We recognise at PB Employment Law that deciding how to fund your case can be a difficult decision. There may be options available to you of which you are not aware. PB Employment Law will always work with you to find funding solution that best meets your requirements.
Expenses in employment claims are likely to consist of solicitors fees + VAT, barristers fees plus VAT and other expenses (disbursements)
A solicitor’s services to clients is charged at an hourly rate, this covers, but is not limited to, consideration of documents, preparation of documents, drafting of letters, meetings, phone calls etc. Our hourly rates are extremely competitive for the London market making us the preferred choice of solicitor for many clients. We will always give you an estimate of the likely costs that will be incurred.
Where appropriate we are happy to consider fixed fees for particular types of work such as:
If you are a member of a trade union you may wish to check with them whether they can support your claim though their own legal advice programme.
You may wish to check your household insurance policy, motor insurance, travel insurance policies. Some credit cards will also have legal expenses insurance. There may be benefits of which you were not aware in your policy, which may assist you with legal funding. Legal expense insurance is usually sold as an additional product to add onto your legal insurance and it covers costs for the result of events, which have not yet occurred, e.g. employment disputes.
Check through your policy to see if you are covered for legal expenses and how to make a claim. Your insurer will probably initially want you to make an initial legal enquiry through them. You do however have the right to select and use an independent solicitor of your choice rather then a solicitor who your insurer will choose. You should ensure that you notify the insurer of your wish to use PB Employment Law.
A contingency fee is a method of paying for your solicitor where the amount you pay your solicitor depends upon the outcome of your claim. In the event a claims fails, no fee will be payable. Should it failthen you will not need to pay anything. If however it is successful,which we hope it would be, you would need to pay a percentage of your compensation plus out of pocket expenses. This method of funding is only suitable to claims, which satisfy a potential compensation threshold.
Please note we do not act in legal aid funded cases.
Should you wish to discuss any of the above in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us.