Personal injury RTA costs

Information about costs in personal injury road traffic accident claims

The tables below set out what costs apply to your claim dependent on the value and stage at which it settles. If we have told you that a success fee applies, then this will be in addition to the fees below. Expenses will also be paid in addition. For more information, including confirmation of the stage your claim has reached, please contact your case handler.

Category A – Portal costs

 

Where value of claim for damages is under £10,000 Costs excluding VAT Where value of claim for damages is more than £10,000 but less than £25,000 Costs excluding VAT
Stage 1 fixed costs £200 Stage 1 fixed costs £200
Stage 2 fixed costs £300 Stage 2 fixed costs £600

Stage 3 costs

Type A – Settlement no hearing

Type B – Settlement at hearing

Type C – Infant approval/ advice

 

£250

 

£250

 

£150

Stage 3 costs

Type A – Settlement no hearing

Type B – Settlement at hearing

Type C – Infant approval/ advice

 

£250

 

£250

 

£150

 

Category B – fixed recoverable costs

 

Where court proceedings have not been issued; claim worth: Costs excluding VAT Where court proceedings have been issued; claim worth: Costs excluding VAT
At least £1,000 but less than £5,000 The greater of
(a) £550 or
(b) The total of £100 + 20% of damages
On or after the date of issue but before the date of allocation The total of
(a) £1160 and
(b) 20% of damages
More than £5,000 but less than £10,000 The total of
(a) £1,100 and
(b) 15% of damages over £5,000
On or after the date of allocation but before the date of listing The total of
(a) £,1880 and
(b) 20% of damages
More than £10,000 but less than £25,000 The total of
(a) £1,930 and
(b) 10% of damages over £10,000
On or after the date of listing but before the date of trial The total of
(a) £2,655 and
(b) 20% of damages

 

If your claim proceeds to a final hearing, in addition to the fees above,  there is a fee for the advocate or barrister to attend the hearing.

Category C – hourly rates

Where the value of your claim for damages is over £25,000 or it is allocated to the multi-track, or in other circumstances (e.g. you beat your own offer), costs are charged at an hourly rate, based on the experience of the case handler, as set out below. The hourly rate may change depending on who is dealing with your case. However, we will notify you of this in advance and these rates may vary based on on the value and complexity of your claim. All of our fees will be charged with VAT in addition.

Level of case handler Rate
Solicitors and legal executives with over eight years’ experience £250
Solicitors and legal executives with over four years’ experience £198
Other solicitors or legal executives, trainee solicitors and paralegals £118 – £166

 

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