Our hourly rates for employment work range from £220 to £290 plus VAT (£264 to £348 in total) 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.
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:
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.
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 (£720 to £1,800 in total), (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.
The Employment Unit is led by Deborah Boylan and the team comprises Sally Togher, Liz Pollock and Harjeet Nangla. Click here to view their individual profiles.