Legal Costs/What will it Cost?

 

There are a number of ways in which your claim can be funded, however, the important point to consider is that we operate a free enquiry service, and if you telephone us on 0800 989 0090 or complete our Free Online Enquiry form, we can explain your options to you.

Conditional Fee Agreement – CFA (commonly known as a No-Win No-Fee arrangement)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS INTRODUCED SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THESE TYPES OF AGREEMENTS SINCE APRIL 1st 2013, AND WE CAN EXPLAIN IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT THEY ARE, AND HOW THEY EFFECT YOU.

HH Legal have taken on claims that have been rejected by a number of law firms, and we have provided clients with No-Win No-Fee Agreements.

HH Legal offers a No-Win No-Fee service for harassment, bullying and discrimination claims. You will find our agreements easy to read. If we are unsuccessful in pursuing your claim, then you will not have to pay our legal fees. We also ensure that any Barristers we use in furthering your claim are also fighting for you on a No-Win No-Fee basis. If we are successful, then we shall endeavour to reclaim all of your legal costs from your opponent. We will also ensure that you are protected from any liability for costs if you are unsuccessful by obtaining a suitable insurance policy.

We believe that this type of funding benefits clients who want to ensure that they are not at risk of having to pay costs in pursuing their case.

This type of funding arrangement would involve you signing an agreement whereby an hourly rate is agreed with us. If you were to lose your case, you would not be responsible for our legal fees, but you would be responsible for paying your opponents costs, and disbursements, which will typically be court fees. We guarantee that you will be protected from such an event by making certain an insurance policy is in place to safeguard you.

To qualify for our guarantee, all we ask is that you cooperate, remain our client, and not mislead us in any way.

Usually, a success fee is added, which again reflects the risk of us not being paid. The functions of these agreements are to provide potential clients with a fighting chance to present a claim, and not have the risk of paying their opponent’s legal fees if they lose.

Damaged Based Agreements

 

These agreements came into effect on April 1st 2013. These agreements are very new, and have received mixed receptions.

We will get paid a fixed percentage of your award so long as you recover damages.

If you are offered this type of agreement, we will agree the percentage with you up to a maximum of 50% as recommended by law. Furthermore, every £1.00 recovered from the losing party would be credited to you, and deducted from the agreed total.

 

Private Fee Paying

 

This type of funding is where you agree an hourly rate with your legal advisor, and effectively pay as you go. If you are successful, we would seek to reclaim the costs form the other side, and reimburse you for any payments recovered.  If you lose your case, then you will not be able to reclaim your fees.

 

Legal Aid

 

We do not offer legal aid services