The costs of our employment tribunal services (individual)

Advising a Claimant in relation to an unfair dismissal claim in an employment tribunal

For this work we will charge on a time spent basis. The hourly rates for our team range from between £190 – £460 plus VAT.

The amount of time spent on each stage of the process will depend on the complexity of the matter, in particular the number of relevant documents and number of witnesses.

The table below sets out the likely range of our fees for each stage of the tribunal process

Type of Work Range of fees (£)
Reviewing relevant documents, drafting case assessment summary and advising on quantum 1,400 – 1,700
Drafting and filing the form to make a claim to an employment tribunal (form ET1) 2,000 – 3,500
Preparing for and attending Preliminary Hearing (via telephone) 1,400 – 1,700
Drafting the document setting out how much you want the tribunal to award you if you win your claim (known as a Schedule of Loss) 900 – 1,700
Dealing with disclosure / preparation of list of documents and considering documents disclosed by Respondent 2,500 – 5,000
Preparation of Claimant’s witness statement 2,500 – 5,000
Preparation of additional Witness Statements (estimated cost per statement) 950 – 2,500
Briefing Counsel 1,200 – 2,200
Total estimated costs – to full hearing, assuming one witness and excluding VAT 12,850 – 23,300

The range of fees set out in the table above are based on the following assumptions:

• Our client provides us with all of the necessary information, documents, comment on documents and instructions we may need in a timely manner;
• Our client provides us with adequate instructions and information to allow us to prepare the ET1 form at least 10 working days before the Tribunal deadline;
• The Respondent acts reasonably throughout the process without excessive levels of communication;
• We are not required to attend a tribunal hearing;
• We are not involved in any protracted settlement negotiations;
• We are not required to make numerous applications to the Employment Tribunal;
• The work proceeds without any unforeseen or unusual complications.

If any of these assumptions are incorrect or change over time, the fees set out in the table above may increase

Expenses and additional charges that the Claimant is likely to be required to pay include:
• Counsel’s fees
• Fees for expert witnesses
• Photocopying charges

The time it takes from your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take between 2-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing your case is likely to take between 6-12 months. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.

We have six members of our team who may work on your matter and further details on each of them can be found by clicking on their names below. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by a partner in our Employment team.