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Employment Tribunal Fees

Employment Tribunal Fees

 

Harold G Walker Solicitors accept instructions from both employers and employees. Due to the variation in personal circumstances with Employment Tribunal fees, each case will be tailored to your specific requirements. Please contact a member of the Employment Team or call 01202 482202 to enable an estimate to be given.

All clients receive a FREE initial 30-minute no-obligation consultation to discuss your situation.

The following pricing examples provided are based on an initial meeting, through to a full employment tribunal hearing. From bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal, the majority of tribunal cases are settled prior to a final hearing. This results in costs being lower than the ranges given, however, these costs are based on fees being paid privately.

There are funding options available that will be discussed with you, including:

• Fixed Fee quotes for preparation of work for a tribunal
• Legal Expenses Insurance
• A damages based contingency agreement

Based on the assumption the case proceeds normally, the actual fees are calculated on an hourly rate of £275 (plus £55 VAT = £330) per hour. 

 

Initial Advice & Consultation

Harold G Walker will first need to obtain all relevant information and documents to consider and advise. This step is limited to reviewing the relevant information and providing a brief written summary of advice.

The fees detailed below only apply for wrongful dismissal (where the claim does not exceed £25,000) and providing there is not any aspect of discrimination and/or unfair dismissal claims.

For providing this initial advice, the range of fees from Harold G Walker are as follows:

Unfair or Wrongful Dismissal From £500 ex. VAT (£600 inc VAT) to £1750 ex. VAT (£2,100 inc. VAT)
 Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal

 From £750 ex. VAT (£900 inc. VAT) to  £2,500 ex. VAT (£3,000 inc. VAT)

 

Initial Stages for Drafting the Claim

When making a claim to the Employment Tribunal for wrongful or unfair dismissal by an employer, it may be appropriate to seek additional specialist advice from counsel, particularly in more complex cases. Counsel may be instructed to draft the claim document and will represent a Claimant at any hearing. The Counsel’s fee will be dependent on the claimant’s budget together with the preferred level of Counsel’s seniority and experience.

Counsel Fees for drafting the initial claim only and not advising on any aspect of the claim:

Unfair or Wrongful Dismissal

From £850 ex. VAT (£1,020 inc. VAT)  to £2500 ex. VAT (£3,000 inc. VAT)

Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal

From £1000 ex. VAT (£1,200 inc. VAT) to £4,500 ex. VAT (£5,400 inc.VAT)

 

There may be occasions when Harold G Walker is able to draft these documents and these fees are as follows:

 

Unfair or Wrongful Dismissal

From £500 ex. VAT (£600 inc. VAT) to £3,000 ex. VAT (£3,600 inc. VAT)

Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal

From £750 ex. VAT (£900 inc. VAT) to £5,000 ex. VAT (£6,000 inc. VAT)

 

Additional Fees in Relation to Claim

When making a claim to the Employment Tribunal for wrongful or unfair dismissal by an employer, it may be appropriate to seek additional specialist advice from counsel, particularly in more complex cases. Counsel may be instructed to draft the claim document and will represent a Claimant at any hearing. The Counsel’s fee will be dependent on the claimant’s budget together with the preferred level of Counsel’s seniority and experience.

Counsel Fees for drafting the initial claim only and not advising on any aspect of the claim:

Unfair or Wrongful Dismissal

From £850 ex. VAT (£1,020 inc. VAT) to £2,500 ex. VAT (£3,000 inc. VAT) 

Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal

From £1,000 ex. VAT (1,200 inc. VAT) to £4,500 ex. VAT (£5,400 inc. VAT)

 

There may be occasions when Harold G Walker is able to draft these documents and these fees are as follows: 

Reviewing claim and drafting a response

From £500 ex. VAT (£600 inc. VAT) to £2,500 ex. VAT (£3,000 inc. VAT)

Drafting Remedy Statement

From £500 ex. VAT (£600 inc. VAT) – to £1,500 ex. VAT (£1,800 inc. VAT)

Advising on Disclosure of Evidence
and Reviewing Completed Disclosure

From £750 ex. VAT (£900 inc. VAT) to £2,500 ex. VAT (£3,000 inc. VAT)

Drafting and Reviewing Witness Statements

From £1000 ex. VAT (£1,200 inc. VAT) to £5,000 ex. VAT (£6,000 inc. VAT)

Drafting a Schedule of Loss

From £500 ex. VAT (£600 inc. VAT) to £1,500 ex. VAT (£1,800 inc. VAT)

Drafting a Statement of Issues

From £500 ex. VAT (£600 inc. VAT) to £1,000 ex. VAT (£1,200 inc. VAT)

Representation at One Day Final Hearing
(not including any preliminary hearing )

From £1,750 ex. VAT (£2,100 inc. VAT) to £5,000 ex. VAT (£6,000 inc. VAT)

Any involvement of Counsel would be charged in addition to these fees.

 

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs relating to your matter, payable directly to Third Parties i.e. Court or Counsel’s Fees. Harold G Walker will handle these payments directly on your behalf to ensure a smoother process and will require such disbursements to be paid in advance and on account before being incurred.

 

Core Stages

The fees detailed above cover all work relating to the following stages of a claim:

♦ Taking your initial instruction, reviewing papers, advising on merits, compensation (this will be ongoing and is subject to change), any settlement and the next steps

♦ Using ACAS (where mandatory)  and/or directly communicating with the parties concerned, enter into pre-claim conciliation to explore whether a COT3 or settlement agreement can be reached

♦ The stages set out above are an indication of some of the stages required. You may wish to handle the case yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged based on your own individual needs

 

How Long Will the Process Take?

The time this process takes does vary and is subject to each individual matter. However, from taking your initial instruction to final resolution will depend mainly at which stage the case is resolved. Settlements made during a pre-claim conciliation or directly with the parties concerned, could be resolved in 1 – 6 weeks. Claims which proceed to a Final Hearing are likely to take between 26 and 52 weeks.

These timescales are purely estimates and can be more accurately calculated as more information is gathered and the matter progresses. If complex matters are introduced, the time and costs of the matter will be effected. 

For further information please contact a member of the Employment team.

 

Employment Tribunal fees and associated costs will be taken on completion of the instruction with Harold G Walker Solicitors.
Abortive costs will be taken for work carried out to date or upon completion of the outstanding matter.

Meet the Employment Team


Hugh Storry Deans

Solicitor, Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution

Qualified since 1981

 01202 482202