Employment Costs for Employers.

This page provides information about the range of costs for my services.  In every case, the basis of charging will be agreed after an initial discussion about your requirements and assessment of the work involved.

Employment Tribunals Costs

Every claim is unique and for that reason the costs associated with individual claims will vary for several reasons including the complexity of the claim; the volume of documentation; the number of witnesses and the length of the hearing.  The information below provides an indication of our typical costs for handling wrongful and unfair or constructive unfair dismissal claims from the commencement of the claim to its conclusion.  Should a claim settle prior to the final hearing our costs will be limited to the costs incurred up to the conclusion of the settlement based on a current hourly rate of £250 + VAT.

After an initial no obligation and free of charge discussion with you about the claim received by your business we will confirm our fixed fee.  The range of fees is detailed below.

Type of claim

Summary of included services

Factors which may mean costs are incurred at the higher end of the fees range

Fees

Simple claim for wrongful dismissal and/or unfair or constructive unfair dismissal

  • Taking initial instructions
  • Reviewing all papers
  • Reviewing Claim Form
  • Preparing Response Form
  • Preparing Counter-Schedule of Loss
  • Liaison with other party and Tribunal
  • Preparing for and attending Preliminary Hearings
  • Preparing/agreeing bundle of documents
  • Preparing witness statements
  • Preparation for hearing
  • Tribunal representation
  • Settlement negotiations and conclusion
  • Large volume of documentation
  • More than one witness on your behalf
  • In person hearings rather than remote hearings
  • More than one day for the Final Hearing

£5,000 to £8,000 + VAT

More complex claim for unfair or constructive unfair dismissal and simple discrimination claims

  • Taking initial instructions
  • Reviewing all papers
  • Reviewing Claim Form
  • Preparing Response Form
  • Preparing Counter-Schedule of Loss
  • Liaison with other party and Tribunal
  • Preparing for and attending Preliminary Hearings
  • Preparing/agreeing bundle of documents
  • Preparing witness statements
  • Preparation for hearing
  • Tribunal representation
  • Settlement negotiations and conclusion
  • Complicated history of events and issues
  • Large volume of documentation
  • Complex Preliminary Hearing issues
  • Preparation of Further and Better Particulars
  • More than one witness on your behalf
  • In person hearings rather than remote hearings
  • More than one day for the Final Hearing
£7,000 - £10,000 + VAT

A complex claim for unfair or constructive unfair dismissal including factors such as multiple allegations of discrimination, whistleblowing complaints, automatic unfair dismissal and issues relating to employment status

  • Taking initial instructions
  • Reviewing all papers
  • Reviewing Claim Form
  • Preparing Response Form
  • Preparing Counter-Schedule of Loss
  • Liaison with other party and Tribunal
  • Preparing for and attending Preliminary Hearings
  • Preparing/agreeing bundle of documents
  • Preparing witness statements
  • Preparation for hearing
  • Tribunal representation
  • Settlement negotiations and conclusion
  • Complicated history of events and issues
  • Large volume of documentation
  • Complex Preliminary Hearing issues
  • Expert evidence required
  • Preparation of Further and Better Particulars
  • Multiple witnesses
  • In person hearings rather than remote hearings
  • Multiple day Final Hearing
  • Separate Remedy Hearing
£10,000 - £18,000 + VAT
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Additional information on costs

  • Disbursements may be incurred in dealing with your claim, for example if we instruct counsel to present your claim at the Employment Tribunal or if we need to instruct specialists to provide reports, for example doctors. Quotations will be obtained and disbursement costs agreed with you before they are incurred.
  • We will charge reasonable travel costs (fuel and parking) for attendance at any Employment Tribunal hearings.

Timescales

Employment Tribunal timescales are difficult to predict, particularly with the volume of claims being handled by the Tribunals and the large backlog of cases. The timescale for your claim will be confirmed when the Tribunal issues the Notice of Hearing. Typical timescales are up to 12 months for a simple claim with straightforward issues and 18 – 30 months for complex claims.  Occasionally claims can be postponed at the last minute and this is outside of our control.

We will always try to settle claims if at all possible and subject to your instructions. In our experience, the majority of claims do settle in advance of the final hearing.  Sometimes settlement can be achieved at an early stage in the proceedings in which case the costs outlined in the table above will be significantly lower. If a claim settles shortly before the hearing, it is likely that a significant proportion of the fixed fee agreed with you at the outset will be incurred.