Care & Family

Private family law

We deal with a large range of Private Family matters including Divorce, Ancillary Relief and Child Arrangement cases. In this area we can prepare a Schedule of Costs or a more detailed Bill of Costs, if required. By instructing Paramount in Private Family cases, we can maximise your costs recovery by considering your file of papers and time recordings and advise where time may have been underestimated or not recorded at all. This also has the added bonus of saving you valuable time, allowing you to undertake more fee earning work, again maximising your costs.

High cost cases

Paramount specialises in the preparation of High Cost Case Plans in Legal Aid matters. This includes the traditional fully costed Case Plan and the Care Case Fee Scheme Case Plan (including the Single Counsel/Advocate Case Plan and its many variations, and the Two Counsel Case Plan). We will ensure that the correct type of Case Plan is prepared, which is in accordance with the LAA’s guidance, but also ensuring maximum costs are claimed for a Solicitor. Continual advice is also provided throughout the life of a High Cost Case.

Legal aid

We deal with all types of Legal Aid matters including Care, Family, Housing and Immigration cases.  We prepare all types of claims, whether assessed by the Legal Aid Agency or the Court, on both the LAA’s Client and Cost Management System (CCMS) and on paper.  For CCMS matters, we currently use the LAA’s bulk upload facility (which we find saves time and prevents deletion/loss of work on CCMS), however we are able to prepare claims directly on CCMS, if preferred.


Save time by instructing us to complete the processing of your Legal Aid matters.  Whether it is to be Court or LAA assessed, we will deal with the submission of your claim (on CCMS or on paper) all the way through to payment, dealing with any queries or notifications on your behalf along the way.

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Our Care & Family costs team is led by Claire Robson

Contact Claire

I would happily recommend Paramount due to the speed of turnaround of files, the accuracy of their work and also the overall service they offer, providing general advice in relation to billing. Kate Wheeler, Director, Atkinson Ritson Solicitors, Carlisle

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