Personal Injury Price & Service Information
Our team comprises one partner and one other lawyer who are assisted by paralegals.
Partner and Supervisor
- Myke Osuji – Solicitor (qualified as a solicitor in 2007)
OTHER TEAM MEMBERS
- Kowsar Qurashi – Solicitor (qualified as a solicitor in 2020)
The fees set out cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
- taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on the merits of your claim and the likely compensation that the Court would award (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change);
- entering the claim on the portal;
- Appointing medical and vehicle assessor where applicable;
- reviewing and advising on the claim or response from the other party;
- exploring settlement and if possible negotiating settlement throughout the process;
- preparing or considering a schedule of loss;
- preparing for (and attending) any preliminary hearings; where applicable
- exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents;
- taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses;
- preparing a bundle of documents ;
- reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements;
- agreeing a list of the issues in the case that need to be decided, a chronology of events and/or a list of the people involved in the dispute.
preparation for and attendance at a final hearing, including instructions a barrister.
The stages set out above are an indication and it is likely that some of stages above are not required depending upon the facts of each case. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged according to your individual needs.
Our charges and timescales
Generally, our legal fees are calculated by reference, amongst other matters, to the total time spent on a case and the hourly rates of the members of the team who deal with it. These are as follows:
- Partners – £267 per hour
- Solicitors – £200 per hour
- Paralegals – £121 per hour
Please note that these rates do not include VAT. VAT is applied at the rate of 20% on our fees and, where applicable, disbursements.
NO WIN NO FEE
We offer no win no fee arrangement on all Personal Injury matters. The amount of our fee will be agreed in advance and well before the commencement of any work on your case. In line with the Legal guides we may charge upto 25% of any compensation recieved. This will be agreed in advance and percentage will depend upon the complexity of the case.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION FEE
Under the no win no fee agreement, you will be responsible for paying the fees for medical reports and assesments.
In some cases it may be necessary to use the services of an expert witness, for example to provide medical evidence. The costs of instructing the expert are an example of an expense that you would have to meet. An expert’s costs will vary according to the complexity of the report they are asked to prepare and how involved they become in the case:
- a short letter or report that is not challenged by the other side in the dispute might cost as little as £300;
- a more complex report that has taken time to prepare might cost in the region of £2,000 – £5,000, particularly if there is more than one expert in the case and there is discussion between them with a view to reducing areas of disagreement;
Under no win no fee arrangement the Barristers’ fees will be treated in the same way. Generally, Barristers’ fees depend on the complexity of the task given to them and their experience and expertise. Barristers will charge VAT in addition to the quoted fee. By way of example:
- an appearance by a junior barrister at a short preliminary hearing (one to two hours) might cost in the region of £500;
- at the other end of the spectrum a senior barrister might charge a fee of £1500 – £5000 for preparation of a highly complex case .
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR A CASE TO BE CONCLUDED?
The length of time required to resolve a peronal injury claim depends on many factors and we will of course keep you informed throughout the preparation of a case about how long the matter is likely to take to reach a conclusion. A simple case may take 6-9 months, medium to complex cases may take 12-24 months.