Our overall fees vary depending upon how complex your case is and what you would like us to do. For a free quote specifically tailored to your circumstances please email email@example.com or call us on 020 3 500 2141 We would be more than happy to discuss your case.
We will always seek to explore if there are any other funding options available to our clients, such as cover under an existing legal expense insurance policy that you may have or on a no win no fee agreement known as a Damage Based Agreement – see below.
We will ensure that we fully explain:
- How we calculate our fees;
- The likely costs involved to prepare and run your case;
- Any additional costs that may be incurred; and
- Any costs that may be recoverable from, or payable by you to the other party.
Depending on your issue we may offer the following options:
- Damage based Agreement (commonly known as No Win No Fee)
With this option there is no financial risk to you. If you lose your case you will not have to pay for Solicitors fees and this is the risk we take on your behalf.
If we win your case we take a percentage of the damages (up to 35%).
On some matters we have fixed fee options available. This means that a lawyer will assess your situation and provide you with a fixed fee to assist with your case. This gives you a level of cost certainty to get you to a particular resolution.
For some areas we are able to do this in stages of your case which gives you even more flexibility.
Agreed hourly rate
This is the traditional fee structure which means that a lawyer will assess your case and provide a fully flexible option on an hourly basis. We will provide information about the likely overall cost of your matter and you will be updated as to these costs.
We will always discuss this with you at the beginning of your case and explore if this option if it is available to you.
Union and other organisations
Union and some other membership organisations may offer legal cover within your benefits.
If you are a member of such an organisation you should inform us so that we can discuss that with you.
We set out below details of our typical hourly rates for:
- Employment law
- Breach of contract
- Constructive and unfair dismissal
- Discrimination in the workplace
- Harassment in the workplace
- Settlement agreements
- UK employment laws
Where VAT is referred to below, please note that this will be charged at the applicable rate, which is currently 20%.
Our standard hourly rates are £275 plus VAT for one of our lawyers and £330 plus VAT for a Director.
To give a very general idea of how much our fees (excluding disbursements – see below) tend to be where an employee brings an employment claim the ranges tend to be:
- Simple cases: £3,000 plus VAT
- Medium complexity cases: £5,000 plus VAT and
- High complexity cases: up to £10,000 plus VAT
As can be seen from the above, the time spent on a case and our costs can vary significantly depending upon how complex a case is.
A case is likely to be more complex (and so incur more time) if:
- It is necessary to attend a long hearing;
- If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim;
- Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person;
- Making or defending a costs application;
- Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties);
- the number of witnesses and documents;
- If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer, and
- Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal.
Disbursement (not included in our pricing):
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees and counsels fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Expert medical fees.
In some cases, it may be appropriate to obtain expert medical evidence and the cost of the expert will vary depending on the expertise required. Typically, a report from a GP would cost in the region of £300 plus VAT but a report from a psychiatrist would on average be in the region of £1,500 plus VAT.
The estimated barristers fee for preliminary hearing will be in the region of £1,500 plus VAT and for a final hearing the fees will range from £2,000 to £20,000 excluding VAT, charged at 20% depending on experience of the advocate and how many days the final hearing is listed for and would include any preparation work for the hearings.
On occasions it may be appropriate to seek a written advice from the barrister or have a conference (a meeting) with them. The estimated cost of that would range from £750 to £3,000 plus VAT.
- Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change);
- Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
- Preparing claim or response;
- Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party;
- Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process;
- Preparing or considering a schedule of loss;
- Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing;
- Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents;
- Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses;
- Preparing bundle of documents;
- Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements;
- Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list; and
- Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel.
Key stages / timescales
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 4-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 3 months – 2 years (depending on the complexity of the case). This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.
Qualification and Experience
We have three members of the team who may work on your matter:
Mr. Fahmy Mohideen Bawa Mohamed – Qualified solicitor with many years of experience. Qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 at the BPP School. Mr. Fahmy is the director of this firm. Mr. Fahmy has for more than 10 years experience, practised as a solicitor and is experienced in the UK immigration and asylum. He specialises in commercial work, family law, wills and probate, Employment matter, lasting powers of attorney and private client work and Landlord and Tenant matter. Mr. Fahmy prides himself in his ability to create lasting relationships by listening to his clients, providing honest and straightforward advice as a priority. He is involved in various community, charity work and other related social activities.