Making or defending an Employment Tribunal claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal
We advise both individuals and businesses in bringing and defending employment tribunal claims. The extent of our involvement and your costs depends on how far the claim progresses through the tribunal before it is resolved. We will work with you to minimise the impact of a claim on you or your business.
Our fees for unfair or wrongful dismissal claims vary depending on the complexity of the case and the amount of work we have to do.
We usually work with clients from initial contact through to the final hearing or earlier resolution. The majority of cases settle before a final hearing; resolution can be achieved at any stage of the process.
Employment Tribunal claims are not a ‘one size fits all’ as the amount of time and cost will depend on so many different factors. As each case is different, without knowing the details of your case, we set out below indicative costs for typical claims. Once instructed, we will provide you with a fee estimate for the work required in your case.
Simple case: £8,000 to £15,000 plus VAT
Medium complexity case: £15,000 to £25,000 plus VAT
High complexity case: Over £25,000 plus VAT
You may have various funding options, such as cover under a legal expenses insurance policy. We can check this for you.
Our team of specialist employment law solicitors has years of experience in dealing with employment disputes. Our solicitors have experience in all aspects of employment law and we dedicate ourselves to ensuring our knowledge stays up to date, in order to give you the best service possible. We have a proven track record in achieving successful outcomes for our clients. Our team are:
Helen Boddy – Partner
Kate Matthews – Partner
Michal Stein – Senior Associate
Olivia Canessa Davies – Paralegal
How you will be charged
We have three qualified solicitors and one paralegal who will be used for work such as compiling bundles and putting together files, but will not be asked to provide legal advice to you. You will not be charged for the supervision of a qualified solicitor or the paralegal.
We charge on a time basis and our current hourly charge out rates (which are reviewed annually) are as follows:
|Helen Boddy (Solicitor/Partner)
|£295 plus VAT at 20%
|Kate Matthews (Solicitor/ Partner)
|£295 plus VAT at 20%
|Michal Stein (Solicitor/ Senior Associate)
|£225 plus VAT at 20%
|Olivia Canessa Davies (Paralegal)
|£50 plus VAT at 20%
As we charge on a time basis then the more frequently you call or email us then the higher the charges. Our estimates below are based on full and timely co-operation with us, both from you as our client and also our opponent.
Our time is in units of 6 minutes which means that if you are on the telephone for 2 minutes you will be charged 1 unit, 10 minutes you will be charged 2 units.
We do not charge for time spent travelling but if we work whilst travelling then this is chargeable.
Hourly rates and time spent on a matter are only a starting point. We are committed to providing high quality service at good value.