• Family Law
  • Cohabitational Breakdown and Divorce
  • Money and Property

Working in a way that best suits you

So as to keep costs down I aim to support women by advising and guiding them through their specific legal issues by way of having a legal expert on side. Where necessary, the actual application/claim/petition is submitted by the client herself (as a litigant in person). All courts recognise the right of parties to represent themselves in a case involving them, however being aware of the common pitfalls and difficulties faced by those who are unfamiliar with the court system I will endeavour to cover every aspect of the procedure and explain the relevant laws to you. By way of example, looking at financial remedy post divorce, we have a jurisdiction that recognises that every family is different and, accordingly, has given the courts a wide discretion when dealing with financial remedy following divorce. The court is mandated to achieve ‘fairness’ between the parties both with respect to capital settlements and with respect to payments of maintenance. This cannot always be achieved with a set formula or easy definitions of what are matrimonial assets hence the need for the guidance and advice which I can provide.

To find out more and discuss any questions you might have please contact me.

  1. I, Camilla Choudhury – Khawaja was called to the Bar in 1998, I hold a current dual capacity practising certificate in both self employed and employed practice as a Barrister of England and Wales. I am registered with the Bar Standards Board under this name.
  2. I charge £228 per hour plus VAT, I practice law predominantly in the field of money/financial cases also known as ancillary relief post divorce and TOLATA i.e post cohabitational breakdown. By way of an indication only I charge £6840 incl VAT for the first stage in a financial relief claim i.e. Form A to the First Appointment, I shall assist with completion of the Form A and E and prepare all the Practice Direction documents ahead of the First Appointment and represent at the same within the aforementioned fee. Fees are in the region of £8208 incl VAT for all works between the First Appointment and Hearing 2/FDR and finally, depending again upon the complexity and duration of the matter/hearing, in the region of £10,944 incl VAT from FDR to Final Hearing (of 1 day duration). Please note these are fees quoted on the basis I am being instructed in the absence of a solicitor and on the basis the total marital/cohabitational assets are less than £300,000 in total, where assets exceed £300,000 please let me know as this may affect the above fees. The above fees are an indication only, please refer to my email to yourself as to the specifics of our agreement as to fees.
  3. Upon request I shall provide you with the terms under which I work, said terms include details of my professional insurance, VAT number, Information Commisioner’s Office registration number and details of the client grievance procedure.