Employment Tribunal: Pricing

Our service

Whether you are an employer or an employee, we are able to advise you on any claims as well as guide you through the dispute resolution process.

What we charge

Our pricing for bringing and defending claims is as follows:

Low complexity case: £10,000 to £20,000

Medium complexity case: £20,000 to £40,000

High complexity case: over £40,000

Factors that could make a case more complex:

  • if it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or providing further information about an existing claim

  • defending claims brought by litigants in person

  • making or defending a costs application

  • complex preliminary issues

  • number of witnesses and documents

  • where there is an automatic unfair dismissal claim

  • allegations of discrimination linked to the dismissal

  • multiple claims or complex factual issues.

What is included?

The fees set out above cover the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

  • taking initial instructions, reviewing documents and advising on the merits of the claim, and likely compensation

  • entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached

  • preparing a claim or response

  • reviewing and advising on a claim or response from the 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

  • preparing and drafting statements with witnesses

  • preparing bundle of documents for use at the hearing

  • 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

If some of the stages above are not required, fees will be adjusted accordingly. Where you may wish to handle the claim yourself, seeking advice for only some of the stages, this can be arranged.

Disbursements: these are ancillary costs relating to your matter that are paid to third parties. We handle these payments on your behalf which are later billed to you.

How long will the matter take?

This is largely dependent on the complexity of the case and the stage at which it is resolved. More accurate timescales can be given upon being further instructed.

The figures quoted are indicative only for a typical case and are not fixed prices.  We would discuss the likely costs of your case as part of our initial instructions and review this throughout the matter.

The figures indicated are exclusive of VAT.