Cost Certainty – How We Charge
We aim always, to provide our clients with certainty about what their legal costs will be. To help enable that objective we offer fixed fees where possible. For example, we offer our employer clients a monthly retainer service which gives unlimited access to legal advice and support for a low fixed price monthly cost.
For more information about the range of fixed price and other cost options that may best suit your employment law needs please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 3871 6345. You may also have other funding options available (such as cover under an insurance policy). Again, a member of our team will be happy to discuss this with you.
When it comes to Employment Tribunal matters, we will carefully consider your situation at the outset and provide a detailed costs estimate before you incur any fees. That estimate will be kept under continual review. Where possible, we will offer to work on a fixed feed fee basis for some, or all, of the process.
In any individual case the level of complexity might be different at each stage of the process. For example, an unfair dismissal claim could be straightforward when it comes to drafting the claim form or response, but could have very complicated issues when it comes to the schedule of loss.
The table below provides a guide to our potential fees in bringing or defending ‘ordinary’ unfair dismissal and/or wrongful dismissal claims in an Employment Tribunal carried out by our core team of employment lawyers. Please note that these fees are not quotes, are based on a blended hourly rate, and exclude disbursements (explained below) and more complex claims (such as discrimination). In all instances we will discuss the likely range of costs with you, which will depend the nature of your particular matter.
Employment Tribunal Cost Ranges
Broadly there are three costs ranges:
Low complexity: £2,800 - £12,200 (excluding VAT)
Medium complexity: £11,200 - £24,300 (excluding VAT)
High complexity: £20,400 - £45,300 (excluding VAT)
These are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties such as barristers or experts. You will be responsible for all sums charged by these third parties. We may arrange for you to be invoiced direct by them.
The fees associated with a barrister or expert will depend on the specific barrister or expert, their experience and the amount of work they need to carry out on your matter. We will always provide you with an estimate of disbursements specific to your matter at the time that you instruct us which will depend on the type of third parties that we need to engage to support your matter.
How long will my matter take?
Timescales for Employment Tribunal matters will vary depending on the complexity of the matter.
As a general rule, most Employment Tribunal matters should be resolved between 3 – 18 months. However at the moment, the Employment Tribunal Service is experiencing a high volume of claims which is significantly contributing to a delay in when the final hearing can be listed to take place.
Click here to view a detailed breakdown of Employment Tribunal Cost Ranges.