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Employment tribunals - our prices and services
Bringing or defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal
(Wrongful dismissal means dismissal without the employee being given any or enough notice)
Claims of this type vary enormously in terms of the amount of documentation involved, the number of
witnesses, the complexity of any legal issues and the number and length of any hearings. For this reason,
predicting the likely total cost of representation is difficult. We have therefore provided a range of costs
below and outlined some of the factors which are likely to influence where in the bracket your case will fall.
We are happy to discuss your case with you and confirm a cost on a no obligation basis, so do feel free to
get in touch.
Case type Description Factors likely to make Our costs1
the cost at the higher
end of the range
A - simple A straightforward unfair Volume of A fixed fee between ?8,500 - 10,000
dismissal claim, with a claim documentation + VAT
to notice pay and perhaps A lengthy
including a very simple history of Attendance at Tribunal - ?1,500 +
allegation of discrimination events VAT per day
based on a single alleged More than 1
act or omission witness on your
side
Complex legal
issues
A contested
preliminary
hearing
A hearing of
more than 1
day
B - medium A more complex unfair Volume of A fixed fee between ?10,000 -
dismissal claim, such as a documentation ?15,000 + VAT
constructive dismissal claim, A lengthy
or a claim of automatically history of Attendance at Tribunal - ?1,850 +
unfair dismissal, including a events VAT per day
simple allegation of More than 2
discrimination based on a witnesses on
single alleged act or your side
omission Complex legal
issues
A contested
preliminary
hearing
A hearing of
more than 2
days
C - complex A claim of unfair and/or Volume of From ?15,000 + VAT
wrongful dismissal with documentation
1 These costs relate to single claims. We offer negotiated discounts and retainers when dealing with volume Tribunal
claims for large and very large employers. Please speak to our Head of Employment & Immigration - Jenny Okafor-
Jones, jjones@hcrlaw.com; 07816 969492.
additional claims of A lengthy
automatic unfair dismissal, history of Hourly rates apply as set out below
multiple allegations of events
discrimination, whistle- Multiple
blowing and/or other witnesses
features of complexity such Complex legal
as issues about issues
employment status or A contested
jurisdiction (i.e. whether the preliminary
Tribunal can hear the hearing or
claim) hearings
A lengthy final
hearing (ie. 3
days or more)
High potential
value of claim
Medical or
other expert
evidence
involved
Our current hourly rates2 for Tribunal work (all excluding VAT) range from ?290 to ?160, depending on
seniority:
Third party costs (referred to as disbursements)
We may need to involve other experts in your case, for example, doctors or barristers. In that case,
additional costs may be payable which we cannot forecast here as it will depend on the quotation given
to us by the third party. If we recommend the use of a third party but we will always discuss and agree the
associated costs with you first.
Our services:
Taking 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 the claim or response
Reviewing and advising on the claim or response from the other party
Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
Preparing or considering a schedule of loss/ counter-schedule of loss
Liaising with the Tribunal and the other party or parties
Drafting applications to the Tribunal for case management or interim orders or responding to such
applications from the other party
2 These are reviewed annually
Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
Exchanging documents with the other party, requesting missing documents (including making any
applications to the Tribunal) and agreeing a bundle of documents for use at the hearing
Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
Preparing the 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.
Timescales
This is largely determined by the complexity of your case and the Employment Tribunal's waiting times for
hearings. Waiting times vary considerably, depending on where your claim will be heard. On average,
completion time for an Employment Tribunal claim is estimated to be between 4 - 12 months.
Many claims resolve by settlement or mediated agreement before a full hearing. If such an option is in your
interest, we will always pursue it for you. Cases that conclude in this way are usually resolved much more
quickly - often in a matter of weeks. But on occasion it takes parties many months to investigate the issues in
the case, and get to the point where agreeing a settlement is possible.
Our team
We have a very large team of specialist employment lawyers dealing with Tribunal claims, whose
experience and qualifications are listed here. Your case will be allocated to the lawyer who has the most
appropriate experience, knowledge of your business or organisation and the availability to deal with it
efficiently.
Your employment lawyer will receive guidance, support and supervision in relation to all aspects of your
case from a Partner in the team who will be allocated to oversee the work. You may speak to the allocated
Partner about your case directly at any stage if you need to.
Team members
Name Title Qualification Year passed
Jenny Okafor - Jones Head of Employment, Barrister 01/06/1991
Partner
Emilie Darwin Partner Solicitor 16/10/2006
Beverley Smith Partner Solicitor 02/10/2006
Michael Stokes Partner Solicitor 01/07/1992