Mr Syed Kamal Hossain and Mr Z T Simret
Mr Syed Kamal Hossain is a solicitor with more than 10 years PQE and Mr Z T Simret is a Legal Executive with 7 years PQE. We undertake both employment claim and defending an employment claim covering wrongful or unfair dismissal and race and sex discrimination and whistle blowing claims. Recently acted for a client for unfair dismissal claim which has been reported. Please find the link:
Employment cases costs are paid by the client privately. Before instructing a solicitors, please check to see if you have any insurance which can cover your costs or whether you are a member of a trade union who provide its member free legal service for employment cases.
We charge based on an hourly rate which varies depending on the member of staff dealing with your matter. Our lowest hourly rate is £150 plus vat and our highest hourly rate is £280 plus vat. The seniority of the members of staff dealing with your case will depend on its complexity. We will discuss this with you when you instruct us.
We set out below our average pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal.
Simple case: £5,000 - £10,000 (excluding VAT, charged at 20%)
Medium complexity case: £10,000 - £20,000 (excluding VAT, charged at 20%)
High complexity case: £20,000 - £50,000 (excluding VAT, charged at 20%
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £1000 per day (excluding VAT, charged at 20%). Generally, we would allow 2 - 5 days depending on the complexity of your case.
Costs likely to be increase significantly more if there are other claims being brought within the unfair/wrongful dismissal claim, such as discrimination.
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.
Making 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
If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g., if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer.
Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel's fees estimated between £1500 to £2000 per day excluding VAT, charged at 20% (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)
The fees set out above cover all the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers, and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached.
Preparing claim or response
Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
preparing or considering a schedule of loss
Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
preparing bundle of documents
Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements
agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list.
Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel.
The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will 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.
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 x-x weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take x-x 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.