Financial disputes arising our of a divorce or dissolution



Services & Fees

Giambrone & Partners LLP can advise you if you and your former partner cannot agree on financial matters during, or after, a divorce. For example, you may not be able to agree on how assets should be divided, whether to sell your home or other assets, maintenance payments or pension sharing.

If you cannot agree, you can apply to a court for a financial order. You may need to attend a number of court hearings – our barristers can represent you in these hearings.

Timescales for your case may vary depending on factors such as lawyers’ availability, the value and complexity of your assets, whether you have children, how much you have already agreed with your former partner, and their approach. Written advice on your financial dispute will be available within two to four weeks where possible. As a guide, court hearings for a financial order tend to take six to twelve months. This does not include possible appeals.

We charge principally by reference to the time spent on a matter in accordance with the Standard Terms and Conditions of Business.

For each stage of the case, in a dispute where parties have joint assets which are worth less than £300,000, the fees would likely be in the region of:

  • Written advice on the financial dispute – between £1,000 and £5,000
  • Preparation of case, including meetings with you and assistance with drafting of any court documents – between £2,500 and £7,500
  • First appointment (first court hearing exchanging financial information) – between £1,500 and £3,000
  • Financial dispute resolution appointment (second court hearing to reach a financial settlement) – between £2,000 and £5,000
  • First day of final hearing (if no settlement was reached in the financial dispute resolution appointment) – between £1,500 and £2,000
  • Court appearances per day, after the first day of the final hearing – between £1,000 and £2,000

These estimates do not include VAT.

We may recommend instructing a specialist barrister to represent you at the hearings. If so, the barristers fees will be agreed in advance and we may ask you to pay the fees into an escrow account. There may also be court fees to pay.

The fees are estimates only.

For a quotation, please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7183 9482 (or e-mail