1.5. Main competitors
City centre, eg Berg Legal, Brabners, Knights, JMW
Peninsula / Mentor type service
1.6. Our approach to Pricing
(Hourly rates, fixed or capped fees, legal aid, privately funded, % time on chargeable for each member of the team)
Hourly rates whenever we can bill on this basis.
Capped fees for contracts of employment, company handbook/individual polices.
Sometimes capped fees for first meetings/drafting without prejudice letters for individuals.
Retainers for certain clients who want that approach.
1.7. Overall Current / Past Performance – Key Performance Measures, Trends over 3 years
Please See Attached
2. Evaluation – SWOT
2.1. Trends in your market
Many companies now willing to spend money on updating contracts of employment and company handbooks. Corporate support greatly increasing, due to referrals from Simon Wallwork, Nicky Collins and Katharine Mellor. Due to increase further as the corporate team expands. Introduction of tribunal fees in April 2013 and ACAS Early Conciliation Procedure in 2014 significantly reduced the number of tribunal claims and reduced the work in this area. However, tribunal fees were abolished in 2017 and we are delighted that tribunal work has increased over the last couple of years.
GDPR has produced additional work over the last 12 months.
2.2. SWOT – our team and the market
2.2.1. Strengths (to be promoted and capitalised upon)
Six senior employment lawyers in the team, with in depth knowledge of the law.
Strong relationships with our clients and HR Professionals results in good referrals of work.
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