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Platt & Fishwick Solicitors have broad experience in employment law matters and provide general representation for both employees and employers

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Platt & Fishwick Solicitors

We can provide advice on employment contracts, claims for wrongful or constructive dismissal, redundancy, discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age, religious belief or sexual orientation, unlawful deduction, compromise agreements and more.

If you are involved in a dispute consult our qualified and experienced employment lawyers.

Platt & Fishwick Solicitor's dedicated team provide assistance and guidance including written representation for employees at disciplinary hearings and grievance procedures held by employers. Platt & Fishwick take pride in resolving issues, avoiding the need for litigation where possible.

We have broad experience in employment law matters and provide general representation for both employees and employers, including representation in mediations and litigation.

Price and Service Information

Employment Tribunals (bringing or defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal and other claims)

All Employment Tribunal work is undertaken by Mark Richardson (a Partner with over 30 years' experience) and our pricing is based on an hourly rate of £185 (excluding VAT - currently 20%) for all work done upon the various aspects of the case.

No two cases are the same and it is therefore difficult to provide precise costings in advance of any given case.

However, guideline figures are:-

A simple case £3,000 (excluding VAT)
A medium complexity case £5,000-£7,000 (excluding VAT)
A high complexity case £10,000-£15,000 (excluding VAT)


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 claims that are brought by litigants in person
  • Marking 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
  • Special or aggravating factors e.g., if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal

Disbursements

Disbursements are fees that must be paid to third parties as the case progresses.

At the moment, no fees are payable to the Employment Tribunal in respect of claims made to it.

Other fees might be payable depending upon the nature of the case. For instance, a doctor's report might be necessary which might cost £100-£200.

We may recommend a Barrister is instructed to appear at the final hearing. Barrister's fees are estimated at £1,000-£2,000 for the first day of any hearing (excluding VAT) including preparation and depending upon the experience of the Barrister selected. The fee for further days after the first day is usually 50%-66% of the first day figure.

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