Tribunal Claim Pricing
Our fees for bringing and defending claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal are based on three
bands, which we will discuss with you.
Items we will consider are:
? The claim form outlining the case and nature of the dispute
? The response form when a claim has been made against you
? Documentation received setting out the factual and legal basis of the claim
? Orders made by the Court
Item Price (?) VAT (?) Subtotal (?)
Simple case defined as a one-day hearing with 15,000 to 3,000 to 18,000 to
witnesses limited to the Claimant, investigator 18,000 3,600 21,600
and decision makers.
Medium complex case defined as a two- or 20,000 to 4,000 to 24,000 to
three-day hearing dealing with two issues such as 25,000 5,000 30,000
unfair dismissal and unlawful deduction of wages.
High complex case defined as a multi-day hearing 26,000 5,200 31,200
with multiple issues such as unfair dismissal, 30,000 6,000 36,000
discrimination and unlawful deduction of wages.
Multiple witnesses required
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.
Counsel's fees estimated at ?5,000 brief fee (i.e. preparation and first day of the hearing) and
between ?1,500 to ?2,000 per day refresher fee (i.e. subsequent days of the hearing. Counsel's fees
will be dependent on experience of the barrister.
Exclusions and factors which may make a case more complex
In the event that the issues become more complex we will discuss any additional fees, these may
? 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 litigants in person
? Making or defending a costs application
? Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant has employment status or is
disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)
? The number of witnesses and size of bundle (i.e. number of documents involved).
? If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. where an an employee is dismissed after
blowing the whistle on their employer
? Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal
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 resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-
claim early conciliation, your case may take in the region 8 - 12 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a
final hearing, your case may take in the region of 36 weeks or more. This is just an estimate and
timescales will be dependent on a particular tribunal's availability. We will of course be able to give
you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.
There are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as
? making your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely
compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change);
? entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement
can be reached;
? preparing claim or response;
? reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party;
? exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process;
? preparing or considering a schedule of loss;
? preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing;
? exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents;
? taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses;
? preparing bundle of documents;
? Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements;
? agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list;
? preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel.
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