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Employment law fees
Employment Law Fees
Employment Law Fees

Employment law fees

Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal

Simple case £3000 - £5000 plus VAT
Medium complexity case £5001 - £10,000 plus VAT
High complexity case £10,001 - £20,000 plus VAT

The above fees include the below services but exclude attendance at Tribunal hearings which is estimated on average to be an additional £1800.00 plus VAT per day. Generally, we would allow 1-7 days depending on the complexity of your case.


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.

Disbursements may include the following:

  • Counsel’s fees in relation to advice or hearing attendance (hourly rates ranging from £150 – £300 plus VAT depending on experience)
  • Travel expenses
  • Medical evidence, i.e. to address issue of whether or not a Claimant is disabled (estimated range between £250 – £450 plus VAT for report)

Key Stages/Services

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

Taking initial instructions, reviewing papers, advising on merits and likely award
Mandatory ACAS Early Conciliation
Preparing claim or response including drafting detailed grounds of claim or resistance and dealing with submission to Tribunal
Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
Preparing for (and attending) a preliminary hearing
Preparing list of relevant documents for disclosure, exchanging documents with other party and agreeing final list for preparation of bundle
Preparing or advising on schedule of loss
Meeting witnesses to take witness statements, drafting statements, agreeing final content and supporting documents with witnesses and exchanging statements with other party
Preparing bundle of documents for final hearing
Reviewing and advising on other party's witness statements
Preparing and agreeing list of issues and chronology with other party
Updating or advising on updated schedule of loss prior to final hearing
Preparation for attendance at final hearing including cross examination preparation and instructions to Counsel
Consideration of and advising on Judgment following final hearing

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 based on your individual needs.

Factors that could make a case more complex:

  • Making or defending applications throughout proceedings, including to amend or provide further information about existing claim;
  • Defending claims brought by litigants in person;
  • Complex preliminary issues, i.e. whether or not a Claimant is disabled;
  • Number of documents and witnesses;
  • Value of claim involving a complex schedule of loss;
  • Allegations of discrimination linked to dismissal;
  • If the claim is for automatic unfair dismissal, i.e. the dismissal follows whistleblowing;
  • Making or defending a costs application

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from obtaining 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 1-16 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take up to 9 months. 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.

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