Once instructed, you matter will be handled by a qualified and experienced solicitor under supervision of one of our director.
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal:
Factors that could make a case more complex:
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £1,000 per day (+20% VAT of £200). Generally, we would allow 0-3 days depending on the complexity of your case.
The above fees are estimates based on anticipated time spent by appropriately legally qualified. We usually charge on a time basis and details of how we would charge in any particular case would be set out in our client care letter, as would details of the seniority and qualifications of persons carrying out the work. In some very limited instances we may offer to carry out work on a Damages Based Agreement (no win, no fee arrangement). In those cases clients might be expected to pay disbursements liable to VAT including experts fees, Counsel’s fees, accommodation fees, and some photocopying charges; and disbursements not liable to VAT including travel costs and some photocopying charges.
Please note that VAT is a government tax that we are required to charge, and will usually be added at 20% to our fees and disbursements, except where we indicate the disbursements are outside the scope of VAT.
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 £500 to £5,000 per day (+20% VAT of £100 – £1,000) if counsel is registered for VAT (depending on experience of the advocate) 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:
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.
How long will my matter take?
The time that it takes from taking 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 2-8 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 20-52 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.