Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal
Simple case: £3,000-£10,000 (excluding VAT)
Medium complexity case: £10,000-£20,000 (excluding VAT) High complexity case: £20,000- £30,000 (excluding VAT)
All the above are estimates only and are not fixed fees and are based on Anita Kalra’s hourly rate of £300 plus VAT. The above estimates exclude disbursements which are payable in addition to these fees (please see these below).
If you do wish to instruct us on our hourly rates these are as follows:
- Anita Kalra – Managing Director: £300 plus VAT
- Lakhvinder Digpal – Solicitor: £250 plus VAT
- Kallum Kalsi – Solicitor: £250 plus VAT
- Ravneet Sekhon – Trainee Solicitor: £165 plus VAT
- Suraj Purohit – Paralegal: £150 plus VAT
- Lesley Dingley – HR Consultant: rates variable.
The actual hourly rate will depend on the complexity of the support required. Please note all cases must be supervised and worked on by a qualified Solicitor.
No Win No Fee
We also offer ‘no win no fee” damaged based agreements. Whereby, KLG will take upto 29% plus VAT of any successful settlement or award. In this situation you do not pay an hourly rate to us. Please note this does not include Barrister fees, disbursements, medical reports etc. KLG terms and conditions apply when entering into this type of fee arrangement.
Factors that could make a 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;
- The number of Claimant’s and Defendant’s;
- The number of documents involved and ‘issues in dispute’
- 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
There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing this is £1500 per day (excluding VAT) plus the barrister’s fees. Generally, we would estimate that a final hearing at Tribunal will last 1-3 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 depending upon the case type, complexities, issues in dispute, witnesses and Counsel’s experience. We are unable to provide a quote at this however can provide you an estimate which is for guidance purposes only:-
For a 1 day hearing (including preparation):
- For a simple case (using a very junior barrister) – approximately £1,250 plus VAT
- For a more complicated case (using a more senior barrister) – approximately £4,000 plus
For a 2 or 3 day hearing (including preparation):
- For a simple case (using a very junior barrister) – approximately £2,500 plus VAT for preparation for the whole case and attending the first day of the hearing PLUS £850 plus VAT per day for attending each of the second and third days of the hearing.
- For example, if we instruct Junior Counsel on your behalf for a 2-day hearing, the total fee payable to Counsel is likely to be approximately £3,350 plus VAT or for a 3 day hearing £4,200 plus VAT.
- For a more complicated case (using a more senior barrister but not a QC) – approximately £5,000 plus VAT for preparation for the whole case and attending the first day of the hearing PLUS £1,750 plus VAT for attending each of the second and third days.
- For example, if we instruct Senior Counsel on your behalf for a 2 day hearing, the total fee payable to Counsel is likely to be approximately £6,750 plus VAT or for a 3 day hearing £8,500 plus VAT.
The fees set out above cover all of 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.
How long will my matter take?
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 1-3 months. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take much longer but generally it takes between 6-12 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.
Who will I be working with?
If you instruct Kalra Legal Group, we shall provide you an estimate of fees.
We also deal with non-contentious employment work and dealing with Settlement Agreements.
Please note we are VAT registered therefore VAT is charged at 20% on top of any hourly rate advice and fixed fees.
We can also provide support to both businesses and individuals in obtaining funding for Tribunal matters through their insurers. Some insurers may suggest using solicitors from their pre-approved panel. However, it’s important to note that you have the freedom to choose your own representation and should not feel obligated to hire a solicitor solely based on the insurer’s recommendation.
It may come as a surprise that various insurance types can cover legal expenses and employment disputes. The following insurance categories are potentially applicable:
- Director and Officers Insurance
- Buildings and Contents Insurance
- Home Insurance
Additionally, ‘After the Event Insurance’ (ATE) could also be an option worth exploring. You should discuss this possibility with your insurance broker.
Should you require assistance in securing funding through your insurance, we are here to help. All we need from you is the policy number and contact information, and we will liaise with your insurance provider on your behalf.