Employee Legal Costs
Funding options with our panel solicitors include:
Free Employment Law Services
- Initial telephone appointments are free.
- Settlement Agreements signed-off by our panel solicitors with no charge to you. That’s because its customary for employers to pay for employees get legal advice on a settlement agreement. Your solicitor then sends their invoice to your employer.
- If you are thinking about bringing an employment tribunal claim, check whether you have legal expenses insurance that might cover the cost of your solicitor.
Many employment law services can be offered on a fixed fee basis. Speak to your solicitor about this.
No win no fee employment law advice
If you don’t have legal insurance or access to other free sources of legal advice, our panel solicitors may be able to act for you on a no-win-no-fee basis if your case meets relevant criteria (based likelihood of success, value, and complexity).
Hourly rates / estimated fees
For most straightforward matters a fixed fee is appropriate.
But for more complex matters, a solicitor may not be able to agree a fixed fee. Instead they will provide an estimate of their fees, based on an hourly rate.
To give their client added peace of mind, a solicitor may be able to agreed staged levels of capped fees, which they will not exceed without your further authority.
You should always discuss funding options with your solicitor at the outset.