Employment Tribunal

Claimants and Defendants

How much will my Tribunal cost?

Employment Tribunal cases vary a lot, depending on the type of claim being brought, the issues to be decided by the Employment Tribunal, the number of witnesses and the value of the claim.  It also depends on whether the claim is settled before it reaches a final hearing and the length and complexity of the final hearing.

Our fees are charged based on the amount of time we have to spend working on your case.  Our charges are calculated at £222 plus VAT at 20% per hour for a senior Solicitor with more than 8 years experience of Employment Law and and £195 plus VAT plus VAT per hour for a less senior Solicitor.

Employment Tribunals do not charge fees for dealing with cases.

Our experience shows that Employment Tribunal cases can cost between £1,000 and £10,000 depending on the above factors and the amount of time which has to be spent on them.

How long will it take?

An average Tribunal case will usually take between 12 and 26 weeks if it has to go to a final hearing.  If the case can be settled by negotiation and agreement, it may be quicker.

What do we do?

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If you have Legal Expenses Insurance this may cover the cost.  If you are a member of a Trade Union then you should contact them because they will represent you free of charge.

 

Our charges will cover meeting you to discuss your case and advise on the options, where appropriate contacting your employer and ACAS (the independent mediators in Employment cases).

If no solution is agreed, we can prepare and submit an application to the Employment Tribunal for you.  If the Employer defends the case, we can advise you on your chances of winning and prepare the case for a final hearing including speaking to witnesses and obtaining statements from them.

We can then prepare all the necessary documents to get the case ready for a final hearing and we can attend at the hearing to represent you and to put forward your case.

Our charges will cover meeting you to discuss the case and advise on the options and where appropriate contacting your employee or their representative and ACAS (the independent mediators in Employment cases).

If no solution is agreed, we can prepare and submit a Defence to the Employment Tribunal for you.  If the employee pursues the case, we can advise you on your chances of winning and prepare the case for a final hearing including speaking to witnesses and obtaining statements from them. 

We can then prepare all the necessary documents to get the case ready for a final hearing and we can attend at the hearing to represent you and to put forward your case.

Are there any additional charges?

There may be additional charges because not everything is usual or straight forward.  For example if there was an appeal or if a party failed to comply with an Order made by the Employment Tribunal.

We would not do any additional work without your agreement and additional work would be charged at the same hourly rates mentioned earlier.

Who would do my work?

Your work would be carried out by one of our Specialist Employment Law Solicitors.  They will personally deal with your case and will be your main point of contact throughout the life of your case.

Our Solicitors are fully qualified Employment Law Specialists with years of experience.  Our website can give you more details of your individual legal advisor.