When considering legal action against your employer thought must be given to how you intend to fund your claim, the value of your potential claim and the likelihood of your claim being successful. We can assist you in calculating the value of your claim and assessing likelihood of your claim being successful in one of our fixed fee consultation meetings.

Legal Expenses Insurance

If you have a home insurance policy then you are very likely to have legal expenses insurance attached to it. If this is the case then provided your claim falls under the elements of insurance cover listed in your policy and has a reasonable prospect of success, i.e. a better than 50% chance of success, your insurer will pay all legal costs that have been reasonably incurred from the date they agree cover (subject to compliance with their terms and conditions).

Payment according to an hourly rate

This is the most traditional manner in which to fund any claim. You pay the solicitor carrying out the work on your case at his/her hourly rate until the matter is concluded. This option for payment is beneficial if you have a very high value case, a very straightforward case or you are asking us to carry out only a small amount of work. However you will need to make an initial payment on account before any work can be started, which will be determined by your assigned solicitor, followed by ongoing payments as the case is progressed. Most employment claims cost between £5000 - £10,000 plus VAT but your solicitor will advise you of the likely costs for your case when instructed.

Fixed Fee Payments

On appropriate cases we are able to offer fixed fee payments. This is a set amount paid for the work we carry out on your matter that does not change with the time the work takes or the amount the service is used. After an initial consultation with one of our solicitors to discuss your potential case, your solicitor will endeavour to fix the price required for the next steps - if we say it will cost £100 plus VAT to complete a letter that is exactly how much it will cost. We pride ourselves on not suprising you with hidden fees and charges.

No win no fee

This option is the riskiest funding arrangement for both parties. We agree to take your case forward on the basis that we only take an agreed percentage plus VAT of any award made to you if you win or settlement negotiated. Due to the risk we will only take claims on a no win no fee basis if they have passed a full risk assessment under our assessment scheme, which looks at the likely level of compensation (it would need to exceed £15,000) and the strengths of the case. The normal percentage we will take if your claim succeeds is 40% (inclusive of VAT) but it is dependent on the results of the risk assessment. The percentage does NOT cover barrister's fees or disbursements such as expert fees, which will be payable by you at all times.

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