Employment Law Fee Information

 

In our experience, the costs of Employment Tribunal litigation can vary significantly and we set out below our broad estimates based upon the type of case that is being pursued. In so doing, we have categorised claims as being standard, advanced or complex, in terms of complexity and cost, and we provide a broad estimate of the range of costs that we would normally anticipate, based upon the various levels of experience and expertise from within our dedicated team of specialist Employment lawyers.

 

STANDARD TRIBUNAL

A standard case is likely to involve a claim for ordinary unfair or wrongful dismissal and may have a limited number of additional uncomplicated claims including a failure to provide a written statement of terms or reasons for dismissal, unpaid wages and in some cases, holiday pay.

In our experience, we would broadly expect standard cases to be dealt with at a Final Hearing lasting between 1 and 2 days.

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Dealt with by an experienced employment law specialist

Average length of tribunal proceedings: 6-9 months

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PRICE: £9,000 to £15,000 including VAT *

For a bespoke quote based on your individual circumstances please enquire.

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* Pricing

Our charges are based on an hourly rate. The above price range is based on the time we expect an average ‘standard’ tribunal proceeding to take.

Your quoted price may be affected by the experience or expertise required to handle your case. Our hourly rates are charged at:

  • Partner - £250
  • Associate (F.CILEx) - £185

The following services will be provided within the above pricing guidelines for a standard level Employment Tribunal claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the relevant papers and documents of evidence and advising you on the merits and likely compensation (although this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and may be subject to change as the case progresses)
  • Preparing your claim and/or your response and submitting this on your behalf to the Employment Tribunal
  • Reviewing and considering the other parties representations and pleadings, taking your ongoing instructions and updating our advice to you in relation to those matters
  • Where applicable, negotiating and concluding a settlement via ACAS and ensuring that such settlement documentation adequately protects your position
  • Preparing all relevant bundles of documents for exchange with the other parties and for use at the Employment Tribunal hearing
  • Preparing and advising you in relation to a schedule of loss or a counter schedule of loss
  • Where applicable, preparing for and attending a telephone Preliminary Hearing to discuss case management
  • Taking and preparing all relevant witness statements and drafting any amendments and exchanging these with the other side
  • Considering, reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements and documents of evidence
  • Agreeing and preparing a list of issues, as may be directed by the Employment Tribunal
  • Agreeing and preparing a chronology of events and / or cast list, as may be directed by the Employment Tribunal
  • Preparing and attending a Final Hearing, including, where appropriate, the preparation of any relevant instructions to Counsel.

The following factors are likely to affect the overall price of your quote, we encourage you to get in touch for a bespoke quote based on your individual circumstances:

  • The experience and expertise of the legal adviser required to handle your case
  • The complexities involved in your case
  • The volume of documents of evidence
  • The number of witnesses likely to be called at the Final Hearing
  • Whether or not a preliminary issue needs deciding by way of an “in person” Preliminary Hearing, in advance of the Final Hearing
  • Whether there are multiple parties involved in the proceedings
  • Any specific Employment Tribunal Directions that are given to the parties as the case progresses
  • Defending claims which may be brought by a Litigant in Person
  • Making or defending a costs application or any other interlocutory applications required as the case progresses
  • Any particularly complex or novel legal issues to be considered

Our team

** Our employment law specialists have over 20 years of collective experience of delivering high quality work within employment law. Regardless of the complexity or simplicity of your case, our specialists will work to the highest standard, with all work overseen by a senior partner in our Business Legal Services Department.

 

ADVANCED TRIBUNAL

An ‘advanced’ Employment Tribunal involves either a significant number of claims, and/ or matters of discrimination, whistleblowing, complex redundancy dismissals, constructive dismissal and/or elements of TUPE.

We will be able to discuss with you in more detail if your case is ‘advanced’ or ‘complex’.

Transparent Costs and Funding Options

Dealt with by an experienced employment law specialist

Average length of tribunal proceedings: 6-9 months

Meet the team **

PRICE: £12,000 to £18,000 including VAT *

For a bespoke quote based on your individual circumstances please enquire.

ENQUIRE NOW

* Pricing

Our charges are based on an hourly rate. The above price range is based on the time we expect an average ‘standard’ tribunal proceeding to take.

Your quoted price may be affected by the experience or expertise required to handle your case. Our hourly rates are charged at:

  • Partner - £250
  • Associate (F.CILEx) - £185

The following services will be provided within the above pricing guidelines for a standard level Employment Tribunal claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the relevant papers and documents of evidence and advising you on the merits and likely compensation (although this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and may be subject to change as the case progresses)
  • Preparing your claim and/or your response and submitting this on your behalf to the Employment Tribunal
  • Reviewing and considering the other parties representations and pleadings, taking your ongoing instructions and updating our advice to you in relation to those matters
  • Where applicable, negotiating and concluding a settlement via ACAS and ensuring that such settlement documentation adequately protects your position
  • Preparing all relevant bundles of documents for exchange with the other parties and for use at the Employment Tribunal hearing
  • Preparing and advising you in relation to a schedule of loss or a counter schedule of loss
  • Where applicable, preparing for and attending a telephone Preliminary Hearing to discuss case management
  • Taking and preparing all relevant witness statements and drafting any amendments and exchanging these with the other side
  • Considering, reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements and documents of evidence
  • Agreeing and preparing a list of issues, as may be directed by the Employment Tribunal
  • Agreeing and preparing a chronology of events and / or cast list, as may be directed by the Employment Tribunal
  • Preparing and attending a Final Hearing, including, where appropriate, the preparation of any relevant instructions to Counsel.

