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Employment - Employer

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Employment Claims (Employer)

The provision of advice and representation to employers in relation to defending claims before the Employment Tribunal brought by an employee for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal;

The attached information outlines the costs and information about the provision of advice and representation to employers in relation to defending claims before the Employment Tribunal brought by an employee for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal.

  • We charge £4,000 – £9,500 + VAT on average for this work, but this may increase depending on the complexity of the matter (please see below for a breakdown of the fee ranges at various stages of the process)
  • The actual cost to you will depend on a number of factors which we will be able to discuss with you at the outset, and throughout the process.
  • As part of your Business’ insurance cover, you may be insured against legal expenses which may cover all or part of your legal fees in defending an Employment Tribunal claim.
  • Our charges are based on our average hourly charging-rate of £200 per hour, which will vary depending on the level of solicitor that is required to carry out the bulk of the work on the matter (please see the Team’s hourly rates below).
Level Hourly charge out rate (plus vat)
Partner £220.00 – £240.00
Associate £160.00 – £180.00
Solicitor £140.00 – £160.00
Trainee Solicitor £125.00

Download our pricing and services guide – PDF

We understand the commercial urgency involved in dealing with employment matters. The work we will carry out will involve:

  • Taking instructions and ascertaining the position re: wrongful and unfair dismissal in your case
  • Interviewing witnesses and preparing statements
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where necessary
  • Dealing with the claim and preparing a response
  • Liaison with the claimant in an effort to resolve matters
  • Preparation of documents etc for the hearing
  • Representation at the hearing or instructing Counsel to represent you
  • Consequent attendance to ensure the decision is implemented

Additional costs

  • There may be other costs on top. These are fees and charges we will need to pay on your behalf as part of the process, such as counsel’s fees, expert witness fees. Counsel’s fees are likely to be in the region of £2,500 + VAT where relevant. However, please note this will vary based on your selection of Counsel and the number of days’ Hearing.
  • Depending on the outcome of the hearing, in normal cases each party will pay their own costs.
  • Our fees are based on the assumption that there are no other claims (e.g. discrimination) that might increase the time involved, and thus, the cost.
  • Our fees do not include any external costs and charges that may be incurred as part of the process (e.g. damages, fines, penalties or other liabilities). You will also be responsible for these items.

 

Your employment – employer team are...

Kitsons Solicitors - Rhodri Davey

Rhodri DaveyManaging Partner

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Jade is a Trainee Chartered Legal Executive in our Litigation and Employment teams

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Rachel WebsterHR Administrator

Rachel is a HR Administrator for our Employment team

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