|ACTION||COST (inc. VAT)|
|Initial advice meeting with a senior solicitor, who is experienced in the field of Employment Law (Bill Pope) in order to take your instructions and provide you with advice as to your position comprising 1 to 2 hours of time (dependent upon the complexity of your case)||£264 to £528|
|Drafting a grievance letter||£180|
|Assisting with ACAS Early Conciliation Notification Form||£180|
|Making a Claim – Drafting Form ET1||£240|
|Responding to or resisting a Claim – Drafting form ET3||£240|
Any necessary ongoing work will be charged on an hourly basis at the fee earners usual rate (see below), however we will be able to place a limit on any costs to be charged in advance and will discuss the same with you should it become necessary to do so.
We will always ask you to check to see if you have Legal Expenses Insurance you may be able to use for this.
Where we indicate that rates will be charged on an hourly basis our respective fee earners charge as follows:
- Bill Pope – £220 per hour plus VAT
- Tracee Huey-Smith – £220 per hour plus VAT
- A Trainee Solicitor – £125 per hour plus VAT
Any fee earner work undertaken by our experienced secretaries (that is work which is not merely administrative) will be charged at £100 per hour plus VAT.
We reserve the right to increase the hourly rates in certain specific circumstances to reflect (for example) any need to carry out work out of normal office hours, the complexity of the issues, the speed at which action has to be taken and any particular specialist expertise the case may demand to reflect the importance/urgency of the matter to you.
We will always notify you in advance if this is the case and tell you the hourly rates to be charged.
Who will act on my behalf?
We refer you to the “Our Team” section on this website for further details as to who within our Legal Disputes Department may have conduct on your case.
How long will the process take?
Prior to any proceedings being brought to a Tribunal concerning employment matters, a form of conciliation through ACAS is mandatory. This can take up to a month. On completion of conciliation, ACAS will issue an Early Conciliation certificate which is necessary to start your claim. From here, the party you are bringing a Claim against will have 28 days to replay, at which time proceedings will commence. Generally, from the commencement of proceedings, a timescale of 4-6 months will be applicable, subject to various things such as the complexity of matters.