Employment Cost Information
Dale & Newbery do not offer fixed fees as each claim is different. Our advice and fees are tailored to each client’s circumstances, depending on the evidence that is available.
As a guidance we have below provided an estimate of the level of fees that you can expect to pay for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal.
Simple case: estimated costs between £7000 - £14,000 (excluding VAT)
Medium complexity case: £10,000 -£20,000 (excluding VAT)
High complexity case: £20,000 - £40,000 (excluding VAT)
We charge based on an hourly rate which varies depending on the member of staff dealing with your matter. Our lowest hourly rate is £240 plus VAT and our highest hourly rate is £280 plus VAT. The seniority of the members of staff dealing with your case will depend on its complexity. We will discuss this with you when you instruct us.
VAT will be charged at the prevailing rate (20% at the time of posting).
Factors that could make a case more complex:
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £2,500 per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we would allow 1-4 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. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel's fees estimated between £1000 to £1200 per day (excluding VAT) (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)
For complex matters Counsel's fees estimated between £3000 to £4000 per day (excluding VAT) (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)
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 4-12 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, it is difficult to say how long your case may take as this depends on how busy the Tribunal is in listing your case. We would estimate that your case is likely to take between 9-18 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.
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