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Fees For Employment

About Our Fees

We have attempted to cover the fees associated with the most common services here. If you want to know fees for a service not covered here, please Contact Us.

Fees for Employment Law

Our fees are charged upon the hourly rate of the fee earner who is dealing with your matter. This will include preparation for your case, attendance on your file, meetings, telephone calls and any other work that we will undertake for your case. The breakdown for our employment matters are set out below from the initial rate. All fees are tailored to your specific case and a further breakdown can be provided during your consultation. Please note that the fees below do not include disbursements such as Court and barrister fees.

VAT & Disbursements

Our fees and some disbursements are subject to VAT at 20%. Disbursements are charges payable in addition to our fees, normally to a third party. They can include fees payable to the Court Fees, Translation Fees, Costs draftsmen, Counsel Fees. The amount charged for the disbursements depends upon a number of variables so we will be able to advise you of the correct charges when we have further information.

Disbursements  Fees (VAT charged at 20% where applicable)
Counsel Fees
    Avg. £500 plus VAT
Translation Fees
Avg.£150 plus VAT 
Costs draftsmen       Avg. £1000 plus VAT 

 

Our Fees

  • Initial consultation and advice (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • £90 plus VAT for an hour
      • £50 plus VAT for half an hour
  • Litigation throughout tribunal proceedings charged at hourly rates of (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience £282 – £373 plus VAT
      • Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience £232 – £289 plus VAT
      • Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience £185 – £244 plus VAT
      • Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners £129 – £139 plus VAT
  • ACAS (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • Simple complexity cases £550 – £750 plus VAT
      • Medium complexity cases £750 – £1,000 plus VAT
      • Complex cases £950 – £1,200 plus VAT
  • Filing a claim or defending the claim (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • Simple complexity cases £600 – £800 plus VAT
      • Medium complexity cases £800 – £1,000 plus VAT
      • Complex cases £1,000 – £1,200 plus VAT
  • Settlement Agreements (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • £250 – £350 plus VAT (Avg.)  This is dependent on the length and complexity of the agreement and the time we will spend in drafting/analysing. We will cap our fees at the sum that your employer will contribute. For consultation, please refer to consultation fees
      • Negotiations will be charged at the hourly rate for the fee earner handling your file
  • Preliminary hearings (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • Simple complexity cases £550 – £750 plus VAT
      • Medium complexity cases £750 – £1,000 plus VAT
      • Complex cases from £950 – £1,200 plus VAT
      • Disbursements (barrister fees) are separate fees start £400 plus VAT
  • Drafting witness statements (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • Simple complexity cases £300 – £400 plus VAT
      • Medium complexity cases £500 – £600 plus VAT
      • Complex cases from £800 – £900 plus VAT
  • Final hearings (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • Simple complexity cases £800 – £1,000 plus VAT
      • Medium complexity cases £1,200 – £1,400 plus VAT
      • Complex cases from £1,700 – £2,000 plus VAT
  • Appeals (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • £2,000 – £2,200 plus VAT
  • Employment Tribunals (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • Unfair/Wrongful Dismissal £750 – £900 plus VAT
  • Correspondence with the other party (VAT is chargeable at 20%)
      • Letter drafting 1/10th of the hourly of the caseworker
      • Telephone calls 1/10th of the hourly of the caseworker
      • Emails 1/10th of the hourly of the caseworker

Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA)

A Conditional Fee Agreement will be an agreement that is on the whole, similar to hourly rates. However, the distinction is that the hourly fees quoted will be lower that the fee’s that are usually charged (please see below for our rates across both Central and East London Offices). We will provide you with a discount on the usual fees of up to 15% per hour and if you choose to instruct us under this agreement, you shall only pay the hourly fee for the work done. We shall also provide an estimate of these fees before the agreement commences.

If you are able to get a successful outcome you will pay a success fee and what constitutes a success and a payment will be decided by yourself and the solicitor and formalised within your fee agreement prior to work being carried out.

We also offer conditional fee agreements which can be tailored to your specific case (VAT is chargeable at 20%).

Employment Tribunal estimated Timescale

These timescales are dependent on how quickly we receive information and how quickly your ex-employer responds.

If the case proceeds to a full tribunal then it takes on average one and a half year’.

If your case settles then it is likely to be within three and six months.

Please see the table below for our hourly fees from our East London Office:

Guideline hourly rates

Fee earner Hourly Rate (ex. VAT  is chargeable at 20%)
Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience
£282 p/h
Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience
£232 p/h
Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience           £185 p/h
Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners
£129 p/h

 

Please see the table below for our hourly fees from our Central London Office:

Guideline hourly rates

Fee earner Hourly Rate (ex. VAT is chargeable at 20%)
Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience
£373 p/h
Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience
£289 p/h
Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience           £244 p/h
Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners
£139 p/h

We may quote a fixed fee based on our hourly fee earner hourly rates based on an approximation of the number of hours. Generally, it takes between 4-8 hours of work to complete a general application, however this varies. This means that on average costs are between £500 and £6,000 depending on the application.

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