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We work closely with our corporate clients to ensure good practices are in place to minimise the risk of claims. However, should your organisation be presented with a claim, then the following details are informative.
For most instructions our normal method of charging is by reference to the time spent on the matter. Our compact size means that our rates compare favourably with larger central London practices and our hourly charge rate is £180 plus VAT and plus disbursements (such as barristers’ fees and expenses as relevant to the case).
The time spent on your matter is recorded by Aeon Solicitors, and a time excerpt summarising the work undertaken always accompanies our invoices.Get in touch
Example costs in an employment tribunal case
If an employee or former employee raises a claim they will usually send your business a letter framing their complaint and indicating that they intend to take matters further within a fixed number of days. If matters are not resolved, then the typical next step is for the individual to contact ACAS. ACAS will contact your businesses to invite you into early conciliation with a view to resolving matters.
If early conciliation is unsuccessful, then the next step may see the individual commence their claim in the employment tribunal.
There are two claims that are routinely progressed by employees in the employment tribunal; they are (1) breach of the terms of the employment contract or wrongful dismissal and (2) for unfair dismissal.
Aeon Solicitors’ legal fees for representing businesses to defend claims of wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal, will fall within the following range of costs. Straight forward case – £22,000 to £34,000 plus VAT, Mediumly, complex case – £30,000 to £45,000 plus VAT. Highly complex case – £40,000 plus VAT and over
Disbursements are costs relating to the case that are payable to third parties, for example court fees or barristers’ fees for representing you at the tribunal hearings. Aeon Solicitors handles the payment of disbursements to ensure no delay in securing services, and the cost of disbursements will appear on your invoice without inflation.