What happens if you seek our advice about a dispute with your employer or your employee?
If you are in dispute with your employer/employee we will encourage you to resolve that dispute with the assistance of the ACAS Early Reconciliation Service. It should never be the first step for an employee to apply to an Employment Tribunal without first trying to resolve matters via ACAS. Our costs of assisting you to reach such a resolution will be £500 + VAT to £1,000 + VAT, depending on how difficult it is to reach a resolution.
It may not be possible to reach a resolution, or your employer/employee may not be prepared to engage with ACAS. In the event that proceedings are issued in the Employment Tribunal there will be our costs and barrister’s fees; there are no court fees in the Employment Tribunal. Our fees would be between £5,000 + VAT and £10,000 + VAT; the barrister’s fees would be between £4,000 + VAT to £8,000 + VAT, and this would include a conference prior to the hearing, representation at a hearing (a recent case required a 2 day hearing), and then a further hearing on a later date to determine damages.
There would be additional charges if your case went on to be heard at the Employment Appeal Tribunal; our fees and the barrister’s fees would each be in the region of £2,500 + VAT.
If you are successful your costs will not be paid by the other side. If you are not successful you will not have to pay the costs of the other side