The No.18’s Employment Solution
Barristers at No.18 Chambers recognise the challenges in providing high quality legal services for clients following the various changes which have made clients more hesitant in paying for legal representation in employment tribunal cases .To assist we remain committed to deliver exceptional advice, representation and resolution. We base our service on our of being 'committed to our clients’, ‘serious about service’ and ‘always fair on fees’. Exceptional service is the corner stone of our ethos.
We believe in providing the same great service whether the case is small or high in value or claim. Lay clients deserve high standards of specialist advice and advocacy regardless of the value of their claim .We also know that our professional clients want our support and assistance to win cases and maximise damages for our clients in all types of cases.
In order to ensure this No.18 are delighted to introduce eight schemes ;
1- Damage based agreements (Subject to assessment)
2 - No Win No Fee
3- No Win Low Fee
4 - Package deals
5 - Meet the insurance
6 – Armed & Police Forces Discount
6 – Low Income “tailored fees”
7 - The Merits, Advice, Drafting and Support Package
Damage Based Agreements:
At No.18 we recognise that following the introduction of issue fees in employment cases, new methods of funding need to be found in order to bring claims. No.18 are delighted to offer damaged based agreements as a solution. We are committed to assess cases as to whether Damages Based Agreements are an appropriate recourse of funding for a particular lay client in order to allow them purse their claim.
Conditional Fee agreement: (0% Success Guaranteed)
Members undertake work under a variety of conditional fee agreements (CFAs) and in appropriate cases offer 0% success fee. Not all cases are appropriate for CFAs and the barrister concerned may decline to enter into a CFA after considering the merits of the claim/prospects of success. Chambers has a flexible policy on CFAs and will do our best to tailor the agreement to the needs of the case. Our standard arrangements are based on the latest models provided by the Bar Standards Board and specialist bar associations.
No Win Low Fee Agreements:
Where a case is not suitable to take under a traditional CFA, No.18 Strives to offer a feasible alternative in order to make Litigation available to those who would otherwise not be able afford it. Individually calculated on a case to case basis Members undertake work in appropriate cases offering No Win, Low Fee. Not all cases are appropriate for No Win Low Fee Agreements and the barrister concerned may decline to enter into a CFA after considering the merits of the claim/prospects of success. Chambers has a flexible policy on CFAs and will do our best to tailor the agreement to the needs of the case. Our standard arrangements are based on the latest models provided by the Bar Standards Board and specialist bar associations
No.18 are able to offer fee packages in relation to written advisory work, drafting, conferences & litigation (for example a global fee for both a Conference and hearing or drafting and a hearing).
Meet the Insurance:
Where the matter is insurance backed, No.18 will do our utmost to work within the rates agreed with each insurance company and where there are agreed rates (either hourly or fixed) between another Chambers and that insurance firm we will also do our best to match the fees. We are able to do both in most cases.
Armed & Police Forces Discount:
We are delighted to offer reduced fees ((for matters that are paid privately ) for members of the Armed & Police Forces and their dependants, please contact us for more information on our 10% discount for Armed Forces personnel and their dependants
Low income “ tailored fee’s:
We recognise that the economic pressures on some clients require flexibility on fees in order to ensure that they can secure access to high quality legal representation. We can in most instances provide tailored fees for clients on a low income or who would previously have been eligible for legal aid to assist.
Merit, Advice, Drafting and Support Package:
No.18 are delighted to offer our new Merits Advice, Drafting and Support package : please see below for our table of fees offering a fixed price. In addition No.18 can offer various fee schemes to help meet your lay client budget as detailed below the table of fees
Our Barristers will provide at your request:
- Merit assessment & Advice;
- Drafting ET1’s & ET’3;
- Telephone or (if needed) face to face conference with solicitor and client;
- Assistance with ad hoc queries by phone or email where reasonably required.
Unfair Dismissal/Constructive Claims :
Item of Work 1 - 10 years call 10 + years call
Merits Assessment £200- £400 /£350 - £650
Initial Advice £300 -£500 / £450 -£850
Drafting ET1 £250 -£450 / £450 -£750
Drafting ET3 £250 -£450 / £400 -£750
Item of Work 1 - 10 years call 10+ Years call
Merits Assessment £300 - £500 / £450 -£750
Initial Advice £400 -£600 / £500 -£950
Drafting ET1 £350 -£550 / £450 £850
Drafting ET3 £350 - £550 / £450- £850
No.18 will continue to provide you with outstanding representation for your clients across all areas.
If you have any questions or queries surrounding these Schemes, Chambers, its services or the work we undertake please contact our friendly and efficient administrative team, either Mark Windebank (Senior Clerk) on 023 80 736812 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
T&Cs for the Package
1. A minimum fee of £150 (plus VAT) will apply.
2. The package is not available on DBA.
3. Barristers will only do barrister style (what is barrister style??) work as permitted by the Bar Code of Conduct.
4. Instructing solicitors will provide only the papers necessary for Counsel to undertakethe requisite work in a orderly format, preferably a ring binder, with an Index not the whole file. In lower value cases the advice may all be in one document rather than separate.
5. The way in which written advice are provided may be by e-mail, in writing or by fax and will not necessarily be in a forma written and printed advice.
6. Advice and drafting will generally be provided by e-mail.
7. Instructions may be sent to barristers on paper or in electronic format.
8. Counsel reserves the to re-negotiate the fee if there are added levels of complexity