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    Fees and Services

    In this uncertain economic climate, offering clear and open pricing is as important to us as it is to you. Our pricing and additional services set us apart from other law firms.

    We understand that everyone has different needs, so instead of providing one pricing option for everybody, we want to offer a price suited to your individual needs. When you speak to us, we will take the time to fully appreciate your circumstances and understand the help and advice you may need. We know that at these times there is a lot of emotion and stress, and we’ll be able to provide you will good advice and support. Our employment lawyers have years of experience and are here to help you at these times.

    It’s important to us that you pay the right fee in the right way for the service that you require. Find below some of the examples of how you may like to pay and fund your legal advice or claim:

    • Pay by the hour for the time we spend on your case
    • Fixed fees – we may agree on a fixed price with you for the whole case
    • You may have legal expense insurance through various insurances you have
    • No Win, No Fee basis – after our initial discussion we’ll inform you if your claim is eligible

    We recognise the importance and security of clear transparent pricing of our legal services. As such, we are delighted to offer a range of pricing options for you.

    For an initial consultation (with no time limit) to find out if you have got a case and gain peace of mind of seeking expert legal advice from our employment solicitors, please call us on 01780 757 589, requests a callback or complete our fast track on line enquiry form.

    EMPLOYEE FEES – SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

    Legal costs for settlement agreements are normally paid or at least contributed to by your employer.

    Principal or Associate Solicitor

    Assistant Solicitor

    Paralegal

    Minimum Charge – Normally paid for by your employer

    £500 + VAT

    £350 + VAT

    N/A

    Fee options

    Hourly Rate

    £300 + VAT

    £200 + VAT

    N/A

    Typical costs

    £500 – £3,000 + VAT

    £350 – £2,000 + VAT

    N/A

    Settlement Agreements can take anything from a couple of hours to 10 hours or more to conclude. To remove your risk of incurring costs trying to improve an offer if your employer ultimately won’t budge we also offer a value added fees option. If there’s no improvement to the package on offer, we won’t charge you more than the minimum charge (normally payable by your employer). If there’s an improvement to the terms on offer, we would charge you the minimum charge (normally payable by your employer) plus an agreed percentage of the improvement instead of an hourly rate.

    Dependent on improvement obtained.

    Dependent on improvement obtained.

    N/A

    EMPLOYEE FEES – INITIAL APPOINTMENTS

    Fixed Fee

    Principal or Associate Solicitor

    Assistant Solicitor

    Paralegal

    For initial appointments we offer fixed fee options depending on the advice required and the seniority of the solicitor required. Gain peace of mind by seeking expert legal advice for a fixed fee:

    Advice about a dismissal/constructive dismissal where you have already been dismissed/resigned

    Find out if you have got a case. If you have, see fee options for Employment Tribunal Claims below.

     £150 + VAT

    £150 + VAT

    £150 + VAT

    Advice about an issue during your employment

    Do you have a problem at work? Not sure what to do? Raise it informally? Raise a grievance? Resign? Agree an exit package? We can talk you through the legal options allowing you to decide the right course of action for you.

    £350 + VAT

    £175 + VAT

    £125 + VAT

    Contract review

    Starting a new job? Agreeing your contract of employment has financial, tax and lifestyle implications. Contracts are often stacked in the employer’s favour and the law provides limited protection to employees for the first 2 years of employment. Our expert solicitors can help redress the balance.

    £350 + VAT

    £175 + VAT

    £125 + VAT

    Restrictive covenant advice

    Want to leave and work for a competitor? Want to start your own business? Already left and received a letter before action from your employer or their solicitors? Our expert solicitors have extensive experience of restrictive covenant cases and can help you understand what you can and can’t do and fight your corner if you are pursued by your former employer. Fixed fee covers pre-litigation advice only. If litigation commences (which is rare) fees will be discussed further.

    £350 + VAT

    £175 + VAT

    £125 + VAT

    Advice about an ongoing Employment Tribunal

    Started a claim without a solicitor and now need help? Unhappy with your current solicitor? We can offer an opinion on an ongoing Tribunal Claim for a fixed fee.

    Wages/Holiday pay/Unfair Dismissal where documents do not exceed 250 pages

    £350 + VAT

    £175 + VAT

    £125 + VAT

    Any other claims or claims where documents exceed 250 pages

    £500 + VAT

    £300 + VAT

    N/A

    By the Hour

    £300 plus VAT

    £200 plus VAT

    £125 plus VAT

    EMPLOYEE FEES – EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL CLAIMS

    Legal Expense Insurance

    Check your household insurance – we can help you to see if you are covered.
    Subject to the prospects of success being 51% or higher
    your legal expense insurance may cover your legal fees.

    Legal Expense Insurance

    Nothing to pay when fees are covered by your insurance (other than any applicable policy excess).

    By the Hour

    Principal / Associate Solicitor
    Assistant Solicitor
    Paralegal
    Counsel fees – Per day cost range from
    Travel expenses discussed in advance
    Typically Claims take between 30-75 hrs to conclude

    By the Hour

    £300 plus VAT
    £200 plus VAT
    £125 plus VAT
    £500- £2500 plus VAT
    Discussed in advance

    Fixed Fee

    We may agree a fixed fee with you
    Depends on the complexity of the claim
    Always agreed from the outset
    Typical fixed fee for Unfair Dismissal
    Payable over 3 months

    Fixed Fee

    Call to discuss

    £5000 -£15000 plus VAT

    No win, No Fee basis

    We will advise you within 30 days of our first meeting whether your
    claim is eligible for a no win/no fee. The success threshold is 60%.
    If it meets the threshold, the fees will be as indicated.

    No win, No Fee basis

    Call to discuss

    There is a fixed fee of £150 plus VAT to assess your case.

    Thereafter, if we agree to progress your case:
    a. 25% plus vat of any settlement if the claim settles more than 7 days before the hearing
    b. 35% including vat of any settlement or award if the claim settles within 7 days
    of the hearing or settles at or after hearing
    c. If Counsel is used then you will be responsible for costs as mentioned above
    d. If Counsel fees are incurred then the percentage at points (a) and (b) will
    decrease to 20% plus VAT

    Tribunal Claims usually have the following stages:

    a. ACAS early conciliation completed within 3 months of incident or dismissal
    b. Claim submitted within 1 month of the date of early conciliation ending
    c. Employers have 28 days to respond to the claim from when it is accepted and sent to them
    d. Most claims then have the following stages:
    i. Preparation of schedule of loss
    ii. Disclosure of documents
    iii. Agreement on documents to be used at the hearing
    iv. Preparation of Hearing Bundle of documents
    v. Witness statements from relevant witnesses
    vi. Exchange of witness statements
    vii. Preparation of list of issues, chronology, and case list
    viii. Hearing
    ix. Remedy Hearing

    More complex claims may have additional preliminary hearing(s) either for case management or to determine preliminary issues such as whether the Claimant is an employee or whether the Claimant is disabled .

    e. Claims take on average between 26 and 78 weeks to conclude if the matter proceeds to hearing. If you claim settles, this time period could be much shorter.

    Tribunal Claims usually have the following stages:

    For more detail please call us

    * For further details regarding Tribunal Claims and the process, please click here

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