Employment Tribunals Pricing
Our overall fees vary depending upon how complex your case is and what you would like us to do. For a free quote specifically tailored to your circumstances please email email@example.com or call Kim Cross on 01945 898090*.
To give you an idea of cost, however, we have set out below details of our typical hourly rates and fees for unfair and wrongful dismissal claims.
Our charges are made up of our fees for the work we carry out, and disbursements which are expenses payable to other people, such as fees for a barrister. Where VAT is referred to below please note that this will be charged at the applicable rate which is currently 20%.
Our fees will usually either be agreed with you as a fixed sum at the start of your case, or we will work on an hourly rate. Where we charge an hourly rate, overall cost will depend on how much time it takes to deal with your case. Our standard hourly rates are £290 plus VAT (£348 including VAT).
As a general guide, our fees for either bringing or defending a claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal (unless we agree otherwise) would be:
A case is likely to be more complex (and so incur more time) if:
- Onboarding fee: £15 plus VAT at 20% (£18 including VAT) per client
- Bank administration fee (if applicable): £25 plus VAT at 20% (£30 including VAT) per transaction
You will need to pay for ‘disbursements’ in addition to our fees. In an unfair or wrongful dismissal claim the most common disbursements are for barrister’s fees. A barrister is often used to deal with a Tribunal hearing if your case is not settled before then. Barrister’s fees tend to be in the region of £750 to £2,500 plus VAT at 20% (£900 to £3,000 including VAT) per day. We will however guide you on this as and when external costs need to be incurred.
Other costs to consider
Normally you do not have to pay your opponent’s costs in an employment claim but we will guide you further if we feel that you are at risk of this at any stage.
Unless your case settles earlier, Employment Tribunal proceedings for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal will take somewhere between 6 to 15 months to complete from the time the claim is issued until judgement is received.
However, the Employment Tribunals are currently affected by very significant delays and in our experience, some cases are taking up to a year or even longer to get to a listed hearing.