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Litigation Fees

Fees for undefended money claims


Claim value

Our fees

Up to £10,000


Between £10,001 – £25,000


Between £25,001 – £50,000


Between £50,001 – £100,000



If claim is defended then we will advise further on the costs involved and charges will be based on hourly spent basis.  The hourly rates depend on who works on your matter.  Our hourly charges are between £185 – £350.


We will also charge for disbursements that we pay on your behalf. This would mainly include court’s fees and counsel’s fees.  The amount will depend on the complexity of the case, how senior counsel is and the number of days the case is listed for. 

Key stages

  • Taking instructions, reviewing papers and advising on the merits of the case (which could change depending on the progress of the case).
  • Sending a letter before claim.
  • Preparing the claim form and particulars of claim.
  • If defended, review defence and amend the claim if necessary.
  • Liaising with counsel to attend a Costs Management Conference (if required)
  • Comply with the court’s directions after the CMC hearing which usually includes exchanging documents, taking witness statements and drafting them and preparing bundle of documents.
  • Prepare bundle for the trial.
  • Make/resist interim applications with the court (this includes instructing counsel to attend).
  • Attend trial.
  • Deal with consequential issues after judgement.


As with costs much depends on the case and its circumstances, and we will update as your case progresses. We anticipate that matters take in the region of 6-12 weeks from the date we are instructed until obtaining the judgement in default.  If the claim is defended, then it would take longer than that depending on the court’s availability to hear a case. 


The fees set out above cover all the work required to take the matter from initial instructions (e.g. case assessment) to a final hearing whether that done at an agreed hourly rate or through a damage-based agreement. They do not cover the costs of enforcing any judgement if this is not received.

Such work includes (but is not limited to):

  • Taking your initial instructions;
  • Considering and reviewing your documents and advising you in writing of your prospects of success and likely award;
  • Initial discussion with the other party or their representatives;
  • Telephone calls between Allied Goodwin Solicitors (AGS) and Client;
  • Telephone calls between AGS and third parties’;
  • All correspondence via email and letter between AGS Client and third parties;
  • All drafting and case preparation;


The costs of pursuing or defending a claim is difficult to accurately estimate without further details. We therefore recommend that you should contact one of our team members on 020 3343 6204 to discuss the matter. This will enable our expert team to provide you with an estimate based on your personal or businesses circumstances.

There are many factors which can determine the costs of Tribunal proceedings, including but not limited to:

  1. The stage of our instructions;
  2. The documents that are required;
  3. The volume of documents to be assessed;
  4. The element of employment law which are deployed,
  5. The number of parties to the proceedings;
  6. The need for initial preliminary hearings and/or applications;
  7. The length of the estimated hearing.