Fees

Free consultations

Get in touch to request a free consultation. If we can offer you one, we will respond within around 15 minutes during working hours. If we can’t offer you one we’ll let you know same day.

Paid consultations

Having reviewed your request for a free consultation, if we are unable to offer you a free 15 minute consultation, but feel you would benefit from some advice, then we may offer you a one hour paid consultation for £350+VAT as follows:

[1] Reviewing a reasonable number of documents;
[2] Discussing the merits and potential value of your case;
[3] Advising you regarding strategy for next steps including evidence needed;
[4] Advising you what letter to write, who to write it to, and what to say.

We will only offer you this if we think that it could lead to a favourable financial settlement from your employer.

Fees for negotiations

We can offer a range of flexible terms of payment including:

  • percentage fees, known as ‘no win no fee’, normally between 5% and 25% of any increase (see below for more details);
  • hourly rates; and
  • fixed fees (vary depending on the case).

We accept a range of payment options, including credit cards. 

No Win No Fee

Our experience allows us to quickly decide whether to offer you no win no fee; and we do try to offer no win no fee wherever possible, because we enjoy working together with you with the same incentives. This means aiming to settle cases quickly, out of court, and at the highest settlement value possible.

If you already have an offer on the table, then our percentage fee would not apply to that amount. That amount would be ring-fenced, and our percentage would only apply to any additional amount we negotiate for you.

Sometimes we also request a modest upfront fee of between £200 to £500. We will let you know the exact fee structure we can offer you during your free consultation. There will never be any surprise fees, or any obligation to proceed.

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 + VAT.

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.

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. If we do not think that we can significantly increase a potential settlement amount, we will let you know during your free consultation. 

Tribunals

It’s 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 purely no win no fee. This is because they are often very long and uncertain.