Pricing & Service Information

Employment - Employees

Kitsons Solicitors - Employee employment services

Employment claims (Employee)

The attached information outlines the costs and information about the provision of advice and representation to employees in relation to bringing a claim for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal.

Level Hourly charge out rate (plus vat)
Partner £250.00
Associate £180.00
Solicitor £160.00
Trainee Solicitor £125.00

Basis of charges

  •  Legal fees for employment tribunal claims very greatly depending on a number of factors such as the complexity of the matter, number of parties involved and whether or not the opposing side are represented. On average, legal fees for bringing a tribunal claim range between £8,000 – £30,000 + VAT. We have set out below 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.
  • You may have legal expenses insurance cover which may cover all or part of your legal fees in 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).

Our Employment Team can be viewed below. 

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.

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