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Employment Law Pricing – Employers

Settlement Agreement

We offer a fixed fee price to prepare a Settlement Agreement for your employees. Our fee ranges from £500 to £1000 plus 20%vat depending on the complexity of the agreement required. If there is a more complex issue such as the employee has issued a claim the fee may be higher.

Employment Contracts and Policies and Procedures

For a straightforward employment contract our cost would be from £350 to £500 plus 20 %VAT.

Dependant upon which policies and procedures you require, we estimate the preparation of per policy to be from £250 to £500 plus 20% VAT depending on your bespoke needs which may need more complex arrangements.

For defending unfair or wrongful dismissal claims

Our estimate is specific to your circumstances, our charges are based upon the estimate of time at an hourly rate of the person carrying out the work. The range would be from £100 to £225 plus 20% VAT per hour.

In a straightforward claim cost may be between £2000 to £5000 plus VAT, plus disbursements.

More complex cases increase in costs depending on the complexity. Such complexity may be due to a claim being brought by litigants in person, defending costs claim, dealing with complex preliminary issues for example if the claimant is disabled and this is not agreed by the parties. It is also dependant upon the number of witnesses and documents. Therefore, more complex claims can range between £7500 to £20,000 plus VAT.


Disbursements of costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties such as court fees. We handle the payment of disbursements upon your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Barristers fees are estimated between £750 and £1500 plus 20% VAT per day (depending on the experience of the advocate) for attending tribunal hearings including preparation.

Key Stages

The fees set out above cover the work in relation to the following key stages:

  • Taking your initial instructions,
  • Reviewing the papers and advising you on the merits and the likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change),
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation, this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached,
  • Preparing claim in response,
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from the other party,
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process,
  • Preparing or considering a schedule of loss,
  • Exchanging documentation with other party and agreeing bundle of documents,
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements, and agreeing the content of witnesses,
  • Preparing bundle of documents,
  • Reviewing and advising on the other parties witness statements,
  • Agreeing a list of issues chronology or and/or case list
  • Preparation and attendance at final hearing, including instructions to counsel.

The stages above are an indication, and if some stages above are not required the fee will be reduces.

You may wish to handle the claim yourself, and only have advice in relation to some of the stages. This can be arranged on the individual need.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to finding resolution to you matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If the settlement is reached during a pre claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 6 to 8 weeks. If your claim proceeds to final hearing, your case is likely to take 48 weeks. This is just an estimate, and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate time scale once we have more information and the matter progresses.


The current VAT rate is 20%.

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