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Price Information for Employment Matter

We at Eagle Solicitors are committed to ensure that our clients obtain justice. As such, we will ensure that we advise you precisely and we provide you with transparent and reasonable pricing and confirmation of the likely costs of your case.

Various funding options are available to suit different circumstances and we have excellent relationships with litigation funding providers. 

Whether you are an individual client or a PLC, we will ensure we explain:

  • How our fees will be calculated
  • Whether or not we can act for you under a fixed fee
  • How we have estimated our likely fees
  • How we have estimated the other costs that you may incur including disbursements
  • What our hourly rates are
  • Work to done in our estimate.

Hourly rate

We will confirm to you our hourly rate and make available an estimate of the amount of time which we consider will be required either to complete the legal work required or in respect of stages of the matter depending on complication. We are transparent in respect of our fees and will update you frequently on the costs of the matter.

We work to agreed hourly rates, as detailed below, with estimates for each stage of work provided in advance in our client care or updated letter.

If agreed to act for you under an hourly rate, our hourly rates are as follows:

Principal £340 excluding VAT per hour
Senior Solicitor £300 excluding VAT per hour
Solicitor £265 excluding VAT per hour
Trainee or paralegal £150 excluding VAT per hour

Fixed Fees

Costs for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal in Employment Tribunal cases. The costs are higher if additional claims like discrimination, whistleblowing are included.

This is usually based on the complexity of the case as follows:-

Simple case:                          £7,000 - £8,000 plus VAT

Medium complexity case:     £8,000 - £10,000 plus VAT

High Complexity case:         £10,000 - £12,000 plus VAT

There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing ranging between £750 - £1,500 per day depending on the level of seniority of fee earner.

The above fees exclude Barrister’s fees. Counsel will represent you at the Tribunal Hearing and their estimated fees range between £3,500 to £5,000 per day plus VAT depending on experience of the Barrister and the stage of the proceedings.

It is important to note that at the Employment Tribunal you will usually be responsible for your own costs and it is only in rare circumstances that your opponent will be ordered to pay your legal fees. Therefore, you should expect to be responsible for your own legal fees and make informed choices when considering your funding options.

Legal Expense Insurance

Some personal and business insurance policies provide cover for legal expenses. If you have legal expense insurance via your union, household contents insurance, credit card or any other insurance policy, let us know immediately so that we can tell you how this works.

A legal expense insurance policy will not fund settlement agreements and will only begin funding a claim to the Employment Tribunal either immediately before or once the claim has been submitted to the Employment Tribunal claim.

If you have legal expense insurance, you have a legal right to nominate your preferred legal representative once the claim has been lodged with the employment tribunal. Some insurers will allow you to appoint us as legal representative before lodging a claim. We can help make sure this insurance is put in place.

A legal expense insurer will only fund your employment tribunal claim if your prospects of success are 51% or more. This demonstrates the importance of making sure you take advice beforehand to ensure you have made your points in the best possible way.

Legal Aid

We do not undertake legally aided work in this or other practice area.

We do not offer No Win, No Fee-AKA- Conditional Fee


Many cases are capable of being settled within a few months. We estimate that If settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation it is likely to take 1 to 6 months. It can take longer, and, in some cases, negotiation can go on for many months as it depends how quickly the other side responds to communications. If your claim proceeds to a final hearing it is likely to take 6 to 18 months.

The solicitor’s fees set out above will cover all work in relation to the key stages of the claim as follows:-

-          Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers, and advising on merits and compensation;

-          Drafting and preparing claim or response and submission to the Employment Tribunal;

-          Completing ET1 (Claim Form)

-          Considering and advising on ET3 the response form;

-          Exploring and negotiating settlement throughout the process;

-          Preparing and considering Schedule of Loss;

-          Review, consideration, and disclosure of all relevant documentation;

-          Preparing for and attending a Preliminary hearing;

-          Drafting and submission of any witness statements;

-          Agreeing a list of issues, chronology;

-          Exchanging documents with other party and agreeing a bundle of documents;

-          Preparing bundle of documents for fin hearing

-          Preparation and attendance at Fina Hearing,including instructions to Counsel.

-          Representation at any remedy hearing (if required); and,

-         Ongoing advice and assistance regarding settlement (if required)