We are always willing to consider your case on a no-win no-fee basis. Put simply, there is nothing to pay if we don’t get you a settlement or win at Tribunal. It is often an attractive option at a time when your financial security is uncertain and other ways of paying aren’t available.
Many employment lawyers don’t like working on a no-win no-fee basis because the risks are too high. Whilst risk is clearly an important factor, we have acted for employees and senior executives for many years and are well placed to judge what those risks are.
How it works is simple: our fees are an agreed percentage of the settlement or Tribunal award. If the case is not settled or you don’t win at Tribunal, you do not pay us a penny in fees.
We like to be open and fair so, if your employer has already made you an offer, we will only apply our percentage to what we have managed to negotiate on top of their offer. We think this is a fair way to be paid for the work we do and results we achieve.
Not every case is appropriate for a no-win no-fee arrangement, but we will do our best to accommodate you if this is your preferred way of instructing us.
At your initial assessment we will discuss your individual situation, how we can help you, and give you advice on your situation, and what we feel is the best option for you. The initial assessment length and cost will depend on the complexity of your case and on the amount of documentation required to read; typically this is between £500 to £750 plus VAT.
After this assessment we will give you an idea of the cost, the way forward and what to expect. You can then decide whether you would like to go ahead and instruct us.
We will always explain all your options. If it is better for you to agree a fixed fee or use an insurance policy, we will tell you from the outset. You can read about the different options available to you here.
What about my employer’s costs?
Only in very exceptional circumstances will you be at risk of having to pay your employer’s costs. If it is ever a possibility, we will tell you straight away.
What about Employment Tribunal fees?
There aren’t any… for now. In July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that charging claimants a fee to bring a claim in a Tribunal was unlawful.
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