If your case is more complex and/or the other side decide to put up a bit of a fight, then costs will increase. How much costs will increase by is dependent on the facts of each individual case. As we have set out above, some cases are simple and finish quickly and as we set out below others take a long time to settle and costs can be unlimited
Asa guideline, having looked at our recent cases, the average that our clients spend with us is around £25,000 excluding VAT.
Minority shareholder leaving a company
Our client was a director and minority shareholder in a successful company.
She found out that the other directors and shareholders, who were also members of her family, were taking funds from the company and sending them to a second company that she was not a shareholder of. The others were claiming fraudulently that these transfers were for expenses that simply didn’t exist.
Our client was the main source of revenue for the company with the best client contacts and we helped her stand up to intimidation and bullying within the company and helped her deal with being dismissed as a director and employee.
We were able to negotiate a sale of her shares for more than £100,000, ensure that there were no restrictions with her dealing with the clients of the first company and helped her set up a new business, owned 100% by her.
The case mentioned above took nine months from us being instructed to settlment.