Fixed Fees

Cook, Stevenson appreciate that many people are worried about the potential costs of instructing a solicitor. We are committed to making access to justice and legal advice affordable. We have developed a system of fixed fees for particular types of work to take the financial worry out of instructing a solicitor. We can offer fixed fees for:-

  • Conveyancing
  • Wills and powers of attorney
  • Simplified divorces and dissolutions
  • Undefended divorces and dissolutions
  • Undefended residence and kinship care actions
  • Uncontentious minutes of agreement


The above is not an exhaustive list and we are always prepared to discuss fees with you at your first appointment. As we are a firm that offer legal aid we will initially give you advice re applying for legal aid.  If legal aid is not available then we will discuss our fees and whether the work can be done for a fixed fee. If that is not possible then we offer flexible payment of fees. Regular payments to fees can be made by standing order mandate allowing you to spread the cost over a number of months. We are also prepared to offer discounted fees to our established clients.

An initial appointment to discuss any case where you are not entitled to legal aid will only cost £75 plus vat – £90,  in total which is payable on the day of your appointment. This will be deducted from your overall fee if we agree to take on your case for a fixed fee. For that fee you will get a one hour appointment with one of the partners and a follow up letter confirming what was discussed.

Wills are currently charged at £75 plus vat for a single will and £125 plus vat for couples. Powers of attorney are charged at £200 plus vat plus the registration fee to the Office of the Public Guardian ( as of September 2015 – £73). Please note that we do require to charge additional fees if home or hospital visits are required to cover the additional time and costs involved.

An undefended divorce where there are no financial craves but your child or children are under 16 years of age can be undertaken for £700 plus VAT plus outlays and we can accept payment over a couple of payments  -although court outlays must be paid in advance.

If you would like a quote for a particular piece of work , please email us in the first instance with the details. We would then ask you to arrange an appointment with one of the partners to talk about your case.