We offer an initial appointment to assess an employment case and advise in writing after the appointment at a fixed fee of £90.00 plus VAT.
If you are an employee there should normally be no charge to you as the employer will be expected to contribute to your costs to obtain a valid Settlement Agreement.
(In exceptional cases the work involved may be more than the amount of contribution, but you should not have to pay more than £250 – £500 out of any compensation that you receive). If negotiations break down and a Settlement Agreement is not achieved, you will be billed for the work that we have done at an hourly rate of £200 – £220 plus VAT.
If you are an employer, to prepare a Settlement Agreement our charges will normally be in the range of £250 – £750 plus VAT, depending upon the complexity (and you will need to budget to pay a contribution to the employee’s solicitors’ costs, conventionally between £250 – £500 plus VAT).