Jonathan Lewis Litigation Solicitor
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for wrongful dismissal, our experts at T A Matthews will guide you through the process. From the outset of your matter a dedicated member of our team will to take you through the whole process and we will keep you informed as to the cost you incur for our professional services. Our team have experience in most areas of the law, including employment law.
The exact cost will vary depending on individual circumstances and the complexity of the case. The following are examples of the various complexities.
We aim to make the whole process as simple as possible and will always be happy to go that extra mile to make sure you have the best possible chance with your case.
We do not charge a fixed cost estimate. Our current policy, when working on unfair/wrongful dismissal is to charge for the time we spend on the matter, according to the hourly rate applicable. The rate may change from time to time. However, you will be informed of any changes and the impact the change could have on our charges. Currently our charging rate for wrongful/unfair dismissal is:
We are unable to give an exact cost. However, based upon the experience of our team, we can give the following examples of costs:
The 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 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.
What is not included in the cost example above
Disbursements – These 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.
Court/Counsel’s fees estimated between £2000.00 to £4000.00 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation).
HOW LONG WILL THE MATTER TAKE?
The time that it takes from taking 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 6-8 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 26-52 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.
Employment law is constantly changing and the repercussions of getting it wrong are often very significant indeed. Awards for unfair dismissal can be substantial which makes getting the right advice critical; for both employers and employees. Time limits for making and responding to claims are also notoriously short, which again can put considerable pressure on both parties.Find out More