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All solicitors regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority have been required since December 2018 to prominently publish price and service information on their websites, in the interests of safeguarding the interests of the consumer. Our firm has, since its inception in 2009, worked on the basis of providing our clients with clear quotations giving our best fee estimates, so we welcome this added safeguard for our clients and consumers in general. We know that each transaction is different and “one size does not fit all”. Please contact us in order to discuss your matter and receive a quotation.
The majority of unfair dismissal claims are charged based on the actual time which is spent on the matter. As you will appreciate the costs involved in dealing with an individual’s matter will depend on the level of complexity. For example, claims brought within unfair dismissal/wrongful dismissal which include an element of discrimination will increase the complexity and therefore the likely cost of bringing such a claim.
If you are considering pursuing an employment matter you should consider whether you have any funding options available to you (for example suitable insurance cover) before you instruct a firm of solicitors. Further, you may consider https://www.legalchoices.org.uk/ a useful source of information and guidance.
Matters proceeding to Tribunal vary cost wise owing to the individual nature of each claim and again due to differing levels of complexity. Simple tribunal matters will cost less than more complex matters. Aspects which will increase complexity and therefore cost to unfair dismissal claims proceeding to Tribunal include those claims where:
The person dealing with or supervising your matter will be a solicitor of at least one-year post qualification experience. The hourly rate for solicitors is currently £195 + VAT per hour and all work is over seen by a partner of at least three years’ experience. The partner’s current hourly rate is £250 + VAT per hour. Attendance at a Tribunal Hearing will be based on the hourly rate.
Here are some examples of employment fee quotes you can expect in a selection of situations: –
Please find below examples of work required to prepare for a Tribunal Final Hearing:
As you can see each scenario is very different and the level of complexity of each situation will determine the overall cost of the transaction. Our solicitors are always happy to discuss these matters with clients over the phone prior to booking an initial meeting and telephone us on 0800 987 8156 in order to talk to one of our solicitors.
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