. We can tell you in advance what the meeting will cost, you pay on the day and that’s it – no hidden extra costs. When you next need us, you can return with your paper work and pay for our time to advise you on any specific issue or on how to progress your case. Again, you will know the cost of that meeting before you even leave home.

How Can We Help?

Family Law

We can assist in all aspects of Family Law including divorce, separation of finances, children matters and domestic violence. We can provide you all kinds of assistance including:

  • Advising you on the law and best practice procedure
  • Assist in drafting documents such as Divorce Petitions, Applications to Court and Statements
  • Advising you about representing yourself at Court (when you are acting as a “Litigant in Person”)
  • Representing you at Court, or assisting you to obtain Barrister representation (Advocacy Services)
  • Advising on any specific issues that arise in your case, such as statements from the other side or expert reports.

Why Is Pay As You Go Right For You?

Cash Flow Management and Control – You are in control of your own case. You are in charge of when we carry out work because we will not be corresponding with any other solicitors or third party about you case unless you request us to. You just pay on the day for the time that we have spent with you.

You are your only client so you can move things along as quickly as you want to.

You’ll be doing all your own paperwork and administration, reducing your costs.

You come in when you want to see us for as long as you need to see us. You can change the level of service to the full representation service at any time.

All our solicitors are very experienced in dealing with your matter in the most sensitive and professional way.

You will always see the same lawyer and you will always get our first class service. Pay As You Go is about cutting costs for you, not cutting the quality of our service.

We can be right by your side in Court which can be a daunting place when you’re not familiar with it. We’ll guide you, reassure you, speak for you and generally be there with you and for you.

If you have seen us, it also means we cannot represent the other party to your dispute except in specific circumstances.

We can help you find other services like financial advisers, mediators, family therapists and mortgage brokers, should you need them.

How Can We Help You?

We also offer consultations in Welsh and French.

I have previously emailed about how amazing Sally was during my divorce which settled in December of last year.
Following a recent issue with my ex husband not abiding by the agreement reached in relation to our daughter’s university accommodation I had to call upon her help again and just wanted to take the time to say how fantastic she has been.
Sally is truly an asset to your firm, professional yet personable and just a wonderful person to deal with when facing testing times.
I have always had the utmost faith and confidence in her and her advice and she has taken so much pressure away from me (and my daughter) over the last 2.5 years.
I cannot thank her enough and in a world where we’re all too quick to point out errors feel it’s important to commend those who go above and beyond, of which she is such a person.
I’m sure you already know this about her but I just wanted to say thank you once again. She’s a star and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone finding themselves in the position I have been in.
I am more than happy for my comments to be shared/used. Thank you Sally, hopefully this will now be the end of it (again), but I wouldn’t hesitate to either recommend her or return should the need ever arise.

S H Testimonial

I have known Rhian Howells for over 5 years and always find her to be approachable, honest and reliable.
Rhian has a manner which enables her to impart her extensive knowledge of law in a way that one can understand, and always has your interest to heart.
I have and would have no hesitation in recommended Rhian.

S Testimonial

Thank you once again, it’s been a draining year on a number of levels, however, I very much appreciate your patience, support and guidance throughout the whole process. I genuinely feel like a different person this morning and you have been an integral part of achieving that
I really can’t express just how pleased I have been with Sally, nothing was ever too much trouble for her, her advice was always sound and she is very personable as well which makes things a whole lot easier. I will recommend Sally to anyone finding themselves in the position I did. I cannot thank or praise her enough, she really is an asset.
Thank you once again


S Testimonial

Dear Hopkins Law:
I want to thank you for service and counseling. I especially want to thank Sally for going above and beyond to make my fiancé feel safe and comforted over the course of her court journey. Sally represented my fiancé on many different occasions and each time her personal touches truly meant the world to us. Thanks to Sally our dreams are coming true. We can be a family. As this year comes to an end, I’m receiving the best birthday and Christmas gift ever…My family being able to relocate with me. On behalf of my fiancé and our children, thank you. Our lives will forever be changed for the better. We highly recommend Sally and Hopkins Law to everyone.
Best wishes,


J Testimonial

Hi Sally
I am very grateful for all your help. Walking into your Cowbridge office was the best decision I could have made.
Your help, which you gave for free when we first met, was really kind and really appreciated.
Due to the way you treated us, we were happy that whatever the result at court we had received the best representation possible. As it happened we were successful and couldn’t be happier.
I am really grateful for your hard work. thanks again for everything


Mark Testimonial

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