Price Transparency

Employment Tribunal claims fees

Our costs for advising on claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal are based on the amount of time we spend on each claim. We charge an hourly rate of £225 per hour plus VAT. (Sometimes we may agree to a fixed fee.)

The amount of time needed to advise on a claim can vary considerably as each claim is unique.

At the start of every case, we provide an estimate of the likely cost to be incurred. This estimate will be based on our experience with similar cases. We will keep you regularly updated on the costs incurred on a monthly basis by sending monthly invoices.

For details on the experience and qualifications of our Solicitors, please see

Disbursements (expenses) are not included in our hourly rate and are charged extra at the same cost we pay.

Examples of disbursements are:

• The cost of travel to and from meetings or Tribunal Hearings;

• Any fees incurred in couriering documents;

• Court fees

• Translation fees

• Barristers’ fees – these will depend upon:

o The extent of their involvement in any pre-hearing work;

o The complexity of the issues and the evidence;

o Their seniority;

o The likely length of time needed to prepare the case and;

o The length of any hearing.

o Barristers’ fees typically range between £750 and £2,000 plus VAT per day.

Examples of fees

• Average claim – £10,000 – £20,000 plus VAT

(i.e. a claim relating to redundancy or involving a single act of misconduct. For complex claims legal fees can exceed this.)

The fees can include tasks such as:

• Receiving initial instructions;

• Considering relevant documents and providing preliminary advice;

• Drafting Claim form for approval and submission to the Tribunal;

• Receiving and Considering the former employer’s response;

• Reviewing and disclosing all relevant documents;

• Preparing and agreeing on witness statements in support of the Claimant’s claims;

• Reviewing and considering the witness statements prepared in support of the former employer’s claim; discussing the statements with the Claimant’s witnesses and considering whether to prepare any supplementary evidence;

• Preparing and agreeing on a Schedule of Loss (i.e. the sums being claimed);

• Preparing witnesses and case for the Tribunal Hearing;

• Instructing Counsel (if appropriate);

• Attending the Tribunal hearing;

• Receiving and forwarding to you any written judgment.

The firm occasionally offers a Damages Based Agreement (also known as ‘no win no fee) in which case clients pay up to 35% including VAT of any damages negotiated or recovered on a client’s behalf.

For any information relating to our services please give us a call and we will be very happy to help.

We can be contacted 24 hours a day.

Our Head Office address is:

Davidson House
Forbury Square,
Reading, Berkshire,
0118 914 5622

Bristol Tel: 0117 321 7700
High Wycombe Tel: 01494 611236
Oxford Tel: 01865 565325
Swindon Tel: 01793 467124
Kingston Tel: 02080 176207
Richmond Tel: 01748 883585
Chelsea Tel: 02080 176205
Guildford Tel: 01483 958228
Mayfair Tel: 02080 176208
Basingstoke Tel: 01256 675124
Harrow Tel: 02080 176206
Slough Tel: 0175 3911813
Watford Tel: 01923 923161
Twickenham Tel: 02080 176209
Fax:  0118 900 1656

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    We can be contacted 24 hours a day.
    Our Reading Head Office address is:

    Davidson House
    Forbury Square
    RG1 3EU
    0118 914 5622
    07850 952245