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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Scheme aims to give clarity

A LOCAL solicitors has become one of the first firms in Cumbria to offer fixed fees for family work.

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ELANOR FINDLAY

Lisa Dacre, the head of Livingstons’ busy family law department, explained why this new scheme has been introduced.

She said: “For a number of years, legal aid has been under threat and from April 2013, legal aid will no longer be available for most divorce cases, cases involving the division of assets following a divorce or most cases involving children. This risks limiting access to justice for large numbers of people.

“Some people worry about seeing a solicitor because of the cost, so our new scheme is designed to give clients absolute clarity and transparency on costs from the outset, so that they will have the comfort of knowing that there are no ‘hidden extras’ and that they will receive high quality legal advice for an agreed and reasonable cost.

“We also offer all new clients a free initial consultation at which we can discuss the issues in their case and, where appropriate, discuss and agree a fixed fee with them.”

Livingstons can offer appointments at their Ulverston and Dalton offices or at their Barrow “appointments only” office.
They can also offer home visits for clients who have difficulty getting to their offices. Livingstons are a long-established, well-respected local firm with decades of experience in dealing with family matters.

Please contact Elanor Findlay on 01229 585555 or Sharon Ritchie on 01229 462126 for further details. Alternatively, visit the website at www.livingstons.co.uk for more information.

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