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Our Fees

Our aim is to provide clients with as accurate a fee assessment as each individual instruction will allow. This will entail a reasonably detailed scoping of your case by a solicitor experienced in the particular field. The objective is, where possible, to agree total fees with you at an early stage. Below you will find details of set fee structures to particular areas.

Family Law Fixed Fees

At MKB Law Solicitors we aim to be as transparent as possible with our fees. We feel that our divorce and family law cost framework is a fair reflection of the work carried out by our expert team in Belfast and across Northern Ireland.

The table below details our cost structure for divorce and child contact/residence services:

Our Service Our Fee VAT Court Fee Total
Fixed Fee Divorce/Judicial Separation High Court £1,250.00 £250.00 £751.00 £2,251.00
Fixed Fee Divorce/Judicial Separation County Court £900.00 £180.00 £686.00 £1,766.00
Contested Divorce £2,000.00 £400.00 £2,400.00
Drafting Matrimonial Agreement £1,000.00 £200.00 £1,200.00
Pre-Nuptial Agreement £2,000.00 £400.00 £2,400.00
Residence/Contact Agreement £1,000.00 £200.00 £1,200.00
Parental Responsibility Agreement £750.00 £150.00 £900.00

The individual circumstances or complexity of your case may exclude you from the fixed fee framework outlined above, and may include additional fees. This will be discussed at your first consultation. Please note that in a High Court Divorce case, Counsel will be instructed and a fee will apply.

Our team is made up of members of the Northern Ireland Guardian ad Litem Agency, the Specialist Panels of the Law Society Children Order Panel, the Panel of Co-operative Lawyer’s and the Advanced Advocacy Panel. If you have any questions about our divorce or child residence/contact costs or to arrange an appointment with one of our solicitors: 028 9024 2450.

Conveyancing Fees

The table below details our fee structure for buying or selling your home. Fees are calculated based on the value of your property. Additional costs for disbursements, such as property certificates and searches, will apply and will be outlined by your Solicitor.

NB: These fees apply to a basic purchase/sale only. In instances where the sale is part of a matrimonial matter, then different fees will apply. Please discuss with your solicitor.

Other Fixed Fees

Elsewhere in these pages you will come across specific fixed fee arrangements which we provide including the making of wills. We are confident that, for the vast majority of clients, we will be able to arrive at bespoke fixed fee solutions for almost every aspect of the services we offer. From your initial consultation, your Solicitor will be able to advise on all fees and outlays that will apply.

The areas which are most fraught with difficulty in accurately assessing the total legal cost are claims and compensation, and dispute resolution. There are a number of reasons for this which include:

the potential liability for your opponent’s costs

the prospect of having costs awarded in your favour

the fees of barristers and expert witnesses

the approach of your opponent which makes it difficult to predict how long the matter will take

These problems have been substantially overcome by the increase in the jurisdiction of the County Court to £30,000. Statistically most cases for damages/compensation are resolved below that limit. As solicitor and barrister fees in the County Court are measured on a scale, it is now much easier advise on the potential cost of a case.

Contact Us

For more information or to arrange a consultation with a Solicitor, please complete our contact form.
Alternatively you can call us on 
028 9024 2450 or email


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