Each case has its own facts, legal issues and evidence and so it is difficult to give a precise estimate. However, the estimates below should give some guidance to the likely cost of taking a case through the full tribunal process:
A simple unfair dismissal case would likely cost around £5,000-£10,000 to go through the full tribunal process.
More complex cases are likely to be in the range of £10,000-£25,000, particularly if the final hearing lasts more than one day.
Complicated cases involving substantial amounts of evidence or complex legal arguments are likely to exceed £25,000.
Wrongful dismissal cases tend to be simpler and require less time to complete. These will likely cost around £5,000.
These estimates are based on our experience, and include VAT and disbursements. They are based on the hourly rate for an Associate Solicitor, and include a modest amount of time for an Associate Solicitor to attend the first morning of the final hearing.
Cases do not always go through the full tribunal process as settlements are common. However, it is important to understand the potential cost because settlements cannot be guaranteed.