Often, you do not know whether you have any entitlement or sufficient information to support your position. We would be happy to arrange to meet with you to carry out a preliminary review in those circumstances.
If the matter is to progress, we will send you a letter of engagement that clearly sets out the fee structure and our terms and conditions.
Depending upon the nature of the engagement, we can discuss a fee based on a fixed fee, a fee based on hourly rates, daily rates or even, where the work does not involve expert witness engagements in court or arbitration, we would be willing to consider a proportion of the fee on a percentage of recovery basis.
Most frequent questions and answers
In formal Arbitration or Litigation, it is possible, if the claim is successful, that you may be able to recover some of the fees. Unfortunately, rarely do you recover all fees that you have spent, even if you are successful.
Other ADR dispute processes generally require each party to bears their own costs and shares the cost of the independent third party, for example adjudicator, mediator or conciliator.
Our standard conditions provide that fees are payable on a monthly basis, or when the services are complete (whatever is earliest).
Sometimes, we may ask for a small deposit up front, which is offset against the first bill.
All fees are subject to VAT