Monaco Solicitors’ Fees

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It’s simple to request a free consultation – just click on the button below. One of our lawyers or caseworkers will be in touch as soon as possible to let you know if we can offer you one. This will depend on the strength of your case.

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No Win No Fee

No win no fee means that we would charge a percentage of whatever deal we could negotiate for you.

We try to offer no win no fee wherever possible because we enjoy working together with you with the same incentives.

This means aiming to settle cases quickly, out of court, and at the highest settlement value possible.

If you already have an offer on the table, then our percentage fee would not apply to that amount. That amount would be ring-fenced, and our percentage would only apply to any additional amount we negotiate for you.

The range of fees is typically between 10-30% of that additional amount. In some cases, such as where there are a lot of documents to be dealt with, we will ask you to pay a fee upfront, for example £550+VAT, in addition to a percentage.

 

Settlement agreement signing

This is free to you because the employer pays for this service.

When you get a copy of your settlement agreement document, you will see a clause in there about settlement agreement legal costs or fees which specifies the amount which the employer will pay. There isn’t a single fixed fee for settlement agreement signing, because it will vary depending on the complexity of the case, but it’s usually within the range of £250 – £500 + VAT.

 

Case reviews

Case reviews are designed to assess the strength of your case.

For Senior Employment Solicitors

  • From £550 + VAT (£660 total).

This will include up to an hour to review the documents, plus up to an hour spent advising you on the telephone.

Having reviewed your case in this way, we may be able to offer a “no win – no fee” arrangement to progress your case.

  • From £250 + VAT (£300 total).

This will include up to an hour to review the documents, plus up to an hour spent advising you on the telephone.

Having reviewed your case in this way, we may be able to offer a “no win – no fee” arrangement to progress your case.

 

Telephone consultations

This is for clients who want quickly to discuss their situation quickly with a lawyer, and where there is no requirement (or time) for documents to be reviewed.

For Senior Employment Solicitors

  • 30-minute telephone consultations for a fixed fee from £150 + VAT (£180 total)

For a more in-depth analysis of your case, we have 1-hour telephone consultations for a fixed fee from £275 + VAT (£330 total).

For Academy Lawyers

  • 30-minute telephone consultations for a fixed fee £75 + VAT (£90 total)

For a more in-depth analysis of your case, we have 1-hour telephone consultations for a fixed fee £125 + VAT (£150 total).

 

Hourly rates

  • From £275 – £350 + VAT (£330-420 total)

Our standard hourly rates for case work vary for the type of work involved. These rates are available to everyone.
In exceptional cases, where the work is required to be done quickly or is complex, we may charge a higher hourly rate.

For Academy Lawyers

  • £125 + VAT (£150 total)

Our standard hourly rates for case work vary for the type of work involved. These rates are available to everyone.

 

Monaco Academy

The Monaco Academy is a groundbreaking access-to-justice project combining our talented trainee lawyers & caseworkers with close supervision from our senior lawyers.

If we can’t offer you a no win no fee with a senior lawyer, and you can’t afford a paid consultation, then the Monaco Academy could be for you.

Access to the Academy will only be offered to strong cases, and cases will be taken on a no win no fee basis with a modest upfront fee at our discretion.

Your point of contact with be our caseworkers and trainees but all legal letters sent out by us will have been checked and approved by our senior solicitors, so you get the benefit of their experience without the cost.

 

Hourly rates

  • From £275 – £350 + VAT

Our standard hourly rates for case work vary from £330-420 per hour, inclusive of VAT. These rates are available to everyone.


Legal Expenses Insurance

You may have legal expenses insurance (‘LEI’) under your household (or other) insurance policy, which will pay our bills directly, so you don’t have to. LEI is often an add-on for around £2 per month, which you may not even remember purchasing.

If you do have it, we can assist with getting cover in place, which is often not straightforward. Most policies cannot be used at an early stage (such as negotiating an out of court settlement) but can be used to present Employment Tribunal claims and cover ongoing representation costs.

 

 

Want help with our fees?

When to instruct us to negotiate

When negotiating it is best for us to be involved as early on in the process as possible, so we can guide you and get the best outcome for you.

If we do not think that we can significantly increase a potential settlement amount, we will let you know during your free consultation.

 

Tribunals

It’s necessary to understand the details before setting a fee structure, as tribunal cases vary so much, but they do tend to be expensive and we tend not to do these on purely no win no fee. This is because they are often very long and uncertain. Read here about typical fees for an unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal claim.

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