Whether you are an individual or a business, it can often be a daunting prospect when faced with having to bring or defend a claim at an Employment Tribunal. With Tribunal fees being scrapped, and employment claims very much on the rise, it is now more important than ever to ensure you have expert legal support to assist you throughout the Tribunal Process. Our personal tribunal advocacy gives you the peace of mind that even the most complex of Tribunal claims can be dealt with effectively with a tailored and supportive approach.
How can SAS Daniels help with your tribunal case?
Our team are experienced at personally representing both businesses and individuals through the tribunal process and we will tackle each stage of the process for you including:
- Submitting your claim or response/defence;
- Collating all relevant documentation;
- Meeting with you to personally take and draft your witness statements;
- Guiding you on the tribunal process;
- Personally representing you at the tribunal hearing.
As experienced tribunal advocates, we do not have to outsource your matter to unknown barristers just before the tribunal hearing. This means that you get complete consistency in approach from start to finish and can be reassured that no aspect of your case will go unturned.
Over the course of the litigation we will also continually advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your matter and will assist you in your commercial decision making, to enable you to approach it in the most cost-effective and pragmatic way possible.
How much does an employment tribunal case cost?
When it comes to pricing we will discuss any costs with you at the outset. To give you an idea of the costs involved, based on a one day tribunal hearing for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal the average cost is between £4,000 and £6,000 plus VAT.
The cost will vary depending on the complexity of the case and the level of expertise you require. Our Employment Law & HR team have a wealth of experience representing people at tribunal and charge on an hourly rate basis depending on the level of experience of the legal professional you require, these rate start from £180 per hour plus VAT and range up to £300 per hour plus VAT. Before any work is carried out we will discuss the costs and the complexity of your case with you to ensure that the advice you receive is provided by the solicitor who is best suited to your needs. In some circumstances, we can also arrange a fixed fee in advance to cover set pieces of work for example, the drafting and submitting of the defence or representation at the tribunal itself.
In addition to legal fees, there is also likely to be disbursements to pay which are charges for counsels/barristers opinion and/or for travel. The cost of these will depend on a number of factors such as the complexity of the claim as to the level of barrister required or in relation to travel, the location and the frequency. For example, attendance to take witness statements and attendance at the tribunal hearing itself. We will advise you of these cost and provide you with a breakdown before any work is carried out.
If you would like to discuss how we can represent you at tribunal, please contact our Employment Law & HR team on 0161 475 7676 or get in touch via our contact form.