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We are experienced in all types of Employment Tribunal claim, from straightforward unfair and wrongful dismissal claims to complex, high-value discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
As a guide, our pricing for bringing or defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal in the Employment Tribunal is as follows:
Simple case: £2,000 to £5,000 (excluding VAT)
Medium complexity case: £5,000 to £20,000 (excluding VAT)
High complexity case: £20,000 to £50,000 (excluding VAT)
We highlight below the factors which are likely to result in the case falling into the high complexity category and so incurring fees at the higher end of the range or, in the case of work which goes beyond unfair or wrongful dismissal claim work, falling outside the ranges provided.
The factors that tend to make a case more complex and therefore more expensive include:
Unfair or wrongful dismissal claims that also include allegations of discrimination or whistle blowing can be very complex and costs could exceed those set out above.
The costs set out above cover all of the work involved in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on the strength of your claim and likely compensation (this will be revisited throughout the matter).
Entering into pre-claim conciliation, where this is mandatory, to explore whether a settlement can be reached.
The stages set out above are an indication of what may be necessary but if some of the stages above are not required, the cost 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, and appropriate charges agreed, depending on your individual needs.
There will be an additional daily charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £1,000 to £2,000 (excluding VAT) (depending on the experience of the advocate).
Generally, you should allow 1 to 3 days for a Tribunal Hearing depending on the complexity of the case.
Disbursements are costs related to your case 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.
If a barrister is instructed to attend a Tribunal Hearing, we would expect a barrister’s fee for a one day hearing to be between £700 and £3,500 excluding VAT. A barrister’s charges for multi-day hearings would depend on the length of the hearing and the experience of the advocate.
Fee rates for barristers are set by individual chambers. The level of fees for a barrister will depend upon the experience of the barrister, the complexity of the case and how many days the Tribunal Hearing will last.
You may have other funding options available, such as cover under an insurance policy or through your membership of a trade union and this should be checked by you as it could reduce your costs.
How long will my case take?
The period of time from taking initial instructions to final resolution of the matter will depend on the stage at which the claim is resolved.
If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 2 to 4 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6 to 12 months.
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 case progresses.
For more information about our fees and services, contact us via our online form, call or email us on:
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Joanne Adams | Director | Employment Law Solicitor
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Anthony Kay | Director | Employment Law Solicitor
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Sally Laughton | Consultant | Employment Solicitor
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Andrew Scott | Consultant |Dispute Resolution and Litigation Solicitor
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