Legal Fees and Disbursements:
Note: Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties.
Fees are charged on a private paying basis and will usually vary depending on the complexity of the matter.
Simple case: Average fees are between £1,500.00 and £2,000.00 (excluding VAT).
Medium complexity case: Average fees are between £2,000.00 and £3,000.00 (excluding VAT).
High complexity case: Average fees are between £2,000.00 and £5,000.00 (excluding VAT).
Factors that may affect the complexity of the case include:
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £1,000.00 per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we would anticipate between 1-2 days depending on the complexity of the case.
For some types of matter we will consider acting for you on the basis of a damages based agreement – this is a type of agreement that enables us to be paid for the legal work we undertake out of any damages you receive in the event that your claim is successful.
Before agreeing to act for you on a private basis, we will discuss with you whether there are other means of funding this matter. It is important that you explore whether you have any insurance policies or trade union or affinity memberships that may provide funding for this type of claim.
Before you instruct us to act for you we will send a letter to you setting out the basis of how we will be charging you.
Likely disbursements will be:
Counsel’s fees estimated between £1,800.00 to £2,500.00 per day (depending on the experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation).
What services does this fee include:
Potential additional costs may be charged for:
Other claims that may be brought (for example a claim for sexual or disability discrimination against your employer).
The experience of the people who may carry out the work for you:
The typical timescales and key stages of the purchase transaction:
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter 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 6-8 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6-8 months. This is an estimate only and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.