We at Darton Law Limited are able to act for both the employer and the employee. Employment law changes and develops at a fast pace.
We are able to review and advise on Settlement Agreements – our prices start at £350 + VAT. Please contact us for more information.
Our Fixed Fees for Employment Law begin from £1,000 + VAT for a simple straightforward claim to around £10,000 + VAT for a contested claim which consists of a number of documents and witnesses.
Services we offer include:
- Conducting Employment Tribunal proceedings (including advocacy) – Unfair/Wrongful
- Dismissal/Constructive Dismissal Claims
- Drafting and Considering Compromise Agreements
- Disciplinary measures
Factors that will affect our fees:
- Whether we need to make or defend applications, to amend claims or defences or provide further information about the claim or defence
- Defending a claim where the Claimant does not have representation (acting as a litigant in person)
- Making or defending an application for costs
- The number of witnesses in a case
- The number of documents in a case
- Any additional applications where the case is out of time or the jurisdiction is disputed
- Claims dealing with whistleblowing
What is included
- Initial consultation with a solicitor, the solicitor will take your instructions and their advice will be given during these meeting.
- Completing a Claim form for Claimant (ET1)
- Responding to a Claim form for Defendant (ET3)
- Case Management/Allocation Hearing
- Schedule of loss
- Disclosure/List of Documents
- Exchange of witness statements
- Preparing or responding to bundle of documents
- Attendance at your Trial
What isn’t included
- Advice from or Conference with Counsel
- If the trial continues for longer than anticipated
- Mediation/ADR meetings or negotiations
- Failure by the other party to comply with directions resulting in additional applications
The following fees are charges by third parties and are not included in our fixed fees:
Counsels Fees: these are dependant upon the level of experience of counsel and which chambers they are based are. There is no standard amount that a barrister will charge. Barristers are allowed to set their own prices for their services.
If it becomes apparent that counsel may be needed, we will provide you will options so you can make an informed decision prior to these costs being incurred.
Travel fees: for attending conferences or Court hearings on your behalf
How long will your case take to conclude
If your matter proceeds to trial it will take longer than if a settlement is reached. If the parties are unable to reach a settlement it can take up to 18 months to reach the Trial stage, this is dependent upon the workload of the court or tribunal centre that your case is allocated to.