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Our “very strong” employment team is top-ranked for employee matters for the North West in the Legal 500 directory, providing “excellent practical advice’ and “skilled at handling numerous issues well both in and out of court”.
Unlike a number of other law firms, Kuits does not engage in the practice of paying a referral fee to another company who might recommend us to you. Therefore, you can be confident that anyone recommending our services is doing so based on the quality of our service and expertise.
We have set out our estimated legal fees below for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal below. Please contact us for an estimate based on your particular circumstances.
Our fees range based on the complexity of the case. Factors that could make a case more complex include:
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £750 – £1500 per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we would allow one to two days depending on the complexity of your case.
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 £6000 per day for a ‘brief’ fee (preparation and attendance on day 1) and £1000 to £3000 per day ‘refresher’ (for each day of the trial after the first) for attending a Tribunal Hearing. The fees depend on the experience of the barrister.
The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:
The stages set out above are only an indication and, if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced.
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 six weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take six to 18 months to conclude.
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.