Can Family Solicitor Fees Be Negotiated?

If you use a solicitor, you will incur costs for work carried out on your behalf. Whilst it would be extremely unusual to get a huge bill at the end of a family case, unless this has been previously agreed, you will probably receive periodical bills detailing the work up to a particular date or stage of proceedings. But can these fees be negotiated? Do solicitors move away from their hourly fee or apply discounts in other ways? We take a look at all this and more.