Employment Tribunal Pricing For Employees
Thank you for considering our services for Employment Law. We regularly advise employees on a broad range of employment issues, including disciplinaries and grievances, Employment Tribunal claims, Settlement Agreements and all manner of employment dispute. Our clients include everyone from directors and senior executives through to junior workers.
As an employee or worker, you have rights under the law that employers must respect. If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed from your job or subjected to discrimination, getting the right legal advice as soon as possible is vital. This will allow you to get a clear picture of whether you have grounds for a claim and what compensation you may be entitled to.
Our employment lawyers offer clear advice and practical support to help you secure the best available outcome as quickly and simply as possible. We aim to be completely transparent about our pricing, so you can know what the matter will cost, be confident our fees are fair and you are getting good value for money.
Our expert team are employment specialists and have years of experience, so have almost certainly dealt with similar situations to the one you are facing many times. We will explore all the options available to you, helping you determine a course of action that fits your circumstances and personal priorities.
We know that value for money and overall cost really matter when pursuing an employment claim, so will provide you with a range of estimates and keep you updated on costs at all times. This way, you can be confident we are handling matters for you in a cost effective and efficient way.
If you decide to make an employment tribunal claim, we can offer expertise in handling Employment Tribunal proceedings and appeals. Our team can provide the robust arguments, skilled judgment and strategic and tactical thinking need to prepare your case and achieve the best available outcome.
Whether you wish to settle a claim or fight it at tribunal we will advise you on the best strategy for you and the fees involved.
We are proud to hold the Lexcel Accreditation issued by the Law Society. This involves the firm undergoing a rigorous audit process which ensures we maintain the highest levels of client care.
Our fees for bringing claims including unfair and wrongful dismissal and discrimination claims are based on three bands, which we will be happy to discuss with you.
We will advise you of the funding options available to you, for example as an individual you may have insurance which can cover your legal fees.
There are various items we will consider when deciding what pricing band your case falls into. We will make this assessment and inform you of the relevant fees at the earliest opportunity.
Factors that may influence our fees:
- Complexity of issues
- Multiple factual or legal issues
- Substantial volume of documentation
- If it is necessary to make applications to obtain further information about a claim
- Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
- Complex preliminary issues such as whether you have a disability or employment status
- Multiple preliminary hearings-strike out/deposit application
- Multiple parties
- The number of witnesses and documents
- If the claim involves allegations of discrimination
- Involvement of expert witnesses
- Making or defending a costs application
|Item||Cost/Range of Costs||VAT||Subtotal|
|Simple case||£7,000 – £12,000||20%||£8,400 – £14,400|
|Medium complexity case||£12,000 – £18,000||20%||£14,400 – £21,600|
|High complexity case||£18,000 – £25,000||20%||£21,600 – £30,000|
|Attending Tribunal hearing per day*||£1,000 – £2,500||20%||£1,200 – £3,000|
* based on our experience we typically allow 1 – 3 days for this, but need will be assessed at the time.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter 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.
Counsel’s fees estimated between £1,000 and £3,000 for preparation and first day and then £1,000 to £3,000 per day (depending on seniority of counsel) for attending a Tribunal Hearing.
The time that it takes from your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved.
If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 4 – 12 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 26 – 52 weeks.
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 matter progresses.
There are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:
- Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
- Entering into pre-claim Acas conciliation where this is mandatory to consider whether a settlement can be reached;
- Preparing your claim
- Reviewing and advising on the response from other party
- Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
- Considering a schedule of loss and preparing a counter schedule (if appropriate)
- Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
- Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents for hearing purposes
- Taking witness statements, drafting written statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
- Preparing bundle of documents
- Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
- Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
- Preparation for and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel