If you would like any information about our fees please call us on 01622-619480 – email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the FREE ONLINE ENQUIRY on this page and we will respond as soon as possible.
If your case is about Unfair or Wrongful Dismissal our fees are likely to be within one of the following brackets depending upon its difficulty or complexity:
Simple case: £2500-£3500 (excluding VAT)
Medium difficulty or complexity: £3500-£7500 (excluding VAT)
High difficulty or complexity: £7500-£15000 (excluding VAT)
The following factors may make your case more difficult or complex:
• Making or defending applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
• Your opponent is not legally represented
• 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
• Allegations of discrimination are made which are linked to the dismissal
• Your case raises a novel point of law
Disbursements are fees related to your case that are payable on your behalf to third parties, such as expert fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
At the outset of your case we will discuss whether it would be in your best interests to be represented at the hearing by a barrister (‘Counsel’). Counsel’s fees are normally around £1000 to £1500 per day (depending on his or her experience and the nature of the case) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation). Counsel’s fees are payable in addition to our fees.
The fees set out above cover all the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
• 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 is subject to change)
• Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore the possibility of settlement;
• Preparing your claim or response to the claim
• Reviewing and advising on your claim or the response from your opponent
• Exploring the possibility of settlement once proceedings are under way and negotiating on your behalf
• Preparing or considering a Schedule of Loss
• Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
• Exchanging documents with your opponent and agreeing/preparing a Hearing Bundle
• Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
• Reviewing the other party’s witness statements and advising
• Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or hearing timetable
• Preparing instructions to Counsel
• Preparing for and attending the Final Hearing,
Some of these stages may not be required in which case our fees will be reduced.
Can I get help even if I am representing myself?
Yes. We will help you with any of these key stages for a fixed fee agreed with you in writing.
How long will my case take?
This depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 6 – 12 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6 – 9 months.
Once your case is under way we will try to give you a more accurate estimate and will keep this under review as your case proceeds.
If your case is about debt collection we are likely to charge an hourly rate of £217.00. Routine letters and telephone calls are likely to be charged at the rate of £21.70 per item. We are unable to agree a fixed fee for debt collection.
These rates do not include VAT or payments we make on your behalf, such as court fees.
These rates may be reduced for established clients or where a lower rate is appropriate in the circumstances of the case in question. We are unlikely to charge fees at a higher rate.
For further information about fees or any of our services call 01622-619480 now, email email@example.com or submit the FREE ONLINE ENQUIRY on this page.