employment law for business

We advise employers on all aspects of employment law. When problems crop up at work it is important to deal with them promptly and effectively before problems escalate and turn into claims.

Our solicitors provide clear legal advice at competitive rates and we can help clients deal with issues such as:

  • Tribunal Representation
  • Disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Redundancy
  • Sickness, ill health and persistent lateness
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Maternity, Paternity leave and rights
  • Settlement agreements (formerly Compromise Agreements)
  • Discrimination issues
  • Employment law help and planning for your business
  • Work permits

Please contact us for further information by telephone for an informal conversation, or email details to us by completing our online enquiry form and we will call you back.

 

employment law fees

fees for individuals

For face to face appointments with a solicitor our fees are based on the solicitors hourly charging rate of between £230 to £250.00 + VAT per hour. We also offer telephone advice at the solicitors hourly rate.

settlement agreements

Your fees for legal advice on a settlement will normally be paid by your employer with no fees payable by you.

tribunal representation

Most cases settle but if cases progress to Tribunal we base our fees on the solicitors hourly charging rate of £230-250 per hour + VAT. Some cases may appear relatively simple at the outset but develop into more complex cases. Of course some cases are relatively simple and stay so. Others are complex at the outset and remain so. Other costs drivers include the number of preliminary hearings, witnesses and experts required.

If a case proceeds to a Tribunal we may also instruct barristers to represent clients at certain stages or hearings. We will provide fee estimates once we are aware of the particular circumstances of the case. If a case does not settle it can take between six months and a year to reach a final contested hearing. We will assess the particular circumstances of your case and merits at an early stage and provide you with a fee estimate including any barristers fees.

For a case representing an individual in a relatively straightforward matter fees for a trial lasting one day and taking up to 6 months to reach a contested hearing can range from £12,500 to £20,000 + VAT.

In more complex cases acting for employers where a case may take 12 months to reach trial fees may range from £25,000 to £45,000 + VAT

In cases where expert evidence is required we will provide clients with the experts fee estimates upon discussing the particular circumstances of the case.