For more information on our services please visit our Employment Law for Businesses or our Employment Law for Employees pages.
Who will deal with your matter?
Amanda Finn – (Partner)
Jonathan Haines – (Chartered Legal Executive)
Click the above links for details of the experience and qualifications.
Who will supervise your matter?
Amanda Finn (as above)
Jonathan Haines (as above)
What will it cost?
The cost of either bringing or defending a claim before the Employment Tribunal for unfair or wrongful dismissal is between £7,500 and £9,000. This includes VAT at 20%.
This is based on 25 hours of work charged at £300 (Partner) or £250 (Chartered Legal Executive).
This fee will include the work done by any Barrister instructed which will be an expense that is covered in the cost estimate above. At present there is no fee for commencing a tribunal claim but should this change we will discuss the additional fees with you.
Additional fees may be involved if the matter involves claims connected to discrimination. We will discuss these with you once we have details of the type and complexity of the case but could include medical reports and additional hours of work at the rates above.
What does this include?
This includes all attendances, emails, letters and telephone calls as well as the preparation of your case up to and including a one day final hearing.
What are the key stages in the matter?
Any case will need commencing by drafting and submitting an ET1 within 3 months of the termination date
Employer then drafts and submits their response ET3
Tribunal will set directions (usually in about one to two months of receiving the ET3) as to what needs to be done and when. This may include provision of documents and/ or statements of evidence from key individuals involved in the case
The matter will be listed for a final hearing ( date variable depending on the Tribunal calendar but usually 6 -9 months from start of case) at which a decisions about the case will be made.
We do not offer no win no fee arrangements for this type of work
These figures do not include
- any advice and assistance in relation to the Pre Claim Conciliation through ACAS.
- any ‘pre-hearing review’ set by the court
- further hearings in case the first final hearing goes part-heard.
- enforcement of an award of compensation.
Full details of our complaints procedure can be found here.