Our fees are based on an hourly rate of the fee earner who is dealing with your matter or can be agreed on a fixed fee basis as below.

Fees

Level of Complexity Filing a claim or defending the claim Preliminary hearings Final hearings
Simple Complexity  From 600 + vat from 550 + vat From 800 + vat
Medium complexity  From 800 + vat from 700 + vat From1200 + vat
Complex cases  From 1000 + vat from 900 + vat From 1700 + vat

Hourly rates:

We have set out the hourly rates for lawyers at different levels.

The rates and fee estimates are exclusive of VAT and disbursements. Professional fees will be subject to VAT at 20% where this is applicable.

These rates are subject to annual review.

  • Senior Associates £220–£260
  • Associates: £170 – £220
  • Trainee Solicitors – £110 to £120
  • Paralegals- £110

Fees not included (Disbursements) 

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Barrister’s fees are estimated between £1,000 and £5,000 depending on the length of representation and can be higher (depending on the experience of the Barrister) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)

 

Key stages

Some of those stages below may not be applicable and will be reflected on price

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and 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 claim or response
  • 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
  • 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

Prices quoted are for representation throughout the full stage of proceedings up to a final hearing. Work would include the draft of initial pleadings, attendance at a preliminary hearing to discuss case management, dealing with the case management orders including; preparation of a schedule of loss; dealing with disclosure of documents/preparation of a bundle and drafting of witness statements. We would also instruct and liaise with a barrister for any final preparations before attending the final hearing.

Timescale

Employment-related claims can take from one month to a year or longer depending on whether the agreement is reached at an early stage or proceeds to a final hearing. An accurate timescale will be provided at the time commencing a case.

We are Multilingual, our experts can advise clients who speak English, Georgian, Russian, Urdu, Chinese and Persian Language.

We are experienced – At LawLex, the immigration advisors have been helping people come to Britain and remain in the UK for many years.

We are up to date – It is our top priority to keep ourselves update with the constant changes in immigration law and EU legislation.

We will listen – we know that everyone’s immigration case is different and there is no one solution that is perfect for everyone. Our immigration advisors always listen to your situation and will guide you accordingly with your circumstances.

We speak many languages –  If you don’t speak English language we will make sure we have someone on hand who can translate. At LawLex Solicitors we speak English, Georgian, Russian, Urdu, Chinese and Persian language.

We know that every legal issue is hard and cause mental stress. We at LawLex Solicitors are unique which is why we carefully tailor our advice to suit individuals’ needs and strive to secure the best outcome for you. To speak to a member of our legal team, call us on  0203 432 7706 or contact us online here and we will call you back.

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