How We Charge
We charge an hourly rate depending upon the level of fee earner. This is determined by the complexity of your matter. Our hourly rates vary from £250 plus VAT to £350 plus VAT according to location. We require payment for the initial meeting and then money on account if you decide to proceed. Our policy is then to bill all work in progress at the end of each calendar month. You can reduce the time we spend on your case by sending any relevant documents to us in advance together with a short description of the problem. We always like to see a copy of your employment contract if you have one. You will be charged for pre-reading any material in advance of the initial meeting.
You should check your insurance policies such as home contents to see whether you have the benefit of a legal expenses insurance policy.
Are you a member of a Trade Union? If so, the Union may fund your case.
Your employer’s contribution will normally cover the cost of advice on the terms of a compromise agreement.
We have no legal aid franchise.
No Win No Fee Agreement
We will arrange an initial meeting with you to consider whether your claim has more than 50% chance of succeeding at the employment tribunal and the compensation awarded will be sufficient to cover our costs. We always charge for the initial meeting. Because the costs of the case are not recoverable in the employment tribunal by the winning party, the scope for recovering sufficient compensation to pay our fees is limited so we tend not to undertake many no win no fee agreements.