We estimate that our fees for dealing with bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal will normally be between £2,500 – £8,000 ex VAT (£3,000 – £9,600 incl VAT).
These figures are based on an hourly rate of £250 ex VAT. These figures do not include disbursements.
The fees for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal will vary depending on the complexity of the case. There are several factors that could make a case more complex.
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £1,500 per day ex VAT. Generally, we would allow half a day to ten days depending on the complexity of your case.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We will handle the payment of disbursements for you to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel’s fees are estimated between £500 to £1,500 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation).
The fees we have detailed above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
The stages set out above are an indication only and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will 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 on your individual needs.
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, your case is likely to take 4 to 8 weeks.
If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 26 to 52 weeks.
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.