Employment Law

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Why Taylor Law?

Employment issues can be a draining and difficult experience whether you’re an employer or an employee.

Contact our Legal Team at Taylor Law to get the advice and support you need to fight your case.

Our highly experienced team have dealt with cases of Racial Discrimination, Whistleblowing, Harassment and Disability Discrimination to name but a few, and we regularly appear in the Employment Tribunal for a wide range of cases.

We are instructed by the Police Federation of England and Wales to represent Police Officers and our solicitors have been involved in a number of high profile cases.

At Taylor Law, our team of employment law solicitors can help with a variety of matters such as:

  •  Whistleblowing
  •  Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying
  • Grievances
  • Employment Tribunal claims
  • Holiday Pay, Maternity and flexible working
  • Settlement agreements
  • Sickness, Absence and Disability
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wages and deductions
  • Confidentiality and restrictive covenants
  • Disciplinary and suspension

With Employment Cases time is a critical factor so please contact us urgently to discuss your case.The recent abolition of court fees makes access to the  tribunal system more achievable than ever so contact us to see if we can help.

Our Employment Fees and Costs

Our employment solicitors are:

Scott Taylor (Solicitor with at least 8 years’ experience)

Ben Tighe (Solicitor with at least 8 years’ experience)

Max Hornigold (Solicitor)

Angela Giannotti (Solicitor - London)

Chris Bennett (Junior Executive - London)

 Our hourly charges are as follows:

 Private (Leeds and Middlesbrough) :

Partners/Solicitors with at least 8 years’ experience - 265.00

Solicitors with at least 4 years’ experience - 230.00

Solicitors, Legal Executives, Senior Executives - 200.00

Trainee Solicitors - 140.00

Junior Executives/Assistants - 140.00

Private (London) :

Partners/Solicitors with at least 8 years’ experience - 450.00

Solicitors with at least 4 years’ experience  - 325.00

Solicitors, Legal Executives, Senior Executives  - 250.00

Trainee Solicitors - 150.00

Junior Executives/Assistants - 150.00

Lesser complexity case

This would tend to be a case where unfair dismissal is the sole claim and the matter is limited to a one-day hearing.
It would be in the region of £15000-£18,000 plus VAT and disbursements (if we instruct counsel).

Medium complexity case

This would be a case where there are additional claims to unfair dismissal, such as discrimination. This would also apply where the case for unfair dismissal requires a Preliminary Hearing or where the case is listed for a Final Hearing of two or three days’ duration.

This would be in the region of £20,500- £23000 plus VAT, plus counsel fees of approximately  £1,500 for the first day of the Final Hearing and £1,000 for the refreshers for the second and subsequent days of the Final Hearing.  .

Higher complexity case

This would be a case where the unfair dismissal claim involves multiple discrimination complaints or complex matters such as whistleblowing/making of protected disclosures and where the case is listed for a Final Hearing of two or more days’ duration.

From £20,000 to £25000 plus VAT, plus counsel fees of £1,500 for the first day of the Final Hearing and £1,000 for the second and subsequent days of the Final Hearing.

The following factors can have an impact on the complexity of a case:

  • Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim.  For example if the reason for dismissal is because of a protected disclosure or an employee’s pregnancy or maternity leave

 

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

  • Taking initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising on merits and likely compensation
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation
  • Preparing a claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on a claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • Preparing a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for and attending a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements, and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • Preparing bundle of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation for the Final Hearing or instructions to Counsel

 

The stages are not fixed and guaranteed, and we will adjust our costs accordingly when some stages are not required.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 2-4 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 9-18 months. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf. Disbursements incur a VAT charge of 20%.

 

Contact us via our website to find out more about how we can help with employment law and keep up to date with what we do via our Facebook or LinkedIn page.

“Thank you for all your help and advice, it really made a difference. Feedback, help and guidance. Thank you to all the team – first class”.

 

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