Employment Law Solicitors – No Win No Fee
Our Employment Law Solicitors work on a No win No fee basis and are happy to offer Free Employment Law Advice and a Free Initial Assessment of your case.
There are three methods of funding our fees for bringing your claim, they are:
Subject to a favourable assessment of the merits and depending upon the value of your claim, our employment tribunal solicitors may be able to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
Our fee for representing you is 35% (including VAT) of any damages we successfully recover for you either by way of a negotiated settlement of your claim or after a Tribunal hearing plus payment of any disbursements we incur acting on your behalf (if applicable).
This may include fees for medical reports or records, or Counsels fees incurred for representation at any final hearing (if applicable).
We will not incur any such disbursements without your agreement in advance.
If you are happy to proceed on this basis, we will send you a No Win No Fee agreement together with a full explanation of how this method of funding works.
Once you have had the opportunity to consider the same and if you wish to continue, you will sign and return the agreement after which we will represent you as your nominated solicitor and go on the Tribunal record as acting for you.
Our employment law solicitors can also represent you on a traditional hourly rate (plus VAT at 20%) plus disbursements which are payable win or lose.
How much you pay will be dependant upon the amount of time spent on your case and the level of experience of your appointed legal representative; for example, the hourly rate may vary between £150 for a junior or newly qualified solicitor to £295 per hour for a Partner (plus vat). Full details will be provided to you should you choose this option.
If you prefer this option, you will be entitled to retain 100% of any damages you recover. But please remember these fees are payable win or lose.
The total hourly rate costs may range anything from circa £5000 (plus VAT) and disbursements for relatively straightforward cases, to up to circa £20,000 (plus VAT) and disbursements for a more complex case.
You may have the benefit of legal expenses insurance which is often provided under a household insurance policy or other similar insurance-related product.
If so and your insurer believes that your case has sufficient merit (usually 51% or more), the insurer may agree to meet a proportion of your total legal fees payable to us (but almost never all of them) and you keep 100% of your damages. For example, if our hourly charge rate was £250 + VAT per hour, the insurer may only agree to pay anything between say £90 and £120 per hour + VAT potentially leaving a significant deficit payable by you (whether you win or lose).
In contrast, if you agree to use one of the insurer’s panel Solicitors nominated by the insurer then they will usually agree to work for the maximum lower fee payable by the insurers leaving no deficit for you to pay. That is obviously a matter to decide for you.
Your insurer may try and resist our appointment and insist that you use one of their own panel solicitors instead. Please note that an insurer cannot generally restrict your right to appoint a solicitor of your choice if your claim has already been issued in the Employment Tribunal. We usually agree to prepare and issue your Tribunal claim without charge in these circumstances so that the insurers cannot object to our appointment as your nominated Solicitor if that is what you wish.
If upon reflection. you would prefer to proceed on the basis of a No Win No Fee arrangement, then of course we can consider that if the merits and value permitted.
Tribunal Fees are no longer payable to the Employment Tribunal to commence proceedings.
Our team of experienced No win No fee Employment Tribunal Solicitors can help if you have been unfairly or wrongly dismissed, or discriminated against in your workplace.
Our team has over 26 years of experience and a proven track record of defending employees in various tribunal cases. We provide genuine No win No fee service with no hidden charges and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
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If you believe you may have a claim, contact our Employment Law Solicitor without a delay as certain types of employment claims have time limits. We offer free employment law advice and free initial case assessments so there is no risk to you.
Our experienced No win No fee employment law solicitors, can provide you with legal representation in all types of employee disputes, including:
In employment law, No Win No Fee agreement (also called a Damages based Agreement or “DBA”) means that you can make an Employment Law Tribunal claim without having to find and pay your Solicitors’ fees upfront.
You will only have to pay your Solicitors fee if your employment tribunal claim is successful whether by a negotiated settlement or a contested Tribunal hearing out of any damages we successfully recover on your behalf. *
If we are successful in winning your employment case, the fee you will pay will be 35% (including VAT) of any damages recovered. Similarly, if we obtain a settlement on your behalf, we will retain 35% (including VAT) of any settlement received. That is the absolute maximum percentage that any Solicitor is able to charge you for their fee.
In the event that you are unsuccessful with your employment claim, you will not have to pay any legal fees to us as your Solicitor, only disbursements that we have incurred in acting on your behalf and with your authority. For example, fees for a medical report (if required), or fees paid to a specialist employment law barrister for representing you at any substantive hearing (if required).
Having said that, about 70% of cases will settle before getting to Final hearing, so the disbursement of the barrister’s costs of representation are not required or incurred.
When you contact our expert employment law team, we will book you in for a free consultation and advise you on whether we believe you have an employment law Tribunal claim that we can assist you with on a No Win No Fee basis.
Please, however, note that there are very strict time limits that apply to employment tribunal claims. Therefore, it is of great importance that you seek legal advice from our employment law solicitors as soon as you can.
*provided no breach of the terms of the No Win No Fee agreement has taken place. For example, by misleading or lying to us.
Going to an employment tribunal may not be necessary as, depending on your individual case, there may be several other options available to you.
Unfortunately, in some circumstances it is not possible to resolve matters out of tribunal but our Employment Law Solicitors will be able to provide representation on a No win No fee basis.
Please, however, note that there are strict time limits that apply to employment tribunal claims. Therefore, it is of great importance that you seek legal advice from our employment law solicitors as soon as you can.
Once you have decided to pursue a claim in the Employment Tribunal, we will provide a pragmatic assessment of your case and tell you whether or not we can assist you on a No Win No Fee basis.
It is then for you to decide whether you want to proceed on this basis by signing and returning a copy of the No Win No Fee agreement.
Alternatively, once you have considered our assessment, you may decide to fund your claim by paying a traditional hourly rate or by making an application under your legal expenses insurance.
If you are looking for a No Win Fee Employment Law Solicitor to represent you, we need to assess the merits of your potential claim which we are normally happy to do free of charge.
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