We regularly advises employers on a range of matters including restructuring and redundancy, TUPE, drafting internal policies and procedures and advising on and preparing settlement agreements. Representation is also provided to both employers and employees before the Employment Tribunal.
Lynsey Howes – Partner
Lynsey qualified as a solicitor over 15 years ago and specialises in advising clients on all aspects of employment law. She frequently conducts her own advocacy before The Employment Tribunal and is an experienced and capable advocate.
Carly Haywood – Paralegal
Carly assists Lynsey in this department having over 7 years experience.
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal
|Simple case||£4,000/6,000 (excluding VAT)|
|Medium case complexity||£6,000/12,000 (excluding VAT)|
|High complexity case||£12,000/20,000 (excluding VAT)|
There will be an additional charge for attending a tribunal hearing of £1,850 per day (excluding VAT). The length of a tribunal hearing will depend upon the complexity of your case, as follows:
|Simple case||1 – 2 days|
|Medium case complexity||3 – 4 days|
|High complexity case||5 days|
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
If a barrister is employed to represent you at tribunal hearing instead of ourselves then their fees would usually be between £1,000 to £2,000 per day plus VAT (depending on experience) for attending a Tribunal hearing including preparation for the hearing. They also charge a fee when instructed (brief fee) of between £1,000 and £3,000 (excluding VAT) depending on the complexity of the case.
Our fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of the stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matters 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 1 – 6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a final hearing, your case is likely to take 20 – 52 weeks. 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.