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Employment Law Fees


Allied Goodwin Solicitors employment team cover a wide range of employment related areas, including but not limited to:

(1)Settlement Agreements;

(2) Workplace Bullying and Harassment;

(3) Unfair or wrongful dismissal;

(4) Constructive dismissal;

(5) Discrimination at the workplace;

(6) Unlawful Deduction of Wages and

(7) Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE Legislation).

Our friendly team will review the overall circumstances to assess if you have a potential case.

As a guidance, depending on individual circumstances, expected costs are: 

Straightforward case – £5000-£10000

Medium complexity – £15,000-£25,000

High complexity- £25,000 plus



We cannot advise on exact timescale as this depends on court’s availability to hear a case.  A case that gets settled early on would take 4-8 weeks while if it goes to trial then could take over 12 months.


The fees set out above cover all the work required to take the matter from initial instructions (e.g. case assessment) to a final hearing whether that done at an agreed hourly rate or through a damage-based agreement. They do not cover the costs of enforcing any judgement if this is not received.

Such work includes (but is not limited to):

  • Taking your initial instructions;
  • Considering and reviewing your documents and advising you in writing of your prospects of success and likely award;
  • Initial discussion with the other party or their representatives;
  • Further negotiations through ACAS early conciliation;
  • Preparing the Employment Tribunal documentation such as a Claim (ET1) or Defence (ET3);
  • Preparing a quantum schedule detailing your loss and expected reward;
  • Preparing for and continuing the Employment Tribunal process including:
    • attendance at meetings or Preliminary Hearings;
    • exchanging documents with the other party;
    • witness statements;
    • the bundle of documents;
    • attendance at a final hearing.
  • Telephone calls between Allied Goodwin Solicitors (AGS) and Client;
  • Telephone calls between AGS and third parties’;
  • All correspondence via email and letter between AGS and Client;
  • All correspondence via email and letter between AGS and third parties’;
  • All drafting and case preparation;


The costs of pursuing or defending an Employment Tribunal claim is difficult to accurately estimate without further details. We therefore recommend that you should contact one of our team members on 020 3343 6204 to discuss the matter. This will enable our expert team to provide you with an estimate based on your personal or businesses circumstances.

There are many factors which can determine the costs of Tribunal proceedings, including but not limited to:

  1. The stage of our instructions;
  2. The documents that are required;
  3. The volume of documents to be assessed;
  4. The element of employment law which are deployed, such as discrimination;
  5. The number of parties to the proceedings;
  6. The need for initial preliminary hearings and/or applications;
  7. The length of the estimated hearing.



You may have to pay disbursements as you progress your case. These are costs payable to third parties, such as instruction of an expert or in the instruction of a barrister to represent you.

We will always discuss such disbursements and their likelihood during your matter. Please note that  team can also carry out advocacy on Employment Tribunal matters themselves.