Employment Law – Employers

Employment Law - Employers

Fixed Fee Services for Employers

Our Employment Law services are conducted by an experienced and qualified Solicitor and any work carried out by a caseworker is overseen by a solicitor.

Faizal is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is also admitted as a Legal Executive Advocate. Faizal is an experienced Litigation Lawyer. Our solicitor, Gina Samuel-Richards, supervises all employment work

All fees attract VAT of 20%

Stage 1

Initial consultation – to understand the situation and advise possible steps

£250 plus VAT

    • 1 Hour Consultation
    • Reviewing of documents

Stage 2

Employer’s MOT

£250.00 – £675.00 plus VAT

• Considering client’s proposed or existing contracts of employment, handbooks, policies
• Providing the client with written advice on suitability of the current contractual terms and provisions of the handbooks and policies

Stage 3

Drafting of Documents

£275.00 – £375.00 plus VAT

• Contracts of employment
• Employee handbooks
• Equality policies etc –

Stage 4

Response to a grievance

£275.00 – £375.00 plus VAT

• 45 min interview and reviewing of documents
• Drafting a letter to the employee with written response to a grievance
• Letter compliant with provisions of ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

Stage 5

Letter of dismissal / disciplinary outcome

£275.00 – £375.00 plus VAT

• 45 min consultation and reviewing of documents
• Drafting a letter to an employee informing with reasons about disciplinary action or dismissal
• Letter compliant with provisions of ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

Stage 6

Response to a letter of appeal

£275.00 – £375.00 plus VAT

• 45 min interview and reviewing of documents
• Drafting a letter to an employee informing with reasons about the outcome of the disciplinary meeting
• Letter compliant with provisions of ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

Employment Tribunal Representation Services

Unfair and/or Wrongful Dismissal/Constructive Unfair Dismissal claims – Claimant

Disbursements
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 £1,000 to 2,5000 +VAT per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)

Timescales
Employment cases generally take 1 year to run. Staged 1-5 can typically take 1-2 weeks each. Stages 7-11 and 13 can typically take 2-3 weeks each.  Where a stage involves a date for a hearing, we are reliant on the Tribunal to set the date, so we are unable to give an estimate as to timescales.

Damage based Fees
You will be asked to pay for your disbursements, including advocacy fees in advance.

Disclaimer
Our fixed fees do not include:
(a) settlement discussions or negotiations (save for those related to ‘stage 2’)
(b) *instructing a barrister or suitably qualified advocate, fees will be discussed with you as necessary
(c) attending a Preliminary Hearing (save for those related to ‘stage 5’)
(d) appealing a decision made by the Employment Tribunal or enforcing any order made by the employment tribunal
(e) preparation of the bundle of the documents (normally prepared by the respondent)

Any time spent dealing with aspects outside of the fixed fee arrangement will be charged at £215.00 per hour plus VAT

The fee set out for attending the Tribunal is based on a hearing (both final hearing and preliminary/case management hearings) taking place at the Leicester Employment Tribunal. There may be an additional charge if the hearing takes place elsewhere, depending on the location. Such charge may include

  • Travel expenses being the price of return 2nd class ticket and taxi charges to the Tribunal venue from our offices in Leicester or £0.45 per mile and parking charges
  • Accommodation and subsistence expenses being £175 plus VAT per hearing day
  • Overnight charge being £175 plus VAT per night
  • Waiting charge being £25 plus VAT per hour

Stage 1

An initial consultation, advising the client on initial prospects of success of the defence to the prospective claim

£250 plus VAT

Stage 2

Dealing with the ACAS Early Conciliation Period

£375.00 plus VAT

Stage 3

Considering the ET1 Claim Form and providing the client with updated advice on the prospects of success of the defence

£375.00 plus VAT

Stage 4

Drafting the ET3 Response to the Claim, filing it with the Employment Tribunal and providing the client with updated advice on the prospects of success of the defence

£500.00 plus VAT

Stage 5

Considering Claimant’s schedule of loss

£250.00 plus VAT

Stage 6

Attending a standard claim’s management conference:
(1) By telephone, or
(2) In person

£375.00 plus VAT
£450.00 plus VAT

Stage 7

Drafting and exchange of a List of Documents

£375.00 plus VAT

Stage 8

Trial Bundle (4 copies, first 150 pages)

£450.00 plus VAT

Stage 8

Trial Bundle (4 copies, first 150 pages)

£450.00 plus VAT

Stage 9

Drafting Witness Statements (maximum of 2)
[Each further Witness Statement to be drafted will incur a fixed fee of £275.00 plus VAT]

£875.00 plus VAT

Stage 10

Considering Witness Statements (maximum of 2) from the Claimant, providing the client with updated advice on the prospects of success of the claim
[Each further Witness Statement to consider will incur a fixed fee of £95.00 VAT]

£375.00 plus VAT

Stage 11

Preparing for Trial

£750.00 plus VAT

Stage 12

Attending the Trial – per hearing day*

£950.00 plus VAT

Stage 12

Reviewing Tribunal’s order

£250.00 plus VAT

Employment Law - Employers

Fixed Fee Services for Employers

Our Employment Law services are conducted by an experienced and qualified Solicitor and any work carried out by a caseworker is overseen by a solicitor.

