The aim of this pricing document is to provide our clients with some information regarding the prices of our services.
These prices are intended as guidance, so you can compare the services we offer with services offered by other firms. We will always confirm fee quotes and pricing in a Client Care letter, if you choose to formally engage us.
Not all of the services which we offer require you, the client, to make use of our firm or incur any costs. For example, if you have been mis-sold or misadvised in respect of a pensions product, then you may be eligible to pursue a claim to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (“FSCS”) or the Financial Ombudsman Scheme (“FOS”). Neither of these services require you to instruct a lawyer, and you can pursue a claim yourself without incurring costs. Information on how to do so is available on the websites of the FSCS and FOS.
If however you do wish to utilise our services for such a claim then, we operate on the basis of a fixed fee of 25% of the compensation recovered by us on your behalf plus VAT and disbursements. VAT.
For other claims, which require court proceedings to be commenced, we offer a range of different funding options:
No Win, No Fee
No win-no fee – also known as a conditional fee agreement (“CFA”). In these cases we will charge an hourly rate for the time we spend working on your claim. In the event that your claim is successful, we will seek to recover our fees from the Defendant.
In some cases we may seek an additional success fee from the compensation you recover but this will be communicated to you in the Client Care Letter before you formally instruct us. In the event that your claim is unsuccessful, you will not pay us anything, provided you have complied with the terms of your CFA.
Damage Based Agreement
Damage Based Agreement (“DBA”) – In these cases we will charge you a fee based on a percentage of 25% of the damages you recover, plus VAT and disbursements. In the event your claim unsuccessful, you will not pay us anything.
In the event your claim proceeds to the issuing of a Court claim, and you do not have a Before The Event Insurance policy (“BTE”), we also work closely with market leading litigation funders who, where appropriate, can cover the costs of your claim. For example, if we need to seek an expert opinion to support your claim, or instruct a barrister to argue your case in court, funding can usually be arranged.
We also work with top insurance providers to insure against any potential costs exposure arising from litigious claims in the form of an After the Event Insurance policy (“ATE”). We always endeavour to ensure that you are not exposed to any financial liability if your claim is unsuccessful.
Legal costs can sound daunting, but our expert team will guide you through this.
What Our Fees Include
- Taking your instructions and conducting an initial fact find call.
- Reviewing any documentation you may send to us.
- Requesting a Data Subject Access Request (“DSAR”) from the Defendant, if applicable.
- Reviewing the DSAR information.
- Investigating your claim.
- Writing a Letter of Claim to the Defendant.
- Preparing the Court papers and issuing the Court Claim.
- Attending mediation on your behalf, if appropriate.
- Attending a Case Management Conference, if applicable.
- Instruction of Counsel, if applicable.
- Conducting the disclosure exercise.
- Preparing the Court bundle in preparation of the Court hearing.
- Receiving payment and sending on to you.
Disbursements are costs we pay to a third party on your behalf, such as to the Court for a Court issue fee or for an expert report. We will also inform you prior to incurring any disbursements costs.
Court Issue Fees
|Claim amount||Paper form fee||Online claim fee|
|£300.01 to £500||£50||£35|
|£500.01 to £1,000||£70||£60|
|£1,000.01 to £1,500||£80||£70|
|£1,500.01 to £3,000||£115||£105|
|£3,000.01 to £5,000||£205||£185|
|£5,000.01 to £10,000||£455||£410|
|£10,000.01 to £100,000||5% of the claim||4.5% of the claim|
|£100,000.01 to £200,000||5% of the claim||You cannot make a claim online|
|More than £200,000||£10,000||You cannot make a claim online|