Our barristers can advise and represent both employees and employers in relation to all aspects of Employment Law, including ordinary unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims.
Timescales for your case may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your case, the need for additional documents, the other side’s approach, and Employment Tribunal waiting times. However, as a guide more straightforward cases tend to have a hearing date by about 6 to 12 months from when the claim has been lodged with the Tribunal. There is the possibility of your case taking longer as a result of an appeal from the Tribunal decision.
Our barristers may charge fixed fees, which means that the barrister will charge you a set amount of money for the work. Below we provide estimates based on the range of fixed fees for barristers at Farrar’s Building. All fees are subject to VAT (where applicable).
If a barrister charges fixed fees, these may vary depending on your needs. For example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you have a more complex case and/or you need a more experienced barrister. If you have a particularly complex case, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below.
|Stage of case||Range of fixed fees (estimates)|
|Written advice on your claim||£500 to £1,500|
|Drafting your Tribunal claim or response document||£500 to £1,500|
|Preliminary hearing||£750 to £1,500|
|Preparation of your case, including meeting with you||£750 to £1,500|
|First day’s appearance at Tribunal||£1,500 to £5,000 This estimate is for hearings up to 2 days. The clerks will be happy to provide a quote for longer hearings on request.|
|Tribunal appearance per day (after first day) or part thereof||£750 to £2,500|
|Remedy hearing (to decide compensation)||£1,500 to £5,000|
Our barristers sometimes charge hourly rates for advisory and drafting work. The setting of hourly rates is not necessarily straightforward and a number of factors may determine the rate that is set, for example the seniority of barrister, type of client, and the complexity and financial value of the case. Below we provide estimates based on the range of hourly rates for barristers at Farrar’s Building. All fees are subject to VAT (where applicable).
|Stage of case||Range of hourly rates (estimates)|
|Written advice on your claim||£150 to £300|
|Drafting your Tribunal claim or response document||£150 to £300|
Our barristers will always attempt to give you a fixed fee or provide an accurate estimate of the work involved and the likely fees when they agree to undertake work for you. However, other fees may arise, either because of additional information and/or documentation provided by you, or because of the actions of the other side in your case. No further fees will be incurred without your agreement. An estimate of the additional work necessary and the fees involved will be provided to you for your agreement prior to any further work being undertaken. By way of example only, assistance with the preparation of a witness statement might incur further costs of £250.00 to £500.00, preparation of and appearing on an application hearing £500.00 to £1000.00, together with court costs. These fees are only given by way of example and may be more or less, dependant on the nature of the case and the work involved.
All information is correct as at October 2021, but the fees set out above are estimates only.
For a quote, please contact the clerks by telephone on 020 7583 9241 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide you with a quote as soon as possible. We always aim to set out quotes clearly, but if you receive your quote and there is something you do not understand, please contact us.