Employment and tribunal claims and defence
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal
Simple case: £1,500 – £5,000 (excluding VAT)
Medium complexity case: £5,000 – £25,000 (excluding VAT)
High complexity case: £25,000 + (excluding VAT)
Factors that can make a case more complex:
• Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
• Making or defending a costs application
• Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)
• The number of witnesses and documents
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. For example initial counsel’s fee on a simple case could be between £2,000- £5,000 plus vat. For a complex case they will be much higher.
Relationships with your employer can become difficult for many reasons. As a result, you may be offered a settlement agreement. A settlement agreement is a document that agrees that you won’t make a claim against your employer for any type of employment law claim, such as unfair dismissal for example.
The settlement agreement will be accompanied by a payment to you from your employer but it is a legal requirement for a solicitor or other authorised person to review the agreement before you sign it. It’s really important that you understand the implications of signing the settlement agreement as you are signing away your rights to make a claim.