Employees

We know that being an employee isn’t always plain sailing, especially when things start to go wrong for you at work. It can often feel like it’s 'me against them' and that you haven't a hope of being treated fairly or your grievances taken seriously. It can feel daunting to challenge your employer or face bringing a claim in an Employment Tribunal.

It doesn’t have to be frightening or stressful. You can have a team of lawyers on your side who specialise only in employment law to help, advise and represent you. We will tell you in plain, straightforward language what your rights are and what action needs to be taken, so you can decide the best course of action to take to get the result you want.

Whether you are a company director seeking advice on your legal rights and obligations, or a junior employee seeking guidance on how to deal with a difficult situation at work, we can offer you help at any level.

Employment law is one of the fastest changing areas of law in the UK and it is important to act swiftly if you need advice, to make sure you don’t miss any deadlines.

Fee Guidelines for representation at Employment Tribunals

Typical examples of work involved in employment tribunal claimsFees guide*
Starting a claim:

Registering your claim with Acas Early Conciliation and liaising with Acas on your behalf
£500 - £1,000 plus VAT
(ie £600 - £1,200)
Issuing proceedings:

Standard claims eg unfair/wrongful dismissal in the employment tribunal

More complicated claims eg unfair dismissal claims involving discrimination or protected disclosures in the employment tribunal
£500 - £750 plus VAT
(ie £600 - £900)

£750 - £1,250 plus VAT
(ie £900 - £1,500)
Progressing your tribunal claim:

Preparing your case
Advising as to Response
Attending case management hearings
Compliance with directions orders
Preparing documents
Interviewing witnesses
Drafting witness statements
Standard claims eg unfair/wrongful dismissal

More complicated claims eg unfair dismissal claims involving discrimination or protected disclosures
£2,500 - £10,000 plus VAT
(ie £3,000 - £12,000)

£5,000 - £15,000 plus VAT
(ie £6,000 - £18,000)
Representation at tribunal hearings:

By experienced solicitor or barrister
Standard claims eg unfair/wrongful dismissal

More complicated claims eg unfair dismissal claims involving discrimination or protected disclosures
£850 - £1,500 plus VAT per day
(£1,020 - £1,800)

£1,000 - £2,000 plus VAT per day
(£1,200 - £2,400)
Settlement of your claim:

Advising on merits and value of your case and negotiating settlement terms on your behalf

Advising on contract settlement terms eg Acas COT3 form or settlement agreement
£500 - £5,000
(ie £600 - £6,000)

£350 - £1,500 plus VAT
(ie £420 - £1,800)
Additional fees:

Your case may require additional fees eg medical report fees
£250 - £5,000
(depending on report required and expert involved)

*Fees guide based on hourly rate of £250 plus VAT and senior solicitor handling your matter

Whatever your query, we're always available at the end of a telephone to help you sort out your employment and business matters. Ring us for a chat on 01225 632240 or use the contact form on this site.

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