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 case worker as overseen by a solicitor.

Currently our Employment work is undertaken by Faizal Essat. 

 

Services before Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Stage

Description

Fee

What is involved 

1

Initial consultation –
to understand the situation and advise possible steps

£175 plus VAT

• 1-hour consultation
• Reviewing of documents

2

Employer’s MOT

£175.00 – £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 – £675.00
plus VAT

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

4

Response to a grievance

£275.00 – £475.00
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 – £475.00
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 – £475.00
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

1

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

£215.00 plus VAT

2

Dealing with the ACAS Early Conciliation Period

£275.00 plus VAT

3

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

£275.00 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

£475.00 plus VAT

5

Considering Claimant’s schedule of loss

£150.00 plus VAT

6

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

.
£250.00 plus VAT
£450.00 plus VAT

7

Drafting and exchange of a List of Documents

£275.00 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]

£275.00 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

Timescales
Employment cases generally take 1 year to run.

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
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