As we are one of very few law firms dealing exclusively with employment law work we can offer comprehensive services with lower overheads than traditional law firms, and therefore pass these savings to you.
Free initial interview
Pick up the phone and call for advice. Our initial telephone advice will always be free and we will then tell you what the next steps are and what the costs of further advice will be.
We will always discuss and agree with you how we will charge for our services. We will also set an initial and subsequent cost budget with you so that you will know how much your legal fees are likely to be and in most cases we fix a fee with you in advance.
Throughout your case we will keep you informed of the level of costs incurred and estimated future costs.
Cost Options Include:
1. Agreed hourly rates/fixed fees
The hourly rates we offer reflect the experience of the member of our team who will be acting for you and the complexity of your case. In most cases we work on a fixed fee basis with no hidden costs.
2. Legal expenses insurance
We act for many employee clients who have their legal fees paid for under this type of insurance. It can be an excellent means of funding an employment tribunal claim, but will not normally cover advice and guidance work prior to an actual dismissal or resignation.
Many individuals have this type of insurance on their home contents or car insurance. To check you should call your insurance broker or insurance company direct and ask them.
If you do have this type of insurance please call us to discuss how best to complete the application form for cover. This is essential if you want to appoint Bhayani HR & Employment Law to represent you. Although you have the right to select a solicitor of your choice, some insurers will want you to let them deal with your case in-house or by a panel solicitor. At this firm we guarantee that your case will be handled by an experienced and qualified lawyer who specialises solely in employment law cases and is usually local to you.
3. Payment by the employer
Win or lose at an employment tribunal neither party is normally entitled to recover any legal costs. As part of a negotiated settlement the employer or ex-employer may agree to at least pay a contribution towards legal costs and VAT. In some cases the employer will pay all of these.
4. Damage based agreements (No Win No Fee)
In some circumstances we may agree to take your case on a no win no fee basis. This would be subject to our undertaking a thorough risk assessment of your potential claim.