Unfair Dismissal, Wrongful Dismissal, and Combined Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal Cost Estimates

Estimated Cost: £6,000 – £7,500

Hourly Rate: £180

Estimated Hours: 33 – 42

Estimated Timescale: 6 – 12 months

The most common disbursement for this type of work is Counsel’s fees. This is the cost of the barrister for the final hearing which will be somewhere between £1,250 and £1,500 plus VAT. 


Assistance and advice pre-issue, post-issue, and up to and including the final hearing where we may instruct a barrister to be your advocate. 

This estimate applies to all three case types mentioned above.

Complexity issues include:-

  • 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

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Every case is different, to get a bespoke estimate contact us today and we can discuss the specifics of your case.

The solicitor who would be dealing with this type of matter is Gregor Tay-Lodge. Gregor qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and has over 20 years’ experience in these matters.

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