Disputes at work can be stressful and disruptive but our employment law specialists are here to provide expert advice in a sensitive way to achieve the best outcome for you.
The Employment Tribunal is responsible for hearing claims by those who feel that someone such as an employer or potential employer has treated them unlawfully. Examples of unlawful treatment claims that we regularly deal with include:
We set out below are the services that we provide within an Employment Tribunal claim. The steps needed in any case are individual to the matter and the timescales may vary depending on circumstances. Any steps and timescales set out below are those which apply to a matter that does not have particular complications. If your matter does have such complications, we will always inform you immediately and will discuss the potential consequences both in respect of the chances of success and the potential costs.
The Key Stages in the claim and an estimate of the potential timescales are set out below:
Pre-Claim Negotiation; up to 3 months
Final hearing; 6 to 9 months
The potential costs for either bringing or defending claims in the Employment Tribunal, based on hourly rates, are as follows:
Average case: £4,000 to £10,000 (plus VAT of £800 – £2000)
Complex case £10,000 to £20,000 (plus VAT of £2000 – £4000)
Highly complex case £20,000 + (plus VAT of £4000)
Simple case: £3,000 to £6,000 (plus VAT of £600 – £1200)
Medium complexity case: £7,000 to £10,000 (plus VAT of £1400 – £2000)
High complexity case: £10,000 + (plus VAT of £2000)
In both types of matter there will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £1,750 per day (plus £350 VAT). On average, hearings are 2 – 3 days, however, depending the on the complexity of your case this can range from as little as 3 hours up to 10 days.
In addition to our charges there are likely to be expenses that are payable to third parties or incurred by us such as travel expenses. We handle the payment of any expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
The most likely expenses are:
Our estimate of costs and timescales do not include matters which can arise and make the case a more complex one. Such matters include:
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