Tribunal Fees

Under the Transparency Rules and the Price and Service Transparency guidance issued by the Law Society, the SRA requires us to provide costs information in relation to claims for wrongful dismissal (breach of contract) and unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal.

We can discuss the range of funding options available to you in pursuing your employment claim to ensure you are clear on your options.  Cases vary and as such it is difficult to predict exactly how much a case will cost from start to finish. The more complex a case, the more likely it is to cost more.

Complexity of a Case

The complexity of a case is dependent on factors such as the value, factual circumstances and the volume of evidence. We can provide feedback on this area once we have assessed the case in question. This is guidance only.

Each case is treated on a bespoke basis. Costs are based on the individual circumstances and can be revised as the case progresses.

Many any cases settle prior to a tribunal hearing. Pre-litigation costs for negotiating a settlement can range from around £250-£5,000 plus VAT.

These are approximate costs for undertaking claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal:

Claim assessed as not complex: : £1,500-£5,000 (plus VAT)

Claim assessed as of medium complexity: £5,000 -£15,000 (plus VAT)

Claim assessed as being of high complexity: up to or over £35,000 (plus VAT)

The hourly rate depends on who is assigned to your case. As a representative example hourly rates vary between £250 to £350 plus VAT.  There may be extra fees for attendance at a Tribunal Hearing.


Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. Disbursements will need to be paid in advance.

Interested in more information on Employment Tribunals? Contact us

Contact our Employment Law Team on 01483 302000 or e-mail

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