In December 2018 the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published their new Transparency Rules, with the aim of making sure that consumers have the information they need to make an informed choice of legal service provider, including understanding what the costs may be. The rules require all regulated law firms to publish information on the prices they charge in relation to certain services, including bringing and defending claims in the Employment Tribunal.
The services and pricing information which Swinburne Maddison is required to provide under these new rules are set out below.
If you have any questions in relation to the information provided on this page, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0191 384 2441.
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims in the Employment Tribunal is as follows:
Factors that could make a case more complex include the following:
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel's fees are estimated between £1,000 to £5,000 plus VAT per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for representing you at a final Tribunal Hearing (including preparation.) Fees for representing you at a preliminary hearing are estimated between £350 to £1,500 plus VAT per day.
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of the stages above are not required, the fee may be reduced. 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 up to 6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take between 26 and 78 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.