Wednesday 16 September 2015 8.49pm
"Family law" is a generic title and has several sub-specialities: matters to do with children (which has its own sub-sub-specialities); divorce/dissolution and financial matters consequential upon divorce/dissolution of a civil partnership; injunctions, etc, etc. An expert in financial matters may not be an expert in matters to do with children.
A reasonably priced family lawyer probably won't be based in SE1, though you're probably best approaching a firm that undertakes predominantly publicly funded (legal aid) work as their private rates are usually cheaper. Philcox Gray (Newington Causeway
- 020 3207 2074) are a very highly regarded firm and their rates are likely to be more palatable than, say, Anthony Gold. Margaret Hatwood, in particular, at Anthony Gold is amazing but her hourly rate is upwards of £300. NB: I have no affiliation with Philcox Gray, but I previously worked for Anthony Gold.
As an alternative, if your requirement is straightforward - you just need some advice or a document drafted, or perhaps assistance at a court hearing - I would be happy to help in a professional capacity. I have 14 years' experience in family law and regularly assist litigants in person as a professional McKenzie friend. My hourly rate is £40 and I am happy to work on a fixed fee basis.