The costs and charges for any particular matter are clearly of vital importance to any client.

  • Costs are our own fees for our work on your behalf.
  • Charges (what lawyers usually call disbursements) are expenses (for example photocopying and postal charges, mileage (at HMRC rates) or rail travel and any overnight accommodation charges) and any other third-party charges (for example any fees payable to a third-party, including any required Counsel’s fees) for handling your matter.

Every employment matter or Tribunal case is different.

This makes it extremely difficult for us to provide you with a precise estimate of our potential fees in any particular case.

However, we do encourage you to contact us early, so we can give you a guide of our likely fees and to make sure that you get the right amount of support to meet the individual circumstances and your requirements.

Our fees will therefore normally be based on out hourly and daily rates from time to time and details of these will be provided to you.

We also update you on our costs throughout the matter so you can always remain in control.

Costs

Every employment matter or Tribunal case has its own individual complications.

Employment disputes and Tribunal cases are complicated matters and, because they are also adversarial, the amount of work and time can, in part, also depend on the attitudes and actions of the other side.

Key main stages of a Tribunal case which we will deal with on your behalf

For an Employee:

  • Initial discussion and advice;
  • Early conciliation via ACAS;
  • Agreement/submission of ET1 Claim Form;
  • Any required Preliminary hearings;
  • Agreement/exchange of Documents;
  • All necessary interlocutory matters;
  • Agreement/exchange of witness statements;
  • Case Preparation;
  • Case Hearing;

For an Employer:

  • Initial discussion and advice;
  • Early conciliation via ACAS;
  • Agreement/submission of ET3 Defence;
  • Any required Preliminary hearings;
  • Agreement/exchange of Documents;
  • All necessary interlocutory matters;
  • Agreement/exchange of witness statements;
  • Case Preparation;
  • Case Hearing;

This work does not include any additional or ancillary matters such as any other applications to the Tribunal or Court, any Court proceedings to recover payment of a Tribunal award and/or any Appeal hearings.