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How much does it cost to use Durham Legal Services

Solicitors who specialise in Child Support legislation are very few and those that do exist tend to be very expensive or are only interested in class actions. We pride ourselves on having the lowest fee structure in the UK for specialist child support advice given by specialist CSA lawyers.  We don’t charge an hour or monthly rate or have a "fair" usage policy in place to limit telephone contact.  If you need to speak to us then it’s simple, you can. You can access the following advice services from Durham Legal Services UK:.

Telephone Advice

All our telephone advice calls are with a CSA specialist lawyer trained in all 3 child support systems. There is no time limit to the calls.  Unlike other telephone advice services, we don't just tell you you have a problem and quote legislation for you to work out how to resolve it yourself, we explain to you the course of action needed to rectify your problem. If you need it, we will give you two calls per advice voucher. Each voucher cost £35.00


Case Management Services

On a number of occasions, CSA problems require legal representation. The issues of paternity, CSA arrears or Tribunal Service hearings are never straightforward. Should you be faced with any such CSA problem, we are more then happy to take ownership of your case. We have a number of bespoke services based on the most common CSA problems, designed to keep the costs as low as possible.

Face to Face Interview.

We offer clients a face to face interview at our offices in Consett, Co Durham. There is a very good rail service to Durham and arrangments can be made to collect clients and return them to the railway station*. We set no time limit to our interviews and they are charged at £150.00 each.

Appeal Representaion

Appeal representation is amongst our most popular services. All appeals are supervised by Mike Smith. In all cases, we seek case management directions in order to speed up the appeal process and again, in all cases, try to seek a voluntary outcome with the other party or their representatives. Costs of appeal vary dependant on their nature but in every instance we determine if representation is cost effective. Please contact us for details of fees.

Arears Investigation and case review

Under new proposals, all arrears on existing cases are to be investigated by the Child Support Agency and once they have been "signed off" as verified, they will be locked down and transferred to the new CS3 scheme. There will be no appeal and no involvement with you, it s a straightforward internal check by the CSA to agree the work previously carried out by them. However, once these arrears are transferred, there will be no opportunity to revist them. If you currently have arrears you disagree you owe and your case is on CSA1 or CSA2, you should consider this service. Investigation and preparation of a written report with a telephone advice call to discuss it costs £450.00

Full case management

Full case management is our most popular service. We become the Agency's point of contact for your case and help you deal with everything from a full case check and arrears investigation, ensuring legislation has been applied correctly, Departure and Variation work and enforcement issues. Please contact us for fees because these can vary depending on if you need to combine tribunal work with this or not.



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CSA Testimonials

I write this testimonial as the mother of a son who took his own life because of life’s pressures, including those placed upon him from the Child Support Agency.  I was not asked to write it but we feel we need to tell our story in order to help others.

Mr & Mrs S Moody, London

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We are confident not only about the advice we offer but the standard of that advice. Durham Legal Services has represented people with child support problems for the last twenty years. We know we can help you if you have a real CSA problem.


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