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No employment claim is the same. They are as individual as the issues that led to a dispute and the employee and employer themselves. Therefore, we are unable to offer a fixed fee for this service. The average total fee incurred by employers or employees in bringing a claim before an Employment Tribunal is between £15,000 and £20,000 (inclusive of VAT). Our fees will reflect the particular requirements of the dispute and we cannot give you a reliable estimate of the cost of us helping you until we have more details about the dispute case whether it is simple, medium or high complexity, the issues at stake and how it arose.
We will need to establish if there are other claims being brought within the unfair/wrongful dismissal claim, such as discrimination or whistleblowing as this will increase cost estimates.
Factors that could make a case more complex include:
The stages set out below are an indication of some of stages which may be addressed in a contested employment dispute. The stages assume that the other parties to any dispute will be cooperative and not vindictive and that those requested to undertake certain tasks will do so in the within the time scales asked.
We will also establish with customers at an initial interview if other funding options available, such as cover under a legal expenses insurance policy and or Trade Association/Trade Union membership.
Our lawyers’ hourly charges rage from £144 (trainee solicitor and paralegals, inclusive of VAT) to £300 (Head of Employment Practice Area, inclusive of VAT).
Our fees for initial advice start from £600 (inclusive of VAT). A fully defended Employment Tribunal claim could cost from £15,000 to as much as £50,000 (inclusive of VAT) depending on the length of the hearing and complexity of the issues raised. On average, most straightforward unfair dismissal/wrongful dismissal claims cost between £10,000 to £20,000 (inclusive of VAT).
We have several regulatory requirements to verify the identity of our customers and perform due diligence checks which are designed to help prevent fraud and money laundering. We have put in place significant anti-fraud checks to protect our customers and these are charged at £12 (inclusive of VAT) per person. These checks may need to be undertaken more than once during the legal work.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as:
We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel's fees can range from £1,000 to £3,000 (inclusive of VAT) per day (depending on experience of the Barrister and the complexity of the matter) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (preliminary, final or remedy, including preparation).
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.
We cannot guarantee how long the Employment Tribunal will take to allocate Tribunal time to any particular matter.
If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to three months.
If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 12 to 18 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.
If you would like to instruct us, or to learn more about our Employment services, please visit our key contact details. Alternatively, you can email your enquiry to us or visit our Employment pages for further information.
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