A. Listed below are our various approaches to funding your case:
- 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:
- 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
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
- 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.
- 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:
- 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;
- If third parties do not respond to our requests for information thoroughly or promptly;
- 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:
- 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.
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.
- 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
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
Tom Street qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and has over 20 years experience in employment and litigation law. He studied law at the University of Manchester before undertaking the legal practice course at the College of Law in Guildford, going on to complete his legal training at a firm in Chancery Lane, London. Once fully qualified, he moved to a niche litigation practice in the City of London.
In 2010, Tom set up his own legal practice, Tom Street & Co Solicitors and as part of this, in accordance with his strongly held objective to provide everyone with an easy pathway to justice he established the online portals Do I Have A Case? and Tribunal Claim. These websites are trading names of Tom Street & Co Solicitors.