Here at KLG Law, we offer a Conditional Fee Agreement, or, No Win No Fee agreement for certain types of employment law cases. Our no win no fee lawyers will work for the best results, however, if the case does not settle in your favour, you do not have to pay any part of Kalra Legal Group’s Legal fees. Please note we only offer No Win No Fee once we have reviewed your matter. Our review fees start at £250 plus VAT. Due to the volume of enquires for No Win No Fee cases we unable to offer this review free of charge.
What is No Win No Fee?
No Win No Fee is an agreement between a solicitor and their client that means that, if a case does not settle in a client’s favour, they are not charged an amount to pay and are not required to pay any legal fees.
How Does No Win No Fee Work?
A No Win No Fee arrangement is usually agreed between an individual client and the lawyer working on that case. For example, with KLG law, you may be working closely with one of our No Win No Fee lawyers. This can give you peace of mind that, even in the instance of a case not settling in your favour, you are exempt from paying for our services completely.
What are the benefits of No Win No Fee?
The main benefit is the assurance that you, the client, will not be left out of pocket after the case goes to court. This can be reassuring to those who are not in a financial position to cover legal costs regardless of the outcome.
Kalra Legal Group offer a Conditional Fee Agreement, or ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreement, for certain types of employment law cases, meaning you, the client can come on board without any financial concerns. Rather the focus will be building the best case possible with our team.
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Who pays the costs with No Win No Fee?
An arrangement will be made where our fee will be a percentage of the sums recovered by your employer.
What if No Win No Fee isn’t suitable?
Where No Win No Fee is not suitable, KLG can offer fixed fee agreements and flexible fee arrangements. The fixed fee option will be an agreed fixed fee that is applicable irrespective of the outcome of the case. The fixed fee for our ET1 employment tribunal claim form writing service starts from £750 plus VAT (subject to terms & conditions).
We also have flexible arrangements to suit our clients, such as payment in instalments. This could be a solution for you if you are negotiating a settlement from your employer.
In instances where you come to KLG with an existing offer in place, our fee will only be for a percentage of anything awarded or agreed over and above this.
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Am I eligible for the No Win No Fee arrangement?
No win no fee employment law cases are possible, depending on your specific case.
No two cases are the same. Therefore, we believe it is inappropriate to set out strict rules for No Win No Fee eligibility.
Below are some general internal guidelines we have in place to determine whether an individual is eligible for a No Win No Fee arrangement:
- You should have at least 2 years of service.
- Sole claims for Discrimination or Whistleblowing are unlikely to be eligible. These claims should be accompanied by Unfair Dismissal or Constructive Dismissal claims.
- If your claim is for Unlawful Deduction from Wages, the loss of earnings should be approximately £15,000.00 and above.
How to determine a No Win No Fee Case
To confirm whether we can take your case on a No Win No Fee basis, we must firstly undertake a Case Review.
How much does a Case Review cost?
The Case Review fee is £400.00 inclusive of VAT.
What is included in a case review from KLG?
- A detailed summary of the facts of your case, your legal position
- The strengths and weaknesses of your potential claims
- Your potential award
- A look into the next steps
- Confirmation of whether your case can be taken on by Kalra Legal Group on a No Win No Fee basis.
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In exceptional circumstances, where we believe your prospects are extremely strong, we may be able to take your matter on a No Win No Fee basis.
Who makes the final decision?
In either event, the final decision will be made by our Managing Director.
How much compensation could I receive with KLG Law?
As part of the Case Review, we will estimate your potential award should you be successful at the Employment Tribunal.
Please note: It will be extremely difficult if not impossible to estimate your compensation without this Case Review, as it is likely we will need to conduct calculations based on pay slips and other documentation you provide.
However, it is worth noting there may be some initial costs before we take you on this Agreement, such as, if we conduct a Case Review or if you have a meeting with a solicitor. These fees are non-refundable and separate from the No Win No Fee arrangement.
What should I do if I think I have a No Win No Fee case?
If you believe you meet the eligibility guidelines above, contact us today.
Are there any upfront costs to a No Win No Fee Agreement?
There are no costs for signing up to the No Win No Fee Agreement.
Can I withdraw from a No Win No Fee arrangement?
You can withdraw, however you will be liable for our legal fees up to the point of withdrawal, payable at our hourly rates.
Will I have to pay the other sides costs if I lose?
It is very unlikely that you will have to pay the employer’s costs if your claim is unsuccessful.
The Employment Tribunal operates differently to the Civil Court in that the losing party does not pay the costs of the winning party. However, there are limited circumstances where the Claimant (yourself) may be liable to pay the costs of the Respondent (your employer/ex-employer).
For example, if you brought a claim with no chance of success or your behaviour was very bad during proceedings.
How often does this happen?
Parties are only ordered to pay the costs of the other party in less than 1% of cases.
What happens if I lose my employment claim under a No Win No Fee arrangement?
If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay for our legal services.
There are certain costs payable whether you win or lose. These will be made clear within your agreement.
Additional costs with a No Win No Fee Agreement
As outlined in our No Win No Fee agreement, there are some costs payable, whether you win or lose, such as expenses (e.g. printing) or Barrister fees. These fees are made clear within the No Win No Fee agreement.
Winning a case under a No Win No Fee Arrangement
What happens if I win my employment claim under a No Win No Fee arrangement?
If your claim is successful, Kalra Legal Group will take 29% plus VAT from any compensation awarded or the settlement agreement you reach with your employer (not including the amount offered in any existing offer).
I am looking for help negotiating a higher settlement/compensation figure – can you help on a No Win No Fee basis?
These matters are also potentially eligible for No Win No Fee, but again are subject to review as outlined above.
We only take a percentage of anything awarded or agreed above the current offer in place.
- If your currently offer is £10,000 and we successfully negotiated you a package of £30,000, we would only take a percentage of £20,000, not the initial £10,000.
- If you are awarded £10,000, Kalra Legal Group will take £2,900, plus VAT from the award as legal fees.
Do I have to pay to make an employment tribunal claim?
In 2017, fees for bringing employment tribunal claims were ruled unlawful and abolished. You do not have to pay anything to make an employment tribunal claim.
What happens if I have legal expenses insurance?
If you have legal expenses insurance, sometimes provided with your home insurance policy, this is likely to cover a proportion of your legal fees if your case is successful. If this applies to you, we can help you prepare your insurance form to claim back your legal costs.
Disclaimer: The above information should not be taken as legal advice. For legal advice on employment law matters please contact a member of our team directly.
As specialists in employment law, the team have been successful in many No Win No Fee matters, obtaining large sums as compensation for our clients.
Employment law can be very difficult for individuals to navigate successfully.
At KLG Employment Law, we take pride in our successful history of helping clients handle their employment law issues. We provide expert advice that reflects your circumstances, and we will work with you every step of the way.
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