No win no fee employment solicitors
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If you have been dismissed from your employment, have ‘blown the whistle’ or have been discriminated against, harassed or victimized in anyway, we are often able to act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, which minimises the risk to you. Very few London solicitors offer this service and we use no win no fee agreements for clients on a regular basis.
In order to assess whether we will be able to act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis we will need to conduct an initial review of your case. We can do this for a fixed fee or on an hourly rate or, if we think your case is particularly strong, for free. However, we can only carry out a free case assessment if we believe that your case is very strong.
If we are able to act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis (and you wish us to do so) we will send you a contingency fee agreement, often known as a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. If you are unsure about anything in the agreement we will explain it to you – if you require further advice on your agreement then you should call your allocated solicitor or email them.
Some of the key features of a contingency fee agreement are –
- If you lose your case you will not be charged a fee for our services except in rare circumstances specified in the agreement such as, for example, if you do not comply with your responsibilities under the agreement by deliberately misleading us
- If you win your case (whether by way of an employment tribunal decision in your favour, an agreement to pay you monies or an agreement regarding the mutual compromise of claims between you and your employer) we will retain 35% of the compensation or settlement sum, inclusive of VAT, as a fee for our services.
- Disbursements (for example Tribunal fees and the fees of other professionals involved in your case, such as for a medical opinion from a medical expert) are not covered by the agreement. They are payable separately, by you, whether you win or lose your case. Many cases are concluded without the need for disbursements. If they are required in your case we will discuss this with you, explain your options and agree the fees with you in advance.
We may also be able to act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis if you would like us to try to negotiate an increase on a sum of money offered to you as part of a settlement agreement. In those circumstances the key features described above would apply, but the sum that we would retain as a fee for our services would be 35% of any increase we were able to negotiate, inclusive of VAT.
We will always advise you on the various cost options. If you would like more information please contact us.