Employment law is intrinsic to all organisations and one way or another affects all working members of the public. Over recent years, growing legislation means that navigating the minefield of employment law carries with it greater risks and requires the use of increasingly complex strategies. Employees head towards legal action against their employers due to the perceived cash windfall at the end of the employment tribunal.


In such a perilous environment, effective risk management is more important than ever. Managers at every level of a business must be equipped with the information to allow them to understand the potential pitfalls and most importantly to recognise when to ask for help.


An investment in employment law upfront will help your business grow in the long term, not only allowing you to protect your business and reducing costs if something goes wrong, but enabling you to differentiate yourself from competitors in your market.

We serve individuals and businesses by assisting and advising at the outset so that an employment dispute does not turn into protracted employment litigation. It is better to invest early to reduce costs subsequently.

Our services include:

  • Practical commercial day-to-day advice;
  • Director’s service agreements and contracts of employment;
  • Staff handbooks;
  • Restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements;
  • Dismissals, including redundancy and restructuring;
  • Discrimination claims;
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities; and
  • LLP and Partnership agreements.



Employment Tribunal

Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal is charged on an hourly basis at £250 plus VAT

Simple case: £1,000-£3000 (excluding VAT) -pre-claim conciliation
Medium complexity case: £5,000-£10,000 (excluding VAT) contested 1 day final hearing
High complexity case: £10,000-£25,000 (excluding VAT) contested 2-3 day final hearing

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

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 £700 to £1100 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 4-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6-9 month. 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.

Staff Profile

Our Employment department consists of Mr Kuddus Ali, Director with over 20 year’s experience and Wakil Ahmed, a Solicitor-Advocate with over 10 year’s experience.