There are a number of ways in which a case can be funded. For Employees you might have the benefit of insurance funding, union support or alternatively we can represent you on a private paying basis. For Employers, you might have the benefit of an existing insurance policy to cover costs, or alternatively we would be happy to represent you on a private paying basis.
If we are instructed to carry out work on a private paying basis, then our pricing structure for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal are as follows:
Simple case : £3,000 to £6,000 (excluding VAT)
Medium complexity case : £5,000 to £8,000 (excluding VAT)
High complexity case : £8,000 to £15,000 (excluding VAT)
Factors that could make a case more complex:
There will be an additional charge for attending a tribunal hearing estimated to be between £750 to £1,500 per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we would allow one to three days for a tribunal hearing, depending on the complexity of your case. However, sometimes the hearing can be longer.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees or barrister (“Counsel”) fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel's fees estimated between £750 to £1,500 per day (depending on the experience of the advocate) for attending a tribunal hearing (including preparation)
The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not needed, the fee will be reduced. You may want 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 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 12 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a final hearing, your case is likely to take 6 to 12 months. This is just an estimate, and we will give you a more accurate timescale when we have more information and as the matter progresses.
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