Employment

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Employment   Pricing

(Range of costs)


Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal


Simple case: £400--£1,000 (excluding VAT)


Medium complexity case: £800-£5,000 (excluding VAT)


High complexity case: £3,000-£10,000 (excluding VAT)


Factors that could make a case more complex:


If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim


Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person


Making or defending a costs application


Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)

The number of witnesses and documents


If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer

Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal


There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £500 per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we would allow 2-5 days depending on the complexity of your case.


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 £X to X per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)


Key stages


The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:


Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)


Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;

Preparing claim or response


Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party


Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process


preparing or considering a schedule of loss


Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing


Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents


Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses


preparing bundle of documents


Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements


agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list


Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel


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 2-4 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 26-52 weeks. 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.


Opening Times


Mon - Fri - 9.00 -17.00


Saturday - By Appointment Only


Sunday & Bank Holidays - Closed

Our Offices


Roath Chambers

80 Albany Road

Cardiff.

CF24 3RS.

029 21320150

info@duddenlaw.co.uk


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