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Employment Tribunal Costs

In accordance with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s rules on costs transparency we have set out below our typical costs for bringing and defending unfair and wrongful dismissal claims in the Employment Tribunal.

The costs set out below are a general range of costs, for an estimate of costs in relation to your own specific circumstances please contact us.

Please also contact us for information about the costs of claims other than wrongful and unfair dismissal.

Wrongful Dismissal Claim (Alone):

£6,000 - £10,000 + VAT

Unfair Dismissal Claims

Simple cases:

£7,500 - £10,000 + VAT

Medium Complexity cases:

£12,000 - £17,000 + VAT

Complex cases:

£12,000 - £25,000 + VAT

Factors that could make a case more complex:

There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing in the region of £1,750+ VAT per day.

Generally, we would allow between 1-4 days for a Tribunal Hearing depending on the complexity of your case.


Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, as printing, copying and travel costs. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Counsel’s fees are included in our estimates above, although we do give you the opportunity to choose alternative Counsel, which may alter the costs at the time.

Key Stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

The standard hourly rate of our Lawyers undertaking employment tribunal works as follows:

David Blomfield, Partner:
22 years qualified

£375 + VAT

Stephen Cates, Partner
22 years qualified

£375 + VAT

Nicholas Snowden, Partner
18 years qualified

£350 + VAT

Emma Griffiths, Partner
11 years qualified

£325 + VAT

Melanie Slocombe, Senior Associate
20 years qualified

£295 + VAT

Nicola Whalen, Associate
8 years qualified

£275 + VAT

Liza Knight, Senior Consultant
16 years qualified

£275 + VAT

Deborah Amlot, Consultant
19 years qualified

£250 + VAT

All Associates and Consultants are supervised by a Partner when undertaking Employment Tribunal work.