Our hourly rates for employment work range from £195 to £275 plus VAT (£234 to £330 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 representing clients with a claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal depend on the complexity and nature of the claims and the conduct of the ex-employer and their representatives. In our experience the likely costs will be as follows:
Factors which could make claims more complex include:
Before commencing work we will ask you to check your household insurance policy. If it includes Legal Expenses Cover it may cover your costs, although you may be required to use the insurance company’s panel solicitors.
You may also be able to obtain legal representation if you are a member of a trade union.
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.
We will provide estimates for other types of Employment Tribunal claims after taking your initial instructions.
The Employment Unit is led by Deborah Boylan and the team comprises Sally Togher, Liz Pollock and Harjeet Nangla. Click here to view their individuals profiles.