We act on a no win, no fee basis in the following matters:
If we act for you on a ‘No win, no fee’ basis we will only recover our costs in the event of a successful claim. Unlike most firms we will pay all disbursements incurred in the preparation and litigation of your matter.
We will also generally act on a part no win no fee basis (where you pay some, but not all of your costs) in unfair dismissal, adverse action and discrimination matters.
In other types of matters we act on a variety of basis, including payment at the conclusion of the claim, or on a partial no win, no fee basis. Information about out fee policies for different types of work is set out below.
We invite all clients and prospective clients to have a straightforward, and honest conversation with us about legal fees. Before doing work on your matter we will issue you a costs disclosure which contains clear detail on the terms on which we act.
While no win, no fee arrangements assist in making legal services accessible, many firms charge exorbitant amounts on the conclusion of the matter. Only some of these costs are ever covered by the defendant (known as party-party costs).
In all matters, be they conducted on a no win, no fee basis, or some other arrangement we are committed to ensuring our costs are reasonable. Where appropriate we offer fixed fee arrangements.
We do not have the overheads of big firm with large offices, lots of staff and marketing expenses.
In our experience the fees we charge are significantly less than other firms, where the work is generally performed by more junior lawyers. This is shown by the fact that in matters where we recover costs from the defendant, we generally recover 70-80% of our total fees. Many other firms recover less than 60%.