We deliver a personal, quality service but let's face it; you also want our pricing to be good value. We are committed to providing a clear, upfront explanation about the price and scope of our services.
Our teams work closely to offer a full suite of legal expertise. Where appropriate we can offer flexible fee structures and fixed fee services. We develop and implement bespoke solutions to suit your needs. Below you'll find examples of our typical fees or fee ranges.
Please note that the price information provided below is for indicative purposes only. We will be able to provide you with more accurate costs information once we are in possession of the full facts and all information in relation to your matter.
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims in the Employment Tribunal.
Factors that could make a case more complex:
We assume a reasonable amount of time obtaining your instructions and dealing with third parties.
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £1,500 per day (excluding VAT) and travel costs. Generally, we would allow 1-5 days depending on the complexity of your case.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees and travel. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel's fees estimated between £1,000 to £2,000 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation). Counsel fees must be negotiated and agreed at the time and are not set by us.
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.
How long will my 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 1-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 35-52 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.
Example (range of fixed fees) for a business to business debt that is undisputed.
These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.
|Debt value||Court fee||Our hourly rate (all work undertaken by qualified solicitor)|
|Up to £5,000||£50 to £205||£175 (+ VAT)|
|£5,001 - £10,000||£455||£175 (+ VAT)|
|£10,001 - £50,000||5% value of the claim||£175 (+ VAT)|
Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:
Our fee includes:
How long will my matter take?
Matters usually take 7 to 8 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgment in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.
Drink driving offence, guilty plea – fixed fee £750 + VAT, exclusive of travel costs and time.
2 hours attendance/preparation:
Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court.
The fee does not include:
The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.