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.

Applying for various court orders can be extremely stressful for any individual, especially for me, regarding my difficult personal circumstances at the time. However, when appointing Sally, ALL the stress and worry were immediately taken away. I was able to relax & have faith in her for the entirety of the court application process. Forever grateful for getting the job done so quickly & efficiently.

– S

Sally Testimonial

I just wanted to say a very special thank you to you. You have been so amazing and helpful the past 18 months getting me through such a hard time. I remember coming to you in January 2020, being an absolute state and you have been nothing but kind to me. 
I wish you all the best and thank you. You’ll never know how your kindness helped. 

Family Testimonial

Just a quick message to thank you and the team for your help and guidance! You were all fantastic!!

S F Testimonial

Hi Michelle,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the work
you’re doing on my case and to send my kind regards.
I feel over the moon with the progress. I’ve got a
different head on my shoulders and feel so confident in
Hopkins Law and yourself.


Michelle Jones Testimonial

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

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