Our service

We can help current and former employees bring a tribunal claim against their employer for a breach of employment law. We can also help employers defend such claims. We specialise in high-value and complex cases and as such our service is highly bespoke and will be tailored to your needs and the business sector in which you operate. This page gives an example employment matter, seen from both the point of view of the employee or the employer, and sets out what would be included in such a service. We routinely deal with matters very much more complicated than this example matter.

What is included

As a general rule our services in this respect include:

What is excluded

The fees set out below would not include any further work, such as:

What we charge

We charge an hourly rate for our services. The hourly rates of our solicitors vary, as do the number of hours required to advised on a claim through to a final hearing in the Employment Tribunal. Employment claims are inherently unpredictable and each case is unique. To give you an indication of our likely fees, we set out below example fee estimates for matters of varying complexity.

Factors that could make a case more complex:

In addition to our fees, you will need to budget for the following:

We would usually discuss these additional third-party costs and services (known as disbursements) with you in advance and incur those costs on your behalf when necessary. You are responsible for these costs, though we would usually handle their payment for you to ensure a smoother process and add these costs to your invoice.


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 one to two months. If your claim proceeds to a final hearing, your case is likely to take six to twelve months, but may possibly take as long as two years or more in certain circumstances. 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. You should also note that the progress of your matter will be affected by when clerks to the Employment Tribunal list your matter to be heard. This is entirely outside our control.