Price Transparency (2) Employer

Applicable to Tribunal Unfair Dismissal Work etc

span">This price information is for assistance in relation to claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal.

Legal Fees and Disbursements:

Note: Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are
payable to third parties.

Fees are charged on a private paying basis and will usually vary depending on the complexity of the matter.

Simple case: Average fees are between £1,000.00 and £2,000.00 (excluding VAT)

Medium complexity case: Average fees are between £2,000.00 and £5,000.00 (excluding VAT)

High complexity case: Average fees are between £5,000.00 and £15,000.00 (excluding VAT)

Factors that may affect the complexity of the case include:

  • If it is necessary to make or defend applications to
    amend claims or to provide further information about
    an existing claim

  • Making or defending a costs application

  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is
    disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)

  • The number of witnesses and documents

  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if
    there has been a dismissal after blowing the whistle
    on the employer

  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal

There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal
Hearing of £500.00 per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we
would anticipate between 1-5 days depending on the
complexity of the case.

Before agreeing to act for you on a private basis, we will

discuss with you whether there are other means of funding

this matter. It is important that you explore whether you

have any insurance policies or affinity memberships that

may provide funding for this type of claim.

Before you instruct us to act for you we will send a letter to

you setting out the basis of how we will be charging you.

Likely disbursements will be:

Counsel’s fees estimated between £500.00 to £1,000.00 per day

(depending on the experience of the advocate) for

attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation).

What services does this fee include:

The following services are included:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on the merits of the claim

  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;

  • Preparing your defense to the claim

  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process

  • Considering the schedule of loss

  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing

  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents

  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses

  • Preparing bundle of documents that we will rely on 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

Potential additional costs may be charged for:

  • Other claims that may be bought (For example a claim for

    sexual or disability discrimination against your


The typical timescales and key stages of the purchase transaction

  • 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, the case is likely to take 1- 15 weeks. If the claim proceeds to a final hearing, your case is likely to take 15 – 52

    weeks. This is an estimate only and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.