Our Fees

Employment Tribunal: Range of Costs

Our Fees:

Our fees (based upon our hourly rates) for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal are:  

  • Simple case - £ 3,000 - £10,000
  • Medium complexity case - £10,000 - £25,000
  • High complexity case - £25,000 - £50,000 +

(All fees stated above exclude VAT which will be charged at the then current rate).

Our current hourly rates:

Partner/Senior Solicitor                                  £250

Assistant Solicitor (up to 8 years qualified)    £180

Trainee/Paralegal                                           £140


Factors that could make a case more complex

  • If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
  • Defending claims that are brought by persons acting without a legal representative
  • Making or defending an application to the Tribunal
  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether the Claimant is disabled or a particular category of worker
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal


Other Costs

Barristers Fees: You would usually be represented by a Barrister in respect of any Tribunal hearing, their fees are estimated between £500 and £2,000 (plus VAT) per day depending on the experience of the barrister for attending a Tribunal hearing including preparation.

There may be other costs payable to third parties, such as expert witnesses and medical reports, depending upon the nature of the claim.

How long will the matter take?

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 capable of settlement. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation your case is likely to take 3 – 4 months. If your claim proceeds to a final hearing your case is likely to take up to one year depending on the availability of time for your hearing at the Employment Tribunal. This is just an estimate and we will of course give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.