Battrick Clark Solicitors of Bristol offer a comprehensive Fixed fee divorce service. We have an experienced team of specialist family lawyers who are approved by the Law Society Family Panel and Children’s Panel, and are Resolution Accredited Specialists and Family Mediation Accredited.

To help you understand more about what’s involved, we have put together a brief introduction to the grounds for divorce as well as the divorce process, and more details regarding our fixed fee.

Grounds for divorce in England and Wales

The Divorce Law for England and Wales changed with effect from the 6th of April, 2022 to remove the requirements for either blame or proof of lengthy separation. Please see the section ‘Grounds for Divorce’ within our resource Procedures for Divorce in England and Wales for full details.

Don’t forget that Battrick Clark Solicitors are experienced Divorce solicitors, who can provide expert legal advice on all aspects of divorce and legal separation.

What does the fixed fee include?

  • Preparation of a divorce petition and statement of arrangements for children
  • The fixed fee charge for a petitioner is £400 + 20% VAT; if a client is responding to a petition issued by their spouse, then the fixed fee is £250 + 20% VAT
  • Preparation of all legal documents required for an uncontested divorce
  • Dealing with all steps from filing your application at Court to applying for decree absolute
  • Writing to the Court and to your spouse / spouse’s Solicitor to progress the divorce proceedings to Decree Absolute
  • Advising at agreed stages about your progress.

What is NOT included in the fixed fee?

A divorce may require additional work to be carried out which is is not included in the fixed fee cost. If this happens, then we will advise before carrying out any additional work, and give an estimate of the likely costs.

  • The following are NOT included in the fixed fee divorce:
  • The fixed-fee first appointment for initial advice – £250 plus 20% VAT
  • Dealing with a contested divorce
  • Dealing with a divorce with a foreign element
  • Dealing with a divorce based on adultery where a co-respondent is named in the divorce petition
  • Making changes to your divorce application after it has been issued by the Court
  • Proceedings or correspondence to resolve financial matters
  • Proceedings or correspondence relating to children
  • The costs of any work involved in personally serving documents
  • The costs of any work involved in locating a spouse
  • The costs of any extra applications that may need to be made to the Court during the Court process
  • Obtaining a duplicate copy of the marriage certificate if the original cannot be found
  • Obtaining a duplicate copy of the decree absolute if it has been lost
  • Any Court fees including the fee for issuing the divorce application and the fee for applying the decree absolute
  • Any telephone calls, letters and emails that are received above and beyond what is required to complete the divorce

We can always arrange to obtain payment by monthly instalments if you have difficulties in paying all the amounts due in one payment.

Family Law Testimonials

Used Battrick Clark for both my partner’s divorce and conveyancing when we recently moved – were great on both occasions.

Suzy Perry

Can’t thank you enough for your empathy and dedicated work! The SGO [Special Guardianship Order] was approved with a very secure care plan for my grandson. My grandson’s future is a safe, brighter place thanks to you all!


I used your firm to assist me with my court proceeding with North Somerset local authority…. All through the proceedings, [Eva] has shown me that she certainly did know what she was doing and also showed me that I could trust her!… I would without a shadow of a doubt use your company with anything family wise I ever need in the [future] and would be instantly requesting Eva was part of the team.

Anonymous, North Somerset

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