QUOTE FOR BRINGING AND DEFENDING CLAIMS FOR UNFAIR DISMISSAL OR WRONGFUL DISMISSSAL
Our range of fees for bringing and defending unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal is as follows:-
Simple case (one day hearing):- £2,500 to £5,000 (excluding VAT)
Medium complexity case (usually a 2-3 day hearing): £5,000 to £10,000 (excluding VAT)
High Complexity case (usually a hearing that lasts more than 3 days): £10,000 to £20,000 (excluding VAT)
Our charges are based on hourly rates and these will be different depending on the solicitor dealing with your matter (such as their level of experience or qualification).
There will be an additional charge for a solicitor or a barrister attending a Tribunal Hearing. The Fee ranges from £1,000 to £2,500 plus Vat per day (see Disbursements below).
Other methods of funding
You may have alternative funding options available (such as an insurance policy). We will discuss this was you at your initial meeting.
Factors that make a case more complex:
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees and barrister’s fees.
Barrister’s fees range from £1,000 to £2,500 plus Vat per day for attending a Tribunal hearing (including preparation) depending on the level of experience and the complexity of the claim. We will handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
The fees set out above cover all 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 based on your individual needs. It can sometimes more cost efficient to instruct a barrister to deal with certain aspects of making or defending the claim and we will advise you of circumstances when this may be the case.
The time that it takes from your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case may take up to 12-18 months. 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.
Sanjay Nena – Head of Employment (over 10 years’ experience)
Grant Smith – Consultant Solicitor (over 5 years’ experience)