JPP is passionate about being open and transparent in providing advice to our clients in an efficient, effective and friendly manner.
JPP is a virtual law firm serving businesses in the UK and abroad. We have developed new ways of working to reduce clients fees, remove geographical barriers and enhance client service levels. Our efficient structure enables JPP to offer City of London expertise nationally and internationally, at ‘virtual law firm prices’ and we are able to offer flexibility in our approach to fee arrangements with clients.
We are always happy to discuss fixed fees or, for non-employment work, contingent fee arrangements where appropriate and desired by our clients. Most importantly, we will always agree the basis on which our work is charged so that there are never any surprises.
Our regulatory body, the SRA, requires us to publish specific information on charges for employment and dispute resolution services. We are happy to do this (set out below) and welcome the opportunity to agree the specific arrangements for any particular matter.
We normally charge £350 per hour (plus VAT) for small debt recovery claims of up to £100,000. We are, however, able to consider contingency fee arrangements in appropriate cases to obtain a final judgement.
We do treat enforcement of the judgment separately, which attracts an additional fee based on time spent. These are our own costs and disbursements, e.g. Court costs and Counsel’s fees. Usually these matters can take between three and six months to obtain judgment assuming they are not seriously opposed. Enforcing the judgment will take longer and is dependent on the assets available to the debtor.
For details of the experience and qualifications of JPP’s dispute resolution lawyers, please contact us.
For bringing or defending employment tribunal claims, we normally charge an hourly rate of £350 (plus VAT). At the outset, we provide clients with an overall estimate of our fees. Fixed fees for our involvement in each stage of the employment tribunal process can be agreed, based on the level of work anticipated in each case.
Timescales for employment tribunal claims depend on the type of claims involved and the length of the final hearing. A straightforward claim requiring only a single day final hearing might, in normal circumstances, be concluded within four to six months. For more complex claims, requiring a multi-day final hearing, we would anticipate the process taking 12 to 18 months. In some cases, this may take longer particularly if the case involves complex preliminary issues.
Disbursements, including Counsel fees, printing and posting bundles, obtaining expert medical opinions, travel and accommodation costs, may be incurred depending on the nature of the case, whether it proceeds to final hearing and the location of any hearings. We provide clients with an estimate of these costs on a case-by-case basis.
For details of the experience and qualifications of JPP’s employment lawyers please contact us.
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