What funding is available for a Right to be Forgotten case?
You can make a Right to be Forgotten application yourself. Google provides a free form, which you can find here. However, in most cases your request for a Right to be Forgotten is more likely to succeed if you have it drafted and submitted professionally.
We offer a variety of payment options. The availability of each option would depend on the particular circumstances of your case.
Fixed fees is the payment option which is favoured by most of our clients. Fixed fees provide you with certainty as to legal costs and would typically be set for each stage of your case. Fixed fees for a submission of a Right to be Forgotten, together with unlimited follow up communications with the search engine provider and with you, our client, start at £1,350 + VAT.
Our hourly rates vary, depending on a the complexity of the the matter at hand and the experience of the solicitor who handles the matter. The hourly rates start at £200.
Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)
A CFA, (also known as no win no fee), is available in cases where the search engine provider unreasonably refuses to de-list offending search results, leaving our client with little alternative to taking the search engine provider to court.
We are only able to take on a Right to be Forgotten cases on a no win no fee basis where there is a need to litigate against the search engine provider. Once litigation has commenced, there is a right to recover the winning party’s legal costs from the search engine provider. Up until that point, our clients have to fund the case themselves. However, when they win their case, they can usually recover at least some of the initially legal costs they had incurred.
We take on cases on a pro-bono basis. We use our absolute discretion to decide whether or not to take on a particular Right to be Forgotten case on a pro-bono basis.