At Bluebridges Solicitors, we pride ourselves on the fact that we do not spring surprises on you with our fees. We carry out an instruction for you on the fee which you would have first agreed with us. This means that there are no surprises down the line.
A fee which we will charge you to undertake a specific service for you will normally depend on factors which will include the complexity of your case, the stage at which you instruct us, etc, but, below, we provide you the range of fees from which we will agree a specific amount which you will pay to us to carry out your specific instruction.
If you cannot pay our agreed fees in full, we will be happy to agree for you to pay us in instalments on the amounts and at the times agreed.
Unless where otherwise indicated, VAT is not charged.
Consultation: We also offer up to 30-minute free consultation. Please note that after this period, there is a consultation fee of £250. This is for a maximum of 1 hour.
Please note that the fees do not include
Please also note that even when you decide to withdraw your instruction at any stage, we will not issue refunds and any agreed but outstanding fees are payable.
We are committed to providing you with professional, helpful and effective legal service. The fee which we have first agreed with you will cover all relevant work about your case, which will include:
Please note that we are unable to provide a specific timescale for when the Home Office of the Tribunal or Court can reach a decision in your application or case. The timescale will normally depend on the complexity of the application/case, or on who is handling it and on their internal case-handling process. By way of a rough estimate, it could take up to 6 months for a Home Office decision in more straight-forward applications, but longer and up to 2 years for more complex ones
Employment Tribunals – Claims for Unfair dismissal or Wrongful dismissal:
Minor complexity case: £3000 – £8000
Medium Complexity case: £8000 – £15,000
High Complexity case: £15,000 – £30,000
Note that these fees will be reduced, in some cases considerably, should you want us to only provide limited service to you. An example would be where you want to handle the case yourself but only want us to provide advice in relation to a stage or stages of the case.
Please, note that
The following is a list of what you should expect from us, except where the nature of your case does not require an item on the list, include:
The length of time it will take for your matter to be concluded, beginning from taking initial instruction, will normally depend on the stage the case is resolved. It could take between 2 and 12 weeks to end should it be resolved during the conciliation stage. Where however the case goes to trail, it could take between 12 and 104 weeks. This is an estimate, and we should be able to narrow down the timescale as the case progresses.
Debt Recovery Services
As in all other areas of our practice, we charge agreed fee. Where the fees are indicated within a range, the exact fee within the range which you will pay will be confirmed to you in writing after assessment of your case.
Our charges –
Consultation to study paperwork, carry out risk assessment, take instructions, answer questions and give our view of the strengths and weaknesses of your case: £120 – £250
Preparing and sending letter before action as well as dealing with relevant and necessary follow-up correspondence: £300 – £600
Preparing and filing court papers: £300 – £700
Dealing with pre-trial processes of your case: £700 – £1500
Additional fees which you should expect to be responsible for.
These include: court filing fees, Barrister’s fees, and expert’s fee if one is needed.
Please, note that depending on the venue of the court, you may also be responsible for our transport and hotel accommodation fees. The exact cost applicable for any these expenses will be agreed with you before payment is made.
What we will be doing for you: The work which we will be carrying out for you include –
Time estimate: It could take between 2 weeks to 6 months from instruction to the conclusion of efforts to get your debtor to pay, and could take up to 1 or 2 years depending on whether the court will be involved.
The Director and head of the firm, Emmanuel, will carry out, or have direct supervision of any other dedicated specialist who will carry out your instruction in your cases.
The Director qualified as a solicitor in 2006, with specialist experience in the work areas mentioned above.