Funding of employment matters is clearly of importance to our clients. We seek to be as flexible as possible to try and find a way of funding employment advice which best suits the client. For employers, we often advise on an hourly rate, but more and more employers require costs certainty and pay a monthly retainer. Alternatively, we can agree a fixed fee for specific items of work. For employees, finding a way of funding employment claims is crucial. Tribunals only very rarely award costs such that any legal fees incurred will be payable by those incurring them. Often employees have legal expenses insurance but may not know about it - this might be through an add-on to household insurance for example. We are prepared to look at taking on cases on a no win, no fee basis. Typically there will be some fee involved in looking at the case initially. Sometimes we may be able to agree a fixed fee for doing particular items of work.