As every case is different, we will discuss pricing with you once we have a clear picture of your needs. Our objective is to give you peace of mind. We aim to offer all our clients choices on pricing so that we can agree a price and a structure which suits you.
To give you an indication of the likely cost involved with bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal, we have provided some information below. Please remember that this relates to a typical case as described – your own case may be simpler or more complex.
The work in relation to the key stages of a claim is as follows:
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of the 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.
The following matters are not covered:
The above is a general guidance of our costs; we will of course provide you with a bespoke cost estimate once we have a clearer understanding of your matter.
There may be an additional charge for your solicitor/a member of the employment team attending a Tribunal Hearing of up to £1000 per day (excluding VAT).
“Disbursements” is a rather old-fashioned word to describe all the fees and taxes we have to pay other organisations on your behalf.
In addition to our charges there may be the following expenses:
Currently there are no Employment Tribunal fees to be paid to bring or defend a claim, however if such fees are introduced by the Government, then they would be payable in addition.
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 a few weeks to a year. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing (where the decision on the claim is made), your case is likely to take between 18 months and two years. Timescales depend to a large extent on how busy the particular Employment Tribunal is.
We will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale for your own case once we have more information and as the matter progresses.
Once we fully understand your needs, we will assign your case to the most appropriate member of our team. All work done by the team is ultimately supervised by the Team Leader or one of the other partners in the team. The lawyers in our team are supported by paralegals and other assistants to ensure that your case is handled efficiently and cost-effectively.