A recent study conducted by Lawhive has shed light on the significant variations in hourly rates charged by solicitors for divorce services across the UK’s 50 largest cities and towns.
The findings reveal a substantial cost disparity, with Edinburgh emerging as the most expensive city, charging an average hourly rate of £285.00 for divorce services. On the other end of the spectrum, Sunderland offers more affordable options, with an average hourly rate of £195.00.
These stark differences in pricing highlight the importance of conducting thorough research and considering various solicitor services when navigating the challenging process of divorce.
The Top 10 Most Expensive Cities/Towns for Divorce Services:
- Edinburgh – £285.00
- Leicester – £280.00
- London – £280.00
- Slough – £276.33
- Reading – £273.33
- Northampton – £272.00
- Brighton – £271.67
- Glasgow – £266.67
- York – £266.57
- Portsmouth – £265.00
The Top 10 Cheapest Cities/Towns for Divorce Services:
- Sunderland – £195.00
- Luton – £208.33
- Swansea – £210.00
- Aberdeen – £211.67
- Belfast – £212.00
- Huddersfield – £217.50
- Bristol – £221.83
- Bradford – £223.17
- Bournemouth – £229.50
- Peterborough – £230.00
The complete ranking of all 50 UK cities can be found on Lawhive’s website.
Commenting on the findings, Flinn Dolman, Co-founder & Chief Data Officer at Lawhive, highlighted the importance of exploring remote solicitor services to find more affordable options. He emphasised that individuals no longer need to solely rely on local solicitors, as online access allows for engagement with solicitors across the country, potentially resulting in significant cost savings.
Lawhive gathered data from solicitors in each city, obtaining a minimum of three quotes per city. The research specifically focused on divorce services and took into account population figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Consumers are advised to consider solicitors beyond their immediate area and take advantage of the convenience and cost-saving opportunities offered by engaging with solicitors remotely.
The study by Lawhive serves as a valuable resource for individuals navigating divorce proceedings, helping them make informed decisions about solicitor services based on affordability and quality.