The following factors are likely to affect the overall price of your quote, we encourage you to get in touch for a bespoke quote based on your individual circumstances:

  • The experience and expertise of the legal adviser required to handle your case
  • The complexities involved in your case
  • The volume of documents of evidence
  • The number of witnesses likely to be called at the Final Hearing
  • Whether or not a preliminary issue needs deciding by way of an “in person” Preliminary Hearing, in advance of the Final Hearing
  • Whether there are multiple parties involved in the proceedings
  • Any specific Employment Tribunal Directions that are given to the parties as the case progresses
  • Defending claims which may be brought by a Litigant in Person
  • Making or defending a costs application or any other interlocutory applications required as the case progresses
  • Any particularly complex or novel legal issues to be considered

Our team

** Our employment law specialists have over 20 years of collective experience of delivering high quality work within employment law. Regardless of the complexity or simplicity of your case, our specialists will work to the highest standard, with all work overseen by a senior partner in our Business Legal Services Department.

 

COMPLEX TRIBUNAL

A ‘complex’ Employment Tribunal involves either a significant number of claims, and/ or matters of discrimination, whistleblowing, complex redundancy dismissals, constructive dismissal and/or elements of TUPE.

We will be able to discuss with you in more detail if your case is ‘advanced’ or ‘complex’. A COMPLEX tribunal is likely to have more technical legal issues to consider.

Transparent Costs and Funding Options

Dealt with by an experienced employment law specialist

Average length of tribunal proceedings: 9+ months

Meet the team **

PRICE: £18,000 to £30,000 including VAT *

For a bespoke quote based on your individual circumstances please enquire.

ENQUIRE NOW

* Pricing

Our charges are based on an hourly rate. The above price range is based on the time we expect an average ‘standard’ tribunal proceeding to take.

Your quoted price may be affected by the experience or expertise required to handle your case. Our hourly rates are charged at:

  • Partner - £250
  • Associate (F.CILEx) - £185

The following services will be provided within the above pricing guidelines for a standard level Employment Tribunal claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the relevant papers and documents of evidence and advising you on the merits and likely compensation (although this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and may be subject to change as the case progresses)
  • Preparing your claim and/or your response and submitting this on your behalf to the Employment Tribunal
  • Reviewing and considering the other parties representations and pleadings, taking your ongoing instructions and updating our advice to you in relation to those matters
  • Where applicable, negotiating and concluding a settlement via ACAS and ensuring that such settlement documentation adequately protects your position
  • Preparing all relevant bundles of documents for exchange with the other parties and for use at the Employment Tribunal hearing
  • Preparing and advising you in relation to a schedule of loss or a counter schedule of loss
  • Where applicable, preparing for and attending a telephone Preliminary Hearing to discuss case management
  • Taking and preparing all relevant witness statements and drafting any amendments and exchanging these with the other side
  • Considering, reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements and documents of evidence
  • Agreeing and preparing a list of issues, as may be directed by the Employment Tribunal
  • Agreeing and preparing a chronology of events and / or cast list, as may be directed by the Employment Tribunal
  • Preparing and attending a Final Hearing, including, where appropriate, the preparation of any relevant instructions to Counsel.

The following factors are likely to affect the overall price of your quote, we encourage you to get in touch for a bespoke quote based on your individual circumstances:

  • The experience and expertise of the legal adviser required to handle your case
  • The complexities involved in your case
  • The volume of documents of evidence
  • The number of witnesses likely to be called at the Final Hearing
  • Whether or not a preliminary issue needs deciding by way of an “in person” Preliminary Hearing, in advance of the Final Hearing
  • Whether there are multiple parties involved in the proceedings
  • Any specific Employment Tribunal Directions that are given to the parties as the case progresses
  • Defending claims which may be brought by a Litigant in Person
  • Making or defending a costs application or any other interlocutory applications required as the case progresses
  • Any particularly complex or novel legal issues to be considered

Our team

** Our employment law specialists have over 20 years of collective experience of delivering high quality work within employment law. Regardless of the complexity or simplicity of your case, our specialists will work to the highest standard, with all work overseen by a senior partner in our Business Legal Services Department.

 

FINAL HEARING REPRESENTATION

We will discuss and advise you in relation to whether, we believe that it is advisable to instruct Counsel to represent you at a Final Hearing. Counsel’s fees vary depending upon the complexity of a case and the experience and expertise of the barrister that is instructed.

Alternatively you can instruct us to represent you at a final hearing.

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PRICE FOR COUNSEL -

From £900 to £1800 including VAT per day *


PRICE FOR TAYLOR&EMMET -

From £1080 to £1800 including VAT per day *

For a bespoke quote based on your individual circumstances please enquire.

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* Factors that are likely to impact upon the cost of Counsel’s fees include:

  • Whether a case is simple, medium or complex
  • The number of days that the Final Hearing is listed for
  • The location of the Final Hearing
  • Whether anything unusual or complex arises which needs to be addressed at or before the Final Hearing
  • The experience level of the barrister instructed

In addition to Counsel’s fees, depending upon the location of the hearing and the barrister instructed, there may be a need to pay travelling expenses and/or overnight accommodation expenses, where applicable. Once again, we will always discuss these issues with you in full before instructing Counsel on your behalf.

You may also incur other expenses, called disbursements, during the pursuit of your Employment Tribunal litigation. This could include obtaining specialist medical reports and/or GP records, obtaining Counsel’s opinion prior to the Final Hearing, and/or travel expenses/accomodation if required.

Our team

** Our employment law specialists have over 20 years of collective experience of delivering high quality work within employment law. Regardless of the complexity or simplicity of your case, our specialists will work to the highest standard, with all work overseen by a senior partner in our Business Legal Services Department.

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Simon Brian

Simon Brian

Partner
Employment Law
0114 218 4311
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Office: Sheffield