We feel it is important that you know about our pricing before we start work for you. As each case we handle is different, it is difficult to give exact figures, but by way of an example, our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal are listed below.
When you are looking for a solicitor because you have been offered a settlement agreement, generally your employer pays a contribution to your legal fees.
Have a look at our previous articles on settlement agreements for more information on this topic or get in touch to find out more.
Questions about employee rights – It’s a fixed fee
Our prices are:
£240 inc. VAT (up to 1 hour)
£120 inc. VAT (up to 30 minutes)
Wrongful dismissal (which is a claim for notice or pay in lieu of notice)
Providing brief advice and assistance with drafting a letter and dealing with a response. We an estimate up to 2 hours work costing £400 plus VAT.
Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation. 4-8 hours, £800 – £1,600.
Preparing claim or response– 7 – 8 hours, £1,400 – £1,600
Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other side – approx. 2 hours £400 plus VAT
Negotiating a settlement – 1 – 3 hours £200 to £600 plus VAT hours depending upon whether or not the other side wish to engage in settlement discussions.
Appointing and briefing a barrister to represent at a preliminary hearing (if applicable) 2 – 4 hours, £400-£800
Drafting statement of loss – 1- 2 hours £200 – £400 plus VAT
Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents, 2 to 8 hours £400 to £1600 plus VAT
Assisting with preparation of witness statement between 4 and 15 hours – depending upon how much assistance/input is required £800 – £3,000 plus VAT
Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements 2 – 4 hours depending upon how much assistance/input is required £400 – £800 plus VAT
Drafting a list of issues and Agenda for a Preliminary Hearing
Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list 1 hour – £200
Arranging Conference with Counsel and drafting brief to Counsel – 1-2 hours – £200 – £400 plus VAT
Attending Conference with Counsel with client 2 – 4 hours £200 – £800
Attending on the client whether in person, on the phone or via email/letter throughout the matter, corresponding with the ET, the client and the opponent 4 hours – 10 hours £800 – 2,000
Disbursements of barristers fees for a one day hearing between £850 – £1,500 plus VAT, for a 3 day hearing – day one £3,500 plus VAT plus £850 plus VAT each day for days 2 and 3.
The stages set out above are only an indication and if some of the stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.