| ||For most types of matter we will consider acting for you on the basis of a damages based agreement. This is a type of agreement that enables us to be paid for the legal work we undertake out of any damages you receive in the event that your claim is successful. There is a cap on the amount of damages that we can agree with you to take. This is currently 35% of the damages but we may agree a percentage deduction set lower than this amount. |
Before agreeing to act for you on a private basis, we will discuss with you whether there are other means of funding this matter. It is important that you explore whether you have any insurance policies, trade union or affinity memberships that may provide funding for this type of claim.
Before you instruct us to act for you, we will send a letter to you setting out the basis of how we will be charging you.
Likely disbursements will be:
Counsel’s fees estimated between £500,00 to £1,000.00 per day (depending on the experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation).
What services does this fee include:
The following steps are included:
• Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and the 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 your claim
• 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 that we will rely on at the hearing
• Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
• agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
• Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel
Potential additional costs may be charged for:
Other claims that may be brought (for example a claim for sexual or disability discrimination against your employer)
The typical timescales and key stages of the purchase transaction
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, the case is likely to take 1- 15 weeks. If the claim proceeds to a final hearing, your case is likely to take 15 – 52
weeks. This is an estimate only and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.