Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Employment Tribunal Costs

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    • Kiteleys Canford Cliffs 01202 708634
    • Kiteleys Highcliffe 01425 278866
    • Kiteleys Wimborne 01202 849242
    • Kiteleys Ferndown 01202 875646
    • Kiteleys West Moors 01202 863933
    • Kiteleys Boscombe 01202 393506

Employment Tribunal:  Range of Costs

Our costs for bringing and defending claims for Unfair or Wrongful Dismissal are as follows:-

Simple case: £2500.00 – £4500.00 (excluding VAT)

Medium complexity case: £5000.00 – £8500.00 (excluding VAT)

High complexity case: £9500.00 – £12,500.00 (excluding VAT)

For a discrimination case it is likely to fall within the medium to high complexity bracket and tailored quotes will be given at the commencement of the case.

Factors that could make a case more complex:-

  • Complex preliminary issues
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal
  • Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
  • Making or defending a costs application

 

There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £1500.00 plus VAT per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we would allow 1-3 days depending on the complexity of your case. However, you may wish to instruct Counsel to attend on your behalf. The cost of instructing Counsel would fall into the Disbursement category below.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Tribunal fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process however these are required to be paid upfront.

Counsel’s fees are estimated between £500.00 and £1500.00 for an initial advice and £1500.00 to £2500.00 plus VAT per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)

Damages Based Agreements (‘DBA’)

For bringing claims for unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal or discrimination for certain cases at our total discretion we will enter into a Damages Based Agreement (DBA). A sample agreement can be found by clicking this link.

Following our first meeting we will assess your claim and advise you as to whether we will agree to enter into a DBA with you. We will raise no cost to assess your claim.

Under a DBA we will be paid at the end. If the claim succeeds, we will deduct up to 35% including VAT of the monies you recover but excluding disbursements.  If the claim does not succeed you do not pay us anything.  The only costs you may have to pay are Tribunal fees, Advocacy fees and Expert fees, if applicable. We will advise you of these in advance.

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 the merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation and liaising with ACAS where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
  • Preparing the claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from the other party and exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • Preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) Tribunal Hearings (including preliminary Hearings and the final Hearing)
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Speaking to witnesses, taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content.
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • Agreeing on a list of issues, a chronology and preparing documents for Hearing
  • Preparation for and attendance at a Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel

 

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of the 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 for your individual needs.

How long will my matter take?

This depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, the case is likely to take between 3 and 6 months. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take between 9-18 months depending upon the complexity and the length of the final Hearing. We will be able to give you a more accurate idea of the timescale once we have more information as the matter progresses.

  • Richard Mildren

    Richard Mildren
    Director

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Kiteleys Solicitors. 40 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset. BH13 7LP. Telephone 01425 278866. Calls may be recorded and monitored.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, SRA ID 401309. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.