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At Fentimans, we believe that no employee should be put in a position where they are treated unfairly, disrespected, or must face work related conflict on their own. Our solicitors pride themselves on providing expert advice to resolve all types of employment issues and are here to help.
As we spend such a significant amount of our valuable time at work, we believe it is not unreasonable to expect a certain level of fairness and safety from your employer. However, there are times when even the fairest employers fail to meet these expectations, and this is where our tailored advice and dedicated support comes in. We will work with you closely to make sure you are listened to, treated with respect and receive the resolution you deserve.
How Long Will My Matter Take?
As no case is the same, the time in which it takes to reach a final resolution will vary on a case by case basis. 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. For instance, if a settlement is reached during preclaim conciliation, your case is likely to take 4-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6-9 months. 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.
How Much Will My Matter Cost?
Here at Fentimans, we understand how stressful any work related issues can be and how this can affect both your work and home life. To assist you with any problems you may be facing at present, our specialist team proudly offer a free initial expert analysis of your employment law case by telephone or email.
If you require further assistance after our initial analysis, our expert solicitors will be able to advise on the appropriate course of action and the likely costs incurred.
For an employment tribunal costs breakdown, please refer to our pricing guide for employment law which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. As an initial estimate, you can expect the following depending on the complexity of your case.
Simple case: £1,000-£3000 (excluding VAT) -pre-claim conciliation Medium complexity case: £3,000-£5,000 (excluding VAT) contested 1 day final hearing High complexity case: £6,000-£12,000 (excluding VAT) contested 2-3 day final hearing
What could make my case complicated?
To establish which pricing bracket your matter could fall into, here are some of the most likely factors to make your case more complex.
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
To find out more or make an appointment with one of our employment law specialists, call us on 01564 779 459 or contact us online here