For small claims (debts up to £10,000.00) our range of costs will be between £2,000.00 – £5,000.00 plus vat. This will include charges for obtaining instructions to the pre-action correspondence to preparing Claim Form, to dealing with directions questionnaire and small claims mediation, to preparing witness statements and proceeding to small claims hearing. Court fees and other disbursements will also be payable. These can be found in the attached link: Click Here
It should be noted that the usual rule that the loser pays the winners costs is not always applicable in a small claims matter, costs will be at the discretion of the Judge.
Debt claims from £10,000.00 to £25,000.00 will be placed in the fast track list. Fast Track is usually used where there are more complicated issues to be decided. Fast track trials will generally take no more than one day. Our range of costs will be between £5,000.00 – £10,000.00 plus vat and disbursements.
For debt matters over £25,000.00, these will be placed in the multi-track list . Multi Track is usually used in very complicated cases and enables the Court to decide how to deal with cases in the most suitable way according to the needs of that case. our range of costs will be between £15,000.00 – £30,000.00 plus vat and disbursements.
With regards to fast track and multi tracks, the loser will usually be ordered to pay the winners costs. These costs will not always be 100% of the actual costs that have been incurred but as a rule of thumb two thirds of the costs.
In any litigation, Links Legal will actively encourage settlement and/or mediation/arbitration. These procedures will be time and cost effective and will be discussed at an early stage.
The key stages to Court procedures are as follows:
Binder is the Head of our Litigation Team and has over 26 years experience in Civil Litigation and Family Law work. Binder is assisted by a team of professionals.
Binder’s hourly rate is £250.00 per hour plus vat. in exceptional cases, where a matter is dealt with on an urgent basis, then Binder will apply a mark up on the hourly rate of up to 50%.
Any Assistant Solicitors dealing with the matter will charge £225.00 per hour plus vat.
Paralegal/Legal Assistant rates will be £125.00 per hour plus vat
(VAT is currently calculated at 20%)
In addition to legal costs, disbursements (expenses) will also need to be paid. Typically, these will be Counsel’s fees, Court fees and in certain circumstances experts fees. Note of Court fees payable can be found in the attached link: Click Here…