Employment Litigation services

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Our Employment Law Practice can provide advice and assistance to both Employers and Employees with respect to:
EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Redundancy
  • Unfair/Wrongful Dismissal
  • Discrimination Claims
  • Whistleblowing Claims
  • Bullying, Harassment or Victimisation in the workplace
  • Maternity and Paternity Rights
  • Unlawful Deduction of Wages
  • Negotiating Settlements
  • Drafting Contracts
COSTS INVOLVED
Our pricing for bringing and defending Employment Tribunal Claims:
  • Simple case: £3750-£5750 (excluding VAT& Disbursements such as Barristers Fees)
  • Medium complexity case: £5750-£9750 (excluding VAT& Disbursements such as Barristers Fees)
  • High complexity case: £9750-£17500 (excluding VAT& Disbursements such as Barristers Fees)

    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 time limit related claims
  • Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
  • Bringing or defending more complex claims, such as discrimination / whistleblowing
  • 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


    There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £650.00 per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we would allow 1-5 days depending on the complexity of your case.

    Disbursements

    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 £750.00 to £1250.00 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, we can discuss this with you as appropriate. 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 8-12 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 26-39 weeks. 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.

Watford Office

Address
15-17 Exchange Road
Watford,
Hertfordshire,
WD18 OJD

Contact Us
Email: info@arkrights.com
Phone: 01923 233 477                    
Fax: 01923 235 565

Our Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm   


London Office

Address
40 Bowling Green Lane
Clerkenwell,
London,
EC1R 0NE

Contact Us
Email: info@arkrights.com
Phone: 0800 634 3325                    
Fax: 01923 235 565

Our Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm