We offer a range of competitively priced funding options for claimants and respondents:
- No-win-no-fee (Conditional Fees Agreement)
- Fixed fees (for specific tasks)
Some cases may also be funded if a client has Home Contents Insurance or Contents/Buildings Insurance with Employment Protection Cover.
No-win-no-fee (Conditional Fees Agreement)
In most successful no win, no fee claims, claimants must give part of their compensation to their solicitor in the form of a ‘success fee’. This success fee is almost always a percentage of the total compensation award. Our success fees vary between 20 to 30 percent. We always advice client at the first appointment.
Employment Solicitor to review your documents we can provide a written investigation report (one-off advice).
|Type of claim||Fees|
|Standard Claims||£350 (exclusive of VAT)|
|Complex Claims||£750 (exclusive of VAT)|
|Settlement negotiations through ACAS Early Conciliation or directly with your employer our Employment Solicitor||fees start from £250 (exclusive of VAT). Most cases after initial few letters get billed on standard hourly rate of the fee earner. We always inform clients at the first meeting.|
This allows you to receive the employment law advice and legal support you need with the certainty of an agreed fixed cost for each stage of your claim.
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal.
|Type of work||Fees (estimate only)|
|Simple case||£1000-1800 (excluding VAT)|
|Medium complexity case||£5000-£8000 (excluding VAT)|
|High complexity case||£10,000 or more (excluding VAT)|
Each case is dealt and fees are agreed based on its merits.
We will discuss the issue in a phone call to see whether we can help you. We will try to assess the case at initial consultation give you an indication of costs.
We will consider the following factors that could make a case more complex:
- If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim.
- Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person.
- Making or defending a costs application.
- Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties).
- The number of witnesses and documents.
- If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer.
- Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal.
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing based on the hourly rate of your caseworker (excluding VAT).
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel’s fees can vary depending on experience of the advocate for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation).
Our work includes:
- Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change).
- Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached.
- Preparing claim or response.
- Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party.
- Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process.
- preparing or considering a schedule of loss.
- Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing.
- Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents.
- Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses.
- preparing bundle of documents.
- Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements.
- agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list.
- Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel.
Our fees for the above are paid on hourly rate of the fee earner/solicitor dealing with the matter. If it is possible to estimate the work required the clients are advised at every stage and the fees vary between £350 -£750 (exclusive of VAT).
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.
How long will my matter take?
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, according to ACAS it takes 11 days. We always advice our client that every case should be assessed on their own merits. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, the time scale depends on the complexity of matter. It may take between 6 months to a year to get a hearing listed. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.
How can you pay the fees
Many of our clients prefer us to work on a pay-as-you-go basis. For this type of service, our standard hourly rate applies.
|1||Partners with over 8 years’ post-qualification experience||£200.00|
|2||Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ post-qualification experience||£175.00|
|3||Solicitors of less than 4 years’ post-qualification experience, legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience||£ 165.00|
|4||Trainees, paralegals and fee earners of equivalent experience||£ 100.00|
Fixed fee option
In many cases, we can fix our fees for the work we do. We’ll take into account the likelihood of additional and unexpected work and give a fixed cost.