Faizal is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is also admitted as a Legal Executive Advocate. Faizal is an experienced Litigation Lawyer. Our solicitor, Gina Samuel-Richards, supervises all employment work

Stage

Description

Fixed Fee

All fees attract VAT of 20%

What is involved

1

Initial consultation – to understand the situation and advise possible steps

£250 plus VAT

• 1-hour consultation
• Reviewing of documents

2

Employer’s MOT

£250.00 – £675.00 plus VAT

• Considering client’s proposed or existing contracts of employment, handbooks, policies
• Providing the client with written advice on suitability of the current contractual terms and provisions of the handbooks and policies

3

Drafting of Documents

£275.00 – £375.00 plus VAT

• contracts of employment
• employee handbooks
• equality policies etc –

4

Response to a grievance

£275.00 – £375.00 plus VAT

• 45 min interview and reviewing of documents
• Drafting a letter to the employee with written response to a grievance
• Letter compliant with provisions of ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

5

Letter of dismissal / disciplinary outcome

£275.00 – £375.00 plus VAT

• 45 min consultation and reviewing of documents
• Drafting a letter to an employee informing with reasons about disciplinary action or dismissal
• Letter compliant with provisions of ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

6

Response to a letter of appeal

£275.00 – £375.00 plus VAT

• 45 min interview and reviewing of documents
• Drafting a letter to an employee informing with reasons about the outcome of the disciplinary meeting
• Letter compliant with provisions of ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

Employment Tribunal Representation Services

Unfair and/or Wrongful Dismissal/Constructive Unfair Dismissal claims – Respondent

Stage

Description

Fixed Fee

All fees attract VAT of 20%

1

An initial consultation, advising the client on initial prospects of success of the defence to the prospective claim

£250.00 plus VAT

2

Dealing with the ACAS Early Conciliation Period

£375.00 plus VAT

3

Considering the ET1 Claim Form and providing the client with updated advice on the prospects of success of the defence

£375.00 plus VAT

4

Drafting the ET3 Response to the Claim, filing it with the Employment Tribunal and providing the client with updated advice on the prospects of success of the defence

£500.00 plus VAT

5

Considering Claimant’s schedule of loss

£250.00 plus VAT

6

Attending a standard claim’s management conference:
(1) By telephone, or
(2) In person

.
£375.00 plus VAT
£450.00 plus VAT

7

Drafting and exchange of a List of Documents

£375.00 plus VAT

8

Trial Bundle (4 copies, first 150 pages)

£450.00 plus VAT

9

Drafting Witness Statements (maximum of 2)
[Each further Witness Statement to be drafted will incur a fixed fee of £275.00 plus VAT]

£875.00 plus VAT

10

Considering Witness Statements (maximum of 2) from the Claimant, providing the client with updated advice on the prospects of success of the claim
[Each further Witness Statement to consider will incur a fixed fee of £95.00 VAT]

£375.00 plus VAT

11

Preparing for Trial

£750.00 plus VAT

12

Attending the Trial – per hearing day*

£950.00 plus VAT

13

Reviewing Tribunal’s order

£250.00 plus VAT

Disbursements
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 £1,000 to 2,5000 +VAT per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)

Timescales
Employment cases generally take 1 year to run. Staged 1-5 can typically take 1-2 weeks each. Stages 7-11 and 13 can typically take 2-3 weeks each.  Where a stage involves a date for a hearing, we are reliant on the Tribunal to set the date, so we are unable to give an estimate as to timescales.

Damage based Fees
You will be asked to pay for your disbursements, including advocacy fees in advance.

Disclaimer
Our fixed fees do not include:
(a) settlement discussions or negotiations (save for those related to ‘stage 2’)
(b) *instructing a barrister or suitably qualified advocate, fees will be discussed with you as necessary
(c) attending a Preliminary Hearing (save for those related to ‘stage 5’)
(d) appealing a decision made by the Employment Tribunal or enforcing any order made by the employment tribunal
(e) preparation of the bundle of the documents (normally prepared by the respondent)

Any time spent dealing with aspects outside of the fixed fee arrangement will be charged at £215.00 per hour plus VAT

The fee set out for attending the Tribunal is based on a hearing (both final hearing and preliminary/case management hearings) taking place at the Leicester Employment Tribunal. There may be an additional charge if the hearing takes place elsewhere, depending on the location. Such charge may include

  • Travel expenses being the price of return 2nd class ticket and taxi charges to the Tribunal venue from our offices in Leicester or £0.45 per mile and parking charges
  • Accommodation and subsistence expenses being £175 plus VAT per hearing day
  • Overnight charge being £175 plus VAT per night
  • Waiting charge being £25 plus VAT per hour