Fixed Fee Family

We are proud to be pioneering fixed fees for cases involving divorce, the division of assets and contact. Legal aid has been removed for many types of family case and people risk being left without advice and assistance when they need it most. Our new fixed fee scheme is designed to give both clarity on costs and access to affordable, practical and expert legal advice.

Steven Ladhams, now heads Livingstons’ busy family law department, explained why this new scheme has been introduced:-

“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.

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 30 minute 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 either their Ulverston or Dalton 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 Sharon Ritchie on (01229) 585555 for further details.


Our employment team has received (and continues to receive) a large number of requests for help from companies who would like assistance with interpreting the ongoing changes to the furlough scheme and/or who are advance planning for when the furlough scheme comes to an end.  Some of this planning may involve consideration of short-time working or even redundancies and some involves dealing with specific concerns that returning employees may have about health and safety or about childcare and other obligations.

We have produced a number of factsheets for our employer clients which explain the Government guidance and which provide some practical guidance on how to deal with some of these matters.

If you have any specific queries about ending your furlough scheme or need any assistance with restructuring your business in light of the ongoing economic difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, please e-mail Steve Walker at or Gail Black at

Full details of how we are dealing with Coronavirus are available here.

We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during this difficult time.