Employment for Business

29/11/2018

We offer an initial fixed fee appointment of up to an hour for £250 + VAT. After the initial appointment we will provide a cost estimate for the work anticipated for your individual matter. The initial appointment fixed fee does not include advice on Settlement Agreements which is determined by the individual Agreement.

Our estimates will be bespoke depending upon your individual situation. We charge at hourly rates for the time spent on your case. The work will be completed by one of our Employment team whose details are displayed in the profile section of our website but in summary the hourly rates of our Senior Solicitors who conduct this work are:

Joy Johnson£250 + VAT

It may be appropriate to instruct Counsel to attend a hearing. The fees to instruct Counsel will depend on the experience of the advocate and their involvement with your matter.

The indicative costs for acting for employers defending a claim to the Employment Tribunal for unfair or wrongful dismissal are likely to be within 25% of those acting for an employee (see estimates on Employment for Individuals page). However, this can vary significantly depending on the instructions, time delays, reporting requirements, travel requests and witnesses that need to be interviewed. These example fees do not take into account matters that are unforeseeable at the outset of your matter which can cause unexpected difficulties and additional time and are therefore likely to increase the cost of your matter. For example where there is a large amount of documentation, if experts are required or if a large number of witnesses required.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, e.g. court fees or experts. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process and they should be the same at all firms if they are just charging you what they are being charged.

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