Employment Law Fees

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Understanding the cost of legal services is essential when engaging an employment solicitor. The fees associated with legal proceedings can vary significantly based on factors such as the complexity of the case, the level of experience of the solicitor, and the geographical location of the practice. Here’s an overview of the average costs associated with hiring an employment solicitor in the UK:

Hourly Rates: The hourly rates for employment solicitors depend on the experience level of the solicitor and can range as follows:

Grade A: Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience.

    • Rates ranging from £272 to £546, depending on location and experience level.

Grade B: Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience.

    • Rates ranging from £233 to £371, depending on location and experience level.

Grade C: Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience.

    • Rates ranging from £189 to £288, depending on location and experience level.

Grade D: Trainee solicitors, paralegals, and other fee earners.

    • Rates ranging from £134 to £198, depending on location and experience level

These rates are subject to VAT at 20%, and the firm may offer capped fees until a certain point in the litigation process.

Legal Fees for Employment Tribunal: Legal costs for employment tribunal cases can vary based on the complexity and length of the case. Simple cases may cost between £5,000 and £10,000, while more complex cases can range from £10,000 to £30,000 or more.

Alternative Fee Arrangements: Employment solicitors often offer alternative fee arrangements, including fixed fees, conditional fee agreements (“no win, no fee”), and damages-based agreements, to help clients manage costs.

Consultation Fees: Initial consultations may be free or charged at an hourly rate, typically ranging from £100 to £250 for the first 30 minutes.

Cost of Appeals: Appealing an employment tribunal decision can incur additional costs ranging from £5,000 to £20,000 or more, depending on the complexity of the case.

Hidden Costs: Hidden costs associated with employment tribunals include time away from work, travel expenses, accommodation costs, and psychological stress.

Settlement Agreements: Morgan Hill Solicitors offers independent legal advice on employment settlement agreements, with fees ranging from £500 to £4,000 plus VAT. The specific fee within this range depends on the length and complexity of the agreements. This transparent pricing structure ensures clients have clarity on the costs associated with obtaining legal advice on settlement agreements. By providing this information upfront, Morgan Hill Solicitors enables individuals to make informed decisions about seeking legal guidance regarding their employment settlements.

By understanding these costs and exploring alternative fee arrangements, individuals can make informed decisions about pursuing legal action in employment matters. It’s essential to discuss fees and arrangements with the solicitor before proceeding to ensure clarity and transparency throughout the process.

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Rao Manzoor-ul-Haque Khan

Managing Director

Principal Solicitor

Afzaal Ahmad Choudhry

Director, RFL, HEad of Claims & recovery

Usman Khan

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Kamran Ashraf

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Md Tariq Bin Aziz

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