Solicitor Liverpool

Our Fees

Employment Law

Our estimated pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal

Simple case: 2000 - 5000 (excluding VAT)

Medium complexity case: 5000 - 10,000 (excluding VAT)

High complexity case: 10,000 - 18,000 (excluding VAT)

Factors that could make a case more complex:

There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of 750 per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we would allow 2 - 3 days depending on the complexity of your case.

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.

Counsel's fees estimated between 450 to 1500 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)

Key stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 1 - 2 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 3 - 5 months. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.


Licensing

You are required to provide price information to businesses in relation to applying for a new premises licence or to vary a premises licence to allow those premises to be used for one or more licensable activities. This means that the rules are limited to two types of applications - applications for a premises licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 and applications to vary a premises licence under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003.

If you cannot provide the total cost of the service in the form of a fixed fee, you can provide the average cost or a range of costs instead. We have not prescribed what these ranges are, but they should be the best information you can provide based on your knowledge and experience.

One way of providing this information is to set out the normal range of costs for cases in the following way:

You would need to set out some factors to help businesses determine whether their application for a premises licence is likely to be a simple application or one of medium or high complexity. Factors affecting complexity may include whether there is a cumulative impact policy in place, the type and size of the premises, or whether it is in a residential area. It is for you to decide how you define simple, medium and high complexity, but for example, high complexity could include large scale public events.

Mandatory requirement

Unless stated as a specific exclusion, the price displayed should include:

You should set out that additional costs are payable for submitting and advertising the application and explain how these are calculated

Best practice tips

Specify any additional fees payable, and whether these are included in the fee or not (eg the costs of advertising)

Explain how any related fees are calculated (the licensing application fee is based on the rateable value)

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the application fee. We will pay the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

*These fees vary depending on the individual premises and where it is located. The fees can on occasion be higher than the ranges given above. We will give you an accurate figure for each item as soon as we are able to do so.

Fee includes:

The fee does not include:

How long will my application take?

Matters usually take 2 - 3 weeks from receipt of full instructions from you. This is on the basis of the application being relatively straightforward and you being able to provide all the necessary documents promptly. If your matter is more complex, for example, if there is substantial opposition from interested parties, or if there is a delay in receiving the documents we need, it may take longer.


Probate  - range of costs

Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets

We anticipate this will take between 14 and 23 hours work at £220 per hour. Total costs estimated at £3,000 - £5,000 (+VAT).

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter.

For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:

Disbursements included in this fee:

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.
Potential additional costs

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 2 - 3 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 2 – 3 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 4 - 6 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2 - 3 weeks.


Example template (Range of fixed fees) for a business to business debt that is undisputed

Court Claims

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.


Debt value

Court fee

Our fee

Total

Up to £300.00

£35.00

£50.00 plus VAT

£95.00

£300.01 - £500.00

£50.00

£50.00 plus VAT

£110.00

£500.01 - £1000.00

£70.00

£70.00 plus VAT

£154.00

£1000.01 - £1500.00

£80.00

£80.00 plus VAT

£176.00

£1500.01 - £3000.00

£115.00

£80.00 plus VAT

£211.00

£3000.01 - £5000.00

£205.00

£80.00 plus VAT

£301.00

£5000.01 - £10,000.00

£455.00

£100.00 plus VAT

£575.00

All amounts over £10,000.01

5% of Claim Value

£100.00 plus VAT

Variable upon amount of Court Fee

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

Our fee includes:

Matters usually take 4 – 12 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.