The services we provide are all on a privately paying basis.
Information on the Employment Services we provide and those we do not provide
Our services include the following;
We do not provide services in respect of legal aid or mental health issues and employment claims.
The people carrying out the work
Akin Williams our Principal has over 30 years post qualification experience as a solicitor and barrister in a foreign common law jurisdiction and over 17 years post qualification experience as a UK solicitor. He has the overall responsibility for your case. He is qualified as an International Bar Fellow in International Legal Practice. He is assisted by barristers or legal assistants or other experts as may be required. Akin Williams spends 100% of his time on each of the work areas and supervises those who assist him with the work being carried out.
Our Prices and Costs
Our costs are based on our Principal’s hourly rate of £350.00 per hour plus 20% vat to £450.00 per hour plus 20% vat.
Simple case: £500-£10,000 + 20% VAT.
Medium complexity case: £20,000-£50,000 + 20% VAT.
High complexity case: £50,000-£150,000 + 20% VAT.
Factors that could make a case more complex:
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £5,000.00 plus 20% vat per day (excluding the cost of a barrister). Generally, we would allow 5-10 days minimum depending on the complexity of your case.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel's fees estimated between £3500.00 plus 20% vat to £5000.00 plus 20% vat per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)
The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. 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 on your individual needs.
How long will my matter take?
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 8 – 16 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take up to a year . This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.
Please contact us for more details on any of the foregoing :
We represented clients on a wide range of employment matters, including;
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We provided advice and representation in the following areas;
Where children were involved, our areas of advice and assistance included:
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WILLS & INTESTACY
We have represented and provided advice to international clients in matters involving contentious probate and intestacy disputes either directly or through our vast network of international law firms sometimes where the client could not travel overseas or where litigation had already been commenced against the client in the UK or overseas. In one instance, in the High Court at the Strand, we provided evidence of a mutual will which was not validly revoked by a testator to set aside a later will made by the testator which was not in favour of the testator's spouse. We have successfully "warned off" caveats filed against the applicants for letters of administration in overseas jurisdiction, conducted relevant searches at the Probate Registry, provided advice to clients on the resealing of grants of administration and successfully prevented a deceased's estate being being taken into receivership pending the grant of letters of administration. Clients include individuals and families from the UK, India, Nigeria & USA.
We provided advice and representation to both landlords and tenants in respect of their rights in applications to acquire the freehold of leasehold houses and lease extensions of both flats and houses. We also advised property owners on short-term lettings for investment purposes and prospective tenants on the terms of tenancy agreements for occupation.Additional work done included;
We provided advice and representation on the following issues;
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We instructed counsel and represented clients in all the following courts;