Employment Tribunal: Pricing
Whether you are an employer or an employee, we are able to advise you on any claims as well as guide you through the dispute resolution process.
What we charge
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims is as follows:
Low complexity case: £10,000 to £20,000
Medium complexity case: £20,000 to £40,000
High complexity case: over £40,000
Factors that could make a case more complex:
if it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or providing further information about an existing claim
defending claims brought by litigants in person
making or defending a costs application
complex preliminary issues
number of witnesses and documents
where there is an automatic unfair dismissal claim
allegations of discrimination linked to the dismissal
multiple claims or complex factual issues.
What is included?
The fees set out above cover the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
taking initial instructions, reviewing documents and advising on the merits of the claim, and likely compensation
entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached
preparing a claim or response
reviewing and advising on a claim or response from the other party
exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
preparing or considering a schedule of loss
preparing for and attending a preliminary hearing
exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
preparing and drafting statements with witnesses
preparing bundle of documents for use at the hearing
reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
preparation and attendance at final hearing, including instructions to counsel
If some of the stages above are not required, fees will be adjusted accordingly. Where you may wish to handle the claim yourself, seeking advice for only some of the stages, this can be arranged.
Disbursements: these are ancillary costs relating to your matter that are paid to third parties. We handle these payments on your behalf which are later billed to you.
How long will the matter take?
This is largely dependent on the complexity of the case and the stage at which it is resolved. More accurate timescales can be given upon being further instructed.
The figures quoted are indicative only for a typical case and are not fixed prices. We would discuss the likely costs of your case as part of our initial instructions and review this throughout the matter.
The figures indicated are exclusive of VAT.