Solicitors (generally) have a reputation for charging high prices, many people do not approach solicitors as they expect that it will be too expensive.
Many issues can be clarified on a simply (free) initial telephone call lasting between 5 to 15 minutes. Sometimes, a more detailed consideration is required.
Clients seeking Employment Law advice usually fall into one of three categories:
1. Settlement Agreements
2. Questions in regard to employee rights
3. Dispute resolution (negotiations) and employment tribunal claims.
Invariably, the employer makes a contribution. Often that contribution is all that we will be asked for. We will inform you if it will cost more, please see our web page on our standard fees
Questions in regard to employee rights
We offer fixed fee interviews for £90 +VAT for a nominal hour; usually it last longer than an hour.
Dispute resolution (negotiations) and employment tribunal claims.
We will provide an estimation of costs at the outset.
Does Steadfast Solicitors Ltd offer no win no fee?
In exceptional cases, we do offer a no win no fee agreement, so it is always worth contacting us to discuss how we feel about it.
We may also be willing to work where we only ask for a percentage of the claim.
The majority of our clients privately pay for their fees from their own funds, with the help of family / friends or with the assistance of Insurance.
We always encourage you to double check whether you have insurance cover for legal expenses (sometimes you find this as a bolt on to another insurance product, such as home contents insurance). If you do, we liaise with your insurer, in certain situations you will have the right to select the Solicitors firm who you wish to represent you.
Do I have to pay everything in one go?
Generally, no. We always forecast the overall future fees, and this means there is usually enough time to spread the estimated cost into more manageable staged advance payments.