Legal Costs For Unfair Dismissal Or Wrongful Dismissal Cases
For all employment cases we provide a fixed fee ½ hour consultation for £100 plus VAT. Following such a consultation we can provide a detailed estimate of any further costs involved in your particular case.
The work will be conducted by our senior solicitor and partner, Jenny Carpenter who has 20 + years of advising and representing clients in employment law related matters.
The table below gives you an estimation of our likely fees:-
|Formal letter to former employer||ET1 claim form to issue proceedings||Responding to claim on behalf of employer||Preparation for fully contested hearing **|
|WrongfulDismissal||£150 plus VAT||£350 plus VAT||£350 plus VAT||£600 to £1,500 plus VAT|
|Unfair Dismissal||£250 plus VAT||£500 plus VAT||£500 plus VAT||£800 to £3,000 plus VAT|
**The preparation that is necessary is by way of complying with the Tribunal’s directions relating to disclosure of documents and the taking of detailed witness statements from all relevant witnesses relied upon in the case.
This table does not apply to cases where there are any other claims or allegations other than wrongful/unfair dismissals (for example, any type of unlawful discrimination). We would give a separate fee estimate for such cases.
The majority of all work in an employment case will be charged to you on an hourly basis. Jenny Carpenter’s current hourly rate is £240 plus VAT. We will provide you with regular updates on the likely time to be spent on your matter and the time scales to the conclusion of the matter. There are occasions where we can agree to represent you at an Employment Tribunal hearing for a fixed fee. However, such fees will be quoted once the case has been listed for hearing by the Tribunal, and therefore the length and location of the hearing is known.
Once an Employment Tribunal claim has been issued on average it takes approximately one year for that claim to be heard, depending on how many days are required for the case to be heard.