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Tribunal process

We pride ourselves on delivering straight-talking, proactive advice, and our fees are no different. We provide our clients with transparent cost estimates an deliver real time feedback in order for clients to stay in control of their budgets.

Supporting you at tribunal

It’s important that you are aware of the extent of your investment in the bringing or defending of a claim at tribunal. The flowchart on the right describes the process. Our fees are set out below.

Your time

A judge sets the length of the hearing (after input from both parties).  A number of factors will influence the judge’s decision, such as:

  • The number of witnesses
  • The amount of evidence presented
  • Whether the claim is made by a number of people
  • The complexity of the law involved

Beyond the hearing obviously there’s giving us your instructions, creating the tribunal bundle, drafting the witness statements and preparing for the hearing.

Our fees

Tribunal claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal vary depending on the length of the hearing. The following provides a guide to our fees (assuming we attend on the day).

Simple: £7,500 – £10,000(+vat) – from a half day to two day hearing
Medium: £11,500 – £15,000(+vat) – between three and five day hearing
High: £1,500 per day above £15,000(+vat) – longer than five day hearing


We are likely to incur costs on your behalf throughout the tribunal process (disbursements). They might be tribunal fees, barrister’s costs and travel expenses.

Barrister’s fees can range from £1000 – £1500(+vat) depending on experience (but this will be offset against the fees outlined above).


The fees mentioned above are estimates. They are for guidance and should not be relied upon. We will not start any work for you until we have set out and agreed the fees and disbursements involved.