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

 

Dudden Law Solicitors is a trading name of R Dudden Law authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 629102 whose rules are accessible at www.sra.org.uk.