Affordable Justice: Friendly Family Law Solicitors
At Affordable Justice, We pride ourselves on being a friendly all-women team of family law specialists who can support you through various family law issues. Such issues include arrangements or disputes about children, financial matters, domestic abuse, and more. Whether you require advice, negotiation on your behalf, or representation at court, we are here to help.
What is Affordable Justice?
Affordable Justice is a women-run law firm that specialises in the provision of legal advice, assistance, and representation exclusively to women throughout England and Wales. This is because we are dedicated to making high-quality legal advice and representation accessible, and research has shown that women have been disproportionately affected by the reduced availability of legal aid. In addition as we are a registered charity, we are able to offer our help for less than a third of the price of commercial law firms.
Once you have contacted us, we will be in touch to arrange an initial conversation, which can take place over the phone or via Zoom. We can be very flexible in the time of day for these appointments to suit your own commitments. If court attendance is required, one of our qualified solicitors can attend or we can arrange for an advocate from our network to represent you.
Our services are led by one of our directors and family law experts, Sue. Sue is supported by Becky and Amy, who are also experienced in the field. As a team, our specialist areas include:
- Disputes about arrangements for children, including where they should live and whom they should spend time with.
- Divorce, separation, and cohabitation, which work to resolve a relationship breakdown.
- Non-molestation orders to provide personal protection for you and/or your child(ren).
- Occupation orders to regulate who lives at the family home, helping you and your children to live in safety.
- Representation in proceedings concerning child arrangements.
- Specific issue orders; for example, for the return of a child who has been forcibly removed.
- Prohibited steps orders; for example, to stop the other party from removing the child from the care of the applicant.
Our proposition is simple and compelling: we want to ensure that women and children can access legal advice and representation by offering affordably-priced, non-profit making legal services, provided by qualified solicitors who are experts in this field.
The welfare reforms to Legal Aid in April 2013 have had a devastating effect on women who want to access legal services as a result of harassment, violence or abuse. Many are unable to get Legal Aid, and mainstream legal fees for court representation are simply unaffordable, at an average of £300/hour, plus VAT.
Typical costs for straightforward legal proceedings can average £3,000 to £5,000 plus VAT. At our hourly rates of £99/hour plus VAT, this brings the costs down considerably. This can make all the difference for women in our client group between staying in a difficult situation and escaping from it to rebuild their lives.
“The help and support you have provided has been amazing”
M – August 2021
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for all of your hard work and support since you first picked up the phone to me. It’s been a rollercoaster and your help and professional guidance has been very much appreciated.”
J – June 2021
“Appreciate all your help over the last twelve months”
C – July 2021