Our team has over 34 years of collective experience in delivering high-quality work in all matters relating to employment law.
We have four members of the team who may work on your matter. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Ian Coupland, Director and Head of the Commercial and Litigation Department who may work on your matter personally.
Our Employment Law Team
- Ian Coupland, Director
- Adam Creasey, Solicitor
- Inbar Rabinovitz, Solicitor
- Helen Nicholas, Trainee Solicitor
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal:
£4,000-£10,000 (excluding VAT)
Medium complexity case
£8,000-£14,000 (excluding VAT)
High complexity case
£15,000-£25,000 (excluding VAT)
Factors that could affect the complexity of a case include:
- If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
- Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
- Making or defending a costs application
- Complex preliminary issues such as whether the Claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties), whether the Tribunal has jurisdiction to hear the case or whether the claim was brought in time
- The number of witnesses and documents to be considered
- If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
- Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of approximately £1,000 per day (excluding VAT). The length of any Tribunal Hearing will depend on the Tribunal’s scheduling of the Hearing and the complexity of your case.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees or barrister’s fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel's fees are estimated between £750 to £1,500 per day (depending on the experience of the advocate) for preparing for and attending a Tribunal Hearing.
The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
Entering into pre-claim conciliation (known as Early Conciliation) where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
- Preparing claim or response
- Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
- Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
- Preparing or considering a schedule of loss or counter-schedule of loss
- Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing, including instructing Counsel
- Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
- Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
- Preparing bundle of documents, if acting for the Claimant
- Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements
- Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
- Preparation for and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee may 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, depending on your individual needs.
How long will my matter take?
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to us to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during Early Conciliation, your case is likely to take approximately 6 - 12 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6 – 12 months. 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.
Contact Lewis Nedas today
For more information regarding our services and funding, please call us on 020 3811 4042