Transparent Pricing Policy

A. Listed below are our various approaches to funding your case:

  1. Talk to Tom. This is a direct talk o a solicitor service. You can book a 10-minute appointment
    (£25) or a 30-minute appointment (£45) (where you can upload your documents). Mark in
    the link below:
  2. No Win No Fee
    We endeavour to fund the majority of cases under a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. This means
    that you would only pay our fees at the end of the case if you have won damages under a
    settlement (from a payout). We would then deduct our fees from your winnings.
    Conventionally, the share of your damages taken as our fee would be 35% (inclusive of VAT),
    unless a different figure is agreed in advance. This means that you would receive 65% of
    your damages.
    Occasionally, we may ask for some monies on account of our fees in advance of commencing
    your claim, in circumstances where we have to instruct a barrister or pay Court/Tribunal
    fees on your behalf, for instance. We would let you know of these circumstances in advance.
    Alternatively, we may agree with you that any incidental costs or fees are deducted from your
    damages at the conclusion of your case.
    We can only undertake your case on a no win no fee basis if the case is very straightforward
    and there is a very high chance of you succeeding in your claim. If this is not the case, we
    would need to fund your case either by way of a fixed fee agreement or an hourly rate fee
    agreement.
  3. Fixed Fee Agreement
    If your case is unsuitable for a no win no fee agreement but is still relatively straightforward,
    we may be able to undertake the work on your behalf under a fixed fee agreement. In these
    circumstances we would ask you to pay all, or a proportion, of your fee in advance of any
    work being undertaken. At the conclusion of the case we would ask you for the remainder of
    the fee if you had only paid a proportion in advance.
    Generally, our fixed fees range from £500.00 – £5,000.00 plus VAT. We would recommend
    that you contact us to discuss your case so that we can provide you with a more accurate
    estimate based on the circumstances of your potential claim.
    The normal price of a case assessment is £500 plus VAT.
    If, during the conduct of your case, it becomes apparent that a fixed fee agreement is unsuitable
    we may discuss with you the option of your reverting to an hourly rate fee agreement.
  4. Hourly Rate Fee Agreement
    If your potential claim appears unsuitable to be undertaken by both no win no fee or fixed fee
    agreements we will discuss our hourly rates with you. At present, these are as follows:
    Solicitor: £175-£250 per hour plus VAT
    Paralegal: £100-£125 per hour plus VAT
    If we undertake work on this basis we may ask for some monies on account of our fees in
    advance of commencing your claim, especially if it appears that we may have to instruct a
    barrister or pay Court fees on your behalf, for instance.
    We would recommend that you contact us to discuss your case so that we can provide you
    with a more accurate estimate based on the circumstances of your potential claim.
    B. Factors that could increase the costs of your case:
  5. If we have not received from you, or your opponent, all the paperwork we require in order to
    make good progress in your case or if information we have requested is missing or incorrect;
  6. If third parties do not respond to our requests for information thoroughly or promptly;
  7. If, during the conduct of your case, factors arise to make it more complex.
    If any of these circumstances occur we would contact you to discuss how best to fund any
    additional costs arising.
    C. Services we provide:
    We will initially obtain from you information about your potential claim (you can upload documents
    with the initial email and via our systems). We will also decide at that point how best
    to finance your case. If we are agreed that we can take on your case and undertake work on
    your behalf the following will take place:
  8. Instruct one of our employment of civil litigation lawyers
    The lawyer will obtain more detailed information from you about your case, advise you on
    how we will proceed and provide you with an engagement letter with details confirming our
    terms and conditions. This letter will also set out how your case will be financed.
  9. Financing
    We will have agreed, by your signing the engagement letter, that your case will be funded by
    way of a No Win No Fee Agreement, Fixed Fee Agreement or an Hourly Rate Fee Agreement.
  10. Legal Work
    It is likely that we will ask you to provide evidence relating to your claim and to forward that to
    us by uploading or post or by scanning and emailing the material to us. Please do not send
    original documents.
    We will advise and assist you throughout your case, prepare necessary information and evidence
    to support your case, make any necessary applications and represent you at tribunal
    or court hearings as necessary (or arrange for a barrister to attend hearings, as agreed).
    D. Information on experience and qualifications of staff
    Our team is made up of various solicitors/lawyers (barristers) with 5 to 20 years’ experience
    in employment law and litigation. The team is supervised by Tom Street who has over 19
    years’ experience working in employment law and civil litigation and who qualified as a solicitor
    in 2003.