Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal
Negotiations between parties (limited to 7 hours of work): £1,500 plus VAT (£300) = £1,800
Matters and disputes reaching settlement prior to Employment Tribunal (limited up to 10 hours of work): £2,000 plus VAT (£400) = £2400
All other employment matters are charged at our hourly rate as each matter will vary depending on each circumstance:
1. Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years experience: £282 plus VAT (£56.40) = £338.40
2. Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years experience: £232 plus VAT (£46.40) = £278.40
3. Other Solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience: £185 plus VAT (£37) = £222
4. Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners: £129 plus VAT (£25.80) = £154.80
Factors that could make a case more complex:
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £400 plus VAT (£80) = £480 per day. Generally, we would allow 1-2 days depending on the complexity of your case.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel's fees estimated between £500 to £800 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)
The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.
How long will my matter take?
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 6-8 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 8-12 weeks. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.