We have been living apart for 4 yrs and plan to sell house and split 50% but need to be legally separated before we can do that. What would we expect to pay a solicitor and could you recommend someone. tks
Assuming you have no children and if you have all the details of your separation fully agreed (and you need to include pension, inheritance etc); then the legal fees will be much reduced. If you are planning to sell the property, you could agree that all the legal costs are covered from the sale.
You both however should engage your own solicitor and make sure you have full legal advice.
If you have been living apart for more than two years, I recommend applying for divorce rather than Judicial Separation.