Fee Structure – Employees
We believe that everyone should have access to quality employment law services, regardless of their language ability or financial situation.
We feel strongly about providing justice for all, regardless of your nationality.
Most importantly, we will help to take the pressure off you caused by any employment issues.
We have extensive employment law knowledge which will be used throughout the process to ensure the best outcome for you.
On the basis of fairness and ethical reasoning, we choose to disclose our fee structure in a transparent manner:
Free Initial Consultation
We encourage everyone to resolve their employment relationship issues.
Therefore, we provide an initial free consultation to discuss your employment matter.
We are happy to provide initial advice for your situation, with the purpose of giving you the tools you need to solve the problem.
If you think you require further representation, then you can discuss the following options with us.
No Win, No Fee
No Win No Fee means exactly that, if we don’t win you don’t pay.
When you have lost your job due to an unfair dismissal or are faced with the prospect of losing your job because of a situation that has arisen with your employer, it’s the least likely time you will be able to afford an employment lawyer.
When our Employment Law Advocates work on a No Win No Fee case, you can be assured they will be aiming to get you the highest settlement they can, in the shortest time frame possible.
“No Win, No Fee” is appropriate for situations where there is a probability of a monetary settlement.
Most “No Win, No Fee” employment advocates charge 1/3 + GST of the final settlement, regardless of which stage the case has been settled.
We however take a more ethical approach to No Win, No Fee cases:
For “No Win – No Fee” cases that are resolved before applying for mediation you will be charged 25% (1/4) + GST of any financial settlement that is achieved up to the first $20,000 of your settlement and then nothing thereafter.
For “No Win – No Fee” cases that are settled after mediation has been filed you will be charged 33.33% (1/3) + GST of any financial settlement that is achieved up to the first $20,000 of your settlement and then nothing thereafter.
For “No win – No fee” cases that are resolved after filing in the Employment Relations Authority you will be charged 33.33% (1/3) + GST of any financial settlement agreed by or awarded to you.
We aim to recover any legal costs as part of any settlement.
If you lose you will not have to pay a fee. Because we don’t get paid for our time and efforts unless we win, we won’t take on any cases that we don’t believe will be successful.
An hourly rate option would be appropriate if you require representation during any stage of your employment relationship.
This can be including but not limited to, representation at a formal meeting, or if you require a letter drafted to your employer.
Our hourly rate is set at $200 + GST.
We will ensure that fair and appropriate procedures are followed to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
If you have any questions about our fee structure, please feel free to contact us