We offer advice to both employees and employers on a wide range of issues. It is our aim to provide guidance and reassurance that individuals and businesses require in employment matters.
Our legal professionals have a range of experience in contentious and non-contentious employment matters. We are able to assist clients in drafting contracts of employment, creating workplace policies and procedures, dealing with redundancy and dismissal and employment disputes.
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Your matter may be worked on by a Solicitor, Trainee Solicitor or Caseworker, all Trainees and Caseworkers are supervised by a Solicitor. Solicitors will be supervised by a Director.
Our fees for these cases range between: £800 – £10,000 + 20% VAT
Our average fees for these matters start from £4000 + 20% VAT
As outlined below, fees are determined on a case specific basis and are subject to increase depending on the complexity.
Where a client is unable to afford funding through our hourly rate or fixed fee, we may undertake work on a conditional fee agreement basis. If you would like your case to be dealt with on a CFA, please advise of this prior to your initial consultation so we may make an assessment as to whether this is the appropriate course of action.
We undertake work in employment matters on both an hourly rate and fixed fee basis. Our hourly rates are dependent on the level of experience each fee earner has and are listed above. Please note that the fees quoted to you do not consider matters which may be complex, the complexity of your case is likely to increase your fees, however you will be advised if this is the case.
The following factors may increase the complexity of your case:
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Our Fees Are Exclusive of the Following:
The timescales in your matter from the point of initial consultation to resolution are dependent on the state at which your case is resolved. Dependent on whether settlement is reached at an early stage or whether the matter proceeds to a final hearing at the Employment Tribunal or Court, this may take between a few weeks – a year.
This is an overall estimate, your advisor will be able to provide you will a more accurate timescale at the outset of your matter and as the case progresses.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Disbursements such as counsels’ fees for preparing and attending an employment tribunal hearing are dependent on the seniority and experience of the barrister(s) involved in your matter. Counsel’s fees are generally based on a “brief fee” – the charge for preparation and the first day in tribunal – and a “refresher” – the charge for any additional days in tribunal.
For a simple case, listed for a 1-day hearing, instructing junior Counsel is likely to cost between £750 + 20% VAT and £1,000 + 20% VAT.
For a medium complexity case, listed for a 3-day hearing, the brief fee is likely to be between £5,000 + 20% VAT and £7,500 + 20% VAT and the refresher for each of the additional days between £1,500 + 20% VAT to £2,000 + 20% VAT.
For a complex case, the hearing is likely to last up to around 10 days. We would tend to instruct senior counsel on such cases and the brief fee is likely to be between £20,000 + 20% VAT to £50,000 + 20% VAT, with a daily refresher of between £2,500 + 20% VAT and £4,500 + 20% VAT. We may, where appropriate, instruct more than one barrister on a matter which will increase the relevant costs.
Further, where appropriate we may involve counsel at an early stage to assist with drafting key documents or providing a legal opinion as to the merits of your case. Costs for this will vary depending on the level of assistance required and the seniority of the barrister instructed.