Our pricing for bringing (if you are an individual) or defending (if you are a small business) claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal are as follows:
* Based on hourly rates (excluding VAT):
Partner £250 Associate £200 – £250, Solicitor £180 – £200, Trainee Solicitor/Paralegal £120.
Factors that could make a case more complex:
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We may handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.In addition to our fees above, we may instruct counsel to represent you at a Tribunal hearing (including preparation) depending on the complexity of your case and due to their expertise in advocacy. Please note that counsel fees below are estimates only but would usually depend on the experience of the advocate.
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 may 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 – 16 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 16 – 104 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.
Gabriel is the head of the employment law team and has over 11 years’ experience in employment law specialising in unfair dismissal and other complex areas of employment law. Gabriel qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and has helped many individuals secure appropriate settlement and compensation in their Employment Tribunal claims and has also helped many businesses robustly defend employment tribunal claims.