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Divorce Costs Across UK Cities Revealed: Edinburgh Tops the List, Sunderland the Most Affordable

Lawhive, a legal services provider, has conducted research shedding light on the varying hourly rates charged by solicitors for divorce services across the 50 largest cities and towns in the UK.

The findings expose a significant difference in pricing, with an astonishing £1,350 gap overall for 15 hours of service between Edinburgh, the most expensive city, and Sunderland, the most affordable option.

The research unveils Edinburgh as the city with the highest average hourly rate for divorce services, standing at £285.00. On the other hand, Sunderland emerges as the most budget-friendly choice, with an average rate of £195.00 per hour.

These striking cost disparities can have a considerable impact on individuals navigating the challenging process of divorce, emphasising the importance of exploring various solicitor services to find the most suitable and affordable option.

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities/Towns:

  1. Edinburgh – £285.00
  2. Leicester – £280.00
  3. London – £280.00
  4. Slough – £276.33
  5. Reading – £273.33
  6. Northampton – £272.00
  7. Brighton – £271.67
  8. Glasgow – £266.67
  9. York – £266.57
  10. Portsmouth – £265.00

Top 10 Cheapest Cities/Towns:

  1. Sunderland – £195.00
  2. Luton – £208.33
  3. Swansea – £210.00
  4. Aberdeen – £211.67
  5. Belfast – £212.00
  6. Huddersfield – £217.50
  7. Bristol – £221.83
  8. Bradford – £223.17
  9. Bournemouth – £229.50
  10. Peterborough – £230.00

The complete ranking of all 50 UK cities can be found on Lawhive’s website.

Flinn Dolman, Co-founder & Chief Data Officer at Lawhive, shared his insight on the findings, highlighting the significance of exploring online platforms to find more affordable remote solicitors. He emphasised that living in high-cost areas like London does not necessarily mean exorbitant divorce prices, as individuals now have the option to engage with solicitors nationwide through online channels, enabling them to discover competitive rates and save money in the process.

The research conducted by Lawhive involved meticulous data collection from solicitors in the 50 largest cities and towns in the UK, based on population figures from the Office for National Statistics. A minimum of three quotes were obtained from solicitors in each city, resulting in an average of 3.5 quotes per city. All quotes specifically pertained to divorce services.

Consumer advice urges individuals to consider solicitors beyond their local area. With the convenience of online access, people can engage remotely with solicitors across the country, potentially finding more competitive rates and saving hundreds of pounds in the process.

Sam Allcock
Sam Allcock
With over 20 years of experience in the field SEO and digital marketing, Sam Allcock is a highly regarded entrepreneur. He is based in Cheshire but has an interest in all things going on in the North West and enjoys contributing local news to the site.
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