The below are estimates for assistance throughout a case of Unfair Dismissal, Wrongful Dismissal, and Combined Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal. The estimates are for ordinary cases where there are no added complexities such as discrimination. Our fees are calculated on an hourly rate, and the below considers the time required for legal advice and representation for all work carried out pre-issue, post-issue, and up to and including the Final Hearing for a 1 day case.
The below estimates do not include VAT or disbursements.
Unfair Dismissal, Wrongful Dismissal, and Combined Unfair & Wrongful Dismissal Cost Estimates for Businesses
Estimated Cost: £7,250 – £8,750
Hourly Rate: £180
Estimated Hours: 40 – 49
Estimated Timescale: 6 – 12 months
The most common disbursement for this type of work is Counsel’s fees. This is the cost of the barrister for the final hearing which will be somewhere between £1,250 and £1,500 plus VAT.
Assistance and advice pre-issue, post-issue, and up to and including the final hearing where we may instruct a barrister to be your advocate.
This estimate applies to all three case types mentioned above.
Meet the Team
I have over 20 years experience of advising employers and employees on Employment Law matters. I maintain both a friendly and robust approach when advising and representing my clients. Outside of work I enjoy catching up with friends and spending time with my wife and 2 children. My favourite sport is football. I am a coach and manager for a Junior football team, and I am also a qualified football referee. I like listening to many different types of music. I am a volunteer legal adviser at the award winning Pro Bono Cardiff The Speakeasy Clinic, where a significant amount of the advice I give relates to discrimination matters.
Employment Tribunals for Businesses
Taking Instructions & Initial Advice
At this stage we will take instructions from you on the case. We will review the papers and advise you on the merits of the claim and likely compensation.
In the pre-claim stage you may wish to follow the Acas Early Conciliation procedure to see if a settlement can be reached.
Preparing a Response
We will look at preparing a response to any claim made against your business.
Throughout this and the following stages we will continue to explore potential settlement and reevaluate likely outcomes and compensation.
Preparing for the Hearing
In preparation for the Final Hearing we will explore which documents we will need from you to develop a bundle of documents. We may be required to attend a Preliminary Hearing to answer any initial queries the judge may have regarding the case.
We will need to take witness statements.
These sorts of tasks may add greater complexity to the case and increase the time estimate provided above.
We will prepare for and attend the Final Hearing, which may include providing instructions to Counsel to act on your behalf.