Our hourly rates for employment work range from £100 to £240 plus VAT based on the level of qualification and experience.
We will provide you with a fee estimate or a fixed fee depending on the type of work to be undertaken. Your work will be allocated to the most cost effective team member with the appropriate experience.
Below are examples of the types of work we undertake and the charges.
We provide advice to pre-empt Employment Tribunal claims. We regularly advise clients through the disciplinary or grievance process.
We regularly advise on redundancy processes including large scale redundancy exercises where more complex processes are required. We also undertake consultations on an employer’s behalf to minimise the risk of subsequent claims.
We are experienced in negotiating the exit of employees and take a commercial approach.
We can guide employers through the use of protected conversations, a method of having an off the record exit conversation. We can also conduct these processes on your behalf.
We can negotiate the terms of exit and ensure the settlement of claims.
Our charges for defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal depend on the complexity and nature of the claim and the conduct of the Claimant and their representatives. In our experience the likely costs will be as follows:
Factors which could make claims more complex include:
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf.
We usually instruct Barristers to conduct an Employment Tribunal hearing. Barristers fees are between £600 to £1,500 plus VAT per day (depending on experience) 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:
When we instruct a Barrister we do not normally attend the Employment Tribunal hearing.
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 only have our advice in relation to some of the stages.
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends on the stage at which your case is resolved. For example:
This is just an estimate and we will give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.
We offer fixed fees for a number of work types such as drafting Service Agreements, Contracts of Employments, Staff Handbooks and Privacy Notices. Please contact us for further information.
For many clients we offer the facility of day to day support at a blended hourly rate. This allows you to obtain advice when you need it from any member of the team at a cost effective rate. We will invoice on a regular basis and/or as soon as the recorded time reaches an agreed limit.