At Liverpool Legal we are clear and transparent in our dealings with our clients from the outset. We do not have gimmicks or hidden costs.
We will discuss all funding options with you at the outset of your case to advise you about the most appropriate funding arrangement for your matter to give you a level of cost certainty and flexibility.
Depending on your issue we may offer you the following funding options:
Legal Expense Insurance
We will investigate the possibility of funding your case through a legal expense insurance policy. Those policies may pay for some or all of the legal costs and disbursements up to a certain limit. The policies are usually found on your building, contents, car or other insurance policy. If you bring policies of insurance to us we can advise you about whether they may cover your case.
Your insurers may try to allocate a firm to you from their own panel solicitors. A recent decision from the European Court of Justice makes it clear that you can instruct a solicitor of your own choice from the start of your claim. We are happy to liaise with your insurer about your case if you have that funding available to you.
Contingency Fee Agreement
A Contingency Fee Agreement is a written agreement that the solicitor’s fees are payable depending on the outcome of your case. It can be used in proceedings before the employment tribunal.
If your case is suitable for funding by this method, and you win the claim, you will pay to us 33% of the monies that you have recovered (inclusive of VAT). In addition you will also be required to pay any disbursements. Disbursements are payments which are made on your behalf to others involved in the case, such as expenses incurred in attending the tribunal and expert’s fees.
If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay our charges, but you will still be required to pay any disbursements incurred in bringing your claim.
If you are ordered to pay costs to your opponent, which is unlikely, those costs will be payable by you.
In some instances privately funding your matter may be in your best interests and cheaper to you than a conditional fee agreement. If that is likely to be the case in your claim, we will be happy to discuss fixed fee or an agreed hourly rate to give you a level of cost certainty and flexibility.
We will discuss all options with you at the outset of your matter to agree the most appropriate for you.
On some matters we have fixed fee options available. The firm will assess your situation and provide you with a fixed fee to assist with your case. This arrangement gives you a level of cost certainty; in some circumstances we are able to do this in stages of your case giving you more flexibility.
Agreed Hourly Rate
The firm will assess your case and provide a fully flexible option on an hour-by-hour basis. You will be given information about the likely overall cost of your matter and you will be updated as to these costs as the matter progresses.
Making a Payment
You may pay a bill or place money on account for our services using:
- A credit card or debit card (standard bank charges apply)
- Bank transfer
- Cash (limit applies per transaction)
Payments made by credit and debit card are subject to clearance by your card provider and will normally take three to five working days to credit Liverpool Legal client account. If your payment is required for immediate use please call us to discuss another method of payment. Outgoing payments will not be made using your credit/debit card payment until we are in receipt of cleared funds.
During the payment process you will be required to enter the credit or debit card security code and you may be asked for further card authentication by your credit or debit card provider.
Please note, Personal Data such as your name, address and contact details may be required. Any Personal Data will be used in accordance with Data Protection requirements.
Some personal information will be received by us for reference purposes. We will not keep this information for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected.