Our law firm is dedicated to helping HR Managers and employers as part of the team, to find and implement initiatives, strategies and business solutions.
We are a team of senior employment solicitors. For further details of our solicitors’ expertise please visit our team page.
Our standard charges are based on time spent advising and assisting your business.
Our hourly rates can be found below.
The estimated costs of pursuing an unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal claim in the employment tribunal:
The above figures include our attendance at a final hearing that is up to 1 day for a simple case, up to 4-days for a medium complexity case, and up to 7 days for a high complexity case.
In medium and high complex cases Counsel may act as your advocate at the final hearing. Counsel’s fees are in addition to the above figures and are estimated between £2,000 to £3,500 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) (excluding VAT) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation). If Counsel is instructed, the solicitor with conduct of your case will also attend Tribunal at approximately £1,275 (excluding VAT) per day (based on a reduced hourly rate of £170 per hour).
Many cases will cost less than the above because we are able to secure an early withdrawal of the claim or a low value settlement. However, some cases can cost more if they are particularly complex.
Factors that could make a case more complex and expensive:
Typically, an ordinary simple unfair dismissal / wrongful dismissal claim will take six months to conclude (from the date the claim is lodged to the end of the final hearing). Medium and high complex cases are likely to take between 6-18 months but can take longer. However, please note that these timescales are likely be significantly affected due to the backlog of cases which Employment Tribunals are currently experiencing in light of the covid-19 pandemic.
The fees set out on this page cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
The fees set out on this page do not include the costs of any appeal by the Claimant or the Respondent, which will be advised at the time.
The stages set out above are an indication only 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.
We usually only act for employers in relation to employment tribunal claims.
In exceptional cases, if we do accept instructions from an individual in relation to an employment tribunal claim, we will not be able to do so on a contingency fee basis. You may have the benefit of legal expenses insurance that covers part or all of the legal costs of bringing or defending an employment tribunal claim, but you will remain liable for our costs.
The costs of pursuing an unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal claim in the employment tribunal for an individual will be the same as for businesses, as will the key stages and factors that determine complexity (see above).
The above information is not to be treated as a quote or estimate specific to your matter. If you would like to instruct us, please get in touch, and we will be able to provide tailored cost information for you.