If you are considering an employment claim against a current or former employer, taking advice from our experienced Employment Team early in the process will provide you with the support you need to progress your claim.
Our friendly team provides tactical advice and assistance at all stages of the employment tribunal process, from drafting proceedings and witness statements to support at preliminary hearings. Managing your expectations carefully, we will assess the possibility of success at the start of your claim and throughout your case, explaining the likely cost of your claim.
The cost of your claim depends upon several factors, including the complexity of the issues. We understand that each case is unique and requires varying levels of support depending upon your individual circumstances.
What is the average cost of an employment claim?
| Simple cases
For example, holiday pay, unlawful deductions, wrongful dismissal, and simple unfair dismissal leading to a hearing of two days or less.
|£3,600 - £8,400
| Medium complexity cases
For example, cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, automatically unfair dismissal, multiple witnesses leading to a hearing of five days or less.
Multiple applications can increase the complexity from simple to medium.
|£8,400 - £18,000
| High Complexity cases
For example, cases leading to a hearing of over five days.
|£18,000 - £36,000
What is included?
Depending upon the level of support you require, we have set out below the stages that may be included:
- Initial instructions, reviewing the papers, advising on the merits and likely compensation
- Entering into ACAS early conciliation to explore if a settlement can be reached
- Preparing a claim, reviewing, and advising on response from other party
- Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
- Preparing a schedule of loss
- Making requests and responding to requests for additional information and documents
- Preparing for, and attending, a preliminary hearing, including the agenda and draft list of issues
- Preparing documents for disclosure and reviewing the opponent’s documents
- Exchanging documents with other party, agreeing documents, and preparing documents
- Taking witness statements, drafting statements, agreeing their content with witnesses, and reviewing/advising on the other party’s witness statements
- Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
- Preparation for the Final Hearing
- Advising throughout on strategy, strength of case and general management of the case
- Dealing with correspondence from the opponent or their representative throughout the proceedings
- Preparing documents and instructions for Counsel and conferences with Counsel
Counsel fees for representation at the hearing are separate to our fees. An estimate would be obtained at the outset and updated at the point of reserving Counsel for the hearing.
We will be happy to discuss any of the above and any other matters with you.