Employment law is carried out by our employment specialist, Nicola Grant. Her hourly charging rate is £170.00 plus VAT.
There is a wide range of services that can be provided and therefore a wide range of costings
- Settlement Agreements: These are perhaps the most common type of employment agreement where someone is being asked to leave their employment and to sign up to an agreement to receive compensation in return for not going to an employment tribunal. This usually involves a meeting with a client and a letter of advice and a fixed fee of £350.00 plus VAT. If it is necessary to engage in negotiations with the employer regarding the terms of the draft Settlement Agreement this will be charged at the hourly charging rate.
- It is difficult to estimate with any accuracy the costings involved in more wide ranging employment matters. However:
(a) initial interviews are always free of charge.
(b) general advice in connection with employment matters will be charged at the published hourly rate above and an estimate of time will be given prior to any work being undertaken.
(c) in connection with tribunal cases which actually go to tribunal refer to our Litigation/Dispute Resolution page for “simple, medium and high complexity cases”. In effect tribunal cases are Court applications.
- With regard to the assistance required in connection with drafting of contracts, grievance procedures, handbooks, etc., a quotation will be given and will depend on the number of contracts and documents required to be drafted.