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).