Our overall fees vary depending upon how complex your case is and what you would like us to do. For a free quote specifically tailored to your circumstances please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0808 169 4657. We would be more than happy to discuss your case.
To give you an idea of how we charge however, and to comply the SRA price transparency rules, we have set out below details of our typical hourly rates and fees for unfair and wrongful dismissal claims.
Our charges are made up of:
Our fees will either be agreed with you as a fixed sum at the start of your case or based on how much time it takes to deal with your case. Our standard hourly rates for instructing a solicitor are £300 – £400 plus VAT and £400.00 plus VAT for a Director.
To give a very general idea of how much our fees tend to be where an employee brings a claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal the ranges tend to be:
As can be seen from the above, the time spent on a case and our costs can vary significantly depending upon how complex a case is. A case is likely to be more complex (and so incur more time) if:
Similarly though, other employment law cases such as employee settlement agreements would be much simpler and cost much less (and may be paid by the employer).
Call us on 0808 169 4657 and we can guide you further.
In an unfair or wrongful dismissal claim the most common disbursements will include barrister’s fees and our travel expenses. We are fortunate to have significant expertise and advocates available to us within the firm and so may not need to separately incur fees for advice or attendance at a hearing. We will however guide you on this should external costs need to be incurred.
The examples of typical costs above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of an unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal case:
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of the stages are not required, the fee may be reduced. Some clients may wish to attempt to handle some parts of a very straight-forward matter themselves and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also reduce the cost if your case is one where we’re comfortable that this is a sensible approach to take.
The time it takes from your initial instructions to the end of your case depends largely on the stage at which it is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 3 – 4 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a final hearing, your case is likely to take 18 – 36 weeks. This is just an illustration and we will be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the case progresses.
Your case will be handled by a trusted member of our experienced team who are, generally speaking, qualified as a solicitor or as a barrister. Once we know who will be handling your case for you we will introduce you to them and provide you with full details of their background and qualifications. Full details of the experience and qualifications of our team are available on our website including the types of work normally undertaken.
Regardless of who is working on your case the matter will be overseen by our principal Keith Webster. Keith is a qualified barrister with many years of experience of employment and discrimination law, having been called to the Bar in 2006 following a career in business.
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