Our work is charged per hour and our rates are as follows :
- Grade A (£250 plus VAT (£300 per hour) – Solicitors, fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) with over eight years’ post qualification experience, including at least eight years’ litigation experience, and senior legal advisers with equivalent experience.
- Grade B (£200 plus VAT (£240 per hour) – Solicitors and legal executives with over four years’ post qualification experience, including at least four years’ litigation experience, senior legal advisers with equivalent experience and costs lawyers depending on the complexity of the work.
- Grade C (£175 plus VAT (£210 per hour) – Other solicitors, legal executives, legal advisers of equivalent experience, client liaison managers and costs lawyers depending on the complexity of the work.
- Grade D £150 plus VAT (£180 per hour– Trainee solicitors, paralegals, other legal advisers, trainee costs lawyers and costs draftsman.
You will be informed at the start of the matter who is working on your case and at what Grade their work is charged. If for any reason this changes you will be informed of this before work is carried out.
We act under legal expenses insurance for an hourly rate of £120 plus VAT for customers of our contracted insurance partners. This is subject to the terms and conditions of the insurance policy being met. Customers can choose to use this cover to instruct a solicitor of their choice provided the firm agree to enter into our terms and conditions in line with their legal expenses policy.
We can also sometimes offer Damages Based Agreements or Conditional Fee Agreements in relation to employment matters. On these agreements we are paid by receiving 35% (including VAT) of any compensation you receive from your case. If you lose, then you pay nothing, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement.
This is something that we only offer on suitable cases i.e. cases that have very good prospects of success and have sufficient financial value. Please note that under our Damages Based Agreement you are also responsible for paying any disbursements on your case yourself. We will ask for you to pay these to us before we incur any disbursements on your case.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, and can include:
- Barrister’s fees
- Medical reports
- Court fees
The disbursements required vary from case to case and you will be fully advised of any disbursements that may be required in your case.