Free initial consultation
We understand that financially (and emotionally), this may be a difficult and uncertain time for you. We therefore offer you a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced employment solicitors. At this stage, we will listen to your case and give you some free advice on your possible options. All you need to do is complete the consultation form for your free consultation, or call us on 020 7717 5259. Don’t worry, there is absolutely no obligation to proceed with us just because you have had a free consultation.
Fees for negotiations
If you do instruct us to represent you, we offer a range of flexible terms of payment including:
- percentage fees (aka no win no fee)
- hourly rates
- fixed fees
We accept a range of payment options, including credit cards.
No Win No Fee
For percentage / no win no fee cases, the actual percentage charged would normally be between 10% to 20% of any increased amount which we obtain for you. If you already have an offer on the table then our percentage fee would not apply to that amount.
Depending on the strength and value of your case, we may also specify an upfront fee of between £200 to £500 before we start the negotiation, but we can let you know exactly what fee structure we are prepare to offer you during your free consultation – there will never be any surprise fees with Monaco Solicitors.
Settlement agreement signing
We guarantee that you will not pay us a penny for signing off your settlement agreement. This is because the employer pays for this service. When you get a copy of your settlement agreement document, you will see a clause in there about legal fees. It normally specifies the amount which the employer will pay, and that is usually between £250 to £500. The way this works is that after we have reviewed and signed the settlement agreement for you, we then invoice the employer directly for the fee specified. You are not involved in that invoicing process so you can rest assured that it will not cost you anything to instruct Monaco Solicitors to sign your settlement agreement.
When to instruct us to negotiate
When negotiating it is best for us to be involved as early on in the process as possible, so we can guide you and get the best outcome for you. All too often we see employees try to conduct a negotiation themselves but then say the wrong things in the wrong way and end up with nothing at all.
If we do not think that we can significantly increase a potential settlement amount, we will let you know during your free consultation. But the vast majority of our clients end up significantly better off after we have represented them. Our reputation for fighting employment tribunals is well known to employers, and this really motivates them to give you a fair deal!
|We are experts at attending employment tribunals and undertaking the advocacy on your behalf. Of course we can simply provide advice if you prefer, or assist with the preparation of case documents for example witness statements. Its necessary to understand the details before setting a fee structure, as tribunal cases vary so much, but they do tend to be expensive and we tend not to do these on percentages. This is because they are often very long and uncertain